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4 Feb

We have been focusing on procedure writing since January! We have baked, given directions around Bray and completed S.T.E.M activities. After each activity, we’ve written up the procedure. Here’s a look at how we got on.

3 Feb

First class have been learning loads about wind.

We drew excellent windmills and surrounded them with our facts we found out about windmills in Ireland!

We then tried to grind wheat into flour ourselves to test how a windmill works inside- we used a pestle and mortar to do this.

We also made our own windmills to test the speed of the wind. Take a look:

2 Feb

We have been working very hard on our procedural writing in 2nd class. The children worked in pairs to plan and make their healthy smoothies.

They were delicious!

2 Feb

This month in 4th Class we have been researching and learning all about Italy.

We have been learning about Mount Vesuvius and the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.  For our STEM activity this month we made our own volcanoes.

As part of our procedural writing, we made our own delicious pizzas. We made a list of the equipment, ingredients and steps needed to make pitta pizzas🍕

1 Feb

For St Brigid’s day we learnt all about St Brigid’s life. We sequenced pictures of her life in teams.

After this we designed our own cloak. Take a look at some of our designs:

26 Jan

After our nice Christmas break, Senior Infants came back refreshed and ready for jam packed few weeks!

We started learning all about the airport and airplanes in Aistear. Our role play corner became an airplane which we made passports to board, of course. We discussed who a Pilot was and what there on the plane was.

Our Role Play area

We built airplanes in our construction corner and use small runway cut outs so that they could pick up speed before lift off.

In our Art area, we spent lots of time making a plane picture from clothes pegs, lollipop sticks. We painted our materials and glued them together. Then, we made clouds from cotton wool so it looked like our planes were flying in the air.

In Maths, we have started learning about weight. We weighed different items in the classroom, with a bucket balance, to find which were heavier and which were lighter. We have also been learning all about the number 8 this month!

Finally, we made our goals for 2022. We drew pictures of activities we wanted to start doing, things in school we wanted to get better at, and some even drew pictures helping out at home more!

26 Jan

This month we learning all about procedural writing. We have been reading lots of recipes and instructions on how to play board games to help us identify the different features of this genre.

Baking is one of our favourite activities and we took this as a great opportunity to make a delicious lemon drizzle cake and to write the recipe down so we can share it here with everyone 👍👩‍🍳 We hope you find it easy to follow and enjoy! Be sure to let us know if you try it! 🍰


210g of self – raising flour

1/2 tsp of baking powder

200g of margarine/ butter

200g of caster sugar

3 eggs

1 lemon

100g icing sugar

1tsp water


  1. Measure out 200g margarine/ butter and and 200g of caster sugar and mix together in a large bowl.
  2. When the mixture is light and fluffy, add in the eggs, 1 at a time and keep mixing.
  3. Lift the sieve up high and sift in the self – raising flour and baking powder.
  4. Mix with a wooden spoon to keep it light and fluffy.
  5. Juice and zest the lemon. Add in half the lemon juice and half the zest, reserving the rest for the icing.
  6. Add your batter to a fully lined baking tin and oven bake at 180 degrees C for 40 minutes.
  7. When cooled, squeeze some lemon over the cake.
  8. To make the icing, sift icing sugar and mix with a teaspoon of water. Add in the remainder of your lemon juice and zest.
  9. Drizzle the icing over the cake and wait until it sets before cutting.
  10. Enjoy 😀

We hope you find this recipe easy to follow. We’d love to hear from you if you try it at home.

Here is our baking in action:

10 Jan

We love to integrate technology into the classroom whenever we can. Children are so adept at using IT now they are practically teaching us. We We love to use the school tablets to enhance our learning, particularly during Maths stations.

We use the IWB daily in the class and children love to get a chance to play games in literacy and numeracy activities.

We teach basic programming throughout the school and love to get a chance to use the Beebots to teach early programming skills.

21 Dec

The longest Snowman:

We divided into groups of three. Each group got 6 sheets of paper, 30 cm of sellotape and 2 pipe cleaners. A classroom timer of 12 minutes was set on the board. The aim of the challenge was that each group had to make the longest snowman they could in the time given. Take a look at the different ways we made our snowmen:

Christmas Catapults:

We decided on an easy structure to follow to make our catapults. All we needed was a spoon, lollipop sticks and elastic bands. They turned out amazing!

When they were made we tested them in loads of challenges- who could launch their catapult the furthest, who could make it to the end of the hall first catapulting snowballs and who could catapult a snowball onto certain spots first. It was so much fun!

Santa’s sleigh and workshop- Lego edition.

1st class were given the chance to make Santa’s sleigh or Santa’s workshop using Lego. We made some amazing structures!

21 Dec

The month of December brought a lot of sweet treats into our classroom.

We started the month by baking these gorgeous marshmallow-crispie cupcakes. take a look:

We also got creative using Nutella and biscuits to make our very own reindeer biscuits. They were delicious.

One of our favorite parts of the month was getting hot chocolate and chocolate lollipops delivered to the classroom by Mr Vance and Karen.