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.

5th Class News

This week in 5th class we started learning about the Irish famine. We began our novel ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’. We made sketches of famine ships and next week we will be constructing 3D models of the ships. We will be also learning more co-operative games to play on yard and we hope to start […]

5th Class News

This week in fifth, we have been busy learning the rivers in Ireland. We have also started using the literacy box in class. We have made our plans for our story and have begun writing the introductory paragraphs. Next week will be maths week and we are looking forward to all the great activities that […]

Narrative Writing in Fifth

For the past couple of weeks in fifth, we have been focusing on narrative writing. We have examined and analysed various pieces of narrative text. This week we were working on how to make our sentences more interesting. We have been learning about similes and metaphors. Next week we will be concentrating on creating character […]

Halloween Haikus

Fifth Class News

This week in fifth class we have started learning about the First Emperor of China and the Qin Dynasty. Next week we will be making terracotta warriors out of clay. The children are very excited about it. We have been using persuasive language in debating. The debating final was held on Thursday. Congratulations to all […]