We had a very enjoyable time during Seachtain na Gaeilge last week. We spoke Gaeilge regularly, had a table quiz, completed paired reading as gaeilge with third class and partook in a ceolchoirm. We performed a song as a whole class ' Bí id d'thost is damsha liom' - 'Shut up and Dance with me'. We also did two dramatic performances of 'Luaithríona' and 'Hansel agus Gretel'. A huge effort was put in to rehearsing and the backdrops for the shows. Some of the girls in Fifth class also did Irish dancing. We really enjoyed the ceolchoirm. Have a look at the pictures below.
Find some fun games to practice your tables on the following website
We are learning about the continent of Europe this week. We are learning the capital cities of the countries.
Links to quizzes based on the countries and the capital cities can be found below:
Other EU and european geography games can be found at the following website
We have started preparing for Seachtain na Gaeilge. The two fifth classes are going to sing the song ' Bí id Thost is Damhsa liom' - Shut up and Dance with me. Fifth class has beautiful singers and we encourage the children to practice at home.
In room 22 we are also learning fairytales as Gaeilge such as Cochaillin Dearg, Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar, Na trí Mhuc, Luaithríona agus Hansel and Gretel. The children in the Lilies loves preforming and are very excited about learning their dramas as Gaeilge.
Two children from each of the 5th classes attended a workshop on climate change with Ms Egan yesterday. They really enjoyed their day. They learned how human behaviours such as burning fossil fuels impact causes climate change and this can affect peoples lives. They also discussed solutions such as walking to school, rather than coming by car and using solar panels in our home. Conor, Gabi, Grace and Kacper presented what they learned in Assembly this morning
Scoil na Naomh Uilig is doing the Operation Transformation 10 @10 exercise challenge on Friday, Feb 10th. Follow the link to practice at home.:)
ChristMAS SHOW - Stable MANNERS
5th class spent a number a weeks preparing for the Christmas concert ' Stable Manners'. Our play was about 3 arguing animals in a stable. The animals learned the importance of love when the baby Jesus was born in their stable on the First Christmas., The children put on a excellent performance and recieved lots of compliments from parents, teachers and students. Both class teachers were very proud of them!
Ms. Curran and Ms. Hennessy have been doing Irish dancing as an after-school activity for a number of weeks. The children they were teaching performed for us in assembly and did an excellent job!
We have been learning about South Africa and Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela was born in 1918. At that time black people were not treated the same as white people. The were not even allowed to use the same facilities as white people. Nelson's real name was Rolihlahla but when he was in school he was given the English name Nelson by his teachers. Nelson recieved a good education, even going to university. He became active in the anti apartheid movement. He joined the African National Congress in 1942. In 1964 Nelson Mandela was arrested and taken to prison. He spent 27 years there. He was released in 1990. In 1994 he was elected president. He was the first black president in South Africa and served until 1999. Nelson Mandela passed away on the 5th of December 2013 of old age.