Happy Easter to all our pupils and their families. We are looking forward to the final term which starts on Monday, the 29th of April.
We are very proud of these boys who reached the Mayo final of the F.A.I. 5-a-side competition in Solar 21 Park in Castlebar on Wednesday. You can read our match report under the photo.
On Wednesday, April the 10th, our senior room boys represented the South Mayo district in the F.A.I. Spar 5's in Solar 21 Park, Castlebar. Our squad on the day was: Patrick, Eóin, Daragh, Tom, Evan and Stephen. The first match was against Parke N.S. It was a good game which saw Tom scoring a hat-trick and Evan scoring a goal to end the match 4-1. Up next was a match against Eachleim N.S. which we won with a scoreline of 3-1. Evan hit the back of the net twice. Eóin scored also. Those two comprehensive wins ensured our place in the semi-final which saw us up against our neighbours, Cong N.S. The scoreline in this tense match was 2-1 after extra time. We reached the final which we played against Brackloon N. S. We had a great match but unfortunately the result didn't go our way on the day. Tom scored in this match and the final scoreline was 2-1. We played very well all day and it was a huge honour to represent our school in a final at county level.
Thursday afternoon was a very enjoyable one in our school. We were delighted to showcase all the work we had done in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Our parents and grandparents visited and we all really enjoyed the experience. Please visit our STEM page for more details.
Our topic in Aistear is "The Supermarket". We have been very busy writing shopping lists. We use our shopping lists to buy products in the Supermarket. The shopkeeper scans in our items and we can pay by card or cash. All this happens in our Socio-Dramatic area
We play with our small world people in our Small World area. They enjoy a visit to the meat counter, the household goods aisle and the fruit and vegetable area of their small world supermarket.
We make a lot of different items in our Creative area. We use playdough to put our shopping in a trolley.
In our Art/Construction area we cut and stick items onto a shopping list.
A Visit From Simon Dwyer
The children in Ms. Muldoon's and Mr. Bourke's classrooms were very happy to listen to musician, Simon Dwyer when he visited today. The instruments were very interesting and everyone enjoyed the experience.
We had a marvellous day in Ballinrobe on Tuesday. We took part in the F.A.I. Primary School 5s Programme. Everyone played really well but we are delighted that the boys' team won the final and have now qualified for the County Final.
A Visit from an Author
On Thursday we were delighted to welcome author, Kate Kelly, from Glencorrib. Kate has written stories about a local hedgehog called Hayward. Kate was very interesting and she told us all about Hayward who lives in her garden. We discussed the hedgehog's habitat, food and way of life. We talked about some other wildlife such as the kingfisher, the shrew and the bat. We had a lovely time with Kate and we especially enjoyed when she read an extract from her book.
Mothers' Day is on Sunday and we made some lovely things this week. All classes created cards and pictures. The Junior Room children made cards which contained a tea bag so their mammies may have a cuppa before or after the match in Croke Park. Ms. Muldoon's room made beautiful pots for their mothers. They shaped them from clay, dried and painted them.
Senior Room Art
Mr. Bourke's room created some fantastic farm pictures. They drew farmyards and used stencils to create the animals. Look at how colourful they are.
Young Engineers Award
Check out our STEM page to meet our young engineers who were shortlisted for the STEPS Young Engineers Award.
The children in Ms. Muldoon's room explored levers this week. Go over to our STEM page for more details.
Scór na bPáistí
Good luck to all our pupils taking part in the county final of Scór na bPáistí in Balla this weekend. We are all very proud of you.
UPDATE: WE WON!!!!
Congratulations to our Léiriú group who won first prize in the county final in Balla on Saturday afternoon. Well done to Stephen, Jack, Eóin, Aisling, Niamh, Emma, Nicole and Grace for a wonderful performance. A huge thank you to our playwright and co-director Yvonne Murphy, our co-director and stage manager Ms.Presnail and our costume designer Ms. Gillon.
The Community Games Quiz
Six children from our school will compete in the “Community Games Quiz” which will take place in “The Royal Theatre”, Castlebar. It is different to other quizzes because you can rotate the people in the team after each round. The competitors are Eoin and Daragh O’ Dea, Eleanor and Lauren East, Jack Coleman and Conn Naughton. Good Luck!!!
THe Sacrament of Penance
Congratulations to the boys and girls who received the Sacrament of Penance on Thursday evening.
Junior Room Writing
The children in the Junior Room have looked at the Lifecycle of the Frog as part of their Spring theme. They learned about the different stages in the lifecycle and all the characteristics of each stage. They created some lovely frog pictures by sponge painting. (See more on our STEM page). The children also used the topic to explore the writing genre of Explanation.
4th, 5th and 6th class pupils have been examining the properties and characteristics of Clay and the changes that occur to it when mixed with water. Go over to our STEM page to see an account of their investigations.