Paired Reading in 2nd class

This week was book week in NETNS. Each day we had different reading activities. One of the highlights from our week was the paired reading activity. We read and discussed our books with the children in 6th class. It was a really enjoyable experience and we hope to do it again before the summer.

Feel- good Friday

We really enjoyed all of the lovely activities during wellness week. On Mindful Monday we chose a secret friend for the week to be kind to. On Thankful Tuesday we wrote thank you postcards to people that help us. On Wellness Wednesday we made joy jars, and wrote down all of the things that bring […]

Castles and Clocks

This week in second class we started learning about castles. We learned the names of the parts of a castle and the reasons why they were built. We will be doing lots of exciting project work about this over the next few weeks, including designing our own coat of arms and making shields. We are […]

2nd Class News

Last week we had a fantastic week for Seachtain na Gaeilge. We had a treasure hunt in Irish and we sang Trasna na dtonnta in assembly. We had a céili and we danced the walls of Limerick and shoe the donkey. In maths we have been continuing with numicon and learning about weight in maths. […]

Second Class News

Over the past month we have been very busy. In maths we have been learning all about fractions and symmetry. We did a mirror image experiment using paint. In English we have been writing recounts about our weekends. We used a paraburger to help us write a paragraph and we are progressing well with our […]

Planet Earth in Second Class

We have been learning all Earth in space in class. We made our own planet Earths using marbling inks and watercolours. We really like the way they turned out!

Halloween Fun in Second Class

This week we learnt all about the history of Halloween. In English everyone wrote their own poem about a haunted house. In art we made Frankenstein heads. In SPHE we discussed fire safety. Everyone made a great effort in dressing up today and we played musical monsters at the end of the day. Have a […]

Chalk and Charcoal Skeletons

This week in second class, we looked at how to draw skeletons. We used charcoal and chalk to create them on black and white paper. We think they turned out really well! We are looking forward to our Halloween fancy dress party next week in aid of Trick or Treat for Temple Street. Get thinking […]

2nd Class News

We have had a really enjoyable September in second class. Everyone has been working hard and enjoying all the lessons. We have been busy doing project work, working on maths strategies and making a huge effort with our joined writing. We have learned lots of games in English and Irish. For PE we are going […]

Brilliant fun in Dunmore East

On Wednesday both our fifth classes went on our school tour to Dunmore East Adventure Centre in County Waterford. It was an absolutely fantastic experience! We got to do activities such as archery, caving, rock climbing, pedal boating and kayaking. The childrens’ favourite activity by far was the wibit wipeout course on the water. Here […]

5th Class News

This week in fifth class we made sculptures of emojis made from natural materials as part of construction in art. We filled our class marble jar and we went to the Curragh to play tag rugby, rounders and soccer. We have been learning all about weight in maths and in geography we have been examining […]

SOS Lusitania

We have been reading ‘SOS Lusitania’ by Kevin Kiely. The novel is based on the Lusitania, a huge liner, which was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Cork in 1915. Close to 1,200 people died in the attack. We have been writing newspaper reports based on the event and we will be […]

Tin Whistle in Fifth

We have been learning the tin whistle in fifth class for the past couple of months. Now we can play ‘Down by the Sally Gardens’, ‘I’ll Tell Me Ma’, ‘Irelands Call’ and ‘Oró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile’. Everyone really enjoys it and we try to play it every day for a few minutes. Its amazing […]

Famine Ships and Potato Cakes

The past few weeks saw the completion of our famine project work. We got to make potato cakes in class last week, which tasted delicious! We got to bring home our famine ships and we wrote some great diary entries from an emigrants perspective. We also completed our novel Ice Man, which followed the Antarctic […]

An Gorta Mór

This week in 5th we continued learning about the Great Irish Famine. We began building famine ships for construction in art. We completed projects about the cause of the famine, the diseases that were spread, the workhouses, coffin ships and emigration.