Fast Times above in the CBS
Ms Sheary’s class
Ms Glennon’s class
This month, we did lots of fun and exciting things. We celebrated SNAG with a seanfhocail competition and a ceolchoirm as gaeilge. We sang the Hocaí Pocaí and recited An tEarrach. The boys also wore green on the day.
We celebrated World Book Day with a trip to the library and some buddy reading with rang 6. The boys brought in their favourite books and created a new book cover for it with their reasons for liking the book.
We learned all about Water in SESE. We learned about the water cycle and completed some experiments on floating and sinking. It was great fun.
We are also learning how to play chess with Colm and Jim on a Thursday. There are some great chess players in our class!
Finally, the boys received the Sacrament of Reconciliation this month. Fr.Des and Fr.Rexan helped to make it a very special occasion. We are really looking forward to our Holy Communion on May 7th.
Ms Liston’s/Ms Shanahan’s class
March was again full of fun and learning in Room 15. Our highlight was performing The Haka as Gaeilge on Lá Glas in front of the whole school. The boys did an excellent job.
Every Monday we had Gaelic coaching and really enjoyed learning all the new skills and the mini games. Chess was every Thursday and Ukulele continued every Friday.
In maths we learnt about number sentences and capacity. We continued with Power Hour in English and read a new book every day. In History we learnt about the Ancient Egyptians and in Science we learnt about famous Scientists.
Mr Smith’s class
The past month has been very busy in Room 1.
We really enjoyed Seachtain na Gaeilge at the start of the month. For the ceolchoirm, our class sung “An Maidrín Rua” and we did a great job. In gaeilge, we have been learning all about M’Éadaí.
In english, we are busy with our exposition writing and we started DEAR time too, which the boys are really enjoying. We got to visit the local library where we met an author by the name of Seosamh Ó Maolalaí. Seosamh told a number of stories from Irish mythology and folklore. It was excellent.
In maths, we have been studying decimal fractions and money.
We started our swimming in Nenagh Leisure Centre this month too.
We made pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. They were delicious.
In art, we did some nice fox art.
We would like to welcome a new student to our class. Ahmad has arrived to the CBS from the Ukraine and all the lads are delighted to have him join the class.
Ms Maher’s class
In March we made pancakes for pancake Tuesday and had lemon, sugar and honey for toppings they were delicious.
We checked out our new climbing wall – at first it was very difficult, but with some practice it got easier.
We hope to finish our novel James and the Giant Peach in April.
We are really enjoying Gaelic Football with Pat and learning lots of new skills.
We also started soccer training with Mr. Hayes and Mr. Buckley.
Ms Barry’s class
This month we had lots of fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
We learned a song ‘Nead na Lachan’ and a poem ‘An Leprecháin’ and enjoyed celebrating ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ with the whole school.
We also drew realistic drawings of St. Patrick and practiced our sketching skills.
Our daffodils have bloomed and lots of the class took home their daffodil flowers. We visited the beautiful daffodils in bloom in the Castle Field.
In English we began our new novels and we are looking forward to getting stuck into them over the next few weeks.
Football is ongoing every week and our skills are improving every week.
Mr Shine’s class
This month in 5th class we had a few interruptions during the month but still learned a new song for St Patrick’s day.
We performed Oro Se Do Bheatha Bhaile.
In Maths we studied 3d shapes and learned all about vertices and edges.
We are also continuing our novel Shadow by Michael Morpurgo in class.
Ms McCabe’s class
We have a Student teacher, Jack Molamphy. We really like working with him. He has taught us interesting new things. He is very good at Irish and Hurling. He is a kind teacher and we like working with him. We also enjoyed having Micha Ryan for German classes. She made it very easy
We did a collaboration with the author Nigel Quinlan. He is the author of Maloneys Magical Weather-box, and The cloak of Feakle. Nigel is working with 4 schools on a play which will be shown at Nenagh Arts Centre in May. We worked together to write the second act of a play which is the main body of the play. The following week, Caoimhe and Catherine came and helped us to make puppets to go with our characters. It was great fun working in groups putting our shows together and performing them for the class
We are doing a series of webinars with professionals about a range of different science roles like medicine, data science, health psychology and geography. The webinars involve an engaging talk from a science professional about their science topic, followed by a Q&A session. It is very interesting and educational.
For PE we have restarted our Rugby with Pat. Due to the bad weather it had been canceled a few times. Mr Molamphy did hurling wit us and it was great fun.
We enjoyed St Patricks weekend
We are looking forward to the Easter break.
Mr O’Sullivan’s class
We had a very enjoyable month of March. Our Confirmation is getting close now so We were busy preparing for it. We go to mass every Monday and We also had our retreat in Roscrea this month. It was a great day and really enjoyable. The weather was really sunny and We spent most of the day outside. The parish team were very nice to us and We were given lunch and treats while We were there.
Swimming lessons also continued this month and this is brilliant fun.
Guns of Easter is our novel this term and it’s very interesting to learn all about the Easter rising from ‘Jimmy’s’ point of view.
We are looking forward to our Easter holidays and hopefully the weather will stay nice.
Mr Hayes’s class
Mr Buckley’s class
Room 2 boys attended the Fresh Film Festival, where they received a special commendation in the Factual Film category for their movie ‘The Strange Story of Nenagh Castle’s Door’.