News Updates from: First Class

Authors in 1st Class

1st class wrote their own books in station teaching this term. Well done to all the girls and boys, they wrote lovely stories with beautiful handwriting and super illustrations and with great imagination! They read their stories clearly and fluently too

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CRAZY HAIR/VALENTINE’S DAY

We had a Crazy Hair Day on February 13th to help our Parents Association raise funds for the school. It was great fun! 

Derek & Jessica were busy making Valentine’s Hearts with Ms. Moroney. They turned out really well! 

 

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Friendship Week

As part of friendship week, 5th and 6th class pupils organised activities on the yard with the younger classes – skipping, football, chalk drawing and playing with hoola hoops! 

 

 

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CHRISTMAS IN SCOIL BHRÍDE

THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT IS ALIVE AND WELL IN OUR SCHOOL!

 



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Posting our letter to Santa.

It’s that time of year again! Yesterday we made an important trip down the village to the post office to post our letter to Santa. We carefully wrote our letters in station teaching and were very excited to post them!

We hope Santa gets our letters and nobody in First Class gets a bag of coal!!

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Exploding Volcanoes!

This week in Science 1st Class made exploding volcanoes!

If you want to try them at home you will need:

Cardboard, a small jar, a spoon, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, food colouring and washing up liquid.

What to do:

Make a volcano shape out of cardboard. We cut out a circle with a slice missing and cellotaped it up leaving a hole in the top.

Put the jar in the middle of the hole and pour some vinegar, food colouring and washing up liquid into it. We placed our volcano on a tray in case it spilled out onto the table.

Add a spoon of bicarbonate of soda and stand back!

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GET COMPOSTING!!! and BUCKLE ‘EM UP SHERIFFS!!!

We did a project on Composting. Ms. Moran took us to the compost heap in the school and we helped put all the fruit and vegetable peels from all the classes in to it. Worms and flies will work at turning all this waste into lovely rich compost which we will use to grow fresh fruit and vegetables. We learned about what goes into a compost heap and what should be but in the rubbish bins. Watch out for our project which will be displayed in the lectern outside Dunleer Library in November!



We learned all about being safe when travelling in cars – Seat belt Sheriff has taught us how VITAL it is to buckle our seat belts and to use a booster seat (until we are 150 cm tall) even if we are only going on a short journey. We will remind everyone who travels to stay safe by saying to them:  “BUCKLE ‘EM UP SHERIFFS!”




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Emma’s Granny’s Visit

Theresa Kenwright, Emma Hanlon’s granny came to 1st Class to talk to us about what life was like when she was a little girl.

She was one of eleven children so she came from a very busy home. The children helped with the chores, sometimes even bringing the cows with them on their way to school to move them to a different field.

Theresa started school when she was three in what was then called baby infants. There was only herself and another girl in her class and there were only two teachers in the whole school. Her favourite subject was Maths and she went all the way up to 7th Class.

She walked with her brothers and sisters through the fields to school when the bull wasn’t out and her mammy made their lunches of home made brown bread and homemade jam. Her mammy also made their clothes. In the yard at school the girls ran faster than the boys and she liked to play football. There was a fireplace in the classroom and in the winter the children got hot chocolate.

At home Theresa’s brother made a pretend field for the children and they played farming games. At the end of the summer they had great fun hiding in the bales from the harvest.

We really enjoyed listening to all Theresa’s stories and we are very grateful to her for taking the time to come into our class.

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OUR ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK

All pupils took part in our annual sponsored walk. It was a beautiful day and perfect for this event. Lots of Mums, Dads and Grandparents also joined us. Here are some of the photos taken during the walk. Thank you to all who sponsored us, we really appreciate your support and commitment.   You can enlarge a photograph by clicking on it!
















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