Category: Senior Language 2018/19

Eggcellent Easter Fun!

We had great fun preparing for Easter by making “birds nests” using All Bran, chocolate and mini eggs in the cookery kitchen. We also had a blast on our Easter egg hunt where we searched all over the yard for Easter treasure! The children made lovely clay Easter eggs which they painted and decorated too. Well done to all the children on their hard work last term and we hope you enjoyed the holidays!

 

Trip to Costa!

The children worked very hard before the Easter break to achieve the goals they had agreed with Ms. Harding. As a reward and celebration of their great achievements, Ms. Harding treated them to a trip to Costa. Well done everyone!

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge was a great success with all the children making their best effort to use cúpla focal timpeall na scoile!! The children learned all about the history of St. Patrick and they learned a seanfhocal or proverb each day. We had a ceilí mór on Friday, where all the children learned two Irish jigs. We spent the week learning “Beidh Aonach Amárach” to prepare for our sing-along at assembly on Friday. Congratulations to Juliette who was our “Gaeilgeóir na Seachtaine”. Below is a picture of our Lá Glas;

 

World Book Day

We had a great week celebrating World Book Day with lots of exciting activities. The theme this year was an Irish one so we focused on Irish Myths and Legends. The children chose 3 of their favourite Irish myths to learn about; Children of Lir, Cú Chulainn and The Salmon on Knowledge. We learned all about the stories and acted them out in class. The children then chose characters from the legends to dress up as for our character parade on Friday. Check out our costumes below!

We also had a visit from a storyteller who really captured our imaginations by telling us two great stories. We invented our own characters then and drew pictures of them.

The book fair was also a huge hit and the children loved browsing the books for some new reading material.

Pancake Tuesday

We had great fun making pancakes for Pancake Tuesday! We looked up the recipe and decided on our favourite toppings before getting busy with the frying pan. Well done to all our little chefs in the making!

 

 

February Fun!

We’ve had a busy few weeks in the Senior Language Class. We had a very successful Grandparents Day on 31st January. We loved meeting all our students’ grandparents and hearing all about what school was like when they were young. We made cards and pictures for them and everyone had a great day.

We have also been learning about the Chinese New Year, we learned that 2019 is the Year of the Pig and we learned about the Chinese Zodiac Story. The children made Chinese lanterns to celebrate the Chinese New Year on 5th February.

We had a visit from a dietitian as part of the SuperValu Cooking Allstars Programme. She taught us about nutrition and simple recipes we can make ourselves.  We have been given lots of great equipment and recipes for our cookery. We are looking forward to getting started after midterm break.

Finally, we had a Valentine’s Bake Sale to raise funds for our school. We had lots of fun sampling all the treats and even had some left over to bring home for our families…Happy Valentine’s Everyone!

 

Project Presentation

Well done to all the children in the Senior Language Class who have been working really hard on their “African Animal Projects”. They did a fantastic job researching and gathering information in school and at home. On Friday, they each stood up and presented their work to the class. Great work everyone!

Healthy Living Week

We had a wonderful week last week celebrating healthy living week! We started with dancing at assembly on Monday and had lots of fun trying a variety of  healthy habits all week. We did yoga, fruit and vegetable sampling, mindfulness practice as well as lots of extra P.E sessions. The children also made posters to promote healthy living messages around the school. Well done to everyone for kicking off 2019 with such a healthy start.

 

December Fun!

We’ve had a super month in the Language Class this December. We’ve been busy in the cookery kitchen making some of our favourite treats like ginger bread men and flapjacks. We’ve made great progress with our Music Generation violin lessons. We’ve also been getting creative with our Christmas art making Christmas decorations, reindeer, elves and cards. Our last week before the holidays was a fun filled week with lots happening. On Monday we had a visit from the Sam Maguire, Tuesday we met Santa and had a sing along with the Garda Band. On Wednesday, we had our Christmas concert, which we had been practising for all month. It went so well and everyone was really proud. Finally, on Friday we exchanged our Kris Kindle gifts and had a well deserved Christmas party with lots of dancing and games. We hope we are on Santa’s “nice list” after all our hard work!!

 

Science Week

 

We have come to the end of Science Week, and what a week it has been! We visited the incredible space dome on Monday, where we learned about the stars and planets. On Wednesday, we carried out a crime scene investigation where we tested soil left at the crime scene to see if was acidic or basic and then carried out chromatography to identify what pen was used to write the note left behind. Miss Scarlett was guilty in the end! On Thursday we  met Ian and his amazing birds of prey, Christian even got to hold an owl…check out our pictures from a super science week;