3rd class enjoyed learning about Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year, the class learned how the festival is celebrated and sampled the tradition of apples dipped in honey.
Playing Rock, Paper, Scissors always goes down a treat, even when we play it in Maths. Rock, Paper, Scissors Multiplication is a fun way you can practice your tables at home too!
The class challenged themselves to beat the clock when ordering and matching the 12 and 24 hour times in Maths.
It was a group effort to identify all of the parallel lines in this Maths activity.
The class enjoyed playing Connect 4 to practice their Subtraction skills.
Human sums are a great way for the class to work through operations together.
For Maths week the children made their own maths games, it was brilliant to see all of the different maths games ideas the class had. We spent the afternoon of the Halloween mid-term break playing each other’s games,
The children started the year with a project about Friendships. Martha measured out all of the ingredients needed for the perfect friendship!
We learned about The Stone Age, we looked at typical Cave art and at a virtual tour of the Lascaux Cave paintings in France. We decided to recreate our own cave style art in the classroom.
First we had to make our own colours using natural colourants; we mixed a little oil with various spices and charcoal to make our colours.
Next we decided to set the scene by entering into our own caves! We fixed our pages to the underneath of the tables and had great fun in our caves using our natural colourings to create our cave art.
We had visitors deliver a great science workshop for Science Week, we learned about 3 famous scientists and carried out experiments to demonstrate their work, we dressed up as scientists and shared our investigations.
It was interesting to learn about our bodies, we looked particularly at how the lungs work. We made models of the diaphragm and lungs using bottles, balloons, plastic and elastic bands. We observed how the movement of the diaphragm inflates and deflates the lungs.
We covered procedure writing in English, we studied the aspects of procedure writing and wrote our own recipes at home.
In school we also put some procedures into practice, we made homemade butter and smoothies.
We used nothing but double cream and glass jars to make homemade butter, the class loved trying their homemade butter on bread afterwards!
We also made fruit smoothies which went down a treat!
Hygiene in class is very important as we do not want to spread germs, to highlight the importance of washing our hands we carried out a very visual and effective experiment.
We took one slice of white bread and handled it using a glove, we placed the slice of bread in a sealed lunchbag using a glove.
We passed a second slice of bread around the class, gloves were not used to handle the second slice of bread, once each child held the slice of bread we then put this in another sealed lunchbag.
Both bags were sealed and we waiting to see the results, needless to say everybody has made sure to wash their hands regularly since!
We had a visitor keeping an eye over 3rd class in December!
Our Junior Infants and Senior Infants and some of our Stars had a special visitor today!
Lots of us had fun in the snow last week!
Oisín’s 5th Class performed their play in Kildare Library last week and our very talented 2nd Classes and Jonathan’s First Class were carol-singing in the Bank. They did a wonderful job out and about in the community representing our school!
5th class were delighted to perform their fantastic version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Kildare Library on Wednesday, December 13th. Well done to all involved!!
We had a fantastic morning welcoming some of our grandparents to our school! We showed them around our classrooms, asked them lots of questions and sang some songs for them. We put our artwork up in the halla for them to see as well. We hope the grandparents enjoyed it as much as we did!
Gary’s 2nd class learned this fantastic song ‘Tóg mo Lámh’ before the summer break. Eoghan McDermott on 2fm spotted it on Twitter and gave the class a brilliant shout-out on his show. Not only did he retweet the video, the band who sing the song, ‘Picture This’, did too!!
Take a look at the live performance by the class!
We are delighted to announce that we have our very first set of jerseys. We are all so thankful to the people at Kildare Town Credit Union. Their sponsorhip of €1,000 was so generous. Pictured below are children from 2nd Class with Amanda from the Credit Union who presented us with the jerseys today. The jerseys are so stylish and modern. The children are looking forward to representing our school with pride in all sports for years to come wearing the new kit.
Kippure Adventure Centre
3rd and 4th Class had a very exciting day in Kippure Adventure Centre, Blessington, County Wicklow. Abseiling, Rock Climbing, High-Beam Walking, Rope Walking and the dreaded Leap of Faith were the order for the day.
The students had to put their composure, strength and balancing attributes to the test, while sidelining any uneasiness they had toward heights. We had a fabulous day out, and both classes can be very proud of their achievements, with many conquering their fears!! Well done 3rd and 4th Class.
Thanks to all who came to take part in the multi-cultural evening in school today. We had an amazing array of food from lots of different countries and it was great to see so many people enjoying it.
4th class were busy making healthy salads using the leaves they have planted in our geodome. Judith showed them how to make a healthy dressing to go on the salad, perfect for the beautiful weather we have at the moment!
Our 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes were lucky enough to take part in the Imagino Library Sculpture Project this year. They made beautiful ceramic models inspired by characters from their favourite books with Ania, which are currently being displayed in Kildare Town Library. They will eventually be displayed in our own school library. Take a look at all of the fantastic work!