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Physical Education

Physical Education is taught by the class teacher for 1 hour each week. The children are very fortunate to have other coaches and experts visit the school to teach soccer and basketball. We also attend swimming for a period of 8-10 weeks in the Summer term.

More March Madness !

Date posted: 21st April 2017 | Category Basketball, Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

During March, the whole school celebrated World Book Day on Thursday, 2nd March by dressing up as their favourite character in a nursery rhyme or storybook. Didn’t the children and their parents do a fantastic job once again!

Well done to everyone 🙂

In preparation for our Annual Book Fair, the school welcomed local author Martin Brennan and enjoyed learning about his stories as well as how to write a book from start to finish!

The children also designed their own book covers of their favourite stories as an extra activity to celebrate Book Week!

Over the past number of weeks, the children have thoroughly enjoyed participating in basketball lessons with Joe Byrne. A big thank you to Joe for all his enthusiasm each week and for teaching us new skills in basketball 🙂

First Class participated in a local Anti-Bullying Poster Competition and drew very meaningful pictures to discourage bullying in schools.

In SPHE, the children enjoyed talking about what makes their families special. In support of this, the children drew pictures to demonstrate what they treasure in their lives.

In Geography, the children explored the topic of jobs people do. The children enjoyed learning about different jobs and they also drew pictures of what they might like to be in the future!

March would not be March without all the preparations for St. Patrick’s Day! In Art, the children made their own Colourful Crocks of Gold!

First Class also enjoyed making their own shamrock badges as an extra work activity 🙂

In Maths, the children played a dice game in pairs called “St Patrick’s Day Roll and Cover”

The children went on a Spring Nature Walk in the Discovery Park to identify the physical features of Spring! They also enjoyed a short visit to the playground 🙂

In Art, they constructed their own Daffodil Pictures which has brought a little bit of Spring into our classroom! 🙂

During the month, we also celebrated Mothering Sunday! The children made their own beautiful bouquets to say thank you 🙂

Finally, towards the Easter Holidays, the children have been actively engaged in all sorts of Easter activities! They designed their own picture on the theme “Bible Leaders” for the Annual Bishop’s Poster Competition

They entered a local Easter Colouring Competition in Eurospar

and they made their own Easter Chicks to start the celebrations!

Well done on all your hard work over the past number of weeks. Happy Easter!

Date posted: 21st April 2017 | Category Basketball, Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

February Fun with 5th & 6th Class

Date posted: 6th March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, Fundraising Activities, Geography, History, Irish, Music, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sports, Visual Arts |

February has flown by once again in the senior room, take a look and see what we’ve been up to this month.

We took part in the Operation Transformation 10 @ 10 on the 10th of Feb. We’ve also tried to keep up doing some exercise between classes since then.

In art we painted in cold colours and made white tree silhouettes. We also enjoyed mixing primary colours to make secondary colours and created symmetrical designs.

In drama we created sock puppets and performed a sketch with these which we made up ourselves.

In Irish we were reading all about the things we do every day. We then wrote up accounts of our own day and illustrated them.

In geography we learned all about the moon, did you know that when the moon is waxing it’s getting bigger and when it’s getting smaller it’s waning. We drew all the different phases of the moon. 

In music we learned ‘O Better Far to Live and Die’ from The Pirates of Penzance. We drew our own impressions of the pirate from the song.

We have been learning all about the Normans in history and we wrote diary entries from the point of view of Strongbow. He was a Norman who sailed into Bannow Bay in Wexford and conquered Waterford and later Dublin.

He also married Aoife who was the daughter of the King of Leinster, Dermot Mac Murrough. We looked at the painting ‘The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife’ by Daniel Maclise in art class.

Finally the pupils let their creative talents shine when they came to school in a variety of costumes for World Book Day!

Date posted: 6th March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, Fundraising Activities, Geography, History, Irish, Music, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sports, Visual Arts |

Fantastic February Fun!

Date posted: 1st March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |


Although February is the shortest month of the year, the Junior Classroom managed to get lots of work done in all subject areas! St. Brigid’s Day started off the month for us and the children listened to stories about St. Brigid and also coloured in their own St. Brigid’s Cross.

In SESE, the children have been working on the theme of water and in response to all they have learned, the children made their own Water Scene on  paper plates!

The children explored the topic of “Feelings” in SPHE. They used a technique called “Taking a Line for a Walk” to design their own hearts and show how they feel inside using a colour key code. There’s a lot of yellow on their hearts which tells us they are happy children!!

In Art, the children participated in the Annual Texaco Competition. Below are photographs of their entries. Didn’t they do a wonderful job!

February would not be February without Valentine’s Day! The children listened to the story of St.Valentine in History and then made their own Valentine Character and Card for their loved ones!

During the month, the children took part in the Operation Transformation Initiative “10@10” whereby they actively engaged in a physical activity for 10 minutes at 10 o’ clock on a Friday morning. This was greatly enjoyed by all and the children look forward to continuing this workout in the coming months!!

Finally in Maths, the children have been working very hard on the topic of Money. They have been working out what coins they would need to buy items in our classroom shop display. They also enjoyed doing coin rubbings as an art activity in Maths!

Well done on a great month’s work! 🙂

Date posted: 1st March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Happy Halloween from the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 30th October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallowe'en, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, SPHE, Sports, Visual Arts |

This October,  the Junior Classroom have been as busy as ever!

As it’s the last month of Autumn, the children printed their own Colourful Autumnal Trees using wooden corks to brighten up our classroom!

In Science, the children learned about the planets in our Solar System and displayed the pattern of the planets on black sugar paper. They also learned a “Mnemonic” (Memory Trick) to remember the pattern of the planets. “Many Vile Earthlings Munch Jam Sandwiches Under Newspaper Piles!

The children participated in Halloween Colouring Competitions for the Local Library and the Folens Book Company. Below are pictures of some of  their colourful entries!

In preparation for Christmas, the children had to design their own Christmas Card this month so that they will be ready in time for families to buy them in December. Didn’t they do a great job!!

The children also visited the local Fire Station to further support work covered in SPHE & SESE on Fire Safety. They particularly enjoyed playing the role of fire officer on the day!

During the month, the children continued to enjoy learning new skills in Rugby with Noel Devlin. They are really looking and playing the part!!

In Maths, the children played many board games together this month. First Class enjoyed playing Snakes and Ladders together and Junior & Senior Infants played Halloween Roll and Cover with their partner.

In preparation for Halloween, the children made their own egg carton spooky spiders in Art!

The children particularly enjoyed designing their own Number Monsters this month in Maths many of which are very spooky and scary!

In Drama, the children played many cooperative games such as “Ghost, Ghost, Witch” which follows the same principle as the game “Duck, Duck, Goose”

They also managed to write Halloween Cards to their Penpals in Finland 🙂

Finally, on Friday, 28th October, the children dressed up in costume for Halloween. Well done to all the children on creating such colourful and creative costumes!

Happy Halloween Everybody!

 

 

 

Date posted: 30th October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallowe'en, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, SPHE, Sports, Visual Arts |

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 |