On Tuesday the 20th of November, 4th class went to the Lakeside hall in Ballinrobe for the 4th class league of Futsal. There were six teams competing including Robeen, Roundfort, St Joseph’s Ballinrobe, The Neale, Tourmakeady and ourselves, Cross. Very soon after arriving, the boys' team played The Neale. The Neale boys won. The girls' team played the Neale first, they lost 2-1. There were many more games played, ending with two successful wins for the girls. We had our lunch before we left the hall. We all had a great day and hopefully next year 4th class will come back with several wonderful wins.
On Thursday night the 22nd of November, Aisling, Eleanor, Darragh,Hannah and Lauren represented The Neale GAA club in a GAA music competition called Scór. We practised a lot in the two weeks before the competition. We learned two tunes, a jig and a polka. On the night we got to the hall in Hollymount ,we found out that there was only one other team in the instrumental music section. This was another team representing The Neale! We met this team on the practice night in Cong. There were also two acts/plays and six singers competing on the night. The singers were amazing and the acts were so funny. After both of those categories were finished, the music started. We were the first group to go on the stage and everyone said that we played really well! The other Neale group played amazing as well! We waited for the presentation and the other team won! We were quite proud of them because lots of them were our friends. Because The Neale had the most participants in the competition, the club got to take the cup home. They picked the names out of a hat to see who would take the cup first. Eleanor got picked so she brought the cup to school. We showed the cup to the whole school. On Monday, Cong get to have the cup. We had an amazing time at Scór and hope to go next year.
On the 22nd of November, J.J. Burke Car Sales came to Cross N.S. They recorded us wishing Brendan Murray the best of luck for X Factor semi-final. They gave us a big banner and posters of Brendan which we waved proudly. Alannah recorded a speech for Brendan on behalf of us all. We wish Brendan the best of luck in semi-finals and hope he will get through to the finals. Brendan is our number 1! Here is a still from the video on J.J. Burke’s Facebook Page.
The Junior Room are still exploring the theme of "Houses and Homes". We used paper, colours, glue and scissors to create these lovely houses.
This week was Science Week. Check out our slideshow from the week.
We did a lot of fun activities this week including building bridges, having live chats with actual scientists, building and launching our own rockets, testing different foods e.g. apples, pasta, bread, biscuits and flour for the presence of starch, making boats out of plasticine, discovering how plants drink, discussing different types of building materials and taking part in a Science Week Table Quiz.
Please visit our STEM page for more in-depth information.
Building Bridges in Claremorris
On Wednesday the 14th we went to the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris. We had to build a bridge using 25 straws and 3 feet of masking tape.
On Monday, we had a trial run in school to see who would get through. We had a class competition first. The students who got through had to put weights on their bridge. We had to put a bag on the bridge. Then we put spoons of rice in the bag.
Team 1 was Fiachra, Danny Callan, Patrick and Darragh Murphy. Team 2 was Jack, Evan, Daragh O’Dea and Luke. The bus left at 12 O clock. It took half hour to get there. When we got there, there were sweets on the table for us and 4 rulers. We had 40 minutes to build our bridges.
Team 2 had it built in 20 minutes. Team 1 took longer because they were younger. Team 1’s bridge held 131 grams and Team 2’s bridge held 411 grams. Team 2 came second. Team 2 lost by only 1 gram!!!!!!
The Junior Room are delighted to be taking part in Aistear. We are exploring lots through play and discovery and we are currently having a great time looking at Houses and Homes. We have four groups and four different play areas in our classroom. Each group is made up of boys and girls from the three classes of Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class. We had great fun cooking, making tea, cleaning, dressing up, answering the phone and writing down phone messages in the home area. We loved playing with miniature families and doll’s house furniture in the small world area. We really showed our creativity as we made cushions for the couch, flowers for the garden, cars for the garage, windows and doors for the house, rubber ducks for the bath, and healthy food for our lunchboxes out of playdough in our creative area. We built some fabulous houses and even made a lovely hotel for our teddies in the construction area.
Team Hope Ireland Shoebox Appeal
Look at all the shoeboxes the children from our school filled for the Team Hope Ireland Shoebox Appeal. As always, the children from our school have been extremely generous and kind. Well done everybody.
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
The children in Ms. Muldoon’s class have been reading the novel “The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark” by Jill Tomlinson. Look at their wonderful artwork.
Houses and Homes
The children in the Junior Room are exploring the theme of “Houses and Homes”. In the story the “Three Little Pigs", the pigs built houses from different materials. The children in Ms. O’ Haire and Ms. Geraghty’s room are great builders too. They made houses using paper, glue, scissors, twistables, crayons, markers, pencils and coloured matchsticks.
P.C.H. Open Day
On Thursday, the 6th class attended the open day in Presentation College, Headford alongside other schools from the area. We were paired with Castlehacket N.S. and Headford Girls N.S. First thing in the morning, we all met up in the gym. After our names were called out, we went with our supervisor who was with us for the day. The first subject we did was Science. We did two more subjects before small break and then after small break we did a few more subjects, one of which was Metalwork which everyone thought was really cool. After big break, we went into the study hall and did some Wellbeing. That was really fun especially as they gave us chocolate. We went to do Woodwork after that which everyone enjoyed. After Woodwork, we went to Home Economics. The 1st and 2nd years made us cookies which we got to bring home. The last class we did was Business Studies. We really enjoyed our day.