Zeeko internet awareness in Rang a Sé

This week in sixth class we had Ursula from Zeeko visit us and teach us all about appropriate use of the Internet. We learned about the effect of blue light on our brains if we spend too much time on our screens especially just before we go to sleep. Did you know that your brain […]

In case you missed Rang a Sé on open night

Here are some photos of our room and our displays from Open night, just in case you missed it! They include our Irish Animal Projects as promised from last week and our amazing locker room which we worked so hard to decorate and tidy for the night that was in it. Have a great Easter […]

Poets using their senses in sixth class

This week in sixth we learned how to write a special type of poetry called sensory poetry. It’s a bit tricky at first but you just have to follow the rules. Each line of the poem has to vividly describe something that was either seen, felt, smelt, tasted or heard by the poet. We had […]

Creative dance in Rang a Sé

This week in sixth class we learned to tell a story with dance moves only. This meant that we couldn’t use mime, dialogue or anything else apart from a dance movement so each part of the story had to be told with a different sequence of movements. We got the hang of it straight away […]

St Patrick’s Day Clay Creations Rang a Sé

In SESE we have been learning about the Saints and Scholars of Ireland and decided to create our own Irish keepsakes to celebrate St Patrick’s day. We also had a brilliant time learning the dances: Ionsaí na hInse agus Ballaí na Luimnigh and loved visiting the Gaelscoil for our annual Céilí to celebrate Seachtain na […]

Machines and Mechanisms in sixth

We had a fantastic opportunity in sixth class this week, to take part in an engineering workshop to learn about gears. It was easily the most fun we have ever had in a workshop in our school and we loved how easy it was to understand the instructions and the theory behind the task. We […]

Spelling Bee pride

Last Friday we were so proud to have our school Spelling Bee Champion Emily participate in the Kildare County Final. Schools from all over Kildare took part in the competition and it was quite an honour to have NETNS represented at such a prestigious event.  The standard was extremely high and there were plenty of […]

Silence was golden for Rang a Sé!

This week in Rang a Sé we carried out our sponsored silence for the Gaeltacht. We set ourselves the challenge and we did amazingly well! Marie gave us stickers that Karina made for us (have a look at the photo) to explain that we weren’t being rude we just couldn’t speak for 12 hours.  We […]

Special Visitor for MS awareness in sixth class

Today in sixth class, we were so privileged to have Steve join us to talk about MS. Steve was diagnosed with MS 4 years ago and came in to explain the condition and how it affects him. We learned that MS is a disease that affects the nerves in the central nervous system. A person […]

Shades of red in sixth class

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been learning about the styles of painting that Pablo Picasso used. We decided to mix two of his styles: Cubism and his Red Period together to create our own geometric portraits using shades of red. We’re so happy with the way they turned out! Have a look:

Sixth Class willing to go silent for the Gaeltacht!!

As you know we’re going on a trip to the Gaeltacht in May and in order to make it as affordable as possible, we decided to do some fundraising. After a lot of discussion we thought that a sponsored silence would be the biggest challenge we could set ourselves! We’re going to have a 12 […]

World War II art in sixth

Here are the finished paintings as promised in last week’s post on our World War II extension art. Everyone is very proud of how they turned out! 

Sixth go to Maynooth to support the Debating Team

Last Friday all of sixth class had the privilege of travelling to Maynooth University to support the school debating team of Mea, Erin, Dianaimh, Síofra, Max and Oscar, who were competing in the semi-final of the county inter-schools debating championship The motion of the debate was “We can no longer afford to send money to […]

Sixth Class on TV!!

Have a look at some of our class at the RDS Primary Science Fair appearing on Swipe TV describing our project!! https://trte.rte.ie/swipetv/ Just use the search bar and look for BT Young Scientist and then click on “coolest Project”    

Chess and Extension art in Rang a Sé

This week we’re learning about World War Two and as part of our theme, we explored art that was produced during that time, depicting aircraft in battle. We printed copies of these paintings and used a small section of each print to make our own creations in an extension activity. We had to imagine what […]