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Music

Music is taught by the class teacher. The children have the opportunity to learn the piano and guitar from 1st class onwards if they wish. Every second year, we have a group called the “Funky Kids Workshop” in our school to help us put on a wonderful show. Denis and Olivia from the Funky Kids group teach us songs, dances and we then perform them at a Christmas Show for parents and the school community. We also record the show on DVD for parents to purchase! Each week in Assembly, we sing a song and once a year, we attend a Children’s Choral Festival with the other schools in the Diocese.

May Fun in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 4th June 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom, Music, Visual Arts |

Now that May is gone and we are in the final weeks of the school year, why don’t you have a look at some of the work that the children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class have completed?!

In Music, we learned all about the various genres of Music.  We learned many new words such as classical, traditional, electronic and jazz.  As part of the curriculum, we are encouraged to listen to these genres and respond to them.  The children listened to a piece of Music called “Space Smurfs” and drew some pictures!

We also revised the song “Let’s go Fly a Kite” which we learned for the Funky Kids Show.  We designed our own kites to integrate Music with Visual Arts!

The children wrote about their thoughts and feelings of Summer.  Most of the children love this season…

We created Lighthouse Scenes with waves crashing against the rocks!

We also had the opportunity to print using corks and created beautiful vases of Summer flowers for you to enjoy!

Date posted: 4th June 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom, Music, Visual Arts |

April Activities in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 3rd May 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, School Outings, Science, Visual Arts |

Although April has been a short month after the Easter Holidays, the Junior Classroom have once again been hard at work!

In SESE, we planted our own sunflower seeds which are now growing so well in our classroom. Very soon, we will be able to bring our seedlings home to plant in our gardens!

In support of the work we covered in Science, the children drew their own sunflower in Art. We hope our sunflowers will look as bright and colourful as our drawings!!


In Music, the children have been learning lots of songs about different types of birds so in response to all their work, they created their own “Birds of Paradise.”

They particularly enjoyed learning how to fanfold the paper to make the birds’ wings!

We learned all about positional language in Maths & English this month. The children engaged very well in a listening & drawing activity based on prepositions!

We also went on a Nature Trail in the Discovery Park this month. The children engaged so well in finding all the aspects of nature on their worksheet.

While we were on the Nature Trail, we stopped off at the Elf Village!

We saw their homes…

their School…

the Elf Headquarters….

and of course their Sweet Shop!!

At the end of our Nature Trail, the children spent a short time together at  the Timber Tumbles Playground!

Finally, in preparation for Summer, we painted our own Spectacular Summer Suns to brighten up our classroom!

Well done again on a great month’s work!

Date posted: 3rd May 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, School Outings, Science, 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 🙂

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 🙂

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

2015 gets off to a busy start in the Senior Room!

Date posted: 11th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Irish, Mathematics, Music, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

January certainly has been full of fun and different activities in the Senior Room. In Art we made frosty winter branches from tin foil and parchment paper

We also experimented drawing different types of lines and created these colourful patterns.

Weather was a theme we studied in Geography, Gaeilge and Art. We made these thunderstorm scenes and drew pictures, reading the instructions ‘as Gaeilge.’

In English 4th class wrote up their New Years Resolutions for 2015. They also enjoyed reading about spiders in their readers, writing acrostic poems on the topic and information about different spiders.

In Maths they worked on Symmetry and completed these symmetrical pictures!

We studied the Digestive System in Science and each group in the room drew the Digestive System.

We listened to a piece of music called ‘The Snow is Dancing’ by Debussy and drew pictures in response to the music.

Happy New Year to everyone from 4th, 5th & 6th Class!!

Date posted: 11th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Irish, Mathematics, Music, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Happy Halloween from the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 31st October 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Hallowe'en, Junior Classroom, Music, SPHE, Visual Arts |

October has once again been a busy month! We started off the month making Floppy Scarecrows in small groups, in response to a poem called “The Floppy Floppy Scarecrow” in English!

In SPHE, the children have been learning all about themselves. They made their own identity card with their own photograph, handprint and fingerprint!

In the SESE subject areas, the children enjoyed participating in a hands-on workshop based on Rocks and Soil with the heritage expert,  Una Halpin. During the workshop, the children explored various rocks and also the types of rocks we have around the school environment.

The children also enjoyed all of the preparations for Halloween from eating the “bairín breac” in Gaeilge…

dressing up in their Halloween costumes …

 playing a Halloween Maths Game called “Spider Drive” with their partner…

and making their own “Marvellous Monsters”.

Finally in Art, the children made their own “Patterned Pumpkins” using printing wands.

    Didn’t they do a great job!

Happy Halloween Everybody!!

 

Date posted: 31st October 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Hallowe'en, Junior Classroom, Music, SPHE, Visual Arts |