Friday, 9th October, 2015
The pupils from Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes attended the Volopa Irish Challenge Golf Tour Event in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed participating in a golf lesson. Many thanks to CGI Ireland for organising our golf lesson and thank you to Matthew Southgate and Ruaidhrí McGee for sharing their golfing experience with the pupils. It was an enjoyable afternoon. Take a look at us in action.
Friday, 2nd October, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Tom Sykes who kindly brought in chickens to show our classroom. We really enjoyed learning lots of interesting information. Thank you to Tom for his informative visit.
Wednesday, 24th June, 2015
We extend our best wishes to 6th Class as they move on to secondary school. It has been a pleasure working with them and sharing lots of memories. We would like to wish them happiness and success in all they do.
Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015
We participated in Hip Hop lessons as part of our Active Schools Week. It was great fun. We enjoyed the lesson. Many thanks to our instructor Caoimhe for teaching us.
Monday, 22nd June, 2015
We really enjoyed Sports Day. We participated in running, sack, jersey and egg and spoon races. We also enjoyed a morning of team station activities. Many thanks to all who helped out on the day. It was an enjoyable day.
Monday, 22nd June, 2015
We have been participating in a Maths pilot project called Green Maths. We have thoroughly enjoyed working on the lessons. Throughout the project, we have been busy designing house plans and drawing them to scale. We have used lots of our Maths skills to help us with our project. We measured the area and perimeter of our school and used this to guide us in our measurements. At the end of the project, we created a 3D model to scale of our creative plans. We look forward to continuing work on this project next year.
Friday, 19th June, 2015
Many thanks to Ms. Bryan for organising a fun dance session. We had great fun dancing together.
Wednesday, 17th June, 2015
As part of Active Schools Week, we participated in tennis lessons. Many thanks to Tullow Tennis Club for their great work coaching us. We really enjoyed the lesson.
Tuesday, 16th June, 2015
The pupils from 1st to 6th Classes visited Dunmore Caves and Kilkenny Activity Centre on their school tour. The pupils enjoyed their visit to Dunmore Caves and had a guided tour of the caves. It was really interesting. The pupils participated in Bubble Soccer, Splatball, Obstacles Course and Captain Jack’s Inflatables at the Activity Centre. It was great fun. We thoroughly enjoyed the outing.
Friday, 6th February, 2015
We have undertaken work on the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. The Junior Entrepreneur Programme encourages pupils to embrace entrepreneurship. The pupils will use their creativity to come up with individual business ideas and together as a class they choose one idea to work on. The pupils will research their customers, work out their costs and decide on a price to charge for their product. The pupils will learn about marketing, design, production and sales. At the end of the programme, the pupils will organise a showcase day to display the results of their hard work. We have been very busy learning about entrepreneurship and we have been working together to come up with product ideas in groups. Many thanks to Les Codd for his interesting and informative visit to our class to share his experience of business. Many thanks to Jacqui McNabb, Trevor Heron and Ms. Carpenter who shared their expertise and guided us towards selecting a product during a Dragon’s Den style showcase. We are looking forward to learning more about entrepreneurship over the coming months. Well done to the pupils on their dedicated work on the project.
Friday, 24th October, 2014
This month we have been very busy learning about Co. Carlow. We have been examining materials in Science. We thoroughly enjoyed our outing to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin to see a performance of the musical ‘Shrek’. We have also completed a variety of work on the theme of Hallowe’en. All classes were learning the concepts of long multiplication and long division. We also began work on an exciting new Mathematics project called Maths Eyes. It has been an enjoyable month and we have learned lots.
We enjoyed our fancy dress day. Take a look at us in our costumes. We also enjoyed a school dance as part of our Active Flag work.
We have completed a range of creative Art work over the last month. We really enjoyed working with a wide range of materials. In recent weeks, we enjoyed working with clay to create a coil pot and a 3D model.
We enjoyed working on the theme of Materials in Science. We learned that warm air rises and we made spirals to test this theory.
We identified that materials can be categorised as solid, liquid or gas. We also examined a wide range of materials and grouped them according to their properties. We investigated if changing the shape of a material will impact on its strength. We completed an experiment to test if air carries weight and we learned that air fills any space.
Teacher demonstrated how air fills a space. What do you think will happen when teacher removes her hand from the cardboard?
The cardboard remains in place because the air fills up the space inside the cup.
We made slime in Science. The slime we created is called a polymer. A polymer is a material that is difficult to categorise. It will fit any shape and it spreads out. A polymer is formed when certain materials are mixed together to form a chain. It was great fun. We are using our slime in Maths to test its elasticity.
We wrote prayers in R.E. and we created wall projects to illustrate our learning about Carlow. We really enjoyed making tourist brochures and comparing photographs of Tullow today with photographs taken in the 1800s.
In Drama, we worked in groups to perform an advertisement for a product. It was great fun working together. In September, we learned about the human body and we made examples of working lungs. It was very interesting.
Friday, 20th June, 2014
We enjoyed our End of Year Service in St. Columba’s Church. The pupils read very well and it was a lovely Service. We were very proud to raise our fifth Green Flag after the Service. We would like to send our best wishes to sixth class as they finish up at St. Columba’s. We will miss them. We would like to wish the pupils every success for the future.
Thursday, 12th June, 2014
Today we had great fun at an Athletics workshop. We thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Thank you to the instructor for an enjoyable afternoon.
Tuesday, 10th June, 2014
Today we went on a field trip to Carlow. We visited the Browneshill Dolmen. We were amazed at the height and size of the dolmen. We learned that the capstone is the oldest in Europe and it weighs 150 tonnes. We also visited Oak Park and enjoyed our picnic. We also played in the playground. It was great fun. After lunch, we visited Carlow County Museum. It was fascinating. There are a wide variety of artifacts on display. We enjoyed the exhibits. We explored a variety of artifacts and tools dating back to the neolithic ages. We then visited Carlow Military Museum. We enjoyed seeing the army artifacts and uniforms. The exhibition is specifically based on the military history of Carlow. It was fascinating. Thank you to all the tour guides who made our visits so enjoyable. Many thanks to the adults who helped out on the trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the day out.
Friday, 30th May, 2014
We have been very busy this week making 3D models of lighthouses. They look fantastic. We really enjoyed working on electricity in Science. We built circuits and added light bulbs to our lighthouses. We are very proud of our hard work. Take a look at some of our finished lighthouse models.
Tuesday, 27th May, 2014
Our sunflower seeds are growing really well. Take a look at how tall they have grown.
Friday, 23rd May, 2014
Today, a guest speaker visited our school for an energy workshop. It was really interesting. We identified the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy and discussed how we can conserve energy. The workshop taught us about the variety of ways to produce electricity. We had great fun making a circuit using potatoes, creating a human newton’s cradle and playing an energy interactive board game. Thank you to Una for the interesting workshop. It was really enjoyable.
Wednesday, 14th May, 2014
Take a look at our sunflower seeds. They have started to grow already.
Friday, 9th May, 2014
Today we planted sunflower seeds. We are going to monitor their growth over the coming weeks. We are looking forward to planting them in our garden.
Over the last few weeks we have been very busy learning about electricity. We built circuits to power a light. We discovered how to make the bulb brighter. It was great fun. Our favourite experiment was adding a switch to our circuit. In groups we also built a circuit to power a small motor. It was really enjoyable. Take a look at us in action.
Friday, 2nd May, 2014
This week we have been learning about capacity in Mathematics. We enjoyed our hands on capacity workshop in the sunshine. We measured and compared the capacity of a variety of everyday containers in groups. We enjoyed solving some capacity problems.
In Science, we have been experimenting with magnets. We explored which materials magnets are attracted to. We also found out why the earth is like a large magnet. We tested objects to see if magnets work through certain materials. It was a really interesting topic.
Friday, 11th April, 2014
We have been learning about Forces in Science. We really enjoyed working on the different experiments. They were great fun. We discovered that different surfaces have an impact on moving objects. We built bridges and towers. Take a look at us in action.
We have also been working very creatively on the Bishop’s Art Competition. The theme for this year is Dóchas which means bringing hope. The theme is linked to the Bishop’s Appeal which is the Church’s World Aid and Development Programme. The pupils created wonderful designs and used a wide variety of materials to portray the theme. It was a great learning experience.
Monday, 31st March, 2014
The pupils in fourth, fifth and sixth classes participated in a puppetry lesson based on the performance of ‘War Horse’ they attended on their recent school tour. The Tony award winning puppetry company ‘Handspring’ which is based in South Africa created the puppets for the theatrical performance of ‘War Horse’. The puppetry company offer workshops to schools based on the performance. It was a wonderful experience for the pupils. They studied the movement of horses and learned how the actors perform and control the puppets of the horses in the performance. The pupils learned how to use props as puppets and the importance of team work. In small groups the pupils showcased a performance of a horse moving and reacting at the end of the session. The performances were terrific with lots of sound effects, expression and movement. It was a terrific lesson. Thank you to Melanie for the wonderful experience.
Friday, 28th March, 2014
We had a fantastic day out on our School Tour. We visited the Natural History Museum in Dublin. We saw a wide variety of native Irish animals and creatures from around the world. It was really interesting and very educational. Our tour of the Book of Kells was fantastic. We have been learning about the Book of Kells in class and it was a great opportunity to see it on display in Trinity College. We also got to walk through the library. We had a picnic in the grounds of Trinity College. After lunch, we visited the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to see a performance of War Horse. It was fantastic. We read the novel in class and really enjoyed it. A wonderful day was had by all. Thank you to the adults who helped out on the day.
Friday, 14th March, 2014
This week we were delighted to have three rugby cups visit our school. It was a fantastic experience. We got to hold the cups and teacher took photographs of us. Thank you to Larry Canavan of Tullow Rugby Club for organising the visit. We are looking forward to participating in the upcoming Rugby Blitz.
We also gave out prizes for our high visibility jacket designs. All the designs were very creative and teacher was very impressed with our ideas to keep us safe. Well done to all pupils in their thoughtful and creative designs.
This week we also photographed some of the creatures that we found living in the grounds of our school. We are trying to enhance the living conditions for the creatures in our school. We regularly feed the birds, fill the bird bath with water and keep our school tidy and litter free. Well done to the pupils for their hard work.
Tuesday, 4th March, 2014
Today we made pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. We recorded the recipe in Irish. It was great fun. We made the batter and teacher cooked the pancakes. They were delicious.
Friday, 28th February, 2014
This week we celebrated safety week in our school. We took some photographs of our learning. We undertook a traffic survey to determine which day of the week is the busiest on the roads. We learned lots about safety and we designed posters with safety messages. On Friday we also practiced a fire drill and we dressed up in safety clothing. We are all safety experts. We also went on a Maths trail. It was a practical and fun lesson. Take a look at us in action.
Wednesday, 19th February, 2014
Mike Glynn visited our classroom to teach us about Irish birds today. It was a really enjoyable lesson. We listened to the sounds of various birds and learned to recognise their sounds. It was really interesting. Mike also brought in binoculars and telescopes and we went bird watching in the school grounds. We saw lots of birds. It was a great opportunity to identify the regular birds that we see around the school grounds. We took some photographs of our lesson.
Monday, 17th February, 2014
We have been learning to sew over the past few weeks. We have been practicing different stitches such as the straight, chevron, diamond and cross stitch. Our wonderful work is on display. We created lovely pictures with borders. We also enjoyed painting on hessian material. We sewed onto the hessian to create pictures. Our teacher was very impressed with our sewing skills.
We had a fun Mathematics lesson today. We played games in groups to practice our problem solving skills. It was an enjoyable lesson and a fun way to learn.
Friday, 14th February, 2014
Here are some photographs of our classroom. We have been very busy writing a summary of our favourite Bible stories. We have been researching a variety of countries for our projects. Learning about the solar system was great fun and we created wall projects about the planets in our solar system. Our word wall is full of exciting new words we have been learning. In Drama we performed group shadow plays. They were great fun and very creative. We have also been studying the weather and learning about barometers, clouds and much more. We are weather experts! We have also been learning about the theme ‘Sa Bhaile’ in Irish. We designed posters and wrote descriptions of our houses. We also wrote emotion poems in English. Our class novel ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo was a fantastic read. We thoroughly enjoyed the novel. We studied the characters from the novel in Drama and created a role on the wall. We are really looking forward to our school tour to see ‘War Horse’ in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in March. Take a look at our wonderful work on display.
Friday, 7th February, 2014
Eleanor visited our classroom this week for a cookery lesson. She taught us how to make scrambled egg on toast. It was delicious and we are looking forward to trying out the recipe. Thank you Eleanor.
Friday, 31st January, 2014
We have been very busy in SESE this month. We made compasses in Geography using needles and magnets. We tested our homemade compasses and they worked really well. We also studied the weather and made wind vanes to test wind direction. We made the most of the windy weather recently when we tested our wind vanes.
Friday, 10th January, 2014
Thank you to Stephen who visited our classroom today to teach us how to play chess. We had lots of fun and thoroughly enjoyed the lesson. We are looking forward to our next lesson.
In Science, we have been learning about light. We created silhouette pictures and experimented with shadows and light.
Friday, 20th December, 2013
We have been very busy this month preparing for our school concert. We are very proud of our pantomime performance of ‘Cinderella & Rockerfella’. The performance showcased the wonderful talents we have. We made lots of props for the play and also painted a beautiful ballroom backdrop.
We really enjoyed watching a DVD of our performance.
We also had lots of fun decorating our classroom for Christmas.
We have lots of Christmas themed displays in our classroom. We have learned to weave. Our stained glass pictures are very festive. We also made lots of Christmas decorations and created frosted branches.
This year we decided to make Christmas presents for each other. We each created a gift for another pupil in our classroom. We delivered our presents to each other and were all delighted with our gifts. They were very thoughtful.
Thursday, 5th December, 2013
We really enjoyed baking with Eleanor today. We made Christmas trees and decorated them. They looked very festive and tasted delicious. Thank you Eleanor.
Friday, 29th November, 2013
We have been learning lots of new skills in GAA. Many thanks to our coaches Don, James and Stephen. Here we are in action:
This week we had great fun in Science. We made zoomers which took flight in our classroom. We also made sail boats and investigated wind energy.
Take a look at what we discovered when we mixed vinegar and bicarbonate of soda:
This week we have been practicing for our school concert. We have been working hard learning our lines and singing. We are looking forward to performing our play on Wednesday, 11th of December and to our Christmas outing to the Gaeity theatre on Friday, 13th of December.
Thursday, 7th November, 2013
We had great fun in PE today playing tag rugby. We scored lots of tries and demonstrated great team work.
A huge thank you to Eleanor who visited our classroom today and baked 15s with us. We had great fun and the 15s tasted delicious.
Wednesday, 6th November, 2013
We enjoyed a nature trail to identify the biodiversity and habitats on the school grounds. Take a look at the interesting creatures and autumnal leaves and berries we discovered.
We have some new additions to our classroom. Say hello to Nemo, Hunky Dory, Nula and Uyo!
We made some pom poms and created spooky spiders for Halloween. We also had fun creating Halloween Irish stories and paintings. Take a look at our pumkin creations!
In SESE ( History, Geography & Science) we have been investigating flags of the world, experimenting with materials and researching schools in the past. We also created projects on County Carlow. We were fascinated by the local history.
In Irish we have been talking about ourselves, learning verbs and investigating place names.
We have been very busy in Mathematics. We have been learning digital time and creating trend graphs. We are very proud of our clocks and graphs.
Take a look at some of our other recent work. We have been writing poems, creating story boards, painting in unusual ways and writing stories in Irish.