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February and March in Ms Carty's 3rd class.

We have been so busy this term that we almost forgot to give a little update on our recent activities.

Take a look at our photos and you will see the different activities that we have enjoyed.

In February, we celebrated Friendship Week by working in groups to design posters about being friendly. We also made an extra special effort to be kind and friendly. Children that showed great friendship skills each day won a certificate and a prize.

We also used our Art lessons to  celebrate St Brigid’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

Continue reading February and March in Ms Carty’s 3rd class.

Causey Farm 2015

We had fantastic fun on our visit to Causey Farm this year. The highlights was jumping in the bog (as always!) and the beautiful little puppies.

3rd Class Trip to the Zoo

Our Day in Croke Park

Well done to the Senior Boys Hurling team who took part in the Hurling final in Croke Park today. They gave it their all in the match but unfortunately we did not get the win we all wanted. Thanks to the boys, Mr Moore and Mr. De Paor who all put in so much hard work during the year to get us to the final.  Well done to all the great supporters who cheered the boys on in Croker and welcomed them home with a fitting guard of honour for our team.

Active School Visitors!

During the  week of May 12th there were a number of special visitors to Scoil Maelruain to introduce us to new ways of staying active! Martin from Tallaght Martial Arts Club brought all the children through basic drills and martial arts positions. Dominick from Irish Flying Disc Association did workshops with 5th class children introducing them to the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. Mark from Croquet Association of Ireland showed 3rd class children croquet skills and all the children got the opportunity to take part in a game. Members of the Active Flag committee also got the chance to check out some new sports when they visited Surfdock Water Sports to try out some water sports!A big thank you to all our active visitors, we all enjoyed taking part in some new sports!

Active Schools update

Hard work is continuing in the school to achieve our Active School Flag with students and teachers working hard to get all students in Scoil Maelruain Snr more active.

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, classes take part in a short Go Noodle activity  for an active brain break between subjects.

Break time Activity “Station Fun” is continuing, Continue reading Active Schools Update

5th Class Bowling

Ms Flood’s 3rd class school tour to Dublin Zoo!

Here is an account of our school tour my Molly Long and Niamh Nolan.

We got up and got ready by getting our bags, putting on sun cream and putting our lunches and drinks in our bags.  We got on the bus together.  It took thirty minutes and was quite a bumpy ride. On the bus everyone was singing, cheering and messing. when the bus pulled up we all leaned forward and we were at the zoo.

The zoo was a  very cheerful and colorful place. There was lots to see. The animals were well cared for. We saw strange, cheeky and beautiful animals. These animals included elephants, giraffes, rhinos, scimitar horned oryx, sea lions and ducks.

Molly’s favourite animal was the scimitar horned oryx because they are such beautiful animals. Nimah’s favourite animals were the gorillas because they were cute.

We had a great day!

6th Class Tour 2014

4th class history trip to Dublinia

Over the last month, we have been learning about the Normans coming to Ireland during history lessons. We are also working on constructions of Norman motte and bailey settlements. This is the reason we took a trip to the Viking and Medieval experience at Dublinia.

Our trip by James McLeod and Evan Maguire.

On the bus to Dublinia, we did a quiz in pairs to recognise car registrations and to count car colours. We arrived at Dublinia and met our tour guide, Dave. He was very good. He told us lots of interesting facts about the Vikings and Normans. We learned about their lives, houses, food and diseases. We played in the Medieval Market and sat in an old Viking house.

When the tour was over, we could explore the museum ourselves and we got clues in different rooms to answer our question sheet.  We went to the St.Patrick’s Park for lunch afterwards. It was nice and sunny. We played for a little bit after lunch. Then the bus driver came so we went back to school. We had a good day.