Our First Communion celebrations came to end on the 13th of May, when we had our photo shoot.The pupils really enjoyed this opportunity to wear their First Communion clothes again.....everyone looked beautiful!
2nd class pupils really enoying decorating the school hall before our First Communion. Miss.McAulliffe sketched a variety of drawings and pupils worked in their class groups to complete the masterpieces using paint, fabric and fiber and lots of glitter! We were very proud of the finished product!
Our First Communion Day!
After many weeks and months of preparation, the pupils in 2nd class received their First Holy Communion on the 9th of May. The sun was shining, the hall was stunning and the boys and girls were fantastic. All of which resulted in a very special day. Thanks to Fr.Tom, teachers and staff for all of their hard work.
Easter Egg Hunt.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2nd class Easter Egg Hunt. Every boy and girl left with a mini egg and some lucky pupils won the raffle for the larger egg.
I'll huff and I'll puff....
Several pupils in 2nd class are now considering future careers in engineering and architecture following a recent science experiment. Pupils used the story of the “Three little pigs” as a context for the activity and constructed houses using materials which represented straw, sticks and bricks. Our teacher’s hairdryer took on the role of the big bad wolf! It was great fun blowing the houses down!
We’ve had great fun in the school kitchen recently. Miss.McAuliffe’s class used the potatoes and chives from the school garden to make homemade potato salad….yummy! Miss.O’Shea’s class made rice crispie buns to celebrate the end of our Lenten promises. Chocolate never tasted so good!!
An Ceilí Mór
To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge we learnt and performed “The Walls of Limerick”. We really enjoyed the ceilí mór in the school yard. Bhí an craic againn!
We had great fun today exploring the concept of capillary action. We learnt how trees and plants soak up water through their roots. To further demonstrate how capillary action works, we filled jars with water and food colouring. We look forward to watching the flowers change colour over the coming days and weeks.
Our 1st Confession!
2nd class pupils received the Sacrament of First Penance on February 25th. It was a wonderful occasion and both family and staff were very proud of the boys and girls. The pupils are looking forward to receiving their First Holy Communion on May 9th.
We really enjoyed participating in "2nd class Operation Transformation"! The results were fantastic. Almost every single boy and girl in 2nd class ate brown bread each day for their lunch. We also increased our levels of physical activity, both in school and at home. We even featured on RTÉ! As a healthy treat, we made fresh fruit smoothies in school. They were delicious!!
Fr.Tom visits 2nd class!
We are really looking forward to receiving the Sacrament of First Penance this month. We are also very excited about our First Holy Communion, which will take place on the 9th of May. Our teachers and Fr.Tom are helping us to prepare for these sacraments. Every Wednesday Fr.Tom visits our classrooms and we have a chat. Fr.Tom also brings his ukulele and teaches us some hymns. It is great fun! We really enjoy the visits!
Love is in the air!
Pupils in 2nd class surprised their parents with love letters in the post! It was a big secret and we hope that all of the parents really enjoyed the surprise. We wrote love letters in school and posted them in the local post office. The boys and girls felt that Valentine’s Day was the perfect time to tell their families just how much they love them!
"Do you wanna build a snowman?"
Pupils in Cloghroe N.S. had great fun recently playing in the snow.. It was wonderful to see such joy and excitement in the school yard. 2nd class pupils made snowmen, snow angels and one or two brave pupils even threw a snowball at their teacher!
2nd class health kick!
On Monday the 12th of January, 2nd class pupils began to participate in a healthy eating and exercise adventure for 6 weeks. Pupils are learning the benefits and importance of having a healthy lifestyle. These lessons will be taught in conjunction with our S.P.H.E, science and P.E curriculum and our healthy eating school policy.
Our trip to the local Post Office!
Pupils in Rang a dó decided to write a non-traditional letter to Santa this year. Pupils took the time to tell Santa that we really do appreciate just how hard he works. Pupils used adjectives such as “generous, kind, efficient and loving” in their letters. We then went to the Post Office in Cloghroe and posted our letters to the North Pole. We hope Santa takes our advice and puts his feet up and gets a good rest before the big day!
Winter Woollies Fun day!
1st, 2nd and 6th class pupils participated in a Christmas themed “Winter Woollies” fun day. Pupils raised over €400 for Cork Simon. Well done! Thank you all for your generous donations!
To conclude our recent lessons on procedural writing, 2nd class pupils created a “breakfast in bed booklet”. To ensure the boys and girls will be able to help make the perfect breakfast, we tested our recipes in the school kitchen. Pupils were involved in making tea, toast and scrambled eggs. We really enjoyed our breakfast party.
Grandparents visit rang a dó!
Pupils in 2nd class have been learning about “school long ago in Ireland”. Today we were delighted to welcome several grandfathers and grandaunts to our school. The visitors provided us with an abundance of knowledge and personal stories about school long ago. They told us stories about walking to school, lunch time, heating their classrooms with an open fire, homework routines and so much more! It was a really interesting and interactive history lesson!
We have been very busy recently participating in a number of “walking debates” in a rang a dó. Pupils have been developing their oral language skills in these fun and interactive lessons. The children use phrases such as “I agree with the motion”, “I disagree with your point of view” and “I respect your opinion”. Pupils have debated motions such as “Should we abolish school uniforms?”, “Children should not be allowed to use mobile phones” and “Is homework a good idea?” Maith sibh rang a dó!
2nd class pupils thoroughly enjoyed meeting our Comenius visitors from Antwerp and Manchester. 2nd class performed the song “Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears” at the school assembly. Pupils had recently explored the story of Annie Moore in history lessons. Children enjoyed exploring this pivotal era in Irish history. The children gave an outstanding performance on the morning. We were very proud! The visitors also took the time to call to our classrooms and participated in art lessons, question and answer discussions and building bridges reading sessions.
We had great fun in rang a dó celebrating Halloween. We dressed up for the spooky stroll and we played a variety of traditional Halloween games such a bobbing for apples.
2nd class is full of book worms, as the children continue to participate in their daily "Guided Reading" sessions. The children are really enjoying the reading scheme, which is a mixture of factual and fictional books. Maith sibh rang a dó!
Mata sa rang
The boys and girls in Ms.McAuliffe’s class have been very busy in recent weeks as they participated in the in-class initiative "mata sa rang". Each day the children worked in small groups on a variety of mathematical topics. Pupils particularly enjoyed the i-pad station!
The children in 2nd class thoroughly enjoyed learning about India during a recent Geography lesson. Pupils explored the cultural customs of the country. Our teachers even dressed up in a sari! The sari is a traditional piece of clothing worn in India. It comes in a variety of colors, designs and fabric so it can be worn on all occasions, include weddings. Many thanks to Aaron for bringing photos, maps and even his mums sari to school!
2nd class celebrated National Tree Day!
2nd class pupils enjoyed a variety of activities to celebrate National Tree Day in October. Pupils participated in nature walks, leaf rubbings and even tree hugging!
2nd class pupils in Miss.Coomey's class are busy forming friendships with pupils in De Letter School, Antwerp. The pupils wrote letters introducing themselves and expressing their hobbies and interests. Pupils in Cloghroe N.S. are already looking forward to receiving their replies in the coming weeks
Budding authors in 2nd class.
The pupils in Miss.O’Shea’s class have been very busy recently writing and illustrating their first book! As part of our Comenius project, pupils are engaging in a shared writing experience with both Antwerp and Manchester. The book which is a combination of factual and fictional writing is entitled “Elmer and Wilbur’s European Adventure”! Using the character “Elmer the elephant” as inspiration, pupils wrote their story which is set in Cork. 2nd class thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of Cloghroe N.S., Blarney Castle, The English Market, Shandon Bells and Cork Airport. The beginning of the story is now complete. We look forward to finding out what Elmer does next, when the book travels to Antwerp.
Pupils in 2nd class have been very busy creating Autumnal art pieces. Pupils created "autumn trees" using breakfast cereal. The children also created "leaf beings" using leaves from the environment.
Green fingers in Rang a dó.
2nd class pupils thoroughly enjoyed harvesting crops in our school garden.