The science fair took place on February 15th and 16th of February. All 5th and 6th class children took part and entered some fantastic projects such as ‘DIY Makeup’, ‘Making Slime’, ‘Inflatable Science’, ‘Lava Lamps’, ‘Spinning Colours’, ‘Wind Powered Car’ and ‘Sweet Science’. All classes visited the science fair and a photographer from the Blanchardstown Gazette took photos for the newspaper also. The winning projects were ‘Pollination’ (5th class) and ‘Eggcellent Science’ (6th class), and the individual winners were Maria, Waffiya, Julius, Gian and Kayleigh. Well done to all the children from 5th and 6th class for their hard work.
There will be an Easter Camp this year in our school running from the 10th -14th April 2017. Every day from 10am to 2pm there will be a wide range of activities for children of all ages; sports, arts & crafts, drama games, team challenges and much more! Camp will cost €45 per child and to obtain a camp booking form please contact Francis, Mick or the office.
This month the children in Báetán’s class have enjoyed our swimming lessons every Thursday. We have been busy getting ready for spring; planting flowers and making some spring art for our display in our classroom.
Lisa’s Senior Infant Class
Lisa’s class have been learning all about water and rain over the past few weeks. We learned the rain song and did lovely umbrella art. We also learned about how people got their water long ago in Ireland.
Mark’s Senior Infant Class
Mark’s class have been going on a bear hunt this week. They used all sorts of different props to help them look for the bear. They have also been learning about height and have practised using the words tall and short at the right times.
1st class went on a trip to the Irish Museum of Modern Art where they saw some beautiful paintings. They then came back to school and made their own art work based on what they saw.
Bríd’s 2nd Class
We were learning about the work of different types of engineers. In class we worked together to create our own types of transport. Some of us continued working at home, building amazing bridges.
Sia - You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile
Shona’s 3rd Class
To mark anti-racism month, Shona’s 3rd class wanted to have a day where they include everyone and make others feel happy by passing on their smile. They will be passing around a copy of the poem The Smile Starter to every class in the school.
Louise’s 5th Class
Louise’s 5th class have been very busy recently. We have been learning about World War 2 in history and read a novel about the war called ‘Friend or Foe’. We looked at some propaganda posters and newspaper articles from this time also. For Seachtain na Gaeilge, we performed a song called ‘Riptide’ as Gaeilge at assembly. We finished our swimming lessons and have been learning how to play cricket also with our cricket coach from South Africa. In Learn Together, we have been learning about 2 spring festivals –Holi and Pancake Tuesday. In English, we have been learning how to write different types of poetry – so far we have covered Haiku, Limericks and Black Out Poetry. We also participated in the science fair in February.
Francis’ 5th Class
Francis’ 5th Class have been exploring all different styles of poetry from haiku to limericks and calligrams to blackout poems! We have also enjoyed our cricket sessions for PE and learning all about the Vikings in History- did you know they didn’t actually wear helmets with horns? We have also been studying newspapers, have finished our class novel “Duck and Swan” by John Quinn and redesigned new covers with our own blurbs.
Some pictures from the Yoga & Mindfulness after school club.
- Turtle pose
- Dragon pose
- Rooftops pose
- Mindfulness Colouring
Full details of our after school clubs can be found at tetns.ie/parents/after-school-clubs.