Summer Concert

We enjoyed a fantastic Summer Concert last night in St. Clare’s with an eclectic mixture of song, drama and music in front of a packed audience. Second class performed and sang songs from “The Garden” while Sixth class wowed the crowd with their version of the classic Wizard of Oz. Junior Infants sang “Hello Mister Sun” and “Boa Constrictor”, Senior Infants sang “Teddy Bear Rock and Roll” and “Thanks”, First Class sang “Good Morning Sun” and Disney’s “Under the Sea”, Third Class sang “We’ve got the Whole World in our Hands” and Fourth and Fifth classes sang a medley of songs from the National Childrens Choir repertoire. Finally, the choir and orchestra finished off the night with some beautiful music. Well done to all!

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ECO Workshop

Today, Wednesday 15th May, a lady called Natasha came into 1st Class and talked to us all about reducing our waste, reusing different things and recycling as much as we can.

She told us lots of interesting facts about where paper and plastic come from and how they are made. We were amazed to see all of the different bags, clothes and jewellery that had been made out of recycled materials like tents, tyres and sweet wrappers!

We talked a lot about reducing the amount of electricity that we use at home.

Summer Concert 2012

On Thursday the 21st of June 2012. We had a summer concert. Every class would sing or do a play chosen by their teacher. The concert started at 7:30 pm and ended at 9:30 pm. This year there was no interval. Every year there is a raffle. The prizes were hampers.Everyone enjoyed the concert so much and they all had very nice comments about the  concert.Junior Infants did Welcome everyone and Boa constrictor. Senior Infants, First class & Second class did the play The Owl and the Pussy Cat. Senior Infants also sang Caterwaul and Who’s gonna’save us now. First class sang My owl has flown away, Really good to see you my dear and Owl- Cat. Second class sang That cat and that bird, Life on the ocean waves, Chorus of disapproval and Little hotel by the sea . Third class sang Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Chim Chim Cherree. Fourth class My Favourite things and The Haka the also played Scarborough Fair, The Drunken Sailor and Nelly the Elephant on their recorders. Fifth class did The life of Katie Taylor. Sixth class did Extracts from the Wizard of Oz and  the songs We’re off to see the wizard, If I only had a brain and Somewhere over the rainbow. The orchestra did Skip to the Loo and Old Joe Clarke and the choir did Hear the wind and Good-bye. Everyone enjoyed the night!

 

“The Cow”

The friendly cow all red and white,

I love with all my heart.

She gives me cream with all her might

To eat with apple tart.

 

She wanders lowing here and there,

And yet she cannot stray.

All in the pleasant open air,

The pleasant light of day.

 

And blown by all the winds that pass

And wet with all the showers.

She walks among the meadow grass

And eats the meadow flowers.

                        Robert Louis Stevenson

Ceolchoirm Lá Fhéile Phádraig

Today the pupils in the school put on a wonderful concert for St. Patrick’s Day. Check out the photos of some of the acts. Pupils sang, recited poems, played instruments and acted during a excellent showcase of all things Irish.

Na daltaí a bhí ag canadh, dánta a rá, ag déanamh drámaíochta agus seinm uirlisí. Comhghairdeas le gach dalta agus taitneamh a bhaint as Lá Fhéile Pádraig

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1st Class Science Workshop

On Wednesday March 14th, a scientist came in to work with us. He made ice-cream with Room 10 and he helped us to make our very own indoor volcanoes! We had a great time and got very very messy!! These volcanoes are so easy to make, you can even make them at home! Try it!

We used a biscuit tin, water, flour, baking soda, vinegar, drinks bottle, washing up liquid and food colouring. First we mixed the flour and water together with our hands to make a thick paste, then we pressed and moulded this to the outside of the drinks bottle.

One person poured some washing up liquid into the volcano. Next, we added some food colouring, some groups used red, green AND yellow!! We took turns pouring baking soda and then a little vinegar into the top of the volcano too. What do you think happened next? That’s right, our volcanoes erupted!! The mixture inside the volcano came bubbling out of the top and spilling all over! The volcanoes were great fun to make, though very messy!

Room 9 and Room 10 went out to the yard to see some more science experiments; we watched excitedly as the scientist made lots of loud explosions , it was brilliant! We all think we’d like to become a scientist when we are older!

Check out our photos to see how amazing it was!

1st Class make a great team!

Here in room 9, we love to work together and are great at helping one another; we have done lots of great activities involving teamwork. We have shown that we have great co-operation skills when we had to listen to the group leaders to untangle our groups and also when we had to listen carefully and follow the instruction of the Pattern Makers (these children told us what order to stand in to make a boy-girl-boy pattern of children). We did a great miming activity on showing and exploring feelings. We had to pretend to give someone a present, they had to use their facial expressions to react to the present without making any noise, it was really funny!