Thursday, 19 October 2017

A Great Start!
We are delighted to be back in 3rd and 4th class with Ms Clarke. We have had so much fun over the last few weeks! Read our blog to see what we have been learning about.

In English this term, we are reading the novel "The BFG" by Roald Dahl. We love reading about Sophie and her amazing adventures with The BFG. We especially love the descriptions of the other terrible giants. For Roald Dahl day, we made our own BFG cut out character and we wrote about our favourite part of the story, drew our favourite character and wrote our own potions for a dream jar.

Hurling skills
In PE we have started hurling skills. Thanks to Padraic from Meath Coaching and Games for coming in every Thursday to coach us. We are having a great time learning new skills!

In science we have been learning about the two types of electricity - current and static. We had great fun trying out different experiments when learning about static electricity. We could move pieces of paper by "charging" up our pens with positive ions! We used a balloon to pick up rice krispies. We then had great fun using the balloon to create whacky hairstyles!

We tried to move the flow of water with our charged up pens. It was amazing to see the water move towards the pen!

Meet the fish, eat the fish.
On Wednesday 18th October we had two special visitors to our school. Pauric and Irene White from the Forge Restaurant came to introduce us to many different types of fish. We also got to feel the fish and we were surprised at how smooth the fish were.  We then learned the process of fish finger making. First we covered slices of salmon with flour. Next we dipped this in egg wash. Finally we covered this in breadcrumbs. Then Irene fried the fish fingers using rapeseed oil from Slane.  The smell was lovely and the fish fingers were delicious - the nicest fish fingers that we have ever tasted!

We also learned how to make brown bread. We learned what ingredients to use and where these ingredients came from. We were delighted to taste the brown bread when it was baked. The smell in the classroom was lovely. We enjoyed delicious brown bread smothered in jam!

Maths Week in First Class

We are having great fun for Maths Week doing different maths stations; making patterns with peg boards and Jegro Patterns, standing on the correct answer on the Dance Mat and matching activities. We also have no written homework this week - instead we have Maths Games and Maths Quizzes.  We are really excited about our Maths trail tomorrow!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

1st Class History News

For History this week we are learning about schools now and schools long ago so we decided to make a little visit to the old school and compare it to our new school. We had great fun exploring the old school!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Our School Year by 3rd & 4th class

We have had a great year in 3rd & 4th class with Ms Tinnelly. We have had great fun and we have made a lot of memories!!

This year in science, we learned a lot of things. We carried out a lot of investigations. 
We learned about shadows and how the sun moves which then makes our shadow move.

We made bridges from spaghetti and marshmallows. 

We went outside to carry out a soil investigation and found out about the different types of soil.

We had a healthy year in 3rd & 4th class. We enjoyed a range of active activities  and active homework. We made smoothies in class. They were yum!!!

Fire fighters                                                                                          One day the fire fighters from Kells fire station came to school.They talked about fire safety and how long it takes to destroy a sitting room - it takes one minute!. Then they let us try on the breathing apartatus.

Special Visitor
A very special visitor came to our school. John Quinn, an Irish author came to tell us about his books. He was very interesting. He talked about a lot of things and the books that he has written like Becky Bounces Back, Lily and Esme, The sSummer of Lily and Esme and Duck and Swan. It was Lilly Kangley's birthday and John gave Lily a signed copy of his book!!

In art, we had a very creative year. We made lots of lovely things, drew lots of lovely pictures and painted many works of art!!! We enjoyed making hot air balloons with paper mache.

We also made and decorated gingerbread men. There were some very well dressed gingerbread men running around Moynalty that day!!!!

Our School Tour
This year our school tour was the best ever!!!! There was a range of things to do like archery tag, go karting on the beach and follow the rope.
In archery tag, all you had to do was pull back the string and fire! In go karting, we practiced a few rounds and then had a race. It was so fast and so much fun!
We really enjoyed our day.