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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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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