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Here you can read all about the activities that keep us busy. To download a photo, click on the icon 'Open image in new window' in the upper right-hand corner beside the photo, then right click on the image and choose 'Save image as'. Go to the news archive in the right navigation for the 2015-2016 and the 2016-2017 school year activities.

March 2018
We got exciting new equipment for our class. We got a weighted mat, a body sox, a fishing magnetic game, an octo play fun pack, a balancing board and so much more. We had great fun testing them out. We learned all about the Native Americans, we learned about the tools they used, where they lived, what they ate and their art work. Mrs McCabe brought in different artefacts, some were replicas but some were real. Ciara had a lot of fun dressing up. As a class we made a project and have it displayed outside our classroom for everyone to see. Alex and Elijah were very brave this month. Elijah ate a yogurt for the first time and Alex ate toast for lunch for the first time! There was a visit from an important person: the active school inspector. We showed him all the things we do to stay active. He was very impressed. On the 16th of March we had Lá Glas. The school wore green, sang songs and danced to traditional music. It was so much fun.
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February 2018
This month was the beginning of a new season (even though it still looks like winter!). Some of Mrs Austin’s class came to visit us and we painted a still life of snow drops, one of the first flowers of Spring. We made Valentine’s day cards for our mothers. We painted them first and then covered them in glitter. They were beautiful, our mothers were so happy. On pancake Tuesday we made egg free pancakes, they were delicious. We all worked together to make them. For the toppings we had butter, sugar and lemon juice. A very fun month!
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January 2018
In January we made stamps. We used cardboard, string and glue to make a stamp. Each student drew a different shape and once the stamp was created the students painted blue paint onto it and made patterns on a large sheet of paper. This January we are working hard at keeping fit. Every day we do the active challenge, we say the slogan, we dance to different songs. Gavin loves the chicken dance from the gonoodle website and we do exercises like run on the spot and jumping jacks. Each morning we do exercises on yard with the entire school. We take it in turns to be the leader. In round 1 of the Credit Union art competition New Ross Ciarán, Sam and Gavin won certificates and money for coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 8 – 10 special category. Sam went on to round 2 of the competition where he came 3rd place. We are all very proud of them.
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December 2017
In the month of December we did a lot of fun things, we made shoe boxes for team hope, Santa came to visit, we had our Christmas play, the goats from Bóthar came to visit before they travelled to Africa and we went on our Christmas walk to Huntington castle where we saw the model of Bethlehem. The shoeboxes were for children who don’t get Christmas presents, so we had a chance to make them happy. We filled the boxes with things the children might like such as toys, sweets and copy books. We had a very special visit from Santa. He sat in his grotto and we went to visit him, he gave us a selection box. It was yummy! The entire school went for a Christmas walk to Huntington castle. We all wore Santa hats and played in the castle grounds.
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November 2017
This November we studied magnetism. The 13th of November to the 17th was science week. We learned about different types of magnets, the north and south poles, how magnets attract and repel each other, what materials stick and do not stick to a magnet. We conducted lots of experiments to show what sticks and does not stick to a magnet in our room and how north and south poles attract and repel each other. We made a compass using magnets with a north and south pole with Miss Creane. We used a bar magnet, a piece of paper, cellotape, string and a ruler to make the compass. We tested our compasses and they worked. They were very fun to make!
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October 2017
October went by so fast there was another birthday boy in our class this month. Alex turned 9 years old. He had a very special chocolate ice-cream cake and ate lots of Pringles and sweets. On Friday the 27th of October a frightening thing happened in Clonegal. Ghouls and spooks came to school, not a child was to be seen. Sam was replaced by a skeleton, Ciaran was replaced by Batman, Alex was replaced by Superman, Elijah was replaced by a werewolf, Gavin was replaced by Dracula and Ciara was replaced by a cheetah. The ghouls and spooks went to Huntington Castle to roam the grounds. That day the ghouls and spooks haunted Huntington Castle. Back in class we had a Halloween party and carved a pumpkin. Alex won the pumpkin in a raffle. It was a spooktacular day.
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September 2017
It’s great to see all the children after their summer holidays. September has been a great month. It was Sam’s birthday. He turned 9 years old. We had a lovely party in our class with a big chocolate cake. It was delicious! Our class is so lucky we got a great new bike. We take turns using it. It helps us with our core muscles, balance and coordination. We also learned all about the Vikings. We learned about Viking villages, long ships, their technology, what clothes they wore, how they conquered other lands and the Gods they worshiped. As a class we made a Viking settlement with houses and long ships. We made them out of clay, cardboard, matchsticks and paint. With crepe paper, paint and pipe cleaners we made trees and we painted a river and land on a large piece of board. We are very proud of our work!
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