• History

History

History is taught to all classes. The older children enjoy learning about various eras in history and completing projects on them too.

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 |

Local History comes to life in the Senior Room

Date posted: 5th June 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom |

The 100th Anniversary of the Coolbawn Ambush happens on June 18th 2021.

This event occurred near the end of the War of Independence and resulted in the deaths of Sean Hartley (Glenmore)  and Nicholas Mullins (Thomastown) who were IRA volunteers.  The ambush location is marked at the side of the N78, north of Castlecomer.
The senior class in all the primary schools in the locality were invited to submit a project or presentation on an aspect of the ambush which will be put on public display in Castlecomer Library. Check out the work 5th and 6th class completed on this topic below.

Date posted: 5th June 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom |

Welcome back to the Junior Room

Date posted: 8th April 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Music, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

We were delighted to get back into the classroom for the month of March and we’ve been busy completing lots of work for the month. For Mother’s Day we made fingerprint poems for our mums.

We celebrated St Patrick’s Day by making Leprechauns and we also practiced our cutting skills by snipping out some St Patrick’s Day pictures.

In SESE we learned the story of The Ugly Duckling. We drew pictures of where the story took place, who was in it and what happened.

Also in SESE we had fun learning about the season of Spring. We went on a nature walk to the river and spotted some signs of Spring, buds on the trees, birds collecting twigs for nests and primroses growing in the woods.

We drew pictures from our walk of what we saw, heard, smelled and our favourite part of the walk.

We are hoping to have lots of colour in our school grounds by summer as we planted sunflower seeds!

In Music we listened to and learned about Irish musical instruments including the tin whistle, Uilleann Pipes and fiddle. We listened to reels and jigs and discussed how fast the music was.

Finally in Art we made Spring Chicks which look lovely and bright on our classroom wall.

Date posted: 8th April 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Music, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

2nd, 3rd and 4th Class are Back!!!

Date posted: 27th March 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, History, Irish, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

A warm welcome back to all our pupils after a stressful few months at home! It is great to be back in the classroom and it is even better seeing our friends that we haven’t seen in so long! The children have worked very hard since their return. Have a look at what they have been up to over the past few weeks!!

In History, we have been learning all about the Vikings. We learned where they came from, what they wore, how they lived and their life in Ireland. The children drew “Viking Longships” as you can see below!

To celebrate Mothering Sunday, we made these 3D Tulips. We also made cards. We hope all Mums, Grandmothers and Aunts had a wonderful day!

In English, we discussed Spring, new life, flowers, nature. We wrote about this lovely season and drew pictures of the things that happen in Spring!

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on 17th March, we all dressed up in green!

In Gaeilge, we have been learning all about “Éadaí” so we labelled our “Leipreachán” with all the words from the theme of “Éadaí” that we now know!

We made very cool looking Leprechauns using tissue paper and lots of imagination!

Ms. Delaney has also been teaching the pupils over the past week and a half and the children have been learning all about magnets and the weather. They completed some prediction activities in Science to see what items were magnetic and non-magnetic.

In Visual Arts the children drew “Self-Portraits”…

The children learned about “The Easter Story” and in Visual Arts, made these fantastic Easter Chicks!

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

Date posted: 27th March 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, History, Irish, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Merry Christmas from the Junior Room!

Date posted: 3rd January 2021 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

December has been as busy as ever in the Junior Room! Check out what we’ve been up to below.

In Art we made Nativity silhouettes and Christmas Tree Snowglobes. We used shaving foam to create puffy paint for the snow!

In SESE we learned all about the topic of Winter. We watched a video about Polar Bears and labelled them and we discovered information about animals which live in the North and South Poles and located the North and South Poles on a globe.

We learned about the explorer Tom Crean and why it is important to look after and feed garden birds in Winter.

We also heard the story of The Spider and the Christmas Tree. It tells the story of a poor family who have no decorations for their tree but when they wake on Christmas morning spiders have built webs in the tree which glisten in the light! We made our own glistening trees like the family had.

In RE we learned the story of the first Christmas when Baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

This month in Maths Junior Infants were playing games about numbers 1-5 which they learned this term and Senior Infants learned positional language using words like beside, on, over and between. They drew Rudolph flying using these words so he was in the correct place.

Junior Infants were also learning new letter sounds, including l.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year from everyone in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 3rd January 2021 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |