Third/Fourth Classes

November 13th 2018

Poetry Reading


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Brothers, Jakub and Kornel Lachowski from Ms Murphy's Third Class and Ms Duffy's Senior Infant Class respectively, attend Polish lessons every week. They entered a competition last Sunday which took place in Carlow. Jakub and Kornel each recited a long poem in Polish. They impressed the judges and both brought home trophies. Well done boys. Keep up the hard work!


 

October 16th 2018

 Newgrange


Newgrange is a prehistoric tomb located in the Boyne Valley area of Co Meath. It was constructed by Stone Age farmers over 5,200 years ago. It is a large circular mound with a stone passageway and chambers inside. There are 97 kerbstones surrounding the mound and some of them are engraved with symbols called megalithic art. Above the entrance to the tomb, there is an opening called a roof-box. This opening allows sunlight to penetrate the chamber on the shortest day of the year, 21st December. This is called the Winter Solstice.

The students in Mrs Healy-Donoghue's Third Class have been learning all about Newgrange during their geography lessons and they have been fascinated with the subject. Many of them researched at home, asking realitives if they had the pleasure of visiting the site. They drew their own Newgrange but two classmates, Ella-May Ferris and Aisling Kevlihan took it one step further and they created a 3D model. With a little help from Ella-May's mum and using cardboard, play-doh, marla and green velvet material, the girls built a tomb with chambers inside and added kerbstones too. Aisling also found a photo, taken by her Grandfather in 1958, of the Killoe Pioneers on their annual trip to Newgrange.


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October 12th 2018

Autumnal Art

 

When it comes to inspiration for Art lessons, we need look no further than Nature. Ms Murphy's Third Class did just that. While enjoying a Nature walk, they collected a multitude of leaves in the various shades of autumnal colours - red, yellow, orange, brown and pink, to name but a few. When the leaves dried, they created wonderful pieces of art using their incredible imaginations. Great work!



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September 24th 2018

Loving Ballet!

 

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Classmates Lisa O'Brien and Aoife Murphy from Mrs Healy Donoghue's Third Class love attending ballet lessons every week. They recently completed their Grade 1 ballet exam and passed with flying colours. Congratulations girls!

 

June 20th 2018

Wood Sculpture in Belvedere

 

Our third class students travelled to Belvedere House and Gardens today to see a very special wood sculpture in the making. The work is being carried out by local wood carver and carpenter Mr Richie Clarke. Richie is father to Emily Rose from Mrs Connaughton's Sixth Class and Anna from Mrs Fagan's/Mrs Brennan's Second Class. Richie is currently transforming a large oak stump into King Malachy. As you can imagine the children were super excited and impressed by Richie's work and had many questions for him. He very patiently answered every question. The children would like to thank Richie for taking time away from his creation to talk to them. Don't forget to look out for the finished sculpture when you visit Belvedere over the Summer holidays.


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