December 20, 2022

Christmas Play:

Our wonderful cast from our Christmas play, No one wraps like an elf 🎄🎅🏼 

December 5, 2022
Elves are back!.mp4 (7.2 MB)

November 17, 2022

International Kindness Day:

It was international kindness day on Sunday so we talked about ways we can be kinder to eachother in the school. We set up a secret friend challenge to try to implement it even more. Then we completed our “Be the I in Kind“ art.

October 28, 2022

Happy Halloween from a scary/cute second class.

October 28, 2022

Halloween clay sculptures:

October 28, 2022

Report Writing:

This term we are busy learning about report writing. We worked on group reports before choosing our own individual topics. The children planned out their reports, used their iPads to gather research and then typed them up. They also presented them to the class. 

October 28, 2022

Science & Art Integration:

We were busy learning all about our bones and muscles in science class. We then decided to create a skeleton whilst also recalling the names of the bones in our body. This artwork also tied in with our Halloween theme. 🎃 

October 28, 2022

Science & Art Integration:

We enjoyed experimenting by mixing the primary colours to make secondary colours. We then turned our colour wheels into eyes in an art lesson 👁 

 

October 25, 2022

Maths Week:

Interactive Activities, games and quizzes 📚

October 21, 2022

We had some very exciting visitors in school today. They got us very excited for the match tomorrow. Best of luck in the final Dunmore McHales💚🤍

October 14, 2022

Space Week:

The children had a lot of fun during space week learning all about the planets, moon and stars. 
They created some wonderful space rockets and new plants to top off the week of learning. 

October 5, 2022

September Work:

We had a busy September in second class. Here is just a snippet of what we did.

We had Roald Dahl Day where we learned about his life and all his achievement. 
We also had Dot Day, we used the book The Dot as inspiration before we created our artwork - make your dot and see where it takes you. 

In SESE, we learned about where we come from and about the people in our community who help us. The children created lovely street maps of Dunmore.

In art, we created a back to school Schoolbag Monster which we really enjoyed :) 

We have also started our autumn theme. The children have brought in lovely bits for our nature table which inspired us to created some autumn trees.

 

September 27, 2022

A new school year begins :)

June 20, 2022

Huge congratulations to one of our star pupils who nearly cleaned them out in Dublin at the All Ireland Dancing Championships. Well done, we are all very proud👏🏻🥇🏆

May 31, 2022

Science:

Second class had to design a ship that would be able to stay afloat on water. They did a fantastic job creating their fabulous masterpieces. Well done to all👏🏻

May 31, 2022

Cooperative games & drawing:

The children had great fun working together and developing their communication skills further while working on challenges together. 

May 31, 2022

Communion Art:

May 12, 2022

Coding:

The children in second class are very much enjoying learning how to code using the Scratch App.

April 8, 2022

Happy Easter 🐣 

March 31, 2022

Some April Fools Day jokes:

March 31, 2022

First Confession artwork based on Zacchaeus the Tax Collector:

March 31, 2022

World Poetry Day

This World Poetry Day, we had fun reading poems and tongue twisters. We focused on shape poems and then we created our own shape poems.

March 23, 2022

Congratulations to our two Irish dancers who did so well competing in the Dublin Feis.

Well done girls😊

March 16, 2022

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!:)

March 16, 2022

Maths:

This week, we were learning all about length. We had fun using paper clips and lollipop sticks before using our rulers to measure.

March 16, 2022

Engineers Week:

We had great fun constructing a playground out of recycled paper.

March 7, 2022

World Book Day:

We listened to some of our classmates tell us about their favourite book. 
We also designed the cover of our favourite book and wrote about it.

 

March 3, 2022

Happy Pancake Tuesday from 2nd Class.!! 🥞 

March 3, 2022

Spring has sprung with our 3D rainy days umbrellas☔️  And our spring acrostic poems.


 

February 15, 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day!!❤️

February 3, 2022

Chinese New Year:

We enjoyed listening to the story about how the Chinese New Year calendar came about. We learned that this year is the year of the Tiger. We also figured out what our animal year was when we were born.

We had fun making Chinese lanterns to mark the occasion.

February 1, 2022

January Activities:

February 1, 2022

Happy Saint Brigid’s Day!!!

February 1, 2022

Catholic Schools Week:

We learned that God created the world for us so we must help keep it litter free. We also enjoyed listening to the story about the Prodigal Son Returning Home.

We cut out our handprints and wrote words about God, e.g., never being alone as God is always with us.

January 26, 2022

Happy Grandparents Day from all the talented pupils in second class

 

December 17, 2021

Our Christmas performance

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December 16, 2021

Science:

We had great fun learning all about magnets - why they attract and repel.

We enjoyed having magnetised ball races and investigating what materials magnets could still work through.

November 23, 2021

Science Week

We had great fun completing some experiments as part of science week.

We were checking our heart rate before and after exercise.

We investigated what happens to a gummy bear when we leave it in water for a few days.

We investigated what happens running water when we put a charged balloon near it. 

November 20, 2021

Leinster Champions!!!

We are all so proud of two of our second class girls who came in second and fourth place winners at the Leinster Championship for Irish dancing.

Well done girls :-)

November 5, 2021

Our Autumn Newsfeed:

Artwork:

We enjoyed drawing our spooky ghosts on the day of the holidays. (Click on pictures to get them to come up in portrait style)

We used mixed materials to create our haunted houses - crayons, colour pencils, chalk and paint.

We had fun using broccoli to create leaves on our Autumn trees. 

Maths Week:

We had great fun completing some hands-on, active maths during maths week, e.g., completing maths trails (indoor & out) to playing Kahoot quizzes.

 

Feel and Draw Fun!!!

SPHE & Drama Integration:

We had fun acting out some family scenarios. We choose things that we learn from our families, e.g., 

riding a bike:     washing dishes:    showing good manners in a restaurant: 

babysitting:                        cleaning:                                         helping the elderly

 

SPHE:

Our topic in Social Personal Health Education (SPHE), since starting back to school, was family. We explored many aspects around the topic, e.g., how all families are special and unique and our place within our family.

 

Geography:

We learned all about hibernation and the changes in nature. We went on a nature trail to collect some leaves to complete some leaf rubbings.

 

Integrating Art & Science - investigating how to mix our primary colours to create new secondary colours: