🚜Fun on the Farm🐄

On Friday, May 13th, learning took place outdoors as the whole school spent the day at “The Farm, Grenagh”.

This wonderful trip was planned and organised by our fantastic Parents Association. The children were delighted with each and every activity which ranged from ziplining to heritage talks, “Animal Roadshow” to tractor runs and more.

The day would not have been as enjoyable if it were not for the staff, grounds and location of “The Farm”. The staff were extremely helpful and did an amazing job in facilitating our “Fun Day”.

Play Zone

In Third Class our day began with a stroll to the Zip Line and Play Course. Here the children enjoyed playing on the climbing frame, go karting and ziplining.

Heritage Talk with Frankie

Our next stop was the machinery yard where Frankie told us about farming practices, machinery used in the past and the evolution of tractors.

Animal Roadshow

Next up it was time to visit the “Animal Roadshow” tent. Here the children got to see and learn about snakes, rabbits, owls, iguanas and more!

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Heritage Talk with Niamh

We took to a meadow for our next activity. We met Niamh who told us all about the interesting places she has worked and her study of creatures. Before we started our own fieldwork investigations we paused for a few moments to listen to the sounds of nature. The children took great delight in finding bugs and carefully examining their habitat. The children really enjoyed this lesson as it links to our Green School Biodiversity theme.

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Tractor Trip

After a quick bite to eat we were back to it, travelling in style to our next location.

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Archaeology Talk

We vacated the trailer at the site of a ringfort where our study of archaeology began. It was fascinating to hear about life in the past and connect this learning to real artefacts. Of course we couldn’t leave without holding and trying on a few bits!

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Say Cheese!

Although not included in our timetable we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a quick picture in front of a distinctive yellow Volkswagen Beetle Bumblebee!

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Playground and Fun Zone

A stint in the play zone and on the playground brought us up to our second break. Smiles all round!

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Free play and Animal walk

After lunch we took the opportunity to play on the grass and greet some animals in the fields and pens nearby.

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Fairy Garden, Traditional Cottage and Farm Walk

We concluded our day by spending time in the Fairy Garden, exploring a cottage and taking a walk around the farm.

We truly had an incredible day.

Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

6th Class Graduation Hoodies!

Class of 2022 received their fabulous graduation hoodies on Friday the 6th of May. We would like to thank the parents of Rathduff N.S for organising this lovely gift. It was a very special and memorable day for 6th class!

Confession 2022

After a long wait Rang a dó made their Confession on the 5th of May 2022. We look forward to receiving Jesus in a special way on the 28th of May for our First Holy Communion.

Easter Egg Raffle

Primary School Game

Well done to Katie Clifford in 6th class who represented our school in the Primary School Game on the 7th of May in Páirc Uí Rinn. Katie played at half time in the Cork vs Kerry game. Fantastic achievement Katie!

iPad Maths

Every Tuesday morning we use the iPads to revise our times tables. We love playing games like Daily 10 and Hit the button and trying to beat our previous score.

Bricks4Kidz Workshop 2022

On March 21st the Senior Infant classes took part in a very engaging STEM workshop, ‘Bricks4Kidz. The children followed step-by-step instructions to build a battery-powered rocket. The children had so much fun while also developing STEM skills such as planning, predicting, observing, recording, questioning and communicating. They were very excited to countdown to blastoff and see their rockets blasting through space!

After building the rockets, the children created lego pictures using single-studded bricks. Some followed instructions while others got creative on their own!

Third Class 2021/2022

Easter

Confidence Day

Hurray! No Homework😀

Biodiversity and Bird Houses

We received a wonderful surprise in the form of hand crafted bird houses courtesy of Mr. Cotter. We cannot wait to paint these and add them to our school grounds.

GAA Training

Grenagh Gaa Club have been providing football and hurling training in school to classes from Junior Infants  to R3. We are so lucky to be in receipt of such great coaching. Thank you so much to all the parents and coaches who have dedicated their time to this. Needless to say we love Wednesdays!

Jumping for Joy

Amber Flag Initiative

Engineer’s Week 7th-11th March

Engineer’s Week Workshop

On Friday, March 11th pupils were encouraged to put their problem solving skills to the test in an experiment to measure the strength of jelly sweets. Anyone4science did a fantastic job in captivating the children’s attention and encouraging them to think as “engineers”. The pupils discovered that jelly sweets are much stronger than they thought and the experience created lots of conversation in the hours and days that followed!

World Book Day

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Duit

From hot chocolate to pantomimes and everything in between…it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Science Week 7-14 November 2021

3rd Class – Environmental Awareness and Care

Biodiversity

As our current Green School Theme is Biodiversity we have been spending a great deal of time studying about environmental awareness and care. We have watched educational videos and songs on the IWB, have held class discussions, taken nature walks, created habitat maps, experimented, brainstormed, planned and made models of our biodiversity projects. Our work has supported our entry into competitions including Super Valu’s ” Save the Bee’s” Campaign and Applegreen’s “BioDive”. We have also had the pleasure of showcasing our knowledge by giving a presentation to first class pupils.

 

Happy Halloween

There was a SPOOKTACULAR build up to the holidays in school.

Maths Week 2021- 15th- 23rd October

During maths week we enjoyed the wide variety of fantastic games, competitions and puzzles available through the Maths Week website.

We participate in the Maths Week Mini Quiz (Maths TV livestreams) which was great fun!

Space Week 2021- 4th-10th October.

http://www.spaceweek.ie/

Travel Flag Virtual Ceremony – October 6th 2021

First Confession & First Holy Communion

Worth the Wait

The children were thrilled to receive the sacrament of Penance and First Holy Communion. Special thanks to Father O’ Loinsigh, Joe & Tina Murphy, The PA, parents, pupils and staff for their contribution to such a wonderful celebration.

New PE equipment

The kids were absolutely thrilled to get loads of new PE equipment this week. We had to try out everything and had lots of fun in the process. It’s fantastic to have such high quality equipment to teach and learn new skills.
A massive thank you to Ms. Wiseman, Maria and all the parents association for this! We all hugely appreciate the generosity and continued support!