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Polar Regions

We’ve enjoyed our topic on the Arctic and Antarctic. In class we’ve had a Polar Regions library with books to read and examples of various animals that inhabit the Polar Regions. We created our own books on polar bears and penguins. In art we painted an adult emperor penguin or a chick, recreated some Inuit art and made a scene showing a polar bear
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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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Sixth class computer work

Sixth class have been busy using the new school laptops since we returned from the Christmas holidays. We have been using the laptops for a range of different activities across the curriculum. On Friday February 4th, we started a four week computer programming course using the ‘Scratch’ software. Keith McManus from Sligo IT will be showing us how to use the software to create our very
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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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Green School Competition

The green school committee organised a competition in November where children had to come up with a slogan to promote biodiversity.  The entries were to be in by the 12th of December.  We received a great response and we got many great slogans and also great artwork. It was very difficult to pick a winner but the winners were Junior/senior infants: Finn McD 1st/2nd:
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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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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:

Where Do You Start Your Letters?

We are starting the “Handwriting Without Tears” Programme. This is the first song of the programme which teaches that letters start at the top.


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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