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Pen Pal Letters from Canada

Pen Pal Letters from Canada

We received more letters this week from our Pen Pals in Canada.
We are busy writing back to them!

Write a Book 2018

Write a Book 2018

Congratulations to our three Write a Book Winners this year. Our fantastic trio travelled to the Galmont Hotel in Galway to receive their prizes. They had all worked so hard on their individual books and were worthy winners, representing Clontuskert … Continue reading

Plastic Straws

We have been learning about the Global Goals for Sustainable Develpment. These are a set of 17 goals agreed by the United Nations (UN).
These goals aim to to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. We are taking part in the Our World Irish Aid Awards. This competiton aims to raise awareness of the … Continue reading Plastic Straws

Visit from Peter Gunning- Author of Reaching the Heights

Visit from Peter Gunning- Author of Reaching the Heights

Last Wednesday, Peter Gunning visited the school to speak to the 6th class students. Peter is the author of the novel Reaching the Heights, a novel which all of the 6th classes have enjoyed reading this year. Peter Gunning spoke to the children about the writing process, the inspiration for his characters and his thoughts about Reaching … Continue reading Visit from Peter Gunning- Author of Reaching the Heights

Naíonáin Mhóra – Vowels 26.01.2018

We are introducing the children to the vowels at the moment – It is important to discuss with the children the differences between the letters in English and Irish, for example the lack of sínte fada in English. The children have been introduced to the Vowel names, until now we only discvussed the sounds which […]

Jolly Phonics Naíonáin Mhóra 12.12.2018 l,f,b

The children are all very successfully recognising the different letters and their sounds (not names) however we now need to work on them being able to write the letters in their beautiful pre-cursive script!

Skype in the Classroom with Jennifer Nolan of OPS

Skype in the Classroom with Jennifer Nolan of OPS

Today we took part in Skype in the Classroom with Jennifer Nolan of the Ocean Preservation Society in Maine, USA.

We learnt so much about sea turtles, sharks and why it is so important to preserve marine life for the future. … Continue reading

Congratulations Write a Book Winners and Highly Commended

Congratulations Write a Book Winners and Highly Commended

Congratulations to Clontuskert’s Write a Book Winners and Highly Commended students. The Winners in each class group will be invited to the Galmont Hotel (Radisson Blu) in Galway for the presentation on Tuesday March 20th 2018 to celebrate their win … Continue reading

Jolly Phonics Rang Aoife agus Niamh

The children in Rang Aoife and Niamh are using their wonderful reading skills which they learnt as Gaeilge and transferring sounds from one language to the other as well as learning new sounds in English! They are wonderful transferers of skills and knowledge from one language to another, it is very impressive and a wonderful […]

Mickeymouse Clubhouse

We love read along books like Mickey Mouse clubhouse. There are lots of characters like ;Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse ,Pete and Megamart. Today there was even a zeppelin in the story! More about Zeppelins  

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