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Viking Visit

On Tuesday, 28th November, the children in Rang a 4 received a visit from Dave, a historian who knows all about the Vikings.

We got to see real artefacts from that time, including shields, swords, axes and spears.

We particulary enjoyed learning about women’s clothing and jewellery.

Great experiential learning!

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Fifth Class is Wilde about Oscar!

Rang a Cúig is Wilde about Oscar!

Fifth Class have been reading Oscar Wilde’s stories for children such as ‘The Happy Prince’, ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’ and ‘The Selfish Giant’.

We created a beautiful frieze in memory of Oscar Wilde and his wonderful imagination!

We even stamped kisses on a plaque for him to recreate his gravestone in Pére Lachaise cemetery in Paris. 

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Budding Archaeologists in Second Class

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On Monday, November the 20th, the girls in Second Class were treated to a fascinating trip back in time. Mark Kelly, an archaeologist who works with the Heritage in Schools Scheme paid a visit to the school and brought with him a wonderful selection of ancient artefacts for the girls to learn about. The girls got to handle a sword that would have been used in a Viking battle; they found out how Bronze Age spoons were made; they felt how heavy armour for a battle was; the list goes on!!
The part of the workshop that was most interesting for the classes was the mini-dig that they all had an opportunity to participate in. The girls had a chance to see what it might be like to dig down into the ground to find ancient objects, with some of them finding artefacts such as arrow heads, coins and even an old pipe made out of a bull’s horn!!
It really was a terrific learning experience for the girls of Second Class and, who knows, we may see someone from the group go on to become an archaeologist! 

Second Class. Cooking our own home-grown food!

The girls in Mr. Maguire’s class were delighted to welcome a familiar face back to the classroom. Ms. Dunne made a special visit to do some cooking with the girls. They cooked some potatoes, which had been growing in the school’s garden, and enjoyed these with some cheese and coleslaw. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the day!IMAG1001  IMAG1005


First Class Art Gallery

We went on a tour of our school and found some fantastic pieces of art work from artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

We selected a few of our favourite pieces and recreated them in our classroom. Van Gogh would be proud of these wonderful interpretations!

Can you find a painting which you like along the corridors? Do we have the next Monet or Picasso in our school?
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Learning About Toys in Senior Infants

The girls in Ms. Meenagh’s Senior Infants class were learning all about toys for one week. We met Ms. Meenagh’s old teddy Dogger, and read the story Dogger by Shirley Hughes. We saw lots of pictures of toys from the past and even looked at some old toys in our classroom.

Each girl also brought in a toy that was very special to her and told everyone about it. While our toys were in school we drew them. Here are some of the fabulous drawings beside our special toys!






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