Spelling Bee 2018

Congratulations to Amelia Flanagan from 6th Class who won the in-school Spelling Bee Competition that is held for 5th and 6th Class. Amelia went on to represent St. Matthew’s in the Dublin County Final this week against 72 other spellers! This is the biggest competition held to date! Amelia performed fantastically but unfortunately didn’t secure…

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1st Class Science

This week 1st class did some investigating into which materials are good at soaking up (absorbing) water. We had 5 materials to investigate – paper towels, toilet paper, A4 white paper, material from a pillow case and felt. We predicted first, then we tested and finally we recorded our results. We decided that A4 paper…

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Seachtain na Gaeilge – Rang a hAon

1st Class had a fantastic week celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge. On Monday we had an art competition. On Tuesday we played lots of games through Irish in class. On Wednesday we got to watch a TG4 cartoon – through Gaeilge! On Thursday we participated in a treasure hunt and on Friday we got sweets from…

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1st Class Assembly

1st Class hosted a fantastic assembly about Penney the Penguin and her mission to stop the ice-bergs from melting! 1st Class had been learning about Tom Crean and the Polar Regions in class so it was great to act as different polar animals in our play. We also got to learn about global warming as…

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1st Class have started swimming!

1st Class have started swimming lessons in Marion College every Tuesday. This has been very exciting! We have a snack before we leave, then we walk down in pairs. 1st Class have been learning a lot about pool safety and trying new swimming strokes in their lessons. We can’t wait to get started again after…

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Pancake Party – 1st Class

1st Class has a wonderful time eating lots of pancakes yesterday! They covered them with all sorts of delicious syrups, sauces and sprinkles! Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who made them and served them!    

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Handwashing Experiment in 1st Class

1st Class did an experiment to see how much dirt and germs are on our hands. We took one piece of white bread which we passed around.  Everyone had a chance to touch it to spread their germs onto it. We put this bread into a ziplock bag. Then Miss Dunne took another piece that…

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