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Na Fianna U-14 and U-16

There was a great feeling of celebration in the school on Friday 14th October when some of the victorious members and trainers of the U-14 and U16 Na Fianna football teams came to visit. There was a special welcome given to the past pupils who were on the teams. Na Fianna club presented a football to the school. Well done to all involved of such an historic occasion.

Junior Infants

Our Aistear theme this month is "The Pet Shop". We got a class goldfish that the children named Goldie and we learned about lots of animals.

The children also got to meet "Tootle" and "Koopa" the tortoises who were kindly brought into school.

Junior Infants went on a nature walk where they collected lots of Autumn leaves, berries and nuts for our nature table.

In Art we had fun making leaf hedgehogs and rainbow fish.

Second Class

It has been a busy few weeks here in second class.
We had our First Enrolment Mass in preparation for our First Holy Communion. One of the gifts we brought up was a picture of the family tree we made during history.

In English we learned all about adjectives and how they can take our writing up a level.

We created an Autumn board for our classroom to show all of the lovely colours that we see outside during this time of year.

In SPHE we have been talking about working together as a team and looking out for each other. We made a giant poster to show that when we work together, our class rocks!

In Maths we used straight and curved lines to make optical illusion 3D hands.

We have been collecting leaves and interesting items from outside. We did a Science experiment and found out that plastic takes over 250 years to decompose while an apple core takes just three weeks

In Art we made Mé Féin portraits and and designed emoji posters to show all of the different feelings we have.

Lunchtime league
On Wednesday the final of our lunchtime league was held between Dublin and Mayo. A very close exciting game was watched by the whole school eagerly cheering on both teams. The team was won by a last minute point by Dublin. Mr. Hyland and Mr. Clinton presented prizes to both teams. Captain of Dublin Eamon Bolger accepted the cup on behalf of his team. In his speech he paid tribute to Mayo for a thrilling match. Well done to all.

Fire Safety
3rd and 4th classes had a visit from members of the Tullamore Fire Brigade highlighting fire saftey. They each got a saftey pack to bring home. They really enjoyed the visit.


Well done to the children who took part in the Offaly Primary School Cross country competition on Friday September 30th. They all represented the school very well.
A special congratulations to Kevin Sweeney in 5th class for coming in 6th place and winning a medal.

Thanks to Ms. Mooney's class for making this lovely poster for Mr. Hyland "Maigh Eo Abú".

Junior Infants

Junior Infants have settled really well into school.

In Maths we are learning to match and sort sets.

In Art we created displays on 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and 'The Three Little Pigs'.

Each afternoon we take part in Aistear and have great fun!!

We brought our favourite teddy bears to school and had a party.

For History the children brought in some photographs of themselves and we created a timeline.

3rd and 4th classes
The children walked around the village looking at buildings. The children chose their favourite ones and photographed them.

In Art the children did pencil drawings of their favourite buildings. They also made Autumn leaf prints.

In Geography this week the pupils have been watching the weather closely. They used a rain gauge, thermometer, onemometer and weather vane to record it.

In Maths 3rd and 4th classes have studied 2D shapes. They made shape pictures and made shape patterns on tablets

5th and 6th classes
We created a 'Class Contract' to help our class run smoothly. We picked out some of the really important words from the contract. Some of these are Patience, Kind, Manners, Learn, Listen, Prepare, Respect, Together, Safe, Fair and Try.

History- We drew timelines showing all the topics we will cover this year.
We have been studying the Ancient Greeks. We learned about some Greek architecture. Take a look at our pencil drawings of Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns.

Geography- We have been looking at our local landscape. We went on a walk around the village looking at some of its features.

We drew Mind Maps of our journey from home to school highlighting some important features.

We have also started studying the European Union. Take a look at some of the 28 E.U. flags.

Gaeilge- We have been working on the Mé Féin theme this month. We can say lots about ourselves. We wrote very good stories about ourselves and our families.

English- We have been working on Recount Writing. We have worked in pairs and have written some interesting pieces about news stories we spoke about in class.

Yoga/Mindfulness- We have had some Yoga and Mindfulness classes with Ms. Murphy. She is in her final year in college studying to be a teacher. She has taught us about our breathing as well as lots of different yoga techniques and stretches.

Welcome back everyone.
We give a special welcome to our 14 Junior Infants and our 4 new entrants to Cairdeas and to the other children who started throughout the school.

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