Book Character Dress Up Day

Book Character Dress Up Day was celebrated in St Mary’s School  on Friday, the 20th of April. There were lots of interesting costumes to be seen around our school and some classes participated in different activities to mark this occasion.

Pupils in Room 18 designed Book Character faces using paper plates and lots of colouring materials as well as fabric and fibre.

        

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National Poetry Day 2018

Today is 26th April and National Poetry Day in Ireland. We composed some random poetry in class to mark the occasion. Some of our poems rhyme, others don’t. We read our poems aloud in class and no two were the same. Here are some samples of our work!

 

 

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Meath Spelling Bee 2018 – The Final

About forty primary school pupils took part in County Meath’s Spelling Bee Final last Monday morning in St Paul’s National School, Ratoath. The event began at 11am and there was great excitement in the air. Our Spelling Bee Champion performed brilliantly during the tense competition and we are very proud of her. Comhghairdeachas!!

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St Mary’s Digital Fair 2018

Our second Digital Fair in two years took place yesterday (April 19th) in the PE Hall. The hall was transformed into a high-tech hub with everything from 3D printing to augmented reality, beebots, scratch, a flying drone, podcasts, photostory, junior scratch, raspberry pi, green screen and our video perspectus.

 

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Healthy Tips of the Week

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Easter Greetings from Room 18

We made our colourful Easter Baskets from wool and we wove into shape them using card and different colours of yarn.  We used yellow tissue paper to line them and then we filled them with Easter goodies.

Easter Walk by the Boyne

It was a lovely, crisp Spring morning and the pupils of St Mary’s school went on a walk around the town and the Porchfields.  We really enjoyed the  the fresh air and the exercise!

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Our Gratitude Tree

We made a Gratitude Tree this week and we added some of the things we are grateful for- our families, our home, running water, friends, our lovely school. We thought about all of the things we take for granted every day and we are learning to say “thank you” more often for all the little things. We are grateful.

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St Mary’s Spelling Bee 2018!

Congratulations to all twenty-four competitors from 5th and 6th Classes who took part in the St Mary’s Spelling Bee Final yesterday (Wednesday, 14th February). Our newly crowned champ (pictured below) has jumped the first hurdle and is now looking forward to the county final on 1st March. We wish her every success!

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Pedal Power!

Last Friday, 6th Class learned about different forms of energy in a hands-on workshop. We took part in discussions and carried out a few ‘pedal’ experiments to demonstrate how energy works. Using a bicycle, a simple generator and some ‘pedal power’ we managed to light up some bulbs and make a smoothie! It was great fun!

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Grandparents’ Day in Room 18

 

We were delighted to welcome some Grandparents to our class last Wednesday, January 31st, to celebrate our annual Grandparents’ Day. We had a great time chatting to them and finding out how life was like when they were growing up. We really appreciate that they took the time to come in and share their memories with us. A big thank you to the grandparents of Emma, Aoife, Destinie, Casey and Amelia for being with us on this special occasion.

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