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Sports Day – 2nd Class

Sports day was on Friday June 22nd and we had such great fun! Activities included: bouncy castle, parachute games, space-hoppers, scooters, skis, dodgeball, simple orienteering, bench ball, tug of war, co-operative games and races.


2nd Class School Tour

On Wednesday June 20th we went to Mayo Leisure Point in Castlebar. We had lots of fun playing in Nokeys ball pit, Laser World and bowling.


Holy Communion

Holy Communion took place on May 19th this year. The children had a lovely day after all the practising in the weeks beforehand. They went on a lovely retreat to Knock in the week leading up to the Communion and met the Carmelite nuns in their monastery. They even made their own Holy Communion with the help of the nuns. It was a very
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Gardening – 2nd Class

On Friday June 1st Mrs.O’Rourke and Seamus took our class out to the school organic garden. We planted many seeds such as beans, beetroot and red onion. We learned how to evenly space out the seeds and how to care for our garden.


Orienteering – Second Class

Second Class took part in an orienteering lesson with Ms.James. They worked in pairs to find matching cards under cones around the astro pitch. It was a lot of fun!


Valentine’s Day -2nd Class

We made Valentine’s Day clay love hearts in class. We then painted them and wrapped them up nicely to bring home to our loved ones. We also learned about the life of Saint Valentine. Thoughts on Valentine’s Day: Laura – “I like Valentine’s Day because it is a special day. It is a day you show love and show how much you care for
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Grandparent’s Day -2nd Class

We had such a lovely time on Grandparent’s Day this year in school. The children wrote about their grandparents and painted pictures of them also. It was lovely having many of the grandparents visit our class and some even told us about what life was like when they were young.    


Transport Projects – 2nd Class

Second Class carried out projects based on the theme “Transport”. They worked in groups at home and in school to make 3D models of either famous world landmarks or a from of transport. They loved sharing what they learned with the rest of their class and they were excellent describing their projects to the classes that came into see them.


The Organic Garden

Before the summer many classes throughout the school worked in our organic garden with Seamus and Mrs.O’Rourke. The children learned a lot from this experience as they saw the development of the vegetables from seed to full size. Then in September they got to bring home a selection of the vegetables to eat.


Throwback Thursday

Earlier in the year Third Class took a trip to Hazelwood with a wildlife expert called Michael Bell. He taught us many interesting facts and showed us the best places to find mini beasts in the woods. The children worked together to identify trees and plants which they had previously learned about in class. It was such an educational and fun trip!