Senior Infant’s News

Another busy week in Sinéad’s senior infants class as we completed our second week of Power Hour. We also finished off our Aistear stations and looked at the important jobs that our Gardaí and Doctors have within the community. We also enjoyed visits from 2 parents who kindly gave their time to sharing information on […]

Grandparents Day, Debating, Street Soccer, Self Portraits and the Amazon in Rang a Sé!

What a week we have had! On Wednesday, we were delighted to welcome some of our grandparents and family members to our school. They kindly answered lots of our questions and it was very interesting to hear how primary school has changed through the generations. Well done to the Student Council members who did a terrific […]

People who work in the Community

We have been learning about people who work in our community. We are working as vets in the role play area and making a fabric and fiber picture to show what we want to be when we grow up. We are working as builders to make a local community and build buildings for all the […]

Transport in Junior Infants

It has been another busy week in Junior Infants. We looked at the ‘e’ sound in phonics and continued to make CVC words. In maths Clara’s class did shapes while David’s class had numicon. In Gaeilge we looked at the topic bia. In Aistear we were learning about transport. We talked about the ways we […]

Power Hour in Sinéad’s Senior Infants

This week senior infants started Power Hour. The boys and girls were so excited to start. Each night they bring home a new book to read and in school they are carrying out some fun activities at different stations. They are using iPads, blending sounds, doing fun memory games and reading books. In Aistear senior […]

6th Class Basketball

  Over the past week, the 6th class boys and girls basketball teams competed in two away games as part of the Cuman na mBunscol schools competition. Lucky enough the first game was a very short journey across the road to Gaelscoil Cill Dara. The nerves were high for the first outing but both the […]

Ancient Rome investigated by Rang a Sé

We worked very hard on our projects on Ancient Rome, looking at very specific parts of life back in that time. Some of us studied food, others examined the rights of citizens, the colesseum, trevi fountain, the Roman senate and Roman gods as well as several other interesting factors of Ancient Rome life. We’re presenting […]

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!

Space continued in Junior Infants

This week we continued learning about space in junior infants, we made our own rocket ships, made space stories with a beginning, middle and end. We made pictures of our journeys through space and played in the outer space role play area. In phonics we looked at the sound ‘h’, we have been blending our […]

Houses and Homes

We finished making our 3d houses this week. First we printed a pattern that looks like bricks, then we cut out  2d shapes such as squares and rectangles to make windows, doors and chimneys. Finally we drew a pattern to look like slates on a roof.   Have a look at our neighbourhood.  

Musical Instruments in First Class

This week we made our very own musical instruments! We made shakers, using paper cups, rice and sticky tape to make them. We had so much fun designing them! We really enjoyed using them to keep to the beat of the music while singing and dancing along to some of our favourite songs. Take a […]

Winter Art in Senior Infants

This week senior infants finished up on the topic of ‘Houses and Homes’. We designed some really great houses at the construction station and we tested the stability of them by trying to blow down our wooden and brick houses just like the big bad wolf did in the well known story, “The Three Little […]

Creative writing in Ruth’s 5th class

This week we have done lots of preparation for the writing genre of narrative writing. We have taken part in several fun lessons such as investigating similes and metaphors, changing ‘boring’ sentences into exciting sentences through the use of adjectives, adverbs etc. We also invented our own characters and displayed a profile on each character. […]

All About the House!

This week senior infants are learning all about different types of homes. The class learned all about 2D shapes so now they are busy creating houses out of 2D shapes. Senior infants are designing fantastic houses with lots of colour and extra details like gates, garages and front walls to their houses. In roleplay, the […]

Photography workshop in Ruth’s class

On Thursday we began our photography workshop with photographer Brian Cregan. We learned all about photography and its relationship with building a narrative and a 3 picture story. We then created a pictogram using negatives of pictures of ourselves and small items that mean a lot to us. We explored the grounds of the school […]