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Oxford Reading Tree App

Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) is one of the reading schemes we use in the school for supplementary readers. With systematic phonics at its heart and ORT’s well-loved characters, it is a graded reading scheme which builds on the skills and vocabulary learned by reading books in previous levels. There is now an iPad/Android app called “Read With Biff, Chip and Kipper”. This app is
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Field Trip to Carrowmore

Our visit to Carrowmore In  September 5th and 6th classes visited Carrowmore megalithic cemetery. An archaeologist named Padraic gave us a tour of the site. We learned lots of historic facts about this area. The tombs were created from 3500bc to 4000bc by men to honour their dead. The bodies were cremated in an oak and hazel fire until they were nothing but bones,
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A better future for all the world’s children

Children in 5th  class Ransboro did a project on the theme “A better future for all the worlds’ children.” We worked in groups of two, each group selecting a country that Irish Aid assists. We thought about, talked through and researched the particular country of our choice. We examined the eight millennium development goals in detail. We paid particular attention to goals which combat
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Debating

In Fifth class we have been involved in debating for the past few months and have enjoyed it very much .It was a fun way to read and research topics like the benefits of homework, climate change, use of iPads in the class and charity begins at home. There were six on our debating team; three speakers, a chairperson and two time keepers, though
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Junior Infant Fun!!

We had a very busy first half of the year in Junior Infants.  We have learned so much and have a lot fun as well.  A few of the highlights from the first half are learning to use the I Pods, having a visit from the vet, getting to meet a real bearded dragon names “Fergi”, having a Pet Shop, Opticians and Cafe in
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6th Class Skype Project

On the 30th of May our class (6th), Skyped with a 5th grade class in New York. The class had organised a conference with schools all around the world, to share their ideas on Community, and they planned to talk to over 20 schools. The conference was named ‘9 to 9 Skype Conference’, because the class planned on Skyping all these schools from 9am
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Pupils Reveal Why Blogging Is Best

Pupils in 6th Class having been using individual blogs as part of their work this year. They have completed lots of exercises for homework on the blog across a range of curricular areas.  Recently, they were asked their opinions on this way of working in preparation for the 9th ICT in Education Conference to be held in May in LIT Thurles. This class was
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Enhancing the Learning and Teaching of Irish with ICTs

The front cover of this book, Enhancing the Learning and Teaching of Irish with ICTs, which will soon be sent to every primary school in the country, displays a beautiful photograph of two of our pupils, Leah (5th class) and Emer (4th class). The book was recently launched in Dublin West Education Centre. The photograph was taken by James Connolly while taking photographs to illustrate the
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Digital Schools Award

We recently received the great news that the school has been awarded “Digital Schools” status. The Digital Schools Award is an initiative which recognises excellence in a school’s approach to the integration of ICT in learning and teaching. This award aims to build on the excellent progress already made by schools in ICT integration and to encourage them to strive for further progression and improvement.
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Free Pupil Access to Encyclopaedia Britannica at Home

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has today announced free home access to the online edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica for all school-going children. Britannica Online School Edition is a unique and comprehensive resource designed for all levels of learning. It has four age-specific learning areas (“Primary Britannica” for primary schools) which contain various engaging teaching and learning materials, all designed to
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