Making Pulleys

Our theme for October has been Ancient Egypt. Along with learning about the Nile, Cairo and pharaohs, we have been learning about the pyramids of Egypt. 3000 years ago, technology was a little different which made the job of building the pyramids a little more complicated. There were no cranes or machines to do the…

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Dia de Los Muertos Competition!

Third class have all been busy preparing their entry for the Dia de Los Muertos competition. They could create an entry in any form to showcase their creativity. So far I have received pumpkins, drawings, songs and sugar skulls. Stay Tuned for pictures of the entries!    

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Gaeilge Abú

Since we missed our annual Seachtain na Gaeilge, rang a dó have been making an excellent effort to continue using Gaeilge. Lá Gaeilge was a great success where each and every one got into the spirit of all things Irish!

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Active Week 2020

This year’s active week was slightly different due to school closures and social distancing. But that did not stop 2nd class getting into active mode. All week I was sent pictures of running, throwing and balancing activities! I must admit my favourite pictures to get were those of the at-home sports day! A big well…

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Happy Chinese New Year!

For the month of January, 2nd class have been learning lots about China and the celebrations that occur around Chinese New Year. We have learned lots of the Great Wall of China, Dragon Boat Festival and Lantern Festival. We were even lucky enough to have 2 special guest speakers who have visited China to talk…

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Clay Rainforest Creations!

2nd class in Art at the moment are in the middle of creating a rainforest animal of their choice from clay! First, the class spent time working with the clay; pinching, pounding, pressing and poking it! The next step now is to paint the figures…. Stay tuned for the final pieces!

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Toontastic!

2nd class have recently started planning their narrative stories. Over the next few weeks they will be working on character development and building a conflict in their story. They are all very excited to present their stories using the app ‘Toontastic’ This sees them narrating their stories and showcasing it in cartoon form. Keep an…

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Being problem solvers!

Here in 2nd class at the moment we are really working to improve both our problem solving skills and collaborative work. For one of our most recent problems, Ms Cavanagh gave us months of the year but the name of the months were missing. We had to work together to place them in correct order!…

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Basketball Winners!

St Matthew’s 6th class basketball team recently competed and won their section of the Dublin mini basketball league. The event was held in Loughlinstown Leisure Centre were we played many tough and testing matches against Booterstown NS, Bayside NS and Holywell NS. The matches were all very close but our skilled bunch of players were…

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