We had great fun in the school celebrating Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the dog.
Teachers and children made displays with information about China including its traditions and customs. Children made beautiful lanterns and dragons. The second class children made a huge dragon about 4 meters long out of paper plates. Some children painted pale pink cherry blossoms.
Children learned how the years got animal names (The Great Race Chinese Zodiac Story). They also played some Chinese games and explored some Chinese artefacts.
There was a competition to draw your dog or send in a photo of your dog. We were delighted with all the beautiful, colourful drawing and photos. We have a lot of artists in the school!
Great fun was had by all!
So many fantastic costumes on friday. well done everyone. a great fundraiser for the parents association
Maths Weeks November 7th – 18th 2016
Lots of fun was had by all over the past 2 weeks playing maths games, going on maths trails and partaking in maths activities. The children problem solved and discovered many new facts and concepts. The children really enjoyed themselves while learning so much at the same time.
The highlight of Maths Weeks was our Maths Art Display Competition. Each and every one of the children can be proud of their paintings, drawings, prints and constructions. The classrooms and corridors were so bright and colourful with lots of art incorporating, shape, line, number, angles, pattern, symmetry and tessellations. Some famous artists such as Paul Klee, Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian used shape and line in interesting ways. Some classes were inspired by these artists. We were all bowled over by the creativity and enthusiasm.
It was extremely difficult to choose just one winner from each year group as the standard was so high and each class put in so much time and effort. However here are the final results:
Junior Infants: Ms. Moore’s Class, Room 2A
Senior Infants: Ms. Mather’s Class, Room 8.
First Class: Ms. Sherlock’s Class, Room 15.
Second Class: Joint Winners Ms. Duignan’s Room 11 and Ms. Flood’s Class Room 12.
Congratulations to these classes and everyone who participated. You are all winners in our eyes!!
Make sure to check out the photos showing the children’s Marvellous Maths Art!
Here you can find photos from our school.