Houses and Homes

We finished making our 3d houses this week. First we printed a pattern that looks like bricks, then we cut out  2d shapes such as squares and rectangles to make windows, doors and chimneys. Finally we drew a pattern to look like slates on a roof.   Have a look at our neighbourhood.  

Musical Instruments in First Class

This week we made our very own musical instruments! We made shakers, using paper cups, rice and sticky tape to make them. We had so much fun designing them! We really enjoyed using them to keep to the beat of the music while singing and dancing along to some of our favourite songs. Take a […]

Letters home this week 13/11/17 – 17/11/17

The following letters were sent home this week: Senior infants: Chickenpox letter Senior Infants Nov 2017 All classes: Folens Christmas Annuals Letter 2017 Grandparents Day Nov 2017

Tractor Run in Kildangan

Kildangan Scouts Group has asked us to share the following information about their TractorRun which will take place on Sunday 10th December… What is it? Fundraising tractor run in aid of Kildangan local scouts group Where is it?  Starting at the Cross Keys Kildangan and going to the Fishermans Inn for a short break and […]

Winter Art in Senior Infants

This week senior infants finished up on the topic of ‘Houses and Homes’. We designed some really great houses at the construction station and we tested the stability of them by trying to blow down our wooden and brick houses just like the big bad wolf did in the well known story, “The Three Little […]

Creative writing in Ruth’s 5th class

This week we have done lots of preparation for the writing genre of narrative writing. We have taken part in several fun lessons such as investigating similes and metaphors, changing ‘boring’ sentences into exciting sentences through the use of adjectives, adverbs etc. We also invented our own characters and displayed a profile on each character. […]

Science in Emma’s 3rd Class

This week we did science with Kathy, Gracie’s mum. We are very grateful that Kathy came in to share her expertise, parents are always welcome in our class. Before we started our experiment, we put on our safety glasses and gloves which Kathy brought in for us. She kindly let us keep them. We dipped […]

Ceoltóirí i Rang a Sé

We’ve been working really hard to learn how to read music and play the Tin whistle. It’s a lot easier than we thought it would be. It’s just a matter of finding the first note on the stave and then working out what the other notes are. We’re now able to read and play at […]

All About the House!

This week senior infants are learning all about different types of homes. The class learned all about 2D shapes so now they are busy creating houses out of 2D shapes. Senior infants are designing fantastic houses with lots of colour and extra details like gates, garages and front walls to their houses. In roleplay, the […]

Photography workshop in Ruth’s class

On Thursday we began our photography workshop with photographer Brian Cregan. We learned all about photography and its relationship with building a narrative and a 3 picture story. We then created a pictogram using negatives of pictures of ourselves and small items that mean a lot to us. We explored the grounds of the school […]

Fiona’s First Class

This week we used musical instruments to explore dynamics- louds and softs. We played tambourines, xylophones, castanets and many more! Then we made our own shakers using paper cups (which we decorated), rice and sellotape. We practiced keeping the beat to one of our favourite songs at the moment “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from the […]

The Sun, Planets and Moon!

This week in junior infants we were learning the sound ‘ck’ and thinking of loads of words that begin with c and k. In Aistear we had loads of fun learning about Space. We read stories by Oliver Jeffers and made puppets of the alien, astronaut, boy and rocket ship. We made space pictures and […]

Grandparents’ Day

The Student Council would like to celebrate the special part Grandparents play in our lives on Wednesday, 22nd November. We would like to invite all our Grandparents and family to come along to the Foyer where tea, coffee and refreshments will be served from 10.45 am to 11 am on Wednesday, 22nd November. The Student […]

Houses and Homes

This week in Senior Infants we are learning about houses and homes. We are learning the characteristics of 2d shapes and identifying them in the environment. We are making maps about what we pass on our way to school and An Post is the theme in the role play area where we are sorting the […]

Numicon fun in First Class!

We have had so much fun working with our Numicon equipment this week. Dan and Mary also help us while we work at our stations. Take a look at the pictures below!