On Monday 17th September the two first class went on a nature walk to St. Enda’s Park. We did bark rubbings and created pictures out of the autumnal leaves and other things.
On Monday 18th December the Senior Infants walked to the post box at the entrance to the Marley estate to post some letters – wonder who will get our letters and how long it will take???
Eric Dempsey visited the school on Thursday the 28th of September. He gave a workshop to the 3rd and 4th classes.
He is one of Ireland’s leading bird experts, author of many books and team member of RTE’s Mooney Goes Wild show. The workshops were both entertaining and informative for pupils and teachers alike. He brought the world of birds alive through hands-on workshops that included looking at lots of feathers as well as some of the wonderful photos that Eric took himself. A great day was had by all. Our thanks to Fidelma Fagan and the local residence association who funded the visit.
The 4th class children learned about China with their student teacher Ms O’Donnell. They were divided into groups with each member researching a different aspect of Chinese life. They returned to their group and taught the other members about what they had learnt. The pupils composed and performed songs about China. They did Chinese Maths, Chinese history and learned some Mandarin.