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Ulster American Folk Park

  Sixth have read a novel called Under the Hawthorn Tree, fifth are currently reading it. This book takes place in around the 19th century. It is about Peggy, Michel and Eily three siblings trying to cross from one side of Ireland to another in the time of the famine.   So both sixth and fifth were treated to a surprise tour to the
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Grandparents Day

Fifth Class wishing a very Happy Grandparents Day to their Grandparents with this comical parody!

Active School Week – fun and movement

Mickey Downs put all the classes through their paces, junior infants to 2nd enjoyed a variety of activities and 3rd to 6th tried circuit training.

Active School Week – Dance

All the classes were paired up to learn a dance with Aoibhín Buckley and enjoyed showing off their dance moves.

Biodiversity Action Day

On Friday the 20th of March we had our biodiversity action day. In the morning the junior school had a power point on biodiversity. They discovered what a flower needs to grow, water, carbon dioxide and sunlight. They also looked at the life cycle of animals, insects and plants. They looked at some food chains. They identified common birds in the school yard such
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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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Michael Morpurgo’s novels

In 5th class we formed three groups and we read and analysed three novels simultaneously by Michael Morpurgo; The Butterfly Lion, Why the Whales Came and Kensuke’s Kingdom. We selected our favourite images, metaphors, phrases and interesting words. We explored common themes in Morpurgo’s novels, such as friendship with animals, relationship between young and old, care of the natural environment, war, overcoming obstacles, maritime
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On Friday 22nd of November some children from the Sligo School Project came to our school to debate against 5th class. The motion was Homework Is a waste of time.” Ransboro said it wasn`t a waste of time and the Project said it was a waste of time. There were two timekeepers  on each schools team and there was a captain and two more
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Mural Art

Karen Webster came in to 5th and 6th class to talk about doing a  mural to promote recycling. Karen came in every Friday for a couple of weeks to get us to draw pictures that would go in the mural. Each week we did something different. Week 1 we drew on tracing paper using charcoal, week 2 we drew pictures using special pens and
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Gaelic Skills Competition.

On Tuesday the 19th of February Charlie Harrison from the Sligo Gaelic team came to our school. He told us that there was a skills competition coming up soon. Three girls and three boys from 5th and 6th classes would represent our school. All the girls and boys had to try out doing solos and aiming at the post. We were given points on
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