Secondly, we had our football blitz for First, Second and Third class which they really enjoyed. They won two matches and lost one.
Later in the month we finished our tag rugby lessons with Joe which we started doing at the start of the year.
The fifth and the sixth class worked very hard on a debate hosted by the charity concern. We had to convince one of the people working for the charity that all children in Ireland do not have access to a playground locally and although we put a lot of effort into it we lost against the other school.
A lot of people also brought in shoe boxes for the Team Hope shoe box appeal where you fill a shoebox with toys clothes sweets and hygiene products and Team Hope send it out to children all over the world who need it.
The senior room have been doing a lot of work with S.T.E.M like making wind mills and marble runs out of recyclable materials, our most recent project being building water proof houses.
For science week the junior room did lots of experiments, one being trying to make a DIY thermo for Mrs Carroll`s hot chocolate and another being making musical instruments that you can either strike, pluck, shake or blow into. They also carried out a “Dancing Raisin” experiment and a “Soap and Pepper” experiment to demonstrate the importance of washing your hands properly.
The junior room made menus and did role play of “Sa Bhialann” in Aistear as they explored the theme of “Bia” in Irish lesson while the senior room are going over verbs and Irish nouns.
The senior room are also doing projects on Japan. The topics are: Culture, animals, food, houses and sports.
On the day of the Hallowe`en break we all played games that the sixth class set up: One where you use a ruler to cut bits off of a pile of flour with a jelly on top and if the jelly falls then you have to stick your head into the flour. We had two piñatas and also played Snap Apple. If you could manage to catch the apple in your mouth, you got sweets. Everyone also dressed up for Hallowe`en in tonnes of fun costumes for the day.
In late November, our tag rugby couch returned for a visit with the URC rugby trophy which Munster won last season. We had great fun taking photos with the huge cup. Joe also gifted us a big bag of rugby balls that we will be able to use for P.E.
All in all, it has been a very eventful two months and we have had lots of fun.
By Robyn Lindy