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 […]

3rd Class Emma

We were very grateful this week that none of our classmates were hurt in Hurricane Ophelia. We had great discussions about the hurricane and how they are formed. We also thought about those who are less fortunate than us, people who are homeless and members of the Travelling Community. We have been working on Soils […]

Fiona’s First Class

As part of Maths Week, we went to the halla where the senior classes had Maths stations organised for us! In groups we explored the strand of measure. We discovered how many footsteps long the basketball court is, estimated weight, used balance scales and measured the length of a train track to name but a […]

Under 11 Final Thursday

The Cumann na mBunscol final for the under 11 team will take place at 5pm on Thursday, the 19th of October in Moorefield GAA.

SARI workshop for Rang a Sé

Last year we were delighted to get to complete a SARI workshop where we learned about discrimination in sport and how to overcome it. We were so happy is week to meet the fantastic co-ordinators again for a follow up session. They were delighted to discover that we remembered everything they taught us and are […]

Senior Infants News

This week in senior infants, the class completed their Autumn aistear stations. Everyone took home their conker and have the job of minding the conker by helping it to grown by giving it water and sunshine. We learnt two Autumn songs: “Autumn Leaves” and “Acorn Tree”. We are almost halfway through the class novel; ‘The […]

Autumn Woodlands

This week in junior infants we continued learning about Autumn and the Autumn woodlands. We painted our clay animals and made them homes using a variety of recycled materials. We also cut out woodland animals and stuck them onto a woodland picture, we had to be careful not to cut out pictures of monkeys and […]

Fiona’s First Class

We were celebrating Tree Day last week and this week! We talked about why trees are so amazing- giving us oxygen and making lovely homes for birds and insects. We labelled the parts of the tree and noticed how they change over the 4 seasons. Then we went out to the school woods to see […]

Group Work in 3rd Class Emma

We’ve started to explore rocks and soil this week. We worked in groups to discover our own facts. We worked really well in our groups, taking turns to read the information and then to report it. We all respected each other and learned from each other.

Numicon

We have been learning that the equal sign means ‘the same as’. Using numicon and counters we were making groups of items that were equal to each other. Now we’re using an adding sign to show that when you add two numbers together it is the same as the answer on the other said eof […]

Budding Architects in Rang a Sé!

What a week we have had! Having won five stars for great behaviour in our líne, we were rewarded with our first outdoor class. Sue set us an ‘architecture’ challenge which saw us using natural materials found in the wooded area to create miniature ‘houses’ for Lego figures. Working in small groups, we used twigs, various leaves, […]

Fun in the Woods 3rd Class Emma

SESE: We celebrated National Tree Day on Oct 5th by identifying the trees in the woods. We found Beech, Silver Birch, Sycamore, Pine and Horse Chestnut Trees. We had great fun playing Conkers in the outdoor classroom! Surprisingly, none of the conkers got smashed but lots got snagged! Visual Arts: We created visual art from […]

Soil is more interesting than we thought! Rang a Sé investigates!

This week in Rang a Sé we learned how to carry out a scientific investigation of soil and record it correctly by writing scientifically. It turns out that there are a lot of different types of soil and soil isn’t just dirt, it’s made up of sand, clay, silt, organic matter, animals, water and air. […]

Numicon in First Class

We started Numicon in Fiona’s First Class this week. Numicon is a multisensory approach to teaching Maths. We moved from station to station playing different maths games using the Numicon shapes and our fantastic new set of iPads! Through these activities we learned about making 10, odd and even numbers, making number sentences and symmetry. […]

Skipping in Rang a Sé

We had a skipping for all day this week and our class absolutely loved our session with the skipping ropes! Some of us found it quite hard to get our ropes where we wanted them at first, but with a bit of patience and team work we got there in the end. We also made […]