Ice Cream Day

Today was Ice cream in aid of the Simon Community. Each child brought in 2euro and in return got a delicious 99 ice cream cone. Toppings ranged from sprinkles, to Oreo and marshmallows. It’s safe to say the children thoroughly enjoyed eating their ice cream in the sun!

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Photo Orienteering

2nd class had great fun today taking part in photo orienteering. In partners they received a picture of a spot in the yard, they had to figure out where that photo was taken, go to that spot where they would find a riddle and then solve the riddle. The riddle that stumped them the most…

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International Day

This year for International Day 2nd Class studied the country of Mexico. 1st and 3rd Class came to our classroom to learn about Mexico, try some delicious Mexican food and listen to a very interesting presentation about the Aztecs from our guest speaker Jo.

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Let’s Go Tour

This year for their school tour, 1st and 2nd Class went to Let’s Go UCD for an action packed and fun filled day. They took part in activities such as Rock Climbing, Zorbing, Human Foozeball, Dance Dome, Air Mountain and Go Karting. It’s safe to say everyone was wrecked by the end of the day!

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Sports Day

2nd Class had great fun on Sports Day taking part in relays, team games, bouncy castles, and tug of war. I think the highlight of the day for everyone was the ice cream van! Well done to the Purple Team who won the Colours Cup!

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Easter Art

We have been discussing Spring and new life in 2nd Class over the past 2 weeks. This week we decided to make some cute, yellow chicks hatching out of their eggs. 2nd Class had a lot of fun making these! Happy Easter from 2nd Class and all at St. Matthews!

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Seachtain Na Gaeilge

This week in St. Matthews was Seachtain Na Gaeilge. There was a different activity on every day including Lá Glas, Céile, Cartún, agus Comórtas Ealaíne. On Tuesday 2nd Class were paired up with Senior Infants and we took part in a Toraíocht Taisce. The children had lots of fun finding the different patterns on the…

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Making Jelly

2nd Class have been practising procedural writing, for example, writing recipes, writing instructions for games, and writing instructions on how to look after a pet. We wrote out the recipe for jelly. We included the ingredients, equipment needed and the method. We then followed the recipe to make our own jelly. It was very tasty! 

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Chinese New Year

For the month of January 2nd Class have been learning about Chinese New Year. We have learned about the different traditions that they have such as; red envelopes under their pillows, family feasts, and the colourful parades and fireworks. 2nd Class wrote diary entries pretending to be a child in China for Chinese New Year,…

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