Seomra Mheibh Win Big!

Winners! The children in Seomra Mhéibh have always been noted for their great talent, a fact that has recently been proven yet again. The boys and girls in 2nd class designed and created a poster for the Road Safety Authority Competition to promote safe road usage. The children worked hard on their poster and submitted it to the competition just after Christmas. Then in March the school was notified that Seomra Mhéibh’s poster was in the running for the the final and to get through we had to get friends and family to ‘like’ our poster on the RSA facebook page. Thanks to the amazing families and friends of both the children in Seomra Mhéibh and Scoil Gráinne, the poster got through to the final in Dublin Castle.   On Tuesday the 3rd of May, the children came to school (despite the fact that it was a school holiday) and traipsed to Dublin Castle for the awards ceremony. While there the children were treated like royalty. They got cowboy hats and scarves, they got goodie-bags, they attended a magic show, they got balloon animals made, they got to do art and crafts, they got their lunch (and dessert) and then finally, they attended the awards ceremony. Tensions were building throughout the entire ceremony but finally after a nail-biting wait, Seomra Mhéibh was announced as the overall winner of the national RSA competition! The children were amazed and delighted and ran to the stage to have their photo taken. Following the ceremony, the children were then taken to Dublin Zoo which was the perfect end to a perfect day! The children...

Mrs. O’Connor’s 2nd class update

Hi there! We were all excited to be back at school after our break. We really enjoyed doing the drama about the 1916 Rising for the parents and then for the whole school. We felt very proud. We are learning about Spring at the moment. We learnt about the life cycle of a butterfly We made nests out of clay in art We talked about our pets and teacher brought in her Russian hamster “Little...

Autumn! – by Ms. O’ Connor’s 2nd Class

Over the past few weeks the boys and girls in Ms. O’ Connor’s second class have been learning all about Autumn. We discovered that certain animals such as bears, bats and hedgehogs all hibernate for the winter and have to gather and store food before they go to into hibernation. We also discovered that some birds migrate to warmer countries for the winter. We did a lot of work on researching swallows to discover why they migrate, the path they use when they migrate and where they go to when they leave Ireland. It was all super fun to learn about! Over the past month we have also been learning about different trees. We can now identify the leaves and seeds of ash trees, beech trees, horse chestnut trees and oak trees. We then went on a nature walk to collect leaves and seeds. After our nature walk, and with the help of Ms. Scully and Mrs. O’ Connor’s second classes, we created a big display on the school art board! Here are some pictures:    We loved learning about Autumn but we really can’t wait until Winter comes!...

Seomra Dhairmuid

Welcome to Mrs. O’Connor’s Second class, Seomra Dhairmuid! We’ve only been back a few weeks and we’ve been working so hard. We painted self portraits….. We met Mr. Skellybones and learnt all about the human skeleton. We talked about Autumn.  We walked around the whole school and mapped where everything was. We painted Autumn trees.   We are also reading George’s Marvellous Medicine with teacher and we have been having great fun with our Gaeilge practising our comhrá about Mé Féin. We were learning about the hundred square in maths. We’ll keep you...

Seomra Setanta Learned about the Titanic

Seomra Setanta have been learning all about the Titanic. We think it is really really interesting! We have did a lot of research, we watched old news clips from over 100 years ago and we read books about the Titanic. Ruth even brought in a really cool pop-up book about the Titanic. It had loads of amazing facts. After learning about the Titanic we wrote reports. Lizzie’s was four pages long!!! We created a Titanic timeline and we painted the Titanic for art. And we created projects about the Titanic too! We have been very busy! Here are some of our favourite Titanic facts; The Titanic was built in Belfast. It cost $7.5 million to build the Titanic. It was the most luxurious ocean liner of its time. The Titanic was as long as three football pitches. It only had lifeboats for about half the passengers. It took two hours and forty minutes for the Titanic to sink after it hit an iceberg....

Seomra Aengus Update

Hi Everyone! This month, Seomra Aengus have a student teacher, Mr. Madden. He is doing really exciting topics with our class. We grew cress seed. We learned all about Spring and we made sheep! Mr. Madden is teaching us all about the Titanic. He even brought in Magic Beans…..well he says they are magic! We are watching them closely….     We are enjoying our class novel. It’s called “Flat Stanley” In other news we took part in Maths Day. We had so much fun on the maths trail around the school and school grounds. We had to solve the maths problems before we could move on to the next clue. We also enjoyed activities in the classroom. Second class got to swap classes and play all the activities that Mrs. O’Connor, Mr. O’Cuirrín and Ms. Hillary had set up for us. They were all based on the topic of time. Our most exciting news is that we received stories from another school. They are also taking part in the ‘Write A Book’ Competition. We each had to read a child’s story and do a review of it. We were very positive while writing the book reviews because we know there are children in another school reading our stories and writing reviews about our books. We can’t wait to hear what they thought. There wasn’t a sound out of the class during this activity! We are taking it very seriously.  ...