Today, First Class to Sixth Class were invited to the Visual in Carlow to take part in Art and Drama workshops. For the Drama workshop, we looked at the backstage area and played some games on stage. We looked at the work of four artists and built a structure in the Art workshop. Thank you to the Visual for inviting us and we look forward to returning for more fun activities.
Three Sixth Class pupils went to each of the classrooms and asked the children about their learning in January.
Junior and Senior Infants
We have enjoyed making numbers using the Dienes blocks. We loved making our Chinese New Year lanterns and all about penguins and robots in Science.
First and Second Class
We love doing projects and have made a rocket in Science and now we are making paper planets. We learned all about France in English and love doing Tag Rugby in P.E. with our coach, John.
Third and Fourth Class
We have been learning all about Space this month. In History, we studied the life and work of Neil Armstrong, in Geography and Science we learned about the planets and phases of the moon. We each completed a project on a planet. In Art, we used Clay to create aliens. We are also enjoying writing in the genre of Recount.
Fifth and Sixth Class
We have enjoyed learning about The Great Irish Famine this month in History. We also learned about famine around the world today and how organisations help out. We enjoyed reading ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ in English and for homework. Canon Brian visits us each Friday morning and we are enjoying our conversations about History and the world. We are hoping to plan a trip together soon.
We celebrated Chinese New Year this month too. This year is the year of the Rabbit and we enjoyed finding out the animal for the year we were born.
This week we had some celebrations, as it was announced that Michelle Hunter Garland got the job of Principal of the school. Michelle has been Acting Principal for five years and did an amazing job leading the school. The children made cards for Michelle and enjoyed some of the cake! Congratulations to Michelle and we look forward to many more years, under her leadership.
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