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1st Class Local Tour

1st Class Local Tour

1st Class went on their local tour today. They visited the local library and the firestation. They had a great day. Barbara the librarian read a lovely story to the children and the teachers escaped getting soaked from the hose … Continue reading

Reader’s Theatre

We created scripts for Reader’s Theatre today, based on a chapter from our novel  Stanley. Stanley is a mischievous, but hilarious, child who has recently started school. His teacher, Miss Treacy kept him behind after an eventful day in Junior Infants and wants to hear his side of the story.
Miss Treacy: Now Stanley, there are … Continue reading Reader’s Theatre

Literacy Lift Off

Literacy Lift Off

Literacy Lift Off is going well in Mrs McHale’s first class and Ms Fox’s 1st and 2nd Class. Here is one group from 2nd class doing a follow-up art activity based on the book “Outdoor Art Activities“. They used white … Continue reading

Debate Meet

Debate Meet

The children in Ms Mullen’s fourth class spent weeks learning about persuasive writing in March. They practiced their skills in oral and written debates in class. The highlight was a debate meet with Balrothery N.S, which took place on the afternoon of Wed. 21st March.

The standard from both schools was very high and the audience … Continue reading Debate Meet

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!

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