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Archive for October, 2013


First Class have been busy!

We have had a very busy September and October in Ms Beatty and Ms Tully’s classes. We started camogie lessons with Colm and can already see an improvement in our skills. We are really enjoying Guided Reading and have read so many books already. Making hedgehogs out of clay was great fun and we also made ones out of leaves too. We finished off our half term with a bang – a visit from Sam Maguire and a dress-up day! Check out all our hard work which on display in the front hall for the month of November!

Sam Maguire Visit

There was great excitement today in our school as we awaited the arrival of an eagerly anticipated visitor. The girls all gathered in the hall and gave a deafening welcome to the Sam Maguire Cup. We sang Dublin chants and stamped, cheered and clapped. The cup was accompanied by Denis Bastick and our own past pupil Eoghan O’Gara. Every class posed for a photo with the players and the cup, and some lucky birthday girls got an individual photo taken. The school football team posed questions to the players and took inspiration from their tips on hard work and having a good attitude.

Autumn Nature Walk

The 3 second classes recently enjoyed a walk to Lakelands to look for signs of Autumn. The girls spotted chestnuts, beech nuts and acorns . They were surprised to observe how green the trees still were. They saw a squirrel scampering among the trees and also saw swans and ducks on the lake.

Dodder Walk

 Pond Skater

Pond Skater

 

Last week we prepared for our walk along the Dodder. We learned about the grey heron, kingfisher, otter and pond skater. We designed bridges, explored surface tension and built water wheels.  The weather was lovely for our walk. We saw 300 year old bridges such as the Rathfarnham Bridge (now named Pearse Bridge), Classon’s Bridge and Milltown Bridge. We sketched  Ely Arch and looked at the memorial for Famine victims who walked along the Dodder to the Dropping Well for food and shelter. We saw the old laundry chimney and the Victorian dye works. We  looked at a lamp post which dated back to 1912. We saw lots of animal life such as the Grey Heron, pond skaters, mute swans, and wagtails. not to mention ‘Woody the Rhino! some girls thought they saw an otter! We identified trees and berries such as snow berries. Unfortunately there was a bit of litter along the way and we promised to always respect our environment. It was a great day. Many thanks to Layla’s grandad who helped us so much

 

 

 

Halloween Fun

Halloween has arrived in style here in Presentation Primary. The corridors are filled with colourful displays of ghosts, witches, bonfires, pumpkins, fireworks, spiders and much more.

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Glass Painting

We have had great fun in Ms. Keating’s 6th class doing glass painting. First we did an outline on all of our glasses. They were many different shapes and sizes. Then we painted them with special glass paint.The results are amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

Roald Dahl Characters

Ms. Carney’s 3rd class have been learning about Roald Dahl and his wonderful books. We read extracts from some of his books and decided to paint some of his characters. We did Miss Trunchbull from Matilda, The BFG, Mr. Twit from the Twits and Willie Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Tree Poetry

Click  to read some of our tree poems

Keep up the Good Work!

A month back at school already and how time has flown. The girls have settled back so well and it is wonderful to see their enthusiasm for learning. There are fabulous displays around the school showing us how busy all of the classes are. Maith sibh!