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5 Nov

2nd class took their first steps into the world of animation today! As you know, our Creative Schools submission last year was based on stop-motion animation, so we thought it was about time that 2nd class got a taste of one of our favourite creative activities in St Peter’s. Other classes have used Go Animate in the past, and we really enjoyed creating our little video using their latest updates. We chose the background, the length of the scenes, the characters, how the characters acted in each scene and, of course, we recorded the voices!

We chose to use part of our ‘comhrá’ for the script (St Peter’s has a history of using animation in Irish – you can check out the work of last year’s 3rd class here and here). We hope you enjoy our video and we’re looking forward to trying it out again soon!

2nd class Gaeilge by stpetersbrayblog on GoAnimate

4 Nov

3 Nov

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Yesterday, 22 students from 5th and 6th class travelled to the Aviva to watch UCD Waves play in the final of the FAI Women’s Cup. Unfortunately, the result didn’t go our way (we were cheering for UCD Waves) but we had a brilliant day – as you can see in the Animoto and the Storify of all the tweets. Thanks to UCD Waves for our tickets and to Dublin Bus for supplying our transport. Thanks also to Paddy, Ms Flanagan, Mr Kinsella, Ms Kane, Ms Keating, Ms Sexton and Mr Foley for organising the trip and coming along to look after the students – and to Alan for the photo above!

For many of the students, it was their first trip to the Aviva – an unforgettable day!

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3 Nov

Today everyone in the senior end of school started work on the Athletics strand in the curriculum. It was a brilliant way to kick start the second part of term! Check out our latest vines!

Here we are enjoying a training session with Irish international, Karen Duggan!

Remember, even though winter is coming – stay fit, active and healthy!

28 Oct

This week, in 2nd class, we’ve been learning all about Halloween. The main event was on Friday when we all dressed up! Check out our costumes:

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We put a lot of effort into our costumes.pizap.com14145230876501

Also this week, we learned about Halloween traditions and we used last year’s podcast to learn a rhyme about Halloween safety. Look what Jerry brought in to celebrate Halloween!

  We made our own podcast about road safety at Halloween and recorded our reading. We’ve been practising our fluency and expression.

We took the Hi-Glo Silver pledge and got armbands from the RSA. We went for a walk with our high visibility armbands to test them out and practised crossing the road safely. Check out our Animoto!

We had great fun last week with Halloween maths and our barm brack. Check out our Tweets in the Storify below.

Happy Halloween everyone!

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21 Oct

21 Oct

Following on from our two blogposts on our #budget15 project, 6th Class are back with even more videos from the day Minister Harris came in. We hope you enjoy them!

Alan, our Minister for Communications! from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo.

Emmet, the Minister for Arts! from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo.

Luke, the Minister for the Environment from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo.

Taylor, the Minister for Health! from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo.

20 Oct
20 Oct

We had GREAT fun for Maths Week in 2nd class. On Monday, we used our Maths Eyes to find square corners around the school. You can find our blog post about it here.

On Tuesday, we thought about a word problem and drew out the answers in our copies…

 

We then made a poster showing some of the possible combinations to answer the word problem.


Then on Thursday, we had a short Skype with Cloughfin NS in Donegal and then we played Get Kahoot for the first time. Ben from 5th class, who is also on the Digital Youth Council, helped us with tech support!

We had a great time for Maths Week 2014!

17 Oct

As many of you know, last year we were made a Digital School of Distinction. This award was the icing on the cake of a brilliant year of digital learning in our school. Minister Ciaran Cannon met with students from every class and we got a chance to walk him through some of the many things we do that make digital learning a key priority in our school.

On Wednesday, we had the great honour of being filmed and interviewed by the Digital Schools organisers (and Microsoft!) about our work in our school. We spoke about our digital learning journey and displayed our work. We can’t wait to see the finished product! We’ll post a link here when it is online!

Here is a little preview until then…