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21 Oct

We have our anti-bullying month in the school next month. Each child will be given a badge with the image above on it and will do lessons in relation to anti-bullying throughout the month. We also have a range of colourful canvas posters around the school with anti-bullying messages on them. The badge contains words in relation to anti-bullying which are explained below.

Compassion- Pity and concern for someone if something bad happens
Acceptance- We’re all different and we need to appreciate this
Friendship- Treat others the way you would like to be treated
Respect- You don’t have to be best friends with everyone but you do need to respect everyone
Kindness- Try to be kind to people who need your kindness the mostC

18 Oct

We have been busy baking and cooking again this year and love learning lots of different skills during these lessons. We are very lucky that Mrs. Kelly has the BEST recipes for us to try and it’s definitely our favourite time of the week! So far this year we have made homemade sausage rolls, scones, apple pie, jam tarts and garlic bread.

Through baking, we learn lots of important life skills, as well having the chance to practise some Maths concepts in real life. For example, every time we bake we get the chance to measure out ingredients, estimate how long each recipe will take to cook, time how long our dishes need in the oven and at what temperature and calculate how much each dish costs to cook. We have also started to compare the price of home cooked meals to those items we might buy in the shop for a quick breakfast or lunch fix and found out that home cooked meals are much more reasonably priced (as well being absolutely delicious 😋)

Mrs. Kelly shows us that it’s possible to bake/ cook any of our favourite dishes and we all agreed that our homemade sausage rolls this year were top notch – some even rated them 10/10! 💯😁

After every baking lesson we have the chance to practise our recount skills by recalling exactly what steps we took to make our dish. We also get the opportunity to practise our procedural writing skills when we record our recipes. If anyone needs to know how to make any of our delicious recipes so far, just ask! We’d be happy to share 🙂

Presentation is also key 👍 Mrs. Kelly helps us to present our final product in a very professional looking way! We had great reviews from our families and friends about how delicious our baking tasted. A huge thanks to Mrs. Kelly for all her help and for making our baking/cooking lessons such an enjoyable part of school!

18 Oct

Fáilte arís go dtí ‘Frása na Seachtaine’ againn!

Maith sibh gach duine ar thús iontach! Go leor Gaeilge iontach le cloisteáil timpeall na scoile.

Anois, is é frása na seachtaine seo:

Seo mar a deirimid Oíche Shamhna Shona le dúine amhain.

Chun beannú do ghrúpa daoine a deirimid:

14 Oct

We have been learning about the environment in 6th class. We have put together a podcast with some tips and tricks to help everyone to be more environmentally aware. Let us know if you have any questions, enjoy!

https://anchor.fm/caoimhe-lohan8/episodes/Tips-to-help-our-planet-e189oo8

11 Oct

Caithfimid sár – obair a rá leis na cailíní agus na buachaillí go léir a bhí ag obair chomh crua ar a gcuid Gaeilge le cúpla mí anuas.

Déanaimis iarracht ár n – abairt nua a úsáid ar scoil an tseachtain seo!

6 Oct

And just like that we’re back! Senior Infants have been getting up to a lot this month and settling in to their new class! Have a read of what we’ve been doing.

Teddy Bear Picnic 🐻

Senior Infants were invited to attend a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. This was to represent the lovely display that was created by a man in the local area which included a lot of teddy bears. To top it off, RTE2’s News2Day came along and recorded it all. The following week, we watched ourselves back on TV! There was a lot of excitement as you can imagine! 😁

Aistear 🏘️🧱🎨

We had a lot of fun in Aistear this month, we learned all about our school and our homes. In the roleplay area, we pretended to be Karen in the office and took on the roll of other people working in the school. We also played in our house with our kitchen and used our imagination and created yummy meals and set the table and of course cleaned up when everyone was finished.

Other Aistear areas we had fun in were with construction, planning and building our own houses and we learned all about our senses – particularly touch and all about our fingerprints and how they are unique to us. We painted our fingers and left our finger prints on a black page in bright colours!!

Our Sounds and Letter formation 📝

We spent a lot of time revising our sounds from last year and practicing our letter formation. We used play dough to create the letter ‘t’, have a look below.👏

We have had a great start back to the school year!! 😄

4 Oct

Fáilte ar ais chuig Frása na Seachtaine!

Tá sár – iarracht á dhéanamh ag gach duine agus leanann ár gcuid Gaeilge ag feabhsú.

Anois, is é frása na seachtaine seo:

Is é an freagra…

Scoil Naomh Peadar is ainm don scoil.

27 Sep

Maith sibh gach duine atá ag iarraidh Gaeilge a labhairt gach lá! Tá sé chomh deas go leor Gaeilge a chloisteáil á labhairt ar scoil agus sa chlós.

Tá go leor pointí á fháil ag na ranganna go léir, comhghairdeas!

Anois, is é frása na seachtaine seo:

Is féidir an freagra a bheith …

Tá m’obair bhaile déanta agam!

Níl m’obair bhaile déanta agam.

Rinne mé dearmad air, d’fhág mé sa bhaile é!

23 Sep

We are very excited to be back completing some STEM challenges! STEM activities give us a chance to practise our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills and to have some fun 😊 Check out our first STEM challenge of the year in Ms. Kane’s class below!

For our first challenge we were given the task of designing of a tin foil boat that could float while holding a number of cube blocks. It appeared to be an easy challenge at first but it required some careful consideration when it came to designing and making the boat so that it could take the weight of multiple cubes.

We planned out our designs carefully and discussed what features our boats needed – sturdy bases, high walls and no holes! We sketched our designs to help keep us on track and then we began to build. When we were happy with our creations, we predicted how many cubes our boats could hold whilst remaining afloat. We poured 2 litres of water into a box and began to test the strength of the tin foil boats. We were surprised that the boats could remain floating with lots more cubes aboard than we had originally estimated.

We then had the chance to make our designs even better and challenged ourselves to make improvements so that the tin foil boats could hold even more cubes. Designing and redesigning is a very important part of every STEM challenge and allows us to improve on our work – just like real life scientists and inventors do.

Most teams chose to create higher walls in the tin foil boats so that as they began to sink, it took a while for water to make it’s way into the designs.

We were very proud of our efforts when we confirmed that every team made adjustments that meant their boats could hold far more cubes the second time.

We discussed gravity and how gravity pulls everything on Earth down. That’s why we don’t float around, like astronauts in space do. We also learned a new term ‘buoyancy’. This refers to the way in which some objects can float on water. When our boats were empty they were buoyant and as we added cubes to the boats, gravity took over as the more powerful force and pulled the boat into the water – sinking it when we added too many cubes. We kept a careful count while observing when this occurred and recorded our scores so that we knew just how many cubes the boat could hold while still floating.

Take a look at our display outside our classroom that explains just how we carried out this design and make STEM challenge.

20 Sep

Fáilte arís go dtí ‘Frása na Seachtaine’ againn!

Maith sibh gach duine atá ag iarraidh Gaeilge a labhairt gach lá! Tá sé chomh deas go leor Gaeilge a chloisteáil á labhairt ar scoil agus sa chlós.

Anois, is é frása na seachtaine seo:

Tá go leor roghanna éagsúla ann le haghaidh do fhreagra!

Is fearr liom…

Is fearr liom corpoideachas!

Is fearr liom mata!

Is fearr liom stair!

Is fearr liom ceol!

Is fearr liom ealaín!

Is fearr liom bearla!

Is fearr liom eolaíocht!