World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day this Friday. The boys and girls dressed up as their favourite literary characters. Take a look at all of the wonderfully colourful characters who came to school on the day.

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Take a Listen to our Audacity Projects!

We used Audacity to record our voices and add sound effects!

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What are we talking about?

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Take a Listen!

 

Group 1 – Our Book Review 

 

Group 2 – Our Radio Advertisement

 

Group 3 – Our Radio Advertisement

 

Group 4 – Can you guess what toy we’re talking about?

 

Group 5 – Can you guess what creature we’re talking about?

 

Group 6 – Éistigí!

 

Group 7 – Listen to our short story!

Listen to our games and take a guess!!!!

We made up these listening games using ‘Audacity’.

We recorded our voices and then we added some cool sound effects.

Take a listen to each one and see if you can guess what we’re talking about!

 

Group 1 – What am I?

Group 2 – Who am I?

Group 3 – Who are we? 

Group 4 – Who am I? 

Group 5 – What is this?

Group 6 – Where am I? 

Group 7 – Who am I?

Can you make up your own listening games with your friends?

 

 

Our Amazing Audacity Listening Games

We made up these listening games using ‘Audacity’.

We recorded our voices and then we added some cool sound effects.

Take a listen to each one and see if you can guess what we’re talking about!

 

Group 1 – Who am I?

Group 2 – Where am I?

Group 3 – What am I?

Group 4 – Who am I?

Group 5 – Who am I? 

Group 6 – Where am I?

Group 7 – Where am I? 

Can you make up your own listening games with your friends?

Wonderful Windmills

We made some lovely colourful windmills in second class. Here is how they turned out…

Spring has sprung at last!

Our beautiful garden.

We all got a lovely surprise on Monday morning when we returned to find our school garden in full bloom! Now that the weather is getting warmer we have all had an opportunity  to get out to the courtyard to admire the beautiful flowers. We even spotted our resident frogs and their frog spawn. We try to be very quiet when we are in the courtyard as we don’t want to frighten our frogs.

Green fingers

The boys and girls in 2nd class have been selected by Innocent Smoothies Sow and Grow Project to develop their green fingers. We were delighted on Monday when a box full of goodies arrived at our classroom door. As part of the project we have been asked to plant cress, courgette and pumpkin seeds. In addition to this we will be reporting our gardening progress on our blog. You can read our blog at https://sowandgrow.innocentdrinks.ie/diaries/. We hope you enjoy.  IMG_2689IMG_2695 IMG_2697

Thirsty Plants!

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!
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Celebrating World Book Day

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!

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Researchers

The boys and girls in Room 5 have been very busy using our laptops to research for our mini projects on space. We have gathered a lot of information and have become very quick at finding information on the internet. Thanks Mr. King for all of your help!!

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Working as researchers

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!IMG_0213 IMG_0214 IMG_0215 IMG_0216 IMG_0217 IMG_0218 IMG_0219 IMG_0220 IMG_0221 IMG_0222 IMG_0223 IMG_0225 IMG_0226 IMG_0227

A visit from an Author

Abby’s Grandad, Michael Casey, is an author and he sent us in a draft of his new book that is in the process of being published. We were very lucky to have a visit from him today. He came in to tell us about his book and to tell us about life as an author. We picked up lots of storytelling tips from him. We all want to be authors when we grow up… Here are some photos from the visit…

All you need is LOVE

Happy Vanentine’s Day from Ms. Ryan’s class.. We have all been very busy spreading love this week… Here are some photos of the beautiful artwork we have done!!!

Down Under!

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!

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Australia

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We are learning all about Australia in second class. Ms Ryan’s class had a very special visit on Monday from Sophie’s Dad who is from Australia. He came in to tell us all about what life is like in Australia. Sophie’s Dad brought in a real didgeridoo, … Continue reading

Fun and Games!

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Second class used their imaginations, teamwork, communication and problem solving skills to create games using cones, hoops and a ball.  The games were so impressive and all very varied.  Maith sibh!

Music in the Classroom

We had a fantastic day when we went to Music in the Classroom in The National Concert Hall. We sang songs from The Wizard of Oz, Katy Perry and One Direction. We even learned some dance moves!

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Penguin Projects

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?IMG_0006 IMG_0007 IMG_0008 IMG_0009 IMG_0010 IMG_0011 IMG_0012 IMG_0013 IMG_0014 IMG_0015 IMG_0016 IMG_0017 IMG_0018 IMG_0019 IMG_0020 IMG_0021 IMG_0022 IMG_0023 IMG_0024 IMG_0025 IMG_0026 IMG_0027 IMG_0028 IMG_0029 IMG_0030 IMG_0031 IMG_0032 IMG_0033 IMG_0034 IMG_0035 IMG_0036 IMG_0037 IMG_0038 IMG_0039 IMG_0040 IMG_0041 IMG_0042 IMG_0043 IMG_0044 IMG_0045

Amazing Actors and Actresses!

 

 

 

 

 

The Merman

Many princesses and mermen paid a visit to Room 7 today!
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Room 7 enjoyed improvising some scenes from the story of The Merman.  Who knows?!  We may even see some of these children on stage some day!IMG_2425

The enthusiastic audience!

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P-p-p-PENGUINS!

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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…

Green Schools Update

Hi Guys,

We have started work on our next Green Flag. This year we will be trying to win a flag for Travel and Transport.

We have set up a new Green Team and we went out together on a walkability audit with Sandra Pokrant from An Táisce.

We are trying to establish a safe walking route to school where people might carpool and then Park n’ Stride from Bayside Shopping Centre. As the name suggest this would mean parking your car at the shopping centre and then walking to school from there. This would hopefully mean less traffic around the school in the mornings and afternoons.

On our walk we discovered lots of interesting things

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Here we are outside the school looking at the road markings that make it safe for us to cross the road.

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Outside our school we have yellow markings on the road and railings. The yellow markings help to remind traffic that they must slow down and they cannot park outside our school. The railings are there to stop any cars from parking on or mounting the path. They also stop children from running out of the school gates and straight onto the road.

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This is Sandra, she told us lots about raod safety

We are very lucky to have a safe pathway from the shops to the school. There is plenty of room for people and buggys to walk along. On our walk we heard the birds singing and saw some lovely trees and plants.

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Nice wide path

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Speed bumps on the road help the cars to drive at a safe pace

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Concrete pillars in the middle of the path ensure that no cars can access it. This keeps it safe for walkers

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When we got to the carpark there was plenty of parking spaces and space.

We think that it would be really super if some families that travel to school by car might consider having a go at “Park n’ Stride” from Bayside shopping centre, especially coming into the lovely summer weather

Thanks,

The Green Team

Annual Second Class Mass

We have all been very busy in second class getting ready to make our First Communion and also getting ready for our mass. Here are some pictures of the beautiful artwork that decorated our hall for the Annual Second ClassIMG_2145 Mass.IMG_2156

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Mirror Mirror!

We have been looking at symmetry. We made our own symmetrical shapes….

One of us even made a shape with two lines of symmetry…. Someone even made a symmetrical castle…. Look at all our beautiful symmetrical shapes….

Our School Walk

We had a lovely day on our school walk. We saw lots of colourful  leaves!

 

We even saw how long it would take us to get to Howth or Dublin but we thought we’d leave that walk till another day……

 

Tasty Tasty? Maybe not!

Taste Experiment:

We tasted Lemons, Grapefruits, Sugar and Crisps.

We discovered that …..

Grapefruit is bitter

Lemons are sour

Sugar is sweet

and Crisps are salty.

We also discovered that some food was nicer to taste than others. Check out our photos!!!

 

School Tour

On the 10th June we went to the Pine Forest for our School tour. We got a bus early in the morning up the Dublin Mountains. We went on a hike and spent the afternoon doing different crafts. We were very tired when we returned to school.

Beautiful Butterflies

We used some  dark at bright pastels to create these colourful leafy pictures…

Can you spot the butterflies amongst the leaves?

Van Gogh’s Starry Night

We learned all about Vincent Van Gogh’s life. We then looked at some of his paintings from his blue and yellow period. We recreated our own version of Starry Night, one of his most famous “blue” paintings.

Our Pre Communion Mass

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!

Bubble Art!

A couple of weeks ago we took our art outdoors…

We mixed washing up liquid and paint together in containers. Using straws, we blew into the containers. There were colourful bubbles everywhere! We placed paper over the bubbles. When the bubbles burst, they made a colourful pattern on the sheet of paper.

We splatted the leftover paint onto a big sheet at the end of the day. It was great fun! Take a look at our creations….

Project Day

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!

First Penance

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.

 Yours sincerely,

 Áine Haier,

Principal.

 

Pre-Communion Mass

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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.

Yours sincerely

Áine Haier

Principal

 

USA Day!

Today is George Washington’s birthday! He was born on the 22nd of February 1732…. Which means, if he was alive today he would be 281 years old! To celebrate his birthday we had an American Day in Room 7 today.

We collected lots of information about the USA and came together in groups to make amazing projects. We also made Statue of Liberty headbands, listened to American music (including the National Anthem!!!) and ate some American snacks! Some of us brought in apples for our fruit break because New York is known as “The Big Apple”… We all had a great day.

Braille

In school we learned all about Louis Braille. He was blinded by an awl when he was little. He was the inventor of Braille, a system of reading and writing used by people who are blind or visually impaired.

We began writing to Ms. Flynn’s class. Ms. Flynn is a teacher in the school for the visually impaired in Drumcondra. They wrote us a letter in print and in braille. We must write back to them again soon.

We wrote our names in braille using márla.

Tag rugby

We really enjoy playing tag rugby with Stephen every Thursday. We are all getting really good.

First Holy Communion

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.

Superheroes

We may look like ordinary seven and eight year olds but we have a secret….we have superpowers! We wrote all about these powers and revealed our secret identities.

Perfect Plastic Penguins!

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?

Owls!

Look at our owls!

Under the Sea…

Eric Carle, the illustrator of the famous children’s book “The very Hungry Caterpillar”, creates amazing pictures using textured paper. He has inspired us to create our own textured paper and amazing sea creatures….

St. Brigid’s Day

We were busy down in Room 7 today, making St. Brigid’s Day crosses. We all worked as a team and made lovely crosses together!

Music in the Classroom

Group photo outside the National Concert Hall.

 
On the 26th November 2012 we went on a trip to the National Concert Hall. During the weeks leading up to the trip we learned lots of songs so that we would be able to sing along! Here are some photos from that we took on our trip.

Partners on the bus!

Bus buddies.

Science time!

Us with our agar plates!

Testing teacher’s laptop for germs.

Rosella’s mam Christine is a biochemist. She works in a lab that makes creams, gels and ointments. She came in with Emma’s mam (Selena) to do an experiment with our class.

When Christine makes the special medicines it is important that she keeps her workspace germ free because germs can make you ill.  This means she must wear a special germ suit, mask, hairnet, goggles and boots. She also has to test the air, the tables and her hands for germs. To do this she uses a dish with special jelly called agar jelly. They test the surface with a swob and then put a sample on the jelly then they put it in an oven so the germs can grow.

Selena and Christine gave us all agar jelly plates and everyone decided what they wanted to test. We swobbed teacher’s laptop, our tables, the taps, the door handles and even our hands. We put each sample into the agar dishes and Christine took them to her lab to grow them. We got to dress up in the germ suits too. We had so much fun. We can’t wait to see our results!!!

Thanks Christine and Selena

We had great fun dressing up as biochemists!!!!!

 

We had great fun dressing up as biochemists!!!!!

Happy New Year

Welcome back everybody, We hope everybody had a fantastic Christmas. We are very excited about our new website and we can’t wait to share our pictures and news with you all. Here is a class photo we took when Santa came to visit in December.

Santa Claus is coming to town!!

Gorilla Projects

We have been learning about gorillas. We did projects on the gorilla in groups. We really enjoyed doing these projects.

Super 2-D Shape Monsters!

We have been learning about 2-D shapes and decided to make some 2-D shape monsters. We had lots of fun creating our monsters. Some are friendly and some a little scary!

Amazing Acrostics!

We wrote flower acrostics. We brainstormed some ideas first and then we wrote our poems.

Arctic Animals

Happy New Year everyone!

It’s January, our weather has turned arctic…. So we have been doing some research into how different animals survive in arctic weather (temperatures a LOT colder than we have here in Ireland) In our groups, we found out some very interesting facts about these amazing animals: Polar Bears, Penguins, Ringed seals, Snowy owls, Orcas, Narwhals, Arctic foxes and Ermines.

David Attenborough would be proud of us…!