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3 Dec

Click on the picture below to download the Christmas colouring page and be in
with a chance of winning a €20 book token. Good luck everyone.

1 Dec

Click on the image above to see our advent calendar for 2018.

27 Nov

27 Nov

15 Nov

Since mid-term Senior Infants have been working on the clothes shop in aistear.  Have a look at what we have been getting up to…

In the socio-dramatic play station we have been operating a clothes shop where customers can browse, try on and buy different items of clothing.

The girls are dressed to impress for their holidays.

Our shop had so many different types of clothes.

We had great fun looking at ourselves in the clothes and costumes.

We always made sure to pay for the clothes with the shop assistant.

We had fun working as designers. We designed outfits for ourselves.

Team spirit in helping one another to meet our deadlines.

Planning our outfits.

 

  

Here are our finished products.

As you can see our clothing line caters for all shapes and sizes!  These are our spring-summer/autumn-winter lines.  We had great fun working with the material which was so kindly donated by parents.

We also investigated the properties and characteristics of materials.  We further extended our design expertise to design some suitable clothes for Teddy, which he could wear in hot weather, cold weather and rainy weather.

Measuring size carefully. Working on rain gear. We needed to use waterproof materials.

Clothes to keep Teddy warm in winter.

Displaying our creations.

In construction we compiled shopping lists and guided the beebots around the town from shop to shop to collect the items on our list.

This has been our favourite theme in aistear so far.  Next up it’s the post office!

 

15 Nov

Working on the weather!  Senior infants had great fun working at the weather station during aistear.  Here are some pictures of what we got up to…

Presenting and recording the weather in pairs.

It is so important to be enthusiastic when you are on the television.

Checking our recordings before trying to make improvements.

Making weather dials at the art station.

Next up for us is the clothes shop!

25 Oct

On Thursday, we dressed up for Halloween! Les, Mr Vance, Mr Foley, Mr Kinsella and Paddy dressed up as the Jamaican bobsled team, while the rest of the staff were Halloween Class Dojo characters!

 

Lots of our students dressed up and everyone really enjoyed seeing each other’s costumes. A big thanks to the Parents’ Association, who organised a Halloween disco for all of our classes. We had great fun!

Look at our beautiful costumes in Junior Infants!

Here are some of our costumes in 6th class. 6th class made their costumes as part of their October projects!

13 Oct

First Class completed their first STEM activity this week.  We have been learning all about houses and homes in SESE and completed a STEM activity based on that. We read the story of the three little pigs and talked about the different materials used in each house. The class were then presented with a challenge.

Their challenge question was:

‘Can your team design and build a house that the big, bad wolf cannot blow down?’

The children split into six teams. Two teams made a house from straw (plastic straws), two teams made a house from wood (lollipop sticks) and two teams made a house from bricks (strong card).

We talked about fair testing and decided each team should get the same amount of materials to work with and each team should have the same amount of time to complete the task.

The children planned what their project would look like by sketching.

     

The children worked together to create their houses.

 

The straw houses:

 

The wooden houses:

The brick houses:

 

The children then tested their work by placing it in front of the ‘big, bad wolf’. The houses had to last 10 seconds of ‘huffing and puffing’ (Fan setting 1) and 10 seconds of ‘blowing the house down’ (Fan setting 2)

All of the houses passed the test of the big bad wolf!

 

The children reflected on their work afterwards and discussed some things that they would do to improve their houses.

Well done First Class on some great STEM work! 😊

  

  

10 Oct

We have been learning about parables in school. Parables are simple stories used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels. One of our favourite ones is  called “workers in the vineyard.” Click on the link below to read the parable. We home you enoy it as much as we did.

20 Sep

On Thursday morning, there was great excitement in St. Peter’s when we heard that Martin O’Neill, manager of the Irish soccer team, would be visiting!

We were delighted to welcome him to St Peter’s, where he took part in a press conference and answered some of our questions. He had great advice about believing in ourselves and working hard to practise our football skills. Afterwards, 6th class and some of 5th demonstrated a drill for him and had the chance to shake his hand. Judging by the levels of excitement, it was a day not to be forgotten. A big thanks to Martin O’Neill, the FAI and the local Sports Promotion Unit as well as our press conference co-ordinator, Paddy Mullen. Here are some of the photos from the day…