What a fun day! The ice cream van visits Cloghroe!
On the 9th June, first class went to Farran Woods for their school tour with the Compass Club. We did hut building, clay moulding, toasting marshmallows and co-operative games. Some groups even tried to make fire with flint! The children all had a great time.
Sciath na Scol
First class had a trip to Páirc Uí Rinn last week to see the 5th and 6th class girls play in the Sciath na Scol final! We had a brilliant time cheering on our girls and of course their wonderful trainers Ms Coomey and Ms O Connor. It was a cracking match with great skill on show from both teams. In the end, however, Cloghroe proved worthy winners. Cloghroe Abú!
A trip to the Post Office
All of the first class children made a trip to the local Post Office in the past week. The children wrote postcards to their families and walked to the Post Office to post them with the stamps that they had bought. The children were waiting with great anticipation for them to arrive at home and most have now reached their destination.
A visit from Doodles!
Clodagh's mom came in to show us all their miniature horse recently. His name is Doodles. We learned all about the work he does and how to look after him.
Health eating in 1st class
We always try to eat healthily in first class but for the past two weeks we have made a great effort to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables that we bring to school for lunch. We also kept track of our fruit and vegetable intake for a full week. This week we learned how to make smoothies and made some in the staff room. As you can see from our pictures we really enjoyed tasting our creations!
Show and Tell in Miss Coomey's class
Last week the children brought in a favourite item from home for show and tell. The children really enjoyed talking to the class about their prized possessions and did very well when answering questions from their classmates. There was a fabulous range of items from a wooden hammer used in World War 1 to some very modern toys!
Cór Fhéíle na Scol 2016
On Monday 11th April, after many rehearsals, First Class took the stage at the City Hall to perform a medley of classics from 'Mary Poppins' for this year's Cór Fhéile. Cór Fhéile is a non-competitive festival of music, song and dance for the primary school children of Cork city and county. We had no time for nerves as we were drawn out to perform first on the night. We delighted the crowd with our renditions of songs such as 'Jolly Holiday' and 'Chim-Chimney', as well as our acting and dancing skills. The large crowd voiced their approval for our performance as they joined us in singing our last song 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.' The pressure was off as we left the stage to join the audience and enjoy the excellent performances from seven other schools on the night. We received a certificate to mark our participation in the event and a few of our chimney sweeps were lucky enough to feature in the 'Evening Echo.' We put a lot of practice in and we are all very proud of our performance. We'd like to thank our parents and friends for coming along to support us on the night.
Science: Learning All About Magnets
First classes are learning all about magnets this week. We are so lucky to have loads of magnets in our school that we can experiment with. We explored with the magnets this week and discovered things in the classroom that are made of metal.
Our Easter Rising Podcast
As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, First Class decided to mark the event in our own special way by making a podcast. We give our honest, if sometimes factually inaccurate, views on the historic uprising! We speculate on the important leaders involved and ponder why exactly the tricolour is green, white and gold. We also declare our own proclamation on how we would like the country to change over the next 100 years. Just click on the player or on the link below to listen. We really enjoyed making our first podcast and we hope you enjoy listening to it. Bain taitneamh as an phodcraoladh!
Engineering Week Experiments
Engineers Week is a week-long programme of nationwide events with the aim of celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. To mark this week, we decided to engineer our own parachutes. We tested different types of paper and different types of plastic as the canopy for our parachutes. Following extensive investigation, we decided that the crepe paper was the best for our parachutes in class. We also created a large plastic parachute and decided to see if it would safely land our passengers, first a whiteboard duster and then a whiteboard pen. Unfortunately our whiteboard duster was too heavy and gravity dragged it down quickly but our whiteboard pen, thankfully, landed safe and sound like a bird. We had great fun learning about parachutes, weight and gravity.
We've recently been learning about gymnastics for PE. We've been practicing our jumping, rolling and making bridges. Here are some of Mr. Cotter's class practicing their moves.
Happy Pancake Tuesday from Miss Kiely's class!
On 9th February, we learned all about Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent begins. Long ago, people gave up nice things for lent and making pancakes was a good way of getting rid of the flour, eggs, milk and sugar in your house. In Ireland we often call it Pancake Tuesday but it is known in some other countries as Pancake Day and Mardi Gras. We found it very interesting to learn that in Sweden it is called 'Fat Tuesday' and in Iceland it is called 'Bursting Day'! We took a vote and nutella was our favourite topping! We tasted some in class but we decided that home made pancakes are the best!
Miss Kiely's class had fun making jelly!
After brainstorming and then writing our own recipe, we headed to the staffroom to put our instructions into action. We learned new words like dissolve and set and we had so much fun! Here are some photos of the steps.
Miss Coomey's class made some lovely jelly in the staff room!
The children wrote about making jelly when practicing their 'Procedural' writing recently so today they got the chance to put their instructions into practice. We went to the staff room and the children all got involved in mixing the jelly and discussed the order of the steps used in making it. We also got to taste the finished product!!
We opened our time capsules from Senior Infants!!! It was so exciting!!
We enjoyed learning about static electricity and chemical reactions through the use of balloons during Science Week.
Here's some First Class students on our recent trip to Cork Opera House. We had a great time at 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea.'
Spooky stroll to school for Halloween!!
We recently welcomed Cork dual star Rena Buckley to our school.
We loved our skipping lessons!
Tree Day adventures!
The first class children learned lots of new things about trees on Tree Day 2015 and explored on the school grounds. All of the children really enjoyed the trail.