.We were very proud to welcome the Brendan Martin Cup to Bayside. Two of the Dublin Ladies Team, Laura McGinley and Emer Ni Eafa visited the classes and the children were delighted to see them as many of them had watched the final. I am sure many of our pupils have been inspired and will be lining out for Dublin in the years to come!
Second class put on their scientist coats today! We all know that plants need water to survive so the children created an experiment to prove this how water travels through plants. They observed the amazing results!
The children in Rooms 5 and 6 dressed up as some of their favourite characters from books they have read. You just might spot Horrid Henry, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Pippi Longstocking or Harry Potter in the pictures below! There’s also a Wally from Where’s Wally hiding!
We have been working as researchers in class using the laptops. We found out lots of interesting information about life in the sea and other topics which were chosen by us. Anna found out the real name of The Girl with the Pearl Earring and Sarah found out who invented the telephone. We are now able to use the internet for research!
G’day! We have been so busy learning all about Australia! We did group projects on Australian animals. We learned some Australian songs. We had an Australia quiz. We painted boomerangs and didgeridoos. We also made cute koalas! We can’t wait to celebrate Australia Day on Monday!
The children in Ms Gahan and Ms Bohan’s classes have gone penguin crazy! We have been learning all about penguins for the last few weeks. We worked really hard on our projects. Friday, November 14th was our penguin day. We even had a real penguin come to visit our class. Can you spot him in the pictures?
Look at the lovely penguins that Ms. Bohan and Ms. Gahan’s class have made! We are doing projects on penguins at the moment and learning lots of fun facts about these lovely animals. Take a look at our creations…
On Thursday 14th of March we had our Pre-Communion mass in the school hall. The hall was beautifully decorated with lots of artwork and lovely daffodils. Fr. Joe said the mass and we were delighted to have Sr. Marie there on the night too. We sang lots of hymns and played our recorders. Our parents and teachers were very proud of us all!
We had a big project day on Friday the 22nd of February. We have been working on our projects for weeks now. There are five project groups and we each found out about a different country. Andraya’s Dad is from The Philippines so her group decided to learn more about this very interesting place. Andraya brought in a special cake that is eaten in The Philippines. We all had some and it was delicious! Thank you, Andraya! Jamie’s Dad’s family come from Portugal so his group decided to learn all about it. They made a lovely Portugal display. We also did projects on The USA, Africa and New Zealand. Some people wrote to the embassies of the countries they were learning about. We really enjoyed learning about different places and are already making our travel plans for when we are older!
Dear Parents/Guardians of Children in Second Class,
Your child will receive the Sacrament of First Penance
On: Monday 15TH April 2013
At: 11.00 a.m.
In: Bayside Church
The children will be brought to the church by their teachers at 10.55 a.m. and they will be seated in pre-arranged places. Parents/Guardians are welcome to introduce the child to the priest for confession at the appropriate time. Parents should sit on side aisles near the relevant class. (In the absence of a parent/guardian the teacher will introduce the child)
Please ensure your child is in full school uniform on the day.
As the children will be receiving a sacrament we ask you to encourage respect for this solemn occasion.
We look forward to celebrating this sacrament together.
We would like to invite all parents/guardians of pupils in second class to attend our
Pre-Communion Mass in the school hall on Thursday, 14th March at 7.30 p.m. Unfortunately due to space considerations, only two people can accompany each child.
Children need to be in school in their designated areas for 7 p.m. Full uniform must be worn.
As usual, we will be appealing for donations of daffodils to decorate the altar and hall. These may be left in the school foyer on the morning of Thursday, 14th.
We are looking forward to seeing you all on this very special occasion.
This year is very special for us as we are making our First Holy Communion. We did a project on Communion when our grandparents and parents were our age. We brought in photographs. It was very interesting to hear stories of what Communion was like when the adults in our families were small and lovely to see what they wore.
We made penguins from recycled plastic bottles. Some are stuffed with cotton wool, others have paint inside the bottle for the penguin’s white body. We had a great time making these penguins! Can you spot the baby penguin?