• Geography

Geography

Geography is taught to all classes. We use the Interactive Whiteboards, computers and software when teaching geography. We are very lucky to be situated 5 minutes from the Discovery Park in Castlecomer where we often go on nature walks.

Halloween and Autumn Fun in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 28th October 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

It is great to be back to school and the children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class have been working so hard over the past 2 months in all subject areas! Have a look at some of the photos of what we have been up to! We drew pictures of our “Summer Memories” in early September…

We drew fantastic “Self-Portraits” of ourselves!

The children drew lovely patterns and pictures on their names…

To mark Roald Dahl Day on 13th September, in English, we read Roald Dahl’s “Esio Trot” and the children really enjoyed it! The children wrote and drew about their favourite part of the story!

We read a poem called “The Squirrel” and decorated the poem…

In SESE, Ms. Harper, who was teaching the boys and girls for most of September and part of October, taught the class lots about Autumn, the weather, animals, hibernation and migration. We went on a nature walk using the lovely environs of our school.

We created a beautiful Autumn display with lots of the creatures that we have learned about!

To celebrate and mark Kilkenny Day on 10th October, the children designed very “Cool Cats” for our classroom!

We also made “Hot Air Balloons”!

We created and designed “Beautiful Butterflies”….

To celebrate the wonderful Harvest, some pupils in 3rd class helped decorate the Church for the Harvest Festival….

They also helped plant spring bulbs in the Church grounds and the school grounds!

The children made “Spooky Frankensteins” that are on our classroom wall…

We made chocolate apples and of course had to dress up on the last day of school….these monsters and ghouls gave me a big fright!!

Thank you Ms. Harper for all your work over the past few weeks and well done to the boys and girls too for a great effort!

Date posted: 28th October 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Autumn in the Junior Room

Date posted: 27th October 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

We have been busy in September and October in the Junior Classroom. Check out the photos below to see what we’ve been up to!

At the beginning of September we were working on skills such as cutting and using different materials to practice making lines, shapes and letter writing.

We had fun learning different Nursery Rhymes such as Baa, Baa Black Sheep and Humpty Dumpty. We practiced cutting skills and made art based on these rhymes.

In SESE we were busy learning all about ourselves, how we change as we grow up and Autumn, learning about hedgehogs, squirrels and the changes which happen in this season.

Also as part of SESE we read the book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and made maps of the journey they went on in the story.

We also had fun going on an Autumn Nature Walk to the Discovery Park. We spotted leaves changing colours to orange, yellow, red and brown, conkers, red berries and helicopter seeds from Sycamore trees.

We brought our clipboards and pencils with us and ticked off the signs of Autumn we spotted on our walk.

On the way back we had time to stop off at the playground!

When we got back we created a Nature Table of Autumn items.

Senior Infants were learning all about length in Maths and made chains which were long, longer and the blue was longest. They also played games to revise their numbers from last year.

We began learning through play and the Aistear Curriculum in October and our first topic we learned about was ‘The Vet.’ We read stories like ‘Bet the Vet’ and created different things to do with vets in areas such as junk art, play doh, small world and construction.

Finally in Art we made squirrels using crepe paper to create bushy tails, we also painted colourful Autumn trees using cotton buds to paint the leaves on as dots and finally painted spooky pumpkins for Halloween!

Finally on the last day of term we had a great day dressing up for Halloween 🙂

Date posted: 27th October 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Summer fun in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 2nd July 2021 | Category Blog, Geography, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

June has been another busy month in the Junior Room. We continued to learn about water and the seaside. We learned about sharks which live in the sea and what we find in the seashore around our coasts.

We carried out experiments to find out what floats and sinks and recorded our results.

We discovered all about the lifecycle of a ladybird, we created ladybirds in art and put the stages of their lifecycle in the correct order.

Finally we learned all about the season of Summer and drew Summer pictures including bees and butterflies, people wearing Summer clothes, flowers in bloom, having barbecues, eating ice-cream and going to the beach.

Well done to all the Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class pupils on all their great work in the Junior Classroom in June and throughout the year! Enjoy your Summer holidays 🙂

Date posted: 2nd July 2021 | Category Blog, Geography, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

A Busy June in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 21st June 2021 | Category Blog, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

The Summer holidays are here! 2nd, 3rd and 4th class have been so busy over the past few weeks! Here are some photos of their hard work for you to look at! The theme over the past month was “Water” and many of our lessons revolved around this topic!

In English, the children studied the poem “Water” and discussed parts of the poem, adjectives, verbs and nouns.

In Science and Geography, we discussed climate change, global warming and how the ice caps that are melting are affecting sea levels. This was illustrated using ice-cubes as the ice caps and rocks as the land. The children observed the rising levels and drew this in a diagram after writing out the experiment.

In Visual Arts, we talked about the season of Summer and created pictures using pastels…

We created “Fabulous Flip Flops” for Summer too!

The children painted a “Water Scene”….

We made clay fish also….

To cool down on the many hot days over the past few weeks, we made strawberry smoothies!

Well done to one pupil, who learned all about Volcanoes and created this exploding Volcano!

The children created “Under the Sea” pictures using fabric and fibre….

To celebrate Father’s Day, on 20th June, the children made certificates and cards for their Dads!

Well done on a great month’s work boys and girls! I really hope you have a wonderful, relaxing Summer! See you at the end of August!

Date posted: 21st June 2021 | Category Blog, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

Beautiful Butterflies arrive in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 5th June 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

Another month has flown by in the Junior Room and there has been lots of exciting and interesting things happening in our classroom!

First of all our caterpillars grew and grew, turned into chrysalis’ and eventually 3 butterflies hatched out. We set them free (after feeding them for a few days) in our school flower beds.

We learned about the life cycle of a butterfly in SESE and completed worksheets on this topic.

We also made colourful butterflies in art and sponge painted green leaf backgrounds to stick them onto.

Junior Infants were busy playing games in Maths and revising their numbers.

We also learned a lot about water in our world this month. We labelled different places we find water around us and completed experiments to see which materials were waterproof.

We recorded which materials absorbed water and which didn’t.

Also in SESE we learned about the lives of lighthouse keepers and the job they did in the past. Then we made our own ‘Flashy Lighthouses’ in art, they are lovely and colourful, boats and ships would definitely see them on the coastline!

Finally Senior Infants were busy constructing skyscrapers in play. They were pretty tall by the time they’d finished!!!

Date posted: 5th June 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |