Before the school broke up for the Halloween break, we had an assembly to recognise our Act of Kindness nominees for the year so far.
We also presented awards to our Mangahigh winners from the school. Mr. O’Sullivans class were first place in the class category and Przemek was the overall student winner in the school.
The boys all made a great effort to dress up for Trick or treat for Temple Street. A neat contribution was made by the boys and funds raised go to a very good cause. Here are some of our best dressed boys.
In fairness the boys from all classes dressed up particularly scary this year.
Enjoy the break and be sure to keep safe this Halloween.
Mr. Smith’s class
This month was very busy for our class.
We really enjoyed maths week where we took part in a coin trail competition against Ms Glennon’s class. Ms Glennon’s class won in the end, so Comhgairdeas to Room 3. Our class also competed in the mangahigh competition which was brilliant.
We had hurling with Bertie all this month and we learned some great skills.
In RE, we learned about Jesus’s apostles and learned that we can follow Jesus too.
In art, we designed our Halloween night skylines.
Ms. Glennon’s class
This month we were learning all about autumn. We painted lovely autumn trees. We learned about the hedgehog and also the spider. We collected copper coins for the copper coin trail with the other 2nd class we participated in manga high for maths week. We played in a Gaelic football tournament in Kildangan on Thursday 24th October. We had great fun. We also enrolled for our Holy communion. Finally everybody dressed up and had a party on Friday for Halloween!
Ms. Liston’s class
Our tin whistle class are making great progress with all the notes on the scale learned as well as music notion. The boys are currently learning “twinkle, twinkle” and “this old man” and practice everynight. We are learning 2 songs “Tipp supporters” and “Slievenamon”.
On our nature trailwe collected different types of nuts and seeds and berries that had fallen from trees. We made an autumn wreath for the classroom which hanging from our classroom door.
In Irish, we have been concentrating on building vocabulary banks in order to create our own stories as gaeilge. Each boy in the class wrote a story on Oíche Shamhna.
Ms Comerford’s class
We have had a really busy busy month in 3rd class we have finished our swimming lessons and have learned lots of new skills. We really enjoyed visiting the pool for the past five weeks. We were very lucky to have the transition years from the C.B.S secondary in to teach us some French. We learned the days of the week. We also had lots of fun playing manga high for maths week. We made lots of Halloween art and we also made chocolate apples as part of our procedural writing.
Ms. Spaight’s class
We had great fun during maths week we took “Maths Eye” pictures around the school and made up tricky maths questions about the pictures. We also did shape riddles and a maths trail. We have been enjoying in the rugby world cup and we have learned all about Japan. We held a draw and each got a country. We can’t wait to see who wins. We have now completed rugby training with Pat. We really enjoyed it. We dressed up to “trick or treat” for temple street on October 25th. We have been enjoying doing procedural writing also. Our latest procedure was “how to make chocolate apples! YUM !
Mr. Hayes’s class
Fourth class have been very busy learning about how our bodies work in Science. We learned about the eyes, lungs and skin. We enjoyed playing fun games during Maths Week especially on Mnagahigh. We finished reading our novel, “Kensuke’s Kingdom.” We all really enjoyed this book, especially the twist at the end. We finished our rugby lessons with Pat and have now begun our swimming lessons. Some of the boys in our class represented the school in a futsal blitz in Newport and did very well.
Ms. McCabe’s class
We started cycle training with Leroy and Richard every Monday. We are still playing chess with Jim and Colm onFriday.
In maths, we are adding and subtracting improper fractions and mixed numbers. We also enjoyed maths week by doing maths groups and playing Mangahigh.
In English, we did some new lessons with our new teacher Mr. Tynan. We did haikus, wrote about Arctic discoveries and we are doing reports in Literacy Lift off.
In Irish, we learned the Haka, siopadóireacht and Oíche Shamhna.
Firefighters came to our class to talk about fire safety such as checking fire alarms.
In science, we learned about the oak tree.
Conor and Oisín from our class got their questions shown on News2day to the topic; “What do you think will happen if the UK leaves the EU?”
Ms. Maher’s class
This has been a very
busy and enjoyable month for our class.
We completed our swimming
lessons at Nenagh Leisure Centre this month.
We got to visit the
library. The got to choose some books and also become familiar with some of the
initiatives and competitions run by the library.
We have been busy
practicing our songs in preparation for the visit of Liam McCarthy to our
school. We are very excited by this.
The boys also dressed up in their Halloween
costumes for Trick or Treat for Temple Street. This was a great cause and there
were some really spooky regalia from the boys.
Ms. Boland’s class
This has been a very busy month for our class.
We attended our Reflection day in the Scouts Hall. This was a brilliant day for all involved. Transition Year students come to teach the boys some french phrases and vocab.
Our class had great fun listening and responding to music. We had to construct a routine and perform it to our classmates. It was brilliant sport.
Mr O’Sullivan’s class
This has been a very busy month for our class. We continued our hurling with Bertie each Thursday. We took part in our Reflection day in the Scouts Hall. This was extremely enjoyable. We had a sculptor come in and help us make large animal figures out of papier machée. We completed our World Cup countries project and had Transition Year students come to teach the boys some phrases en francais.
Ms Sheary’s class
This month we learned all about Tom Crean. Tom Crean was a very brave man who explored the Antarctic. He was an Irish man from Dingle. We learned about how harsh the Antarctic is and how hard it is to survive there. We learned about the types of animals that live there and how they have adapted to this environment. We did a small Lego project based on the adventures of Tom Crean.
We went to Lana as a treat for our lunch. The food was lovely. We got an ice-cream when we were finished our lunch.
We were busy preparing for Halloween and we did lots of art to decorate the classroom. We made a haunted house and drew skeletons using pastels.
This month we have started to learn how to touch type. We are finding it challenging but learning how to do it is fun.