Autumnal Update

Autumnal Update

by Marius and Ben
Halloween Assembly
The boys dressed up for Trick or Treat for Temple Street. There were some really spooky costumes on show and some of the boys really got in character.

Here are the boys who finished in the top three for best costume.

Well done to all the classes today who attended today’s assembly.
The classes performed a wide variety of songs and Halloween poems.

We also recognised boys who showed acts of kindness this half term. The boys have shown that they are helpful and considerate to their friends, colleagues and staff. Well done lads. Keep it up!!!!

Finally, we announced the winners of the Mangahigh competition which ran last week in our school.

Many thanks to Ms Hanly who organised all the passwords and logins and made the competition accessible for the boys in our school.
St Gall’s class
This month has been a very busy month for our class.
In maths, we have been looking data and column addition with and without renaming.
In irish, we learned the names of many animals as gaeilge. We learned the poem Oíche Shamhna too.
In SESE, we learned about autumn and migration. We focused on the swallow and its journey.
We ran a conkers blitz.
We got to plant bulbs with Ms Finn.
Also, we investigated whether seeds need light to grow.
In art, we created shadow swallows and designed our own pumpkin heads. We also entered a colouring competition. We also had a visit from Catherine and Eva from Nenagh Arts Centre. They made Halloween lanterns with us.

St Goban’s class
We had great fun during maths week , We completed a maths trail and shape hunt and played Manga high.
We enjoyed having hurling training with our coach Bertie every Tuesday and we are now looking forward to going swimming.
We learned about Autumn in Geography and English and we made Hedgehogs and painted them for art.

We are now learning about Halloween and are busy decorating the room.

St Flannan’s class

We have started learning about fractions. It seemed complicated at first but after lots of practice we now are understanding it a lot better.
We played lots of games online on manga high. It was lots of fun .
In gaeilge we are Oiche Shamna and it is lots of fun.

We have started reading our class novel James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. It is a very  interesting book so far with lots of funny things happening but also some sad events.

St Fintan’s class

We had great fun during maths week . We played Manga high, we completed a maths trail around our school and made animals out of tangrams.
We are excited for Halloween. We learned a poem in Irish called   Oiche Shamna  and made some cool Frankensteins in art. We also learned doodle art and drew some pumpkins.
In history we learned about Pastimes in ancient Greece and Rome. We also studied our community in Geography.

St Enda’s class

We studied the Romans and made a power point presentation about Italy. In art we made spooky Halloween art and did some still life art. In maths, we started multiplication and made some bar graph’s. In P.E we finished up hurling with our coach Bertie.

St Declan’s class

We are learning about Irish mountains, lakes and rivers in geography.
In history we studied the Normans and we are now exploring Leonardo da Vinci.
We are learning all about Halloween in Irish and English and how to stay safe during Halloween.
We did a maths trail for maths week .and we also played games and had fun with tangrams.
We also went to the library to get new books.

We also did a science experiment with milk soap colour and pepper. It was fascinating.

St Diarmuid’s class

We studied the poem Spellbound by Emily Bronte , and Spooky Scary skeletons which we mage individual pumpkin  pictures and self-portraits. We learned about the life cycle of a fish found in Irish rivers.
We played rounder’s in PE. We really enjoyed the TY show grease in the convent.
In drama we did story starters and created very imaginative stories.

We are enjoying working with our student teacher Mairead Devanney.            

St Canice’s class

October has been another busy month for us.  We had a day of reflection down at the New Institute for our confirmation and finished off with lunch at the Franciscan Friary.
Maths Week was a highlight of October. All the class took part in Manga High and we are hoping to win some top prizes.  We did maths in  PE through  different  orienteering drills; we did maths through geography using our school environment for a fun maths trail; we learned about Napier’s Bones in History ,   a method of multiplication developed by John Napier in the 16thcentury before calculators; in art we created Halloween Silhouettes using  2-d shapes.
We have completed our reader’s theatre scripts. We really enjoyed them. We have started sentence of the year in Irish now also.
We learned Oíche Shamhna and Monster Mash for our Halloween Assembly.
In Science we learned about the eye and looked  at some optical illusions. We also made zoetropes which work on the principle of persistence of vision. In art we made comic strips to put in our zoetropes. In Science and Geogrpahy we looked at biodiversity and completed the Greenschools’ survey provided by our GS Committee.
We have finished rugby for the year and we have started swimming.

We completed our class survey on antibullying and have been learning about bullying in SPHE.

St. Conall’s class
This term we prepared for our Ghostbusters performance as part of Halloween assembly. We also delved further into the details of world war one and two. In maths we concentrated on fractions. As part of maths week we completed a fantastic maths trail around the school. We also went on a Confirmation retreat where we learned a lot about the Franciscan abbey in our town.

St. Thomas’s class

This month we started our weekly trips to the library. We pick new books every week.
We have been busy preparing for Halloween. We have done lots of art and decorated our room.

We planted bulbs with Mrs. Finn and are looking forward to watching them grew over the coming months.

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