We visited the Friendly Farmer, Ronan, in Athenry to pick our own pumpkins. Some of us even dressed up. We had great fun & learned lots about turkeys & pumpkins. We all loved his dog, Max.
We had great fun on our 2D shape trail. Thanks to Ms Myers 6th class boys for helping us out.
We went on a Rainbow Nature trail around the school to explore the Autumn colours in our gardens. We found lots of colourful & differently shaped leaves.
Then we used our leaves to make leaf monsters.
We had great fun when David came to visit our school. He gave us a map which we had to use to find the Oak Tree. We now know that it's at stop No 11. We looked at the shape of the leaf and learned how to measure the height and age of the tree.
Last Thursday, Kay came into our classroom to show us how to plant seeds and to teach us how to mind the plants as they grow. We planted Cress Seeds. We chose these seeds because we can eat Cress and because they grow quickly. Jayden is in charge of watering the plants and checking their height. It has been 5 days and they have grown 2cm so far! Take a look at 2nd class planting our seeds.
By Jayden Sweeney, Jimmy Cleary and Francis Maughan
Our Christmas Play was called Santa Goes to the Caribbean. When we where doing our play Andrew was Santa and Jimmy was Griseld and Sean was Ambrose. Wiktor played the part of Evil Genius and Wisdom played Mardin. Kamil was Rudolph. We practiced for two weeks before the show, and we put in a lot of effort into learning our lines and practicing our acting and our songs. We were so proud on the day of the show, our parents were delighted to see us on stage and we really enjoyed the experience!
By Andrew Sweeney and Jimmy Cleary
Our Halloween party was so great. We had so much fun and the costumes were scary. We had popcorn and 7up and a movie. We are reading a witch book. It is a scary book about how to identify witches. It is written by Roald Dahl. In the story the witches want to eat all the children in the land. The boy and his grandmother must stop them. We also read George's Marvellous Medicine, by Roald Dahl. He hates his grandmother because she is very mean so he made a magic medicine that made her grow and grow. We liked these books because they are Halloween themed!
By Jayden Sweeney and Andrew Sweeney
Galwegians RugBy Tournament
Will Thornton from Connaght trained us for 6 weeks. We learnt lots of skills and a few weeks later we took part in a rugby tournament in Galwegians. We broke up into 2 teams and there were 6 other teams there from different schools in Galway. We won 3 games but lost 1 game. Jayden, Andrew, Seán, Brooklyn and Jimmy scored tries. It was a miserable and cold day, we were freezing but we never gave up. We all worked together and tried our best through the whole tournament. Our teachers and Will were very happy with us. We were glad Will was proud of us because it was our last day playing with him. We had such a fun day!!!
In Ms Hanrahan's 2nd Class we read Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory together in class.
We made Golden Tickets and the following Friday we set up a Chocolate Factory in our classroom.
We had been planning our recipes during the week and we were really excited to make wonderful chocolate creations.
We couldn't wait to taste our sweets and they were fantastic!!! We were stuffed after eating our chocolates and watched the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film at the end of the day. It was a great day!
Thank you Ms Corcoran for helping us!
By Seán O'Halloran and Micheal Mullaney