Ms Forde’s 1st Class – Active Week 2018

We were very busy last week (18 – 22 June) for our Active Week. There were a lot of fun activities everyday. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning there was a Wake and Shake hosted by Ms Forde and Ms Kavanagh (special thanks to Ms O Neill and Ms Cruise). On Tuesday, First Class joined Second and Third Class for our School Sports Day at O’Dwyers GAA club. We took part in a running race, sack race, spud and spoon race, wheelbarrow race and three legged race. Later, we had a lot of fun trying out new games. On Thursday, we had a frisbee workshop in the hall. Later we had fun on the bouncy castles outside in the playground. It was so exciting! On Friday, we played some playground games outside. Later in the hall, we each received our certificate for completing our Active homework during the week. Children who won races at the Sports Day received a medal and certificate. We were so exhausted after the sports and games but were so happy to receive an iced lolly from the Parents’ Association. Well done to everyone for...

No water in building – school closing

Dear families, There is no water in the school building today. For health and safety reasons the school is closing with immediate effect. A text message has been sent to all parents. Please collect your child from the school as soon as possible. If your child attends a creche please inform your creche of this closure. First Class children on tour are not affected and should be collected as normal at 2.40pm. Thank...

Learning about the Titanic in Ms Forde’s First Class.

The topic for SESE in May was Transport. In History, we learned all about the Titanic. We did landscape artwork of the Titanic at night. We used black paper and chalk pastels.         Alice and Saoirse worked together to write a recount about the Titanic: The Titanic Work began on white star liner newest steam ship, Titanic. Titanic was the largest ship, they said. There was first class for rich people, second class for kind of rich people and third class for poor people. Passengers arrived excited! The Titanic had a swimming pool for swimming. And a ball room for dancing. It set sail from Southampton, Engand to New York on April 2nd 1912. In the middle of the night the Titanic crashed into an iceberg and sank. They tried to evacuate. They called for help. The people scrambled to get into a lifeboat. A lot of people died. Some of them survived. It was very sad. A ship called the Carpathia rescued the people which survived on board. Then the ship went to New York. The...

Hot air balloons in Ms Forde’s First Class

The children have been busy learning about transport this term. For art, we worked in pairs to put paper mache on a balloon. It took a lot of hard work and patience to put PVA glue and paper on the balloons. We put one layer of ripped up newspaper and one layer of ripped up white paper. We left the paper mache to dry in a cool place. The next week, we made a plan with our partner about how we would decorate our balloons. When we were happy with our plan, we took turns to paint patterns, colours and shapes on the paper mache. It was hard work, but we were all very happy with the result. Did you know? The hot air balloon was invented by two French brothers – Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfer in 1783. The first people on a hot air balloon were animals! – A sheep, a rooster and a duck! Their view was probably not...