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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2nd Class – History

In History in November, 2nd class learnt about playground games from long ago. We learnt how to play hopscotch. We learnt about skipping and a skipping rhyme. We learnt how to play duck duck goose. What playground games did your parents or grandparents play when they were children?

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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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