Chinese New Year
First Class have been learning all about China and the Chinese New Year which begins tomorrow Saturday 25th January. They made colourful Chinese Lanterns in Art to celebrate the beginning of the Chinese New Year. "Gong Hoy Fat Choy!"
West Midlands Theatre Company came to our school today to perform the pantomime 'Aladdin'. The children really enjoyed the lively, colourful and fun performance!
Ralph the Reindeer
First Class have been very busy over the last few weeks getting ready for their Christmas Performance 'Ralph the Reindeer'.They are looking forward to putting it on for their parents on Wednesday evening at 6.30 p.m. We hope you enjoy it!
Ireland's Fittest First Class!!
First Class have been kept very fit and active this term developing their Table tennis and Gaelic football skills. They have had so much fun and have improved so much since the first few weeks of coaching back in September. A big thank you to their Table tennis Coach Ben and their G. A. A. Coach Timmy!
First Class were treated to a visit to the Star Dome- a portable planetarium in the Halla for Science Week. We also took part in a number of Science experiments in our classrooms. We had to design and make a boat from marla that would float. We worked together to design boats of different shapes and sizes in the hopes that some of our designs would stay afloat! Some floated while others didn't but we still had a good time experimenting and working together. We tested the strength of our boats by adding cubes to them. Our second experiment was a tasty one! We learned about how heat can change a solid to a liquid (or somewhere in between) by placing a small square of chocolate in the palm of our hands. After a few minutes and listening to a fun poem about chocolate we observed the results. As predicted, most of the chocolate had melted due to the heat of our hands. Melted or not we all agreed it still tasted delicious!
First Class had great fun doing a Maths Trail for Maths Week. They were busy using their Maths skills - counting, measuring and finding shapes in their classroom, school building and out on yard.
A Visit to the County Library and Hall
First Class had a very exciting trip on Friday to the County Library where author and illustrator Derek Mulveen talked to them about how he became an author/illustrator and read them one of his books Oisín the Brave- Robot Island. He was very entertaining and more than happy to answer all their questions! After a spot of lunch they were then treated to a trip up to the seventeenth floor of the County Hall where they were able to marvel at the spectacular views from the large glass windows. They finished off their trip by visiting the new Council Chambers where they were given a guided tour and were delighted to sit on the councillors chairs and test their microphones to ask and answer questions. They returned to school on the Double Decker Bus very happy after their exciting day out.
First class have been learning about the topic of transport in our S.E.S.E. programme. As part of this we completed a transport survey. We had great fun watching and recording the various modes of transport as they passed our school!
First Class engaged in some very colourful artwork today to celebrate 'blasting off into First Class'. Here's to a great journey/year! They also constructed some picture timelines as part of their History Curriculum to show how much they've grown and changed since they were a baby. They had great fun wandering around looking at each others timelines and were especially amused to see pictures of their teachers when they were younger!
First Class kicked off the new school year with a visit to the School Garden. There they helped Mr. Keady harvest the many wonderful crops and he shared his vast knowledge of all the vegetables and fruits growing there.They were delighted to bring a sample of the produce home to enjoy which included onions, parsnip, beetroot, spinach, rhubarb and apples.