Paper Mache & Reptile Zoo

The reptile zoo came to St. Matthew’s. They had very interesting reptiles that 2nd class got to learn all about. They even got to touch a snake and turtle! There was great excitement. 2nd class designed and created face masks using paper mache. In pairs the children covered balloons using newspaper and paper mache mixture….

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Beach Day!

2nd class walked to our local beach, Sandymount Strand. We had great weather and spent our time making sandcastles, playing frisbee and having a kick about. 2nd class sculpted sea creatures in the sand and also made mini villages. Hopefully the weather will be like this each year! It was a very special day for…

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Active Week

Due to COIVD our active week looked a little bit different this year. However, 2nd class had a great time participating in active activities all week. The class competed within their class pods to earn points for their other pod colours throughout the school. Each day 2nd class learned about an Olympic sport and an…

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First half term back in 2nd Class

2nd class have had a great first half term back in school. We have settled back into our new normal and  have learned a lot of new and exciting things. We have learned a lot about Autumn including the different colours, animals and words associated with it. In art we have learned a lot about…

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Life in Norman Ireland 2020

3rd class really enjoyed learning about ‘Life in Norman Ireland’ this year. They especially enjoyed learning about Norman castles and their features including drawbridges, dungeons, guards’ room, trenches and mottes. In groups, 3rd class used recycled materials to create their own Norman castles.

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Pancake Tuesday 2020

Pancake Tuesday was as always a day filled with fun, excitement and of course yummy, sticky pancakes! 3rd class enjoyed going to the hall to have not one but two pancakes with delicious toppings and sauces. The blue sauce was a hit! Thank you to all of the parents who helped out and made this…

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Valentine’s day 2020

3rd class really enjoyed using clay in art. They learned many different techniques to be able to manipulate the clay into the shape they wanted, pinching, pulling, rolling and how to score and scratch the clay to attach different parts together and finally decorate it with paint.

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Amazon Rainforest Assembly

3rd Class had a lot of fun learning about the Amazon Rainforest. They learned about the different layers of the Rainforest, the animals that live in each layer, the tribes people who live in the Rainforest, deforestation and how we can help to save the Rainforest. Not only did they learn all this cool stuff,…

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Christmas School Tour

In December we went on our school tour with 4th class. We went to Dublinia and McDonalds. 3rd class very much enjoyed learning about the Vikings and taking part in the interactive tour around Dublinia, they had the opportunity to ask lots of questions, try on some traditional Viking clothing and experience Viking homes and…

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