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Archive for October, 2015


Dodder Walk

Fifth class have been learning about Irish rivers, so we took a walk along the Dodder. The weather was perfect, we spotted the pondskater, grey heron and even a kingfisher. We remembered famine victims who had walked this route to the Dropping Well, looking for food and shelter. We spotted a stone with 1847 inscription, the blackest year of the famine. We saw the old Milltown laundry chimney and a lamppost dated 1912, Imagine it lasted for two world wars! As nature detectives we identified many Autumn leaves, berries and limestone. Back in the classroom, we used wool to measure the distance we had walked on the map and then read the scale to calculate the distance, -eight kilometres! It was great fun.

GAA News

Congratulations to our wonderful GAA team who won the Templeogue Synge Street Girls trophy in Bushy Park last Wednesday. Our supporters turned up in great numbers to cheer on our team. We played against St. Pius Girls school and we were all delighted to take the trophy back to Presentation TerenureIMG-20151022-WA0000

Drumming Workshops

We had great fun last week when Neil from Drum Nature visited the school. The girls from 2nd to 6th class took part in drumming workshops which were lots of fun. We got to try out different types of drums, tambourines, cow bells and woodblocks. It was noisy but very enjoyable !

 

 

 

Tús Maith….

Fifth class has really settled back to school. Here’s some of our work.

We worked on projects about Nelson Mandela and the fox

We met author Debbie Thomas in Terenure library, started SALF folders and learned about the geography of Ireland

For Autumn art, we explored Autumn leaves and used a salad spinner! We also made leaf prints on clay.

And finally…. we planted crocus bulbs.

October Assembly

The 3rd classes hosted our senior assembly this morning. We spoke about the importance of looking after our minds as well as our bodies. We heard an acrostic poem about looking after ourselves

 

  1. Be kind to others, it will make you happy too!
  2. Relax! Sometimes it’s ok to do nothing.
  3. Eat healthily, lots of fruit and veg.
  4. Always share your worries with a friend or adult that you trust.
  5. Take a few minutes each day to remember all the good things and people in your life – you could even write them down!
  6. Have a good night’s sleep
  7. Every day be active! Physical activity like football and rugby help to clear our minds.

Ms. Hume presented the Best Start awards. We also heard all about the Rugby World Cup and we sang Ireland’s Call.

 

 

Senior Infant Stars

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Antarctica !

The 3rd classes read a story called Tom Crean’s Rabbit. We have been learning about Tom Crean, the famous Irish explorer and all about life in the Antarctic.

We painted some Antarctic scenes

We also drew pictures of Tom Crean and aspects of his life

Click here to read our Tom Crean Diary entries

Tom Crean Diary Entries