Lá Glas

We had great fun today dressing up in the Irish colours to round off Seachtain na Gaeilge.

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We have been learning all about Ireland and Irish traditions. We read some stories about St Patrick. We worked together to write a funny limerick about a leprechaun. We listened to the Irish legend ‘The Children of Lir’ and recreated some scenes from the story in Art.

Well done to those who were ‘Gaeilgeoir an Lae’ and ‘Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine’ for making a great effort to speak ‘as Gaeilge’.

Congratulations to Robyn, who won a prize in the school Art competition for her beautiful Celtic design.

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We enjoyed taking part in a traditonal music workshop with two visiting ceoltóirí. We had great fun singing along to some traditional Irish songs.

We had lots of fun completing a ‘snake hunt’ during P.E. as part of our work on the Active Schools programme. Thank you to Mr Donovan for organising it.

We did a great job singing some songs for a ceolchoirm with the other 1st classes.

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We made some lovely shamrock and leprechaun St Patrick’s Day crafts to bring home.

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Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh go léir!

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Reading Award

Well done to Alexandra, Colin, Gabriel and Nathaniel, who were awarded with a lovely certificate by Mrs Cummins for working very hard on their reading.

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Water

We have been learning lots about water recently. We learned about the stages of the water cycle with some help from this very catchy song https://youtu.be/ztHZ_8V1ijg. We carried out an experiment to investigate evaporation using a glass of water, which we placed near a window in our classroom. We noticed that some of the water disappeared or evaporated from the glass over a few days because of the heat from the sun shining through the window. We also discussed ways in which we use water and how we can use less water and designed water conservation posters.

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World Book Day 2019

We really enjoyed taking part in World Book Day today. Some of us dressed up. It was great to see all of the imaginative costumes. We had a special DEAR time this morning, when everyone in the school stopped what they were doing and read. It was very relaxing, as you can probably tell from these photos!

We created a profile of our favourite character from a book and drew our own book covers.

Lots of us brought in a book to share with the class and earned a special World Book Day ‘Share a Story’ certificate and sticker. Some boys and girls used the book token that they received recently to get a free World Book Day book and brought these in to read and show to the class.

We even got a night off homework to celebrate. Thank you to Ms Ua Chonaill for organising today. Happy World Book Day everyone!

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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019

Thosaigh Seachtain na Gaeilge ar scoil inniu! Maith sibh to Lucy and Olivier, who did a great job reading ‘An Nuacht’ over the intercom. We are making an extra effort to use our Gaeilge whenever we can during the day. We are learning a new ‘frása an lae’ everyday and we are getting ready for our ceolchoirm next week. Here we are doing our daily Brain Break as Gaeilge! We are looking forward to doing lots more fun activities over the next few days.

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