Saturday, October 29, 2016

Jolly Phonics Resources

We are using these apps in the Junior Room for Jolly Phonics. They are available for download from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for Android Devices. They work on tablets and smart phones.
Link to Jolly Learning Website here
A number of parents have asked for information on this topic. Use of any device and download/purchase of any App is at the discression of parent/guardian. It is not mandatory.

Apple App Store click the icons below.

Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds App: €6.99

Google Play Store for Android Devices.

Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds €8.78

Jolly Phonics Lessons: Free
An adult is needed to use this with child.

Maths Week Certificate

Friday, October 28, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Pupils from Junior Room looking very spooky today. Many thanks to all involved and for contributions given for Non-Uniform Day.
Halloween Party 5-7pm in Manor Hall tomorrow night 29th of October 2016.

Senior Class Ghouls.

Hallow E'en Art

Oíche Shamhna: Scéal

Oíche Shamhna from Joanne Gilmartin on Vimeo.

Nasc ar Google Docs don scéal seo.
Link for Google Docs for this story.

Oíche Shamhna

Oíche Shamhna atá ann.
Cheannaigh Neasa úlla agus cnónna.
Cheannaigh sí bairín breac freisin.
Cheannaigh Ruairí milseáin agus puimcín.
Chuir Mamaí an puimcín ar an bhfuinneog.
Chuir Rossa airgead san uisce.
Bhí cóisir ag na páistí.
“Fuair mé an fáinne!” arsa Neasa.
Bhí áthas uirthí.
Bhí na páisti gléasta suas.
Féach! Cailleach grána, cnámharlach agus taibhse!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween Spooky Nests

Oíche Shamhna-Hallow E'en

3rd,4th,5th and 6th classes composed Hallow E'en poetry
Chumamar dánta faoi Oíche Shamhna sa rang.

Dánta Oíche Shamhna

Dánta Oíche Shamhna from Joanne Gilmartin on Vimeo.

Oíche Shamhna 

Taibhse is cailleach,
Tine cnámh,
Cnónna is milseáin
Úll ar snáth.
Téimid timpeall
Ó theach go teach
Ithimíd úlla is báirín breac.

Oíche Shamhna!

Oíche Shamhna, fleadh sa teach.
Úlla, cnónna is bairín breac.
Hataí Páipéir, eadaigh ghlé,
Sport is spraoí againn go léir
Cailleach dána, ar an saol,
Fanaimis istigh ó bhaol. 
E. Ó Tuathail 

An Chailleach

An bhfaca tú an chailleach?
Chonaic mise í,
Lena srón mór fada,
Is a fiacla gránna buí.
Hubail rubail bubail,
Hubail rubail bubail.

An bhfaca tú an chailleach?
Chonaic mise í,
Lena cat mór fada,
Ar an scuab ina shuí,
Hubail rubail bubail,
Hubail rubail bubail


Púca! Púca! Is mise an Púca!
Púca! Púca! Aon, dó, trí!
Seo í an oíche, Oíche Shamhna
A théim ar cuairt chun do thí!


Nasc ar Google Docs
Link to Google Docs

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

SESE: Science - Teeth

We are learning about teeth this week. First and Second class brought in their toothbrushes and toothpaste and we talked about how we brush our teeth and why it is so important to get into good habits when we are young.
Here are some useful websites about teeth.
Why do I need my teeth?
BBC Bitesize: Teeth and Eating

Friday, October 14, 2016

Halloween Art - Spooky Trees

We are getting into the Halloween Spirit in school this week. The decorations are up and the school is getting spookier and more ghoulish by the day. We are learning Dánta Gaeilge, Halloween Songs, Making Spooky Nests, we are reading stories such as Winnie the Witch by Korky PaulRoom on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, Meg and Mog and FunnyBones
Check out the Scoilnet Halloween Themepage here

Here we are making Halloween Spooky Trees. First we painted our spooky sunsets. The next session we painted our spooky trees. We tried to use the straw painting technique. To create this we added water to black paint and blew this in the direction that the twigs and branches would grow. There was a lot of huffing and puffing involved. Then we stick on some white dot stickers that are spooky creatures looking out from the shadows. 
We spotted a Leckaun's own Spooky Tree of our own in the field up past the bank today!