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9 Dec

We got a special Tweet from Buzz! Do you know what I’d love? I wish 2nd class in @StPetersBray would send me a podcast. Páidí has been telling me about their singing. *sigh* — Summer Reading (@SummerBuzz) December 8, 2014 Your wish is our command, Buzz! We made a podcast about our book recommendations for Páidí and we even sang a song or two!   Check out our Animoto below to see us reading to Páidí too!    

10 Nov

6th Class have started a new book called ‘Reaching the Heights’. It’s set in Co. Cork and is about three teenagers and the challenges they face in their lives. It is a demanding read, with lots of social problems explored in it. We’re really enjoying it so far. Have a listen to our first podcast on the book, all about Chapters 1-5.  

24 Sep

The Student Council met today after school! Here is the latest podcast. Don’t miss it!  

24 Sep

6th Class are really enjoying their latest book, ‘The Witches’ by Roald Dahl. This is our second  podcast and we are delighted with how it came out. Sam and Robert presented and they did a great job! Lots happened in the story since we spoke last, don’t miss this podcast! Warning: It contains major spoilers!  

17 Sep

6th Class had an absolutely brilliant day last Friday. We are so excited to tell you all about the great things we did to celebrate Roald Dahl Day. Roald Dahl is one of the best children’s writers and we love his stories. We have Roald Dahl day on September 13th as that was his birthday. We remembered our favourite people and places in his books. These are some of the things we did. 1. We had a joke competition because Ms. Brennan told us that one of Roald Dahl’s famous lines is that ‘A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men!’. This means that even if you are very old... 

12 Jun

Yesterday, 5th and 6th class visited Bray Garda station as part of our Community Garda, Stephen’s, work with the school. He visited 5th class a couple of weeks ago so we were really interested to see everything that we’d learned about. You can read our previous post here. We had a really interesting morning in Bray Garda station and we got to see the squad cars, the cells, the medical room, the interview room and the control room where all the emergency calls for County Wicklow come into. We also got to see the CCTV footage from the cameras around Bray. Stephen was really generous... 

28 May

2nd Class have been learning about Irish myths and legends. We decided to record podcasts and make videos to help us to remember the sequence of the stories. As always we used Soundcloud for the podcast and Vintagio for the video! This is the first post from us on this topic. We will have two more soon! They will be about other Irish myths and legends. We hope you like our video and podcast about The Brown Bull of Cooley! The Brown Bull of Cooley! from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo.  

22 May

2nd Class have been learning about Irish Myths and Legends. We know lots about different stories from many, many years ago. We loved reading and retelling the stories. We decided to podcast about three of them and we also decided to make storyboards to put different parts of the story in order. We hope you like our videos and podcasts!  

22 May

Last week, Stephen, the Community Garda, came in to visit us to talk to us about the work of the Gardaí. We’d loads of questions for him and we learned a lot from him. We recorded a podcast about what we learned from him. Earlier in the week, we noticed on the @gardainfo Twitter account that they were having a Q&A session with a member of the Garda Dog Unit. We posted questions, as did our friends in Cloghan’s Hill School. We storified the answers to make them easier to read. Twitter is a cool way to access information on topics that we’re interested in – we’d... 

19 May

Recently, 5th class read ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo as their class novel and really enjoyed it. We had a Twitter Q&A session with the Irish National Stud to answer some of the more technical questions from the book and we blogged about that here. As part of a prize for our excellent attendance, we watched ‘War Horse’ the film over the last few wet lunchtimes. It was really interesting watching it as the film of a book that we’d recently read. Our teacher noticed that we discussed the story a lot as we went along and we kept pointing out similarities and differences...