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Some recent snaps

October 8, 2021

The boys have been working hard over the last few days. Pictures below we have:

Keep up the great work lads! 

Orienteering Trip

September 30, 2021

The boys really enjoyed their orienteering trip to Murphy’s Farm today. We were blessed with some fine weather after a very wet morning. The boys teamed up into groups of 4 or 5 and tore around the course in no time. Well done to all! 

Communion Art

September 28, 2021

The boys worked so hard on their artwork for the First Communion. Lots of patience was needed for this one! Well done boys. It looks great! 🤩

Bike Week

September 20, 2021

The boys really enjoyed Bike Week last week here in SSNB. On Friday they were treated to a special circus performance. They were also delighted to take home a special gift each. 
Thank you to Cork Sports Partnership and to all the wonderful parent volunteers for organising this event.

Ice Cream Van🍦

June 25, 2021

We had so much fun this morning up at the GAA club! The ice cream was yummy and the games were a blast! 
 

Huge thank you to the Parents Association! 

Raffle Winners

June 23, 2021

Congratulations to our two raffle winners Jack and Darragh!

Thank you to everyone who donated items to the raffle! 

Chalk Drawings!

June 23, 2021

We gave our yard a little makeover yesterday! 

Check out some of our drawings! 

Murphy's Farm Fun!

June 23, 2021

We went to Murphy's Farm on Tuesday to play a little bit of kickball and soccer! We had great fun!

We Ran a Marathon!

June 23, 2021

We accepted a huge challenge at the beginning of May and agreed to run a full marathon in just 15 days! The weather wasn't always on our side, but we made up the kms on the sunny days. We had an inspirational video call with Olympic Champion Rob Heffernan halfway through to keep us motivated.

Well done to everyone, a very impressive achievement!!  

GAA Mad!!

June 23, 2021

We loved walking to the GAA pitch and competing in our Class League in May! It was very competitive but also lots of fun! We then moved onto an Interclass League this month and gave the 4th Class boys a run for their money!! 

Santa Visit!

December 22, 2020

Santa came to visit us last week and we went to see him in his grotto! Safe to say we are all on his 'Nice List' in this year!!

Merry Christmas to all our 3rd Class friends and families! 

See you in 2021!

Happy Birthday!

June 18, 2020

Happy Birthday to Alex O and Conor M!

Both boys turned 10 during the week. Hope you each had a wonderful day!!

Happy Birthday!

June 5, 2020

A big happy birthday to two boys in 3rd Class today. 

Happy Birthday Dylan!

Happy Birthday Matthew!

Wishing you both a lovely day. A double birthday moving into double digits!

Science Experiments

June 2, 2020

The boys might enjoy getting to see their classmate Szymon on YouTube. Szymon and his sister put together some videos demonstrating how to do two different science experiments. Well done to both of you! 
Thank you to Szymon’s mam for sharing the links with the class!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U73QyrBb7Cs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRsQy0J8N5A

I have attached the experiment pack in case any of the boys would like to try out the experiments for themselves. 

curiosity-experiments-science-packet-mk.pdf (3.1 MB)

A selection of nice work!

June 2, 2020

Some Impressive Projects

June 2, 2020

The boys had the chance to choose their own topic for their most recent project. They’ve done a lovely job. The pictures show just a few pages of each project. Well done lads! 

Happy Birthday!

June 1, 2020

Happy Birthday to Luke! 10 today. Hope you have a lovely day! 

Clever Cats

May 20, 2020

Our most recent “at home” art activity: Folded paper cats 🐱😊. 
Nice job boys! 

Keep on working!

May 20, 2020

I continue to receive beautifully completed work daily from the class. Here are just a few samples. Well done lads! 

Science Experiment

May 20, 2020

Tymek did a great job on his Science experiment last week. He discovered that a balloon attached over a bottle containing water will inflate if the water is warmed up. 
 

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Happy Birthday!

May 13, 2020

It's a busy birthday week in 3rd Class! 

Today it's Oskar's special day. We have another 10-year-old to add to the pack!

Happy Birthday Oskar! Have a lovely day!

Happy Birthday!

May 12, 2020

A big happy birthday to Caolán! He is 10 today!

Have a lovely day Caolán!

Sunflower Seedlings

May 11, 2020

A little sunflower seedling update.
We had some unwanted guests who didn’t seem to understand the social distancing guidelines 🙄. Can you spot it in the picture?


The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a lovely book but it’s a different story when he turns up in our pot of delicate seedlings! 

Hopefully we won’t get too many more unwanted visitors! 🐛🐛🐛

Project Work

May 11, 2020

I received some more pictures of projects last week. Well done boys! This is very impressive work!

 

Check out this Castle!

May 11, 2020

Well done to Szymon! He’s put a lot of time into this castle. Amazing work! 👏👏👏

(Make sure to click the link to see his short video. )
 

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Clever Copywork

May 8, 2020

A few more samples of the hard work that is going on at home. Keep working boys! It’s great to see that you are putting in as much effort as ever 😃. 

Time for art: Woof!

May 8, 2020

Well done to those of you who managed to make a dog out of a single sheet of paper. Nice folding! Here are a few pictures that I received: 

Spectacular Science!

May 8, 2020

A few of the boys sent in some pictures of their science experiments from during the week. They look great! Well done boys! 🎉

Norman Castle by Rian

May 8, 2020

Rian sent me a written description of the fantastic job he did on his Norman castle. Well done to Rian! His description is below along with a picture of the castle:

So I used cardboard, styrofoam, markers, cocktail sticks, 2 toilet rolls, a box, a paint brush, PVA glue, an egg carton and a pencil.
First I used the styrofoam and the markers. I used green for the grass and blue for the water. I drew an eight to separate the water and the grass.
Next I folded cardboard to make the steps. I remembered the engineering project where I did the exact same thing.
After that I still had a second block of styrofoam so I got help to cut it into pieces of five. I used my paint brush and the PVA glue to glue the five pieces of styrofoam together.  To do that I used my paint brush and I dipped it in the PVA glue. I put some PVA on both sides of the styrofoam and stuck them together. I let them dry for an hour on the ground and what I mean is on the marker. Then I used more PVA to glue them to the box and left them an hour.
 I used the pencil to make the castle grey.
Next I put the cocktail sticks around the grass by the water to make a fence and I also put them around the castle so nobody could get in.
Finaly I sellotaped the castle on and I finished the Norman Motte and Bailey castle!
 
By Rian!!!!!!!

Amazing Artwork!

May 5, 2020

Again, this is just a small selection of the wonderful work that some of the boys sent in. As you can see, the boys are working just as hard as ever!

Some Beautiful Copywork

May 5, 2020

Norman Projects

May 5, 2020

Just a small selection of some of the wonderful projects that were sent in. Brilliant work!

Seedling Update

March 31, 2020

Hi All,

Just writing to give you a little update on our sunflower seedlings.They’re growing so fast!

Hope everyone is doing ok. 

Take care,

Ms. M

 

We Have Lift Off!

March 25, 2020

Our sunflower seeds have been doing great over the past few days. Lots of them have started to sprout. They’re growing gradually each day. The pictures below were taken at different stages since we finished school. Some of the empty trays are starting to sprout up too 😃. 
 

Planting Seeds

March 20, 2020

Just before the school closure, the boys planted sunflower seeds. They were so excited at the prospect of having their own sunflowers to take home.
I took the little pots with me last week and if any sprouting starts, I’ll be sure to post some pictures here. Fingers crossed! 😊

Shaving Foam Marble Prints

March 20, 2020

This was a messy but worthwhile art activity. We managed to create marble prints using just shaving foam, food colouring and card. The boys were shocked when they saw the first print completed. Needless to say, they loved this one! 
 

If you want to give it a go at home, here are the steps:

-spray shaving foam into a container (baking tray/ basin)

-Drip food colouring on top and then swirl lightly. We used the back of a paintbrush. 
-Place paper/card on top of shaving foam mix and pat down. 
-Lift paper off and place shaving foam side up on a flat surface.

-Scrape off excess foam as smoothly as possible. (A rigid, straight edged object such as a small chopping  board or tray would work well. )


 

P.E. with Bishopstown GAA

March 20, 2020

The boys have really been enjoying their GAA sessions with their coach from Bishopstown GAA. They did football for the first few weeks and switched to hurling more recently. 
No doubt, we have some budding future stars here in SSNB. 😀

 

Ancient Egypt Projects

March 19, 2020

The boys recently finished their projects on Ancient Egypt. It was amazing to see the boys working almost completely independently. From the initial research stages to getting the final pieces glued down on the chart, the boys showed how mature they can be. 
They enjoyed having some freedom to explore their own interests and it was impressive to see how well they worked together. Well done lads! 
 

 

March 19, 2020

Games of The Past

One of our recent topics in History was “Games of the Past”. The boys really enjoyed learning about games from as long ago as Ancient Greece to popular 1950s toys.  
Unsurprisingly, their favourite part of the unit was getting to play some games together in class! 

Painting Tutankhamun

March 19, 2020

To compliment a recent unit on Ancient Egypt, the boys learned how to draw and paint a version of Tutankhamun. I think you’ll all agree that their interpretations are very impressive!