Our school Tour to Lismore
The pupils of second class had a wonderful day on their school tour to Lismore. Activities included a trip to the Lismore Towers where the children learned about the history of the Towers through a fun drama. The children also found and identified several insects using pooters and insect guides. Following this they undertook several puzzles in the park and some experiments in Lismore Heritage Centre. Everyone went home with their very own mixture of George’s Marvellous Medicine. A great day was had by all.
Visit to monty’s meadow
We were invited to visit Monty’s Meadow, Conna Community’s Day Care Centre for the Elderly. We sang the hymns we learned for our First Holy Communion and chatted to the elderly about the event. The elderly shared their memories of Communion with us. We really enjoyed our visit. Thank you to the staff of Monty’s Meadow for the treats.
First Holy Communion
We received our First Holy Communion on Saturday morning in St. Catherine’s Church, Conna. Special thanks to Fr. Billy O’Donovan for a lovely ceremony. Thank you to the parents association for the party bags and selfie frame they provided after the ceremony. We had a great day!
Circus skills are a favourite amongst the children of second class.
Zumba dancing is in full swing at the moment.
Easter Treasure hunt
We combined our orienteering and maths skills to complete our Easter treasure hunt. We found the clocks on each of the active walkway signs in our school yard. We wrote down the analogue and digital times. The Easter bunny arrived afterwards with a chocolate Easter treat for everyone. Can it be Easter everyday?
We had a lot of fun this week in Maths learning about 3D shapes. We undertook a shape hunt in our school yard. We found lots of cubes, cones, cylinders, spheres and cuboids.
We have really enjoyed tennis this half-term. Thanks to Michael our trainer.
We have completed 6 weeks of station teaching. Our reading, handwriting, phonics and tables have really improved. Today we played a phonics game that focused on the k and ck sounds.
We have been walking to Conna hall on Fridays for tennis. We are lucky to have such wonderful facilities in our locality.
Lá ‘le PÁdraig
Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir ó rang a dó.
There was a lot of excitement today in second class as hurling began as part of P.E. Thank you to Seán O’Farrell for taking the time to pass on his love of G.A.A. to the next generation.
We received the sacrament of First Penance yesterday evening in St. Catherine’s Church, Conna. Special thanks to Fr. O’Donnell for a lovely child-centred ceremony.
We have been learning about length in maths. Here we are using metre sticks to measure objects that are both longer than and shorter than a metre.
Week two of station teaching has commenced. We are busy in the mornings with phonics, handwriting, familiar and new library books and maths games.
We observed and identified a variety of minibeasts in our school grounds.
Lá ‘le Bríde
Happy St. Brigid’s Day from Second Class. Here we are with our St. Brigid’s crosses. If you look closely you may also see the St. Brigid’s cloak we made in the background.
The children in second class are very excited for Christmas. We are counting down the days to Christmas Eve. Only 9 days left! To get into the festive spirit we created some Christmas videos. Click on links below. We hope you enjoy our performance.
Here Comes Santa Claus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q1-Vxy2lmQ
Here Comes Santa Claus 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRzJuTNSZzE
The Innkeeper of Bethlehem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uglswg3K5U0
The Innkeeper of Bethlehem 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clQIW624tQY
We created snowmen using clay and matchsticks. We will paint our snowmen later on in the week.
We demonstrated our experiments for the class.
Milliners and hatters in the making! We made these hats after learning about the work of Philip Treacy.
Here is some of the new vocabulary we learned recently. We love to play games to help us remember the meaning of the words.
This week in P.E. we parctised aiming at different targets.
Look at our great Halloween costumes. We raised lots of money for Barnardos.
We developed our teamwork skills by making jigsaws together.
We had lots of fun in science learning that white light can be broken up into the rainbow colours: red, orange, yellow, blue, green, indigo and violet.
We have been using lollipop sticks to help us learn about hundreds, tens and units.
We have been using numicon to revise the story of 10.