3 Mar

  5th Class have been learning all about The Famine or ‘An Gorta Mór’. We have been exploring how the famine affected people’s lives in Ireland at the time and how we are still seeing the effects of the Famine today.  We talked about famine ships in detail and read different books about famine ships and the conditions on board. We then had to design and make our own famine ships based on all the information we had gathered. The pupils had to plan their design and consider what materials they used. Three  materials had to be recyclable.Have a look at the amazing achievements... 

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4 Apr

Fifth class pupils turned into bakers just before the Easter holidays. In groups theymade queen cakes, with every member of the group having a job- measuring, stirring, beating etc. When they were baked and cooled, we decorated our buns with butter icing and chocolate eggs!! If you want to make some just ask a fifth class pupil- they wrote the recipe too!! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption... 

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4 Apr

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21 Feb

Our 5km cycle on Tuesday last was a great success with a great crowd taking part.  The beautiful weather on the day helped add to the carnival atmosphere.  After assembly Garda Chris O Meara, who came out on his day off, gave us a safety talk before we we set off.  Local Sergeant Mark Kelly and Senan Gardiner from An Taisce brought reflective arm bands and jackets for those who didn’t have theirs.  Most of the pupils from 5th and 6th Class took part along with parents Colm Brophy and Aileen Hoyne along with our youngest participant Saoirse.  Ms Hogan and Green School Co-ordinator Mrs... 

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28 Nov

    Since the start of November fifth class have been busy mathematicains. They have learned about 2D shapes and fractions. Beautiful designs were made with tesselating 2D shapes and fun was had trying to make pictues with tangrams. If you want to revise your shapes and fractions go to  

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28 Nov

Fifth are having such fun in their pottery classes with Finn. We have already made heads (some crazy, some beautiful) and have moved on to our second project. Working with the clay involves great skill and we are rising to the challenge!  

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26 Nov

           As we seek our Fourth Green Flag we are concentrating on transportation and how to lower our global foot print.  In line with this last Friday 5th and 6th Class had a very informative day on bike safety with Senan Gardiner.  We learned how to do the “M Check” on our bikes and how to do the life saver Look before overtaking obstacles or turning.  We had great fun trying to keep between the obstacles with one or two not able to keep their feet off the ground.  The slow bicycle race was also a challenge for some who are more used to going fast.  Danny in 6th Class kept Senan... 

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7 Nov

  Fifth Class pupils dressed up as famous people from history last week – and had such fun doing it.  We wrote interesting reports and fabulous presentations.  The re-elected Barack Obama was among our visitors.  Steve Jobs, Eva Peron, John Wilks Booth, Abraham Lincon, Thomas Eddison, Helen Keller were all represented.  All the pupils researched their character and shared their new information with the class.  

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5 Oct

Fifth Class are delighted to have David back again to coach them in the skills of tag rugby.  Their sessions are fun packed and very energetic .  As you can see from the photographs below the pupils enjoy the sessions greatly!          

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15 Jun

In class we wrote and illustrated our own books for junior and senior infants. Today we had the opportunity to do shared reading with the younger children. We had great fun even though some of audience were quite difficult to impress.  

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