A letter to Marie’s Sixth Class

Dear Rang a Sé, I’m writing this to remind you all of how amazing you are and although I know you’re worried and nervous about moving on, you’re all ready. You can do this, you’ll be fine I promise. The last few days in NETNS have been a little frantic and very busy and you […]

It’s amazing what you can do with porridge…. rang a Sé recycles

We used the pots of porridge that Marie gave us in loads of different ways. Some of us made famous structures such as the leaning tower of Pisa or the Golden Gate Bridge, whilst some of us made amazing inventions such as robot trash eaters, multi purpose sprinklers, fly catchers and many more. We’re really […]

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 […]

Recycling porridge pots in sixth

As we had a lot of porridge pots in our classroom, we decided that we would use them to design a new invention for the future or to illustrate a famous landmark of the world. Marie is really looking forward to seeing what we came up with but she’ll have to wait a week as […]

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 […]

Mindfulness in Rang a Sé

This week in Marie’s class we celebrated NETNS’s mindfulness week by taking a good look at what helps us feel good and reminding ourselves to take the time to look after ourselves. We had lots of discussions and activities to help us with this and are really grateful to Elliott who introduced us to the […]

Picasso and Knitting in Rang a Sé

We really enjoyed learning about Picasso and his different art periods. We mixed two of these up (cubism and his blue period) to create our own portraits in his style. We love how they turned out, have a look. We’ve also begun knitting. It’s very tricky and looks a lot easier than it actually is […]

Seachtain na Gaeilge in Rang a Sé

Bhaineamar an sult as Seachtain na Gaeilge sa Rang Marie agus Rang Sue. Bhíomar ag imirt cluichí Gaeilge, ag canadh agus ag damhsa le chéile agus chaitheamar a lán t-am le linn na seachtaine ag cleachtadh ár gcuid Gaeilge le chéile.  Seachtain iontach a bhí againn. Féach ar na griangraif agus bain taitneamh as!

Rang a Sé host Wake and Shake for couch to 5K

This week we were asked to carry out a very important job: to host the Wake and Shake initiative for the whole school! As everyone knows, the fundraising committee are organising the couch to 5K fun run to raise funds for a new school roof. They thought it would be a great idea to get […]

Hearts and smiles from Rang a Sé

As a follow up to last week’s post on clay hearts, here are the finished products. There were unfortunately,  some casualties on the way leading to some “broken hearts” but everyone still has a smile and want to wish you all a Happy St Valentine’s and a happy midterm. More from Marie’s class next week

Rang a Sé exploring hearts in clay

This week in Marie’s class we developed some techniques when working with clay to join different pieces together. It took a lot of work but it was a very enjoyable art lesson. Have a look at us preparing our pieces to join together for our clay hearts. More next week when we can show you […]

Basketball, Bees and Soccer in Rang a Sé

This week in Rang a Sé we were very busy with the science fair which was a huge success so we took some time out from our classroom work to practice our basketball and soccer skills and have fun in the process.  Have a look at the photos: We also (thanks to Sue) had the […]

Anne Frank and science fair in Rang a Sé

We continued with our module of learning about World War 2 this week, having a close look at the horrors of the Holocaust and particularly the story of the Frank family, told through the diary of Anne Frank.  We integrated this in art and continued with our extension work, this time extending photographs of Anne, […]

Rang a Sé learn about photography

This week we visited the Riverbank to take part in a photography workshop with our artist in residency Brian Cregan. We learned about the history of photography, the science behind it and Brian took us on a tour of his exhibition which features work he did with fifth class. Brian was so patient and kind […]

Hockey and Chains in Rang a Sé

This is week in Rang a Sé, we practised our hockey skills and had a great time in the Halla perfecting our ball control. We also worked together as a whole class team to build the longest paper chain we could. It was amazing how quickly we were able to work together and we did […]