Today marks the first day of Spring and is the feast day of Kildare's patron saint, St. Brigid. To mark this special occasion, The Foxgloves took a trip to Kildare Town to visit St. Brigid's Cathedral and to climb the Round Tower. Check out our photos from this great trip!
Leading up to the Christmas break, the children worked very hard in Ms. Curran's 4th class to make our very own homemade pasta Christmas wreaths. It took a number of weeks to complete the finished products and we were delighted with the end results!
The children brought the Christmas wreaths home with them to hang up in their own homes over the holidays!
Well done to all the children!
The children from 4th class attended a show called 'On A Winters Night' in the Riverbank this week. It was a great christmas show and we really enjoyed it. Afterwards we went down to the town hall in newbridge for an exhibition on the christmas nativity and christmas stories! We had a really fun day! :)
On Friday the 28th of October the children and staff of Scoil Na Naomh Uilig had a really fun day dressing up for Halloween! The children dressed up in their costumes for halloween and some children even had some scary face paint! Ms. Curran swapped places with the students and dressed up as a Scoil Na Naomh Uilig student for the day!
The foxgloves played some well known Halloween games - Bob The Apple, Crook Apple, Nut Nose Race and many more! We had great fun playing the Halloween games in school!!
Today the Foxgloves learned about and planted herbs in our school garden. They learned about the medicinal uses of 9 herbs including rosemary, parsley, peppermint, lavender, chamomile, marigold, lemon balm, heartsease and thyme. They had great fun taking turns digging and planting herbs.
3rd class have been busy learning about Australia and Aborigines. Every child completed a project on Australia and a piece of Aboriginal artwork called pointillism.
World BOOK dAY
The children are learning about representing data.They have been busy making pictograms and bar charts based on their favourite sports, favourite desserts and their eye colours.
3rd class have been busy learning all the counties of Ireland. They all chose one county at random and completed a project on this. They also designed a flag for that county using crepe paper in art.
On Thursday last the children in the Foxgloves made fruit salad and mars bar treats in the cookery room. They had great fun taking turns chopping, weighing and stirring ingredients. The children wrote the recipes for the fruit salad and the mars bar treats. They plan to get busy making these treats at home!
The Foxgloves and the Snowdrops were very fortunate to have a guest local farmer into their classrooms today to answer their questions about farming. Conor visited Room 35 and each child got to ask Conor one of their questions they had composed earlier.
The children learned about tillage and dairy farming and discovered the rewards and hard work involved in farming.
On Tuesday 13th October the Foxgloves and the Snowdrops went on a class trip to Emo Park to celebrate World Tree Day. The children got a wonderful tour of the grounds on a beautiful summer's morning and learned how to identify trees from the bark and leaves. They then enjoyed a lovely picnic and completed tree rubbings.
The Foxgloves did an experiment on exploring different materials that freeze
3rd class have resumed learning the Tin Whistle. Today every child got a new book with lots of Tin Whistle songs
Welcome back to a new school year and I hope everyone is settling in well at this stage. We are holding a Parents Information Night on Thursday next 10th September at 8.00pm. Parents of pupils from 2nd Class to 6th Class go to the small hall in the school building at 8pm for general meeting with the Principal followed by classroom meetings.
Thank you, Noreen.