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13 Nov

Hi everyone! We had a lovely, busy week in 6th Class. Want to see our round-up of what we got up to?

Our Student of the Week came as no surprise… she gave 100% to everything, had wonderful homework and so many people noticed how helpful she was. Great job!

We continued our great work with our ePortfolios. It is amazing to see how our work has developed since September!

We had a lovely visit from the Bray Chess Club and they left some fantastic boards for us to play with!

Heeeeeeeeave! We had a Tug of War masterclass!

We got ready for the visit of the Defence Forces on Monday. They will be delivering the Irish tricolour for the 1916 celebrations for Flag Day! We’ll tweet about our work using the #Rang1916 hashtag.

As always, Maths and mental strategies were never far from our thoughts!

We also started a new book. Have you read it? It’s call ‘A Little Piece of Ground’. We’re hooked!

That’s it for now… tune in next week for a further update!

10 Nov

Welcome to our second “St Peter’s All Star Attenders Awards.” Classes really tried hard in October to work on attendance and scores all around the school went up. At the end of every month children with full attendance for the month receive a certificate and have their name put on the Wall of Fame. The class with the greatest attendance each month also receive a class prize and all students with full attendance get named “All Star Attenders”.
This winning class for best attendance in October was…….. Ms. Shimmins’ 3rd Class. 3rd Class had a choice of prizes and decided to go with the homemade cinema. During break time the library was transformed in Peter’s Pictures and each child in 3rd class received a ticket to the show. This also entitled them to popcorn, choice of drink and a selection of chocolate. We can safely say they loved the prize.

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Check back each month to see who has won the class prize for best attendance and check if your name has made the All Star Attenders List.
Well done to 3rd class and to the following “All Star Attenders” from each class for October;

Junior Infants
Maja Bessler
Grace Carton
Aaron Chumakson
Joey Chumakson
Keogh Heidi Clucas
Abbie Coen Troy
Ben Douglas
Lauren Hipwell
Noah Johnston
Max Murray
Louis Murray-Coyle
Avaleigh O’Hagan
Zuzanna Siakala
Brooke Tobin
Cillian Aquilera Wheeler

Senior Infants
Carl Barry
Daniel Byrne
Murphy Jake Clucas
Kristana Anna Daniel
Chloe Farrell
Tobias Farrell
Jodie Fitzpatrick
Ryan Martin
Lauren McCann
Cian McDermott
Lauren O’Brien
Athony James O’Neill
Cian Petty
Elif Standage
1st Class
Ellie Byrne
Damiano Carabaich
David Keddy
Liam Mullen
Kyra O’Shaughnessy
Sean Sweeney McMaster
Ned Wall

2nd Class
Karl Ashe
Benjamin Bessler
Josh Coen Troy
Amalia Elin Gall
Brian Grefaldeo
Dylan Hackman
Craig Hipwell
Alec Kealy
Ruairi McFarland Bolger
Kian Mulhall
Jack Roche
Adem Standage
Naoise Sweeney McMaster

3rd Class
Ava Byrne
Tadhg Cahill
Emanuel Carabaich
Lana Douglas
Nathan Douglas
Madeleine Farrell
Adam Kelly
Barry Murphy
Kevin Pestana
Jerry Wall

4th Class
Caoilynn Ashe
Dominik Bessler
Brooke Carey
Kayden Clucas
Casey Crinnion
Caithlin Farrell
Dylan Fitzpatrick
Jamie Hipwell
Shannon Hipwell
Rowan McFarland Bolger
Kelsey O’Callaghan
Codie Sweeney Kearney
Dean Thomas
Ryan Tyrell

5th Class
Lex Farrell
Abbie Fitzpatrick
Leanne Kealy
Christopher Mullen
Finn O’Neill
Patrick Braganciuc

6th Class
Jack Barsoum
Robyn Brauner
Alex Coffey
Luke Connolly
Jordan Farrell
Jack Jin
Mason Kelly
Tommy Lang
Ryan McCormack
Stephen Mooney
Alan Moran
Alannah O’Brien
Calvin O’Callaghan
Dylan Wheeler

MR. FOLEY’S CLASS
Ben Cunnane
Adam Hackman
Jordan Keddy
Nathan Kennedy

9 Nov

Congratulations to these two great boys who know all of the Jolly Phonics 72 tricky words! They have both been working very hard at school and at home to learn these words and have done so well! Fantastic work boys!

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Our theme in 5th class for October was Africa. We’ve been focusing on a different continent every month and we’re looking forward to showing you our work on Asia next month.

Our big focus was a collaborative art project. We drew the outline of Africa and of all the borders of the African states. We used this tool from Class Tools to choose the countries that we were going to research.

We researched the African states using this website. Our criteria for success was to write the name of the country, draw the flag of the country and two other pictures to represent that country. Some of us chose musical instruments, footballers, tourist attractions and animals to represent our states. When we finished our chosen country, we worked together to complete the other countries.

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We learned a lot about Africa and we completed our display with our favourite facts from our unit.

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In Music, we learned the song ‘Circle of Life’ – we were focusing on texture and learning to sing the accompaniment to the song.

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Experimenting with our clay

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Painting the clay (in Halloween costumes)

In Art, we worked with clay to create African inspired masks. We also worked with paint and colour to create Serengeti sunsets.

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8 Nov

While learning about different jobs that people do in Senior Infants we decided to think about what we would like to be when we grow up. There were lots of brilliant suggestions! Some boys and girls wanted to be vets, bus drivers and painters while others wanted to be doctors and nurses. We wrote down what our dream job would be and why. We then decided to put our work into envelopes and posted them to the school. We had to include the school address and put a stamp on each envelope. After learning about the job of a postman we knew that our letters would arrive soon! We were really excited when Karen delivered them to our classroom (thanks Karen!) and we each got to open up some post. Every pupil got to read about what another person in the class wants to be when they grow up. We were really pleased to talk about lots of different jobs together.

Oct 9

What we would like to be when we grow up!

Oct 14

Writing the school’s address on our envelopes. We made sure to try and write really neatly.

Oct 17

There was great excitement in our classroom when our post arrived!

Oct 10

Opening our post!

After all of the excitement and a very lively class discussion about our dream jobs we decided to go out on an Autumn nature walk. Before heading out we talked about some signs of Autumn that we might find like conkers, berries and colourful leaves. Once outside we tried really hard to use our sense of sight to find as many signs of Autumn as possible. We were pleased to find the things we expected like lovely red and yellow leaves and colourful berries! We recorded our results when we got back inside.

Oct 13

Nature Walk!

We are also working very hard on our reading in Senior Infants and had great help from a wonderful work experience student recently. Lauryn was so kind to the pupils and gave our whole class some lovely books to enjoy reading. We hope Lauryn will come back and visit soon so that she can hear how much our reading is improving!

Oct 15

Lovely new books to read!

8 Nov

We’ve been so busy!

In Art we’ve been making clay food, Claes Oldenburg style! 

We then moved onto making clay owls! 

In English we’re preparing for 2016…

…but we’ve been working on the other parts too!

In Geography… 

We found out we’ll be in this year’s Primary Science Fair in the RDS!

Our class also took part in Random Acts of Kindness Week:

In Music we studied ‘Songs of War’.

Two of our students did really well in the Bray Drugs Aware art competition!

Our Gaelic footballers took part in the Coughlan Cup…

…and we named a few more Students Of The Week!

6 Nov

We were all very excited that Lego Club started back this week!

This year we are taking part in an international competition called the First Lego League. As part of the competition we will be looking at three different things – A Trash Trek Project, A Robot Game and The First Lego League Core Values.

This week we started building our models that will be used for our robot game. We worked in teams to make Models no. 1, 2, 3 and 4 using the instructions on the laptops. Next week we will continue making the rest of the models. We also hope to have our new Lego table made, set up for next week’s meeting!

Here’s a peak at what we got up to:

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5 Nov

This month in 4th class, we are learning about weather. In Geography we made our own Anemometers.

Did you know an anemometer is used to measure wind speed?

Here are a few pictures of our class recording the wind speed. For the next two months, we will be using our anemometers to investigate and record the wind speed everyday.

Feel free to check out our record chart in class! :)

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24 Oct

In St Peter’s we always try really hard to work on attendance and encourage children to be in school every day. At the end of every month children with full attendance for the month receive a certificate and have their name put on the Wall of Fame. The class with the greatest attendance each month also receive a class prize. Now, we are starting a monthly blog post called “All Star Attenders”. Each month we will list all the children who have received certificates for the month and who the winning class for the month was.

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This winning class for best attendance in September was…….. Ms. Fry’s 2nd Class. 2nd Class won a free trip to the Mermaids Arts Theatre to see a puppet show called Bláth. They had a great time and absolutely loved it. Check back each month to see who has won the class prize for best attendance and check if your name has made the All Star Attenders List.
Well done to 2nd class and to the following “All Star Attenders” from each class for September:

Junior Infants
Grace Carton
Aaron Chumakson
Joey Chumakson
Heidi Clucas Keogh
Taylor Coakley
Abbie Coen Troy
Ben Douglas
Oliver Duraj
Lauren Hipwell
Noah Johnston
Louis Murray-Coyle
Avaleigh O’Hagan
Jake Thomas
Brooke Tobin

Senior Infants
Barry Carl
Luke Cahill
Jake Clucas Murphy
Kristana Daniel
Chloe Farrell
Toby Farrell
Chloe Fitzpatrick
Ryan Martin
Cameron Martin McAteer
Kurina Mason
Cian McDermott
Lauren O’Brien
Sophie O’Connor
Eliif Standage

1st Class
Ellie Byrne
Damiano Carabaich
Liam Mullen
Tristan O’Brien
Kyra O’Shaughnessy
Oisin Troy
Ned Wall

2nd Class
Karl Ashe
Josh Coen Troy
Jamie Cowap
Thomas Fitzpatrick
Amalia Elin Gall
Brian Grefaldeo
Dylan Hackman
Craig Hipwell
Alec Kealy
Dylan Lawless
Liam Mason
Tadhg McDonald Hemp
Ruairi McFarland Bolger
Ava Rose Reynolds
Adem Standage
3rd Class
Tristan Byrne
Tadhg Cahill
Emanuel Carabaich
Lana Douglas
Nathan Douglas
Maddy Farrell
Adam Kelly
Kevin Pestana
Jerry Wall

4th Class
Caoilynn Ashe
Kayden Clucas
Casey Crinnion
Dean Douglas
Caithlin Farrell
Shannon Hipwell
Rowan McFarland Bolger
Kelsey O’Callaghan
Dean Thomas

5th Class
Patrick Braganciuc
Stephen Brien
Aoife Dolan
Abbie Fitzpatrick
Dylan Hempenstall
Leann Kealy
Christopher Mullen
Finn O’Neill
James O’Shaughnessy

6th Class
Jack Barsoum
Robyn Brauner
Alex Coffey
Luke Connolly
Molly Douglas
Jordan Farrell
Jack Jin
Tommy Lang
Dylan Mason
Ryan McCormack
Alannah O’Brien
Calvin O’Callaghan
Ava Treacy
Dylan Wheeler

MR. FOLEY’S CLASS
Adam Hackman
Arturas Ratkevicius

5 Oct

Last week our Twitter pal Mags visited us in 6th Class! She is a science wizard and taught us so much! We got to try out Little Bits and lots of other cool things!

Mags tweeted us lovely things!

Here is a highlights video we have worked on!

And here are all of our vines from the day!

We had the best day! Thank you Mags!