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Authors in Second Class

Authors in Second Class The children have been busy writing stories based on a cat stuck up a tree.  After editing their stories they each made a book with a front cover that included the title, author and illustrator and a back cover that showed the publisher, back page blurb, other books by these famous authors and a price. On Wednesday they read their
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The Legend of Spud Murphy

We are really enjoying our latest novel The Legend of Spud Murphy. Spud is described as a ninja librarian. She is very strict and it is believed she has a spud gun under her desk that she uses on bold children. We are discussing the story as we read it, finding new words, making predictions and practising our reading aloud skills. We drew pictures
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Book Reviews by Rang II

Pupils in Rang II got the opportunity to get an advance copy of the new Zig and Zag book, “The Fridge in a Denim Jacket” and do some reviews on it for the Seomra Ranga website. These are their reviews: This was a great book. It was hilarious because it had lots of jokes. I thought the speech bubbles were very funny. The pictures
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2nd Class and J.I working together on the Safe Cross Code

Our novel The Hodgeheg is about a hedgehog called Max who is trying to find a safe way for hedgehogs to cross the road. As part of our novel work we are looking at the Safe Cross Code and different ways of crossing the road safely. We made mini books about the Safe Cross Code and read them to the junior infants. We made sure to
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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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Flat Stanley

We have just finished reading Flat Stanley, our first novel of the year and we participated in lots of activities related to the book. We made a Flat Stanley of our own, took him home and to different places. Some children had their photograph taken with him and brought them into school. We painted Flat Stanley, drew Stanley disguised as a shepherdess, designed a
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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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Dear Zoo

We are working on the story “Dear Zoo” by Rod Campbell at the moment. It teaches about animals in the zoo and gives them descriptive characteristics. Here is a video of the story:

Little Bo Peep

We are doing work on the nursery rhyme Little Boo Peep this week. This is a nice animated version of the rhyme to look at.

The Story of Cinderella

We are doing some work on the story of Cinderella this week. Here is a nice animated version of the story to look at.