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Middle Classroom

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd class pupils are taught by Mrs. Peavoy. We love to do art and craft, play sports and sing songs. Our favourite activity is baking! Here we are baking oatmeal raisin cookies. Everyone loves to help out mixing, weighing and of course eating them!

The Middle Room get into Farming!

Date posted: 3rd October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

With the Ploughing Championships coming up, minds were on all things agricultural, so in the middle room we had a general farming theme for September.

In history we looked at the Sumerians in Mesopotamia and the beginnings of farming. We wove our own pieces of cloth as the Sumerians would have. Everyone really loved the weaving. As you can see, a distinct colour pattern was evident!

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We also created our own coil pots, one of the methods used for creating pottery by the Sumerians; the potter’s wheel was not available to them at this time.

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We learned what is needed to grow plants successfully, and that the Sumerians, in order to get water to their crops, developed technologies such as canals to irrigate their farms. We have planted our own lettuce and radishes in the classroom. We will keep some without light and some without water, but hopefully the plants getting water and light will grow and we can add something extra to our lunchboxes in a few weeks!

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We all know that a favourite topic of the farmer is the weather, so we have also been studying the weather. We measured various aspects of the weather, wind force, cloud cover, rainfall and temperature. We even made our very own rain gauge using a plastic bottle and ruler. It’s been fairly dry since we began our class records; let’s hope it stays that way!

In SPHE we have been looking at farm safety using a resource provided by the Health and Safety Authority, accessible if you click here . The children had great fun finding the hazards in each of the presentations.

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Earlier in the month, as part of our start of year discussion on hand hygiene, we conducted an experiment to find out the difference in the amount of germs on

  1. Unwashed hands
  2. Hands cleaned using sanitiser gel
  3. Hands washed with soap and water.

We wiped a hand of each of the above categories across a piece of bread and placed them in a sealed bag in a dark press for a week.

Unwashed hand

Hand cleaned with sanitiser

Hand cleaned with soap and water

As you can see in the photos, sample A, the unwashed hand sample was rated ‘EEEEWWW’ – with many types of growths of many different colours being present on the bread. Sample B, contrary to our predictions, had a significant amount of growth of a single colour/type. Sample C, had minimal growths. Overall we learned that you really can’t beat good old soap and water when cleaning your hands!

In RE we looked at beginnings and endings and in keeping with this made our very own ‘Alpha and Omega’ stained glass window in the classroom. We made the paper translucent by adding oil after it was coloured in.

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Date posted: 3rd October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Our Healthy Lunch

Date posted: 29th September 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

5th and 6th class put their cooking skills to the test last week as they prepared a healthy lunch for the entire school!

First of all they made loaves of brown bread to have.

Later on they prepared potatoes, carrots and onions to make vegetable soup and then home made potato wedges which were baked in the oven.

Everyone enjoyed eating their healthy food and chatting together.

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Date posted: 29th September 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

Sports’ Day and Health Promoting Schools Picnic

Date posted: 20th June 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Sport |

Our annual Sports’ Day took place on the 15th of June. There was great fun on the day as the children took part in relays, hurdles, egg and spoon, sack and three legged races. Take a look at the action on the day!!

Congratulations to those pupils from each room who won the ‘Best Boy’ and ‘Best Girl’ on the day for great team work and participation throughout the year, as well as Nicole who was Student of the Year!

Well done also to all the pupils who participated so well and had fun on the day, they all received a medal for their participation 🙂

As part of our Health Promoting Schools initiative we enjoyed a healthy (indoor!) picnic as the weather wasn’t suitable for sitting outdoors. We all brought a healthy lunch on the day and had delicious fruit smoothies as well.

Thank you to Jackie and Olga as well as the Health Promoting Schools committee for organising such a lovely lunch! It was great to sit down and eat together.

Date posted: 20th June 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Sport |

School Tour 2016!

Date posted: 2nd June 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Hurling, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, School Outings, Senior Classroom, Sports |

On Thursday May 26th we all enjoyed a great day out in Dublin. We went on a Viking Splash Tour around the city and on the water in the morning.

Take a look at all the fun we had!

In the afternoon we visited Croke Park. We saw the changing rooms, corporate boxes, players lounge and went up into the stands.

Finally we visited the museum and interactive games where we were able to test our skills!

Date posted: 2nd June 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Hurling, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, School Outings, Senior Classroom, Sports |

Green Schools Flag

Date posted: 11th May 2016 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

We were delighted to be awarded our 4th Green Flag for our work on the theme of Transport.

Members of our Green Schools Committee travelled to Kilkenny on Tuesday to collect the flag and we will have a flag raising ceremony in June.

Well done to all the pupils for the hard work they put in over the last 2 years!

Date posted: 11th May 2016 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |