A Visit from the Champions Cup!

Wow, what an exciting start to a dull and rainy Thursday! Neil from Leinster Rugby brought the Pro 14 and Champions cup trophies that the Leinster Rugby team won in 2018 to share with the school! It was fabulous to see the trophies and to hear Neil talk about the skills that the Leinster team had […]

S.T.E.M Assembly Fun!

On Thursday we celebrated all of the hard work the children had done during our S.T.E.M (Science, technology, engineering and maths) challenge week. Each class had been set a challenge, be it making paper aeroplanes, the strongest column, lollipop stick bridges or helicopters. It was fabulous to see all of the hard work and creativity […]

STEM Week Paper Helicopters

This week we celebrated STEM week by designing and making paper helicopters. We learned about fair tests. We adapted our designs to see if we could make them spin faster. Next week we will have a STEM assembly. Cian had the fastest helicopter in our class. His winning design will be shown in assembly next […]

Picasso clowns and 2D shapes

This week in second class we made collages based on a Picasso painting called ‘Punchinello with Guitar’1920. We painted the stripes of the circus tent first. Then we cut up 2d shapes to make the clown and added them to the picture. Here are some examples of our work! <img

Haunted Houses and Halloween Crafts

Second Class News

This week in second class we were busy with student council and green school elections. We voted for the nominees and we are waiting for the results to be announced next week. In maths we have been doing wonderful work on mental maths strategies, using a combination of partitioning, doubles and our knowledge of powerful […]

100 Squares and Clay Squirrels

This week in second class we continued working on our report writing. We have been learning new vocabulary and headings for writing reports on animals which include; title, classification, appearance, diet and habitat. We made clay squirrels in art, developing line, shape, texture and pattern in clay. In maths we worked on our 100 squares […]

Mark Making in Second

This week in second class we were exploring drawing in art by making marks using pastels and colouring pencils, it was really great! Here are some photos of us with our work. We are really looking forward to swimming on Monday morning. Have a great weekend everyone!

Bodhráns in sixth thanks to Emma and Elaine

This week Emma arranged for us to have the use of bodhráns in sixth class, which is an amazing resource for us to have and we’re very grateful to her. Elaine very kindly agreed to give us a lesson in how to play them, as she is a wonderful bodhrán player herself. We had a […]

Book Week in Rang a Sé

We’ve had a great week celebrating Book Week in Marie’s Class. Our favourite activities include making our own book covers, writing our own comic strips, paired reading with Elaine’s second class and getting to meet local author Hazel Gaynor who came to read to us and Eimear’s fourth class today. Hazel reminded us that she […]

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.

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. […]

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 […]