Category Archives: Class News

Speech & Language Virtual Drop in Clinic April – November

HSE Meath are running virtual drop in clinics for any parent who are worried about their child’s speech and language needs. It is an opportunity to seek general advice directly from speech and language professionals. Calls can be video or phone calls. See poster below for details !

Mother Tongues – Friends in a Pandemic

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Friends in a pandemic! A project to boost English language skills, make new friends and get creative together!

Mother Tongues is planning a series of weekly sessions for children and teens who want to make new friends, practice new skills under the expert guide of some of the best artists in Ireland and improve their English in a safe and welcoming environment.
From painting to drama, from stop-motion art to creative writing, there will be something for every child/teen to get stuck in!
The workshops will be available for all ages (primary and secondary school) but will be open only to children and teens who need to improve their English language skills and for whom English is not the first language.
Currently the project is planned to take place online during term time, but we also plan to run a Summer school, if there is enough interest.
We are gathering information to find out which schools would be interested in finding out more about this initiative.
We will organise a number of open evenings for schools and parents to learn more about this project.
Find out more about Mother Tongues at www.mothertongues.ie
To express your interest please fill in the google doc below

October in Katie’s Fifth Class

This month the children completed lessons based on World War I across a range of subjects – History, Visual Arts, Geography and English. They researched areas of interest using iPads based on the topic and created projects in various formats (PowerPoint presentations, posters, books, art work, etc.). They presented their projects to the class at the end of the month. Everybody put a huge amount of effort into their project.

  

   

In Visual Arts lessons the class designed World War I themed silhouettes. They used chalk pastels to create a sunrise background and used black card to make a silhouette depicting an element of life during World War I.

  

   

The children also made autumnal clay bowls in Visual Arts lessons. A range of techniques and skills were used to create their bowls (rolling the clay, using moulds, shaping the clay, etc.).

  

  

Our school participated in Maths Week during the week of the 12th of October. We had lots of fun playing various card games to improve our mental arithmetic. We looked for elements of maths in the world around us and created ‘Maths Eyes’ posters to show how maths is everywhere!

  

In Science lessons we learned about the different parts of plants and their functions. We planted bulbs and are delighted to see plenty of growth already!

  

A huge congratulations to everyone who received their pen licence in October! Maith sibh!

  

  

 

Dress Up Day in Louise’s 1st class

We had a wonderful day today to mark our 8 weeks back at school.  We began our day with art and learned how to make bat silhouettes using pastels, before taking part in a Dress Up parade around our school.  After small break, we became Scientists and tried to re-create George’s Marvellous Medicine.  It wasn’t long until it was Golden Time and then we were ready for home.

I hope you and your families have a lovely mid-term and I look forward to seeing all of the children on Monday week.  Louise.

September in Katie’s Fifth Class

We are all delighted to be back in school and have had a very busy few weeks. We have all adapted very quickly to our new school routine.

We created self-portraits in Visual Arts lessons. See if you can recognise anyone!

We also learned about a famous artist, Henri Matisse, who was renowned for his collage work. The boys and girls created name collages using a range of coloured card.

  

The children really enjoyed our History lessons. We learned all about Grace O’Malley, the infamous pirate queen. The boys and girls completed lots of different writing activities based on her adventurous life.

A huge congratulations to everyone in our class who received their pen licence in September! Maith sibh!