Swimming at Marian College

For the last ten weeks, 1st Class have been going to swimming lessons in Marian College every Tuesday. We have really loved going swimming. We were divided up into three groups and we had our own section in the pool. We had three lovely teachers. We had the opportunity to practice the front crawl, the…

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Artzone in 1st Class

Artzone has visited 1st Class for the last few weeks. We have been working on weaving to make summer gardens. First, we had to design the garden that we wanted. Next, we had to weave the grass and the sky using green and blue fabric. This was a little tricky but we soon got the…

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St Matthew’s Colours Cup in 1st Class

On Friday, 1st Class joined the rest of the school at Irishtown Stadium for the first St. Matthew’s Colours Cup. The day started with a visit from the Irish Women’s Rugby World Cup. This was very exciting as some member from the Irish Women’s Rugby team came and answered some of the questions we had….

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Incredible Edibles in 1st Class

1st Class have been taking part in the Incredible Edibles programme. We have been learning about healthy eating and the food pyramid. We know that it is very important to eat lots of fruit and vegetables and not too many sweets! As part of the programme, we planted carrots, potatoes, turnips, chives and lettuce. We are waiting…

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The Three Little Wolves and the Big, Bad Pig

Before Easter, 1st Class did a play ‘The Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig’. In our play there were three little wolves who were trying to escape the big, bad pig. The little wolves were very clever and got free many times. At the end of the play, the big, bad pig changed his ways…

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Floating and Sinking

1st Class have been very busy doing experiments based on floating and sinking. First, we predicted if we thought the objects would float or sink when we put them into water. Next, we worked together in groups and tested all the objects. We recorded our results and checked them with each other. We had great…

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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017

Last week, 1st Class took part in Seachtain na Gaeilge. Throughout the week, we tried very hard to use as much Gaeilge as we could. On Monday we learned céilí dancing in the hall. This was great fun! We looked at lots of things associated with Ireland and created a picture based on Ireland. On…

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Childvision Trip

1st Class visited Childvision in Drumcondra on the 14th February. When we arrived we were given name tags which had our names written on them in Braille. We played a few games to see what it would be like to do things without our sight. We had to wear blindfolds and try to complete the…

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PJ Day

1st Class were very excited for PJ Day. Last Friday, we got to wear our pyjamas to school and bring our teddies into school for the whole day! 5th Class organised hot chocolate and baked goods in the hall. We were able to relax on beanbags and watch a movie while we enjoyed our yummy…

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