Our pumpkins

We harvested our pumpkins for Halloween.  We planted a variety called Crown Prince, they are blue pumpkins with a lovely orange inside.  They were “squishy, disgusting, juicy and smelly” on the inside.

Busy Red Hens

October was a busy month in aistear.  We read and acted out the story of the Little Red Hen.     We played with the farm set and created our own small world story. We learned about procedural writing.  We read the recipe for making bread, checked our ingredients and then baked bread in school, yum Read More …

Autumn harvesting

Our sunflowers were gigantic when we came back to school in September.  They inspired us to create our own works of art.   We looked at some of Andy Goldsworthy’s photographs, he uses objects from nature to create art.  We used leaves, seeds, cones, beans, flowers and apples.

Autumn aistear

We have been busy in aistear learning about autumn.  What do you feel, hear, see, taste and smell in autumn?  We crunched through the autumn leaves, we felt the cool air in the morning and tasted some of the lovely fruits and vegetables which we harvested in autumn.  We learned about animals getting ready for Read More …


We are currently selling tickets for this lovely hamper.  The draw will take place on Friday afternoon, 15th May 2015. We will also be selling cakes, books and plants at the Saturday Market, Priests Road Carpark on Saturday 16th May.

Get Active for April

Our plants have started to grow.  We planted potatoes and onions outside and we have sweet pea growing inside.  We also conducted an experiment to find out what plants need to grow.  We discovered they need water, soil and sun. Gráinne is teaching in our school this month.  We are enjoying the story Handa’s Surprise Read More …

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl ó 1-17 Márta. Bhíomar an-ghnóthach.  Tháinig cuarteoirí ó New Ross ETNS agus Niall.  Is amhránaí sean-nóis Niall agus chan sé amhrán i nGaeilge. Rinneamar ‘Cuir Bróg ar an Asal’ dóibh.  Tháinig Dermot ar cuairt freisin, mhúin sé an t-amhrán ‘Piocaigí na Torthaí’ dúinn agus bhaineamar trial as uirlisí ceoil. Read More …

Pancake Tuesday in February

On Pancake Tuesday we made batter using eggs, flour and milk.  Thank you Rom for showing us how to make the batter and for cooking our pancakes.     We were also busy preparing for the Chinese New Year.  We learned to count in Chinese and marched with our dragon crowns.