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Local Visits

The school is situated ideally to take full advantage of the Castlecomer Demesne and Discovery Park. This is a fantastic woodland park with a wonderful variety of nature species, including tadpoles, fish, birds and many different species of trees. Sometimes after a nature walk we play for a while in the “Timber Tumbles” playground situated beside the Discovery Park.

Our First Month Back at School!

Date posted: 7th October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

September has been busy for us all settling back into school after our Summer Holidays! We welcomed 4 new pupils into Junior Infants: Anya Morris, Alish Cooney, Theo Neale & Clinton Griffith. We also¬†welcomed back Senior Infants and First Class into the Junior Classroom ūüôā

To start off the month, the children made their own LiamMcCarthy Cups in support of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Hurling Championships. They had great fun waving their cups at the traffic passing through the town!!

In SPHE, the children have been learning about what makes them special. They drew a picture of themselves in response to all the work they covered on this topic.

In SESE & Religion, we have been exploring the theme of Harvest through story, poetry and song singing. The children created their own very colourful fruit & vegetable baskets for Harvest. Didn’t they do a great job ūüôā

We also enjoyed cheering on the cyclists in Rás na mBan when they passed through Castlecomer during the month. An Post very kindly gave us t-shirts to wear on the day and also some flags to wave at the cyclists as they zoomed past us!!

In English, we have been learning and revising many letters this month too. The children made their own scarecrow for the letter “s” using rolled up crepe paper.

The children drew pictures to give us a snapshot of their Summer Holidays as an activity in History at the start of the month.

¬†During the month the children enjoyed decorating their own cupcake as a little Friday treat ūüôā

The Junior Classroom paid a visit to our local library for a storytelling session with Mary!

Mary has asked us to take part in a storytelling workshop on the work of Roald Dahl so over the next few weeks, we will be visiting the library to listen to some of his stories. So far, the children have listened to excerpts from ¬†Matilda and have really enjoyed getting to know the characters’ names as well as ¬†Roald Dahl’s language which believe it or not is ¬†called GOBBLEFUNK!!

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While we were at the library, we also picked out our own books to bring back to the classroom library. Mary also gave all the children a form for membership of the library. Some of the children in the Junior Classroom have already become members and now have their very own library card!

Well done to all the children on a great month’s work in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 7th October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

November in the Senior Room

Date posted: 4th December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |


Another month has flown by in 4th, 5th & 6th Class. We have been busy working in lots of different areas. In Art we made our own clay pencil holders  and painted them bright colours.  We also made colourful reflective pictures.

In Gaeilge we listened to instructions in Irish and drew pictures based on the topic ‘√©ada√≠’

4th class worked on symmetry in Maths and drew in the other side of these owls and ostriches, showing their knowledge of symmetry and great drawing skills. They also created pizzas with symmetrical toppings.

World War 1 was a topic we studied in History and we learned lots of information about the war. We wrote about it and made our own poppies.

In English 5th and 6th class read about polar animals and wrote up a report on an animal of their choice.

For Science Week we participated in a workshop in the library. We learned all about robotics and then made our own crocodile robots with snapping jaws!!

Date posted: 4th December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Autumn in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 13th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Subjects, Visual Arts |

A warm welcome back from the pupils in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class.  It has been a very busy few weeks and the children have settled in very well for the first part of the term and have been working hard in all subject areas!  In English, the children wrote about their Summer holidays and they certainly did lots of exciting things!

In Religious Education, we have been discussing “Harvest Time” and we drew pictures to thank God for all the wonderful things we have on this earth at this plentiful time of year.

In SPHE we have been following the “Zippy’s Friends” programme which encourages children to deal with challenges in their lives.¬† Zippy is a stick insect and we read stories about him and the children he lives with.¬† We then discuss what to do in various situations.

In Visual Arts, we made jigsaws with each piece depicting a part of our lives, such as our family, friends, school and hobbies!

We also drew self-portraits of ourselves!

In Science and Geography, we have been learning all about hibernation, migration and interesting facts about animals. 

To support this work, we went on a nature walk to the Discovery Park, where the children had to identify various leaves, berries and nuts!  We had a great time!

And finally, in Maths, we were learning about 2D shapes.¬† To consolidate this work, we made “Over-lapping Shape Pictures” in Art.¬† Well done on great work this Autumn boys and girls!

Date posted: 13th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Subjects, Visual Arts |

February Fun in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 1st March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

Another month has come and gone and the Junior Classroom have been busy once again!

At the start of the month, the children paid a visit to the Firestation in Castlecomer in support of work they have covered¬†in Geography on “People who Help Us”

The children enjoyed learning all about the equipment on the fire engine and they particularly enjoyed sitting at the front of the fire engine!

A Big Thank you to Philip, Richie and Willie for a great tour of the Fire Station. The children really enjoyed their morning there!

During the month, we celebrated St. Valentine’s Day. Take a look at the¬† “Love Bugs” and Valentine Postcards the children made!

As well as this, the children made their own Heart Butter¬†Cookies as a little treat¬†for their loved ones¬†on Valentine’s Day ūüôā

In English, the children revised many letters of the alphabet. In support of the letter “C” the children made their own “Colourful Clowns”

The children worked with clay in Art this month and made some Slithery Snakes!

In Music, the children enjoyed learning songs¬†about “Teddies” They brought in their¬†favourite teddy to show their friends too!

The children drew pictures for the Annual Texaco Art Competition! Here is a glimpse of some of their entries!

In Maths, the children learned about 3D Shapes and made their favourite 3D Shape!

Finally, in SESE, the children explored the theme of “Farming” and designed their own farmyard scene!

¬†Well done Junior & Senior Infants on a great month’s work ūüôā

Date posted: 1st March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

January Fun In the Middle Room!

Date posted: 4th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

We have had a busy January in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!¬† We were very fortunate to have Mr. Stephen McCorry teaching the children for the first few weeks of the month.¬† Mr. McCorry did lots of lovely things with the boys and girls!¬† To start 2015¬†off on a positive note, the children designed stars and these were displayed in our classroom.¬† They intend to “Reach for the Stars” this year!

He also looked at the theme of Transport and the children compared photographs of New York a 100 years ago with the New York of today.  The children then worked in groups to compare these photos.

The 3rd class pupils have just started their projects on various themes.  We took a trip to the library to get some books for these projects.  While we were there, Mary very kindly read us a story!  Thank you Mary!

For SPHE, Philip, Richie and Drury came to the school.  They are members of the local Fire Brigade and came to do a presentation about fire safety to the class.  The children had to take part in various activities and received a pencil, certificate and money box for listening so well!  Thank you very much!

To support Literacy in the school, we have been reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in class.¬† The children completed a book report on the book and we looked at all the characters in the book.¬† The children came up with lots of wonderful adjectives to describe the main characters in the story!

In Visual Arts, the children designed Rock n Roll Vests!  They look very stylish on the wall!

The children in 1st Class painted “Robins in Trees on a Snowy Day”…..

In Geography, we looked at various homes and materials use to build houses.¬† The children designed their dream houses.¬† There are swimming pools, tree houses, chocolate fountains….what fantastic imaginations!

The children in 2nd Class completed a mini project on an animal of their choice.  They did a wonderful job typing and finding photos for their projects!

Well done boys and girls on a great month’s work!

Date posted: 4th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |