21 October 2019
This week we learnt about Australia “the land down under”. The boys created fantastic projects which featured Australia’s landmarks, wildlife and native people.
Maths Week & Library
20 October 2019
This week was jam packed with maths activities that the boys loved. Using geoboards to understand multiplication better, ag imirt cluiche cartaí -"Té ag iascaracht" and online maths homework was a great hit.
We also fit in a trip to the library, where we chose our own books to read for DEAR time. Reading is so important, and books the boys are interested in are a great resource to have. Love of reading is wonderful to have📚.
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16 October 2019
This week the boys are really enjoying Maths Week. We are doing our homework on a website called Mangahigh and everyday in class we are doing tricky Maths problems. We also made impressive 2D shape monsters yesterday and did Maths stations with Ms Cormican today. We played pattern games online, dice games, card games and did tangrams.
4th Class History Tour to Portumna Workhouse and Castle
07 October 2019
Today 4th Class went to visit the Portumna Workhouse, built after the Famine but during a time of extreme hardship in Ireland. We visited the Workhouse where families were split up into men, women, boys and girls possibly never to see each other again.
We saw where the laundry, coal bunkers, the silent eating hall where they were given only picking to eat all were. The people were desperate and had no choice but to go there. Such a sad time in Ireland 😢
We fit in a flying visit to Portumna Castle too and into the Forest Park to identify leaves from various trees. 🍁🌿
The Irish Famine
04 October 2019
This week third and fourth class learnt about the Irish Famine. The boys worked in groups making a cottage using clay. Fourth class will visit a famine workhouse in Portumna on Monday as part of their history tour.
27 September 2019
We have all settled into Second Class and have been working very hard all month.
Here are a few pictures from some activities this month; some fun PE lessons, a mini-beast hunt around the school and of course our trip to Aughnanure Castle.