Houses and homes

  We learned about houses and homes. We learned about all the different types of houses there are. We learned about the different amenities and facilities people consider when buying a house. We thought about Ardclough and wondered what it would be like in fifty years time. We decided to make some plans.  First, we worked together in groups surveying the area, drawing maps and thinking about what  facilities and amenities we would like.     We created our future to...
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Spring animals

In spring, we had some little baby chick eggs in the school. They were kept in an incubator. Ms Killeen told us that we were due to hatch in 21 days or three weeks. We saw them rattling around in their eggs before they hatched. Some of them hatched before the others. We all thought they were extremely CUTE! They liked to chirp and walk around and peck on weetabix. We had some little lambs visit the school also.    
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People who help us – Our parents came to visit us and tell us about the work they do.

We were learning about jobs people do. We were very lucky to have some of our parents in to explain about the work they do. We had Séamus, the pharmacist. Séamus helps people by giving them the medicines and treatments they need when they are sick. Séamus showed us inhalers, vitamins and creams.   We had three nurses visit us also. Nurses care for people when they are unwell or when they need help. Tracy demonstrated how she puts slings and bandages on her patients. ...
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Lá Glas

First class enjoyed a lot of our coicís na Gaeilge activities. We learned about Clann Lir and St. Patrick in history. We made shamrock men and women. Natalie, the school's Irish dancing teacher came in to teach us a couple of rince Gaeilge. Thaitin sin go mór linn. On our Lá Glas, we celebrated by doing our drama Gaeilge 'Na Trí Mhuc'. We also spoke Irish as much as we could throughout the fornight, especially on Lá Glas. Everyone made a great effort. We dressed up in a...
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An author came to visit

Our class were very lucky to have a special visitor in our classroom. Caroline Finnerty, author of The Last Goodbye and My Sister's Child. Caroline popped in to tell us all about how she manages to write books. She spoke about her ideas for her books and of the very long process and time involved in writing a book. Caroline said that many times it is necessary to change her ideas and re-do her story to make it better. Our class were amazed at the work involved in writing a book, however, we all ...
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Grandparents day

We celebrated Grandparents week the last of January. We invited some grandparents in and they told us all about life when they were our age. They told us about school, their past times and different things they had in their homes compared to what we have now . Thanks to all our grandparents who have helped us learn about changes in life around us.
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Christmas activities 2016

Our class began work creating a story for our school play. We had lots of fun doing this and enjoyed the practice. We chose to do a nice story about the true meaning of Christmas.   We made salt dough Christmas decorations. We made this by mixing flour,salt and water. We had to put them in the oven to bake them. Afterwards, we painted and decorated them and finally put them on our Christmas trees.     We also went to visit the Ark in Dubl...
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Autumn 2016 with 1st class 2016/2017

We went on an autumn walk around the school looking for signs of autumn. We found some snails... We found some rose hips. We found some sloes.We found some acorns. We found helicopter leaves, which come from the Sycamore tree.We know at this time of year many leaves fall from the trees. We learned about how animals hibernate in autumn. We made little Harry hedgehogs with spikes and pinched noses with clay. We painted them brown and grey colours. We know they will go for a big sleep at t...
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