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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Pyjama Day!

The whole school participated in pyjama day on the last day of school before Christmas to raise money for Focus Ireland. 2nd Class came into school looking extra cosy accompanied by their favourite teddies. 2nd Class were joined by 1st Class and Senior Infants to watch The Polar Express. Everyone had a great day, it…

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Christmas Angels

2nd Class had great fun making their Christmas Angels this week in school. We got into the Christmas spirit by listening to some Christmas songs while making them! Our Angels are now flying high in the classroom.

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2nd Class Science Experiment

2nd Class carried out a science experiment in groups where they were given dry spaghetti, 4 mini marshmallows, and 2 big marshmallows. The aim of the experiment was to see who could build the tallest and sturdiest tower using only the materials provided. The children quickly realised that if they snapped the spaghetti into smaller…

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2nd Class Dioramas

During the month of October 2nd class created dioramas in groups. They based the setting of their dioramas on different animal habitats, for example the jungle, the desert, North Pole etc. We had loads of fun collecting items and making these dioramas. The dioramas, made from simple shoe boxes, turned out really well  and each…

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The Colours Cup in 2nd Class

  The Colours Cup Day was really fun. First we went on the bouncy castle. Everyone was having fun on it. We went to do races. There was the egg and spoon races, sprinting and balancing a bean bag on our heads.       We played some team games. One person was blind-folded and…

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