December has been a very busy month!
There has been some fantastic artwork done in all the classrooms in the school this month and displayed throughout the school.
During December, Senior and First class used clay and Christmas cookie cutters to make their own Christmas tree decorations. Firstly we rolled out the clay and choose our design. Once dried, we then painted the decorations. Finally we used PVA glue and glitter to finish.
In 2nd class, some beautiful Nativity silhouettes were created by painting the background scene and cutting out the silhouette figures from black paper. Don’t they look stunning?
History and Science in 3rd class
This month as well as preparing for their Christmas play “Straw and Order”, Third Class have been learning about Stone Age peoples. They researched what life was like in that era. They also learned about the rituals conducted by Stone Age peoples, including finding out about the ancient passage tomb at Newgrange. They are eagerly awaiting the shortest day of the year, and hoping for clear skies, so we can watch the sunlight entering the burial chamber in Newgrange!
Because of the importance of the seasons and the sun to the people of the Stone Age Third Class also examined the effect of the sun and the wider solar system on human life to this very day. Third class also conducted experiments to investigate the relationship between light and various different materials and tried to make freaky reflections using mirrors and water!
Junior Infants to 1st class went to the cinema on Thursday, 15th December, to see the film ‘Trolls’. It was a very busy morning getting everyone packed onto the buses and away but a great day was had by all! On Monday, the 19th December, 3rd to 6th class had their cinema trip. 3rd and 4th saw ‘Moama’ and 5th and 6th saw ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. Both groups really enjoyed their day out and were fantastic representatives for the school.
All classes have worked so hard on their Christmas play or performance throughout the month of December resulting in some fantastic shows in the last few weeks. Here is a short snapshot of some of the events from throughout the school!
The whole school is now looking forward to the holidays on Thursday. The principal and staff would like to wish all the pupils and their families a peaceful, happy Christmas and New Year.