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We have been learning about the life cycle of a spider! Some pupils enjoyed learning about spiders more than others! Getting into the Halloween spirit!!!!
4th class have been enjoying listening and responding to ‘Carnival of the Animals’ by Camille Saint – Saens. We created some mosaic pictures that were inspired by the music!
4th Class used the process of Chromatography to separate colours in markers. We used filter paper to separate colours in different markers. We then used the filter paper to create some cool Halloween pictures! We hope you like our pictures!
Following our learning on animals and their habitats, 4th class created some amazing habitats for an animal of their choice! Here are just a small selection of the wonderful habitats that were made during our STEM activities! Maith thú rang4!
Fourth class had great fun identifying trees on our school grounds! We enjoyed drawing leaves and doing leaf and bark rubbings.
Fourth class have been enjoying using iPads to research Halloween in other countries during our Geography lesson!
We were delighted to harvest our potatoes, carrots, parsnips and beetroots today that our 6th class planted last May!
5th and 6th classes had a ball today for European Sports Day where we had six activities; Rounders, Four Square, Athletics, Co-operative Games, Playground Games and an Mega Obstacle Course. All activities promote fundamental movement skills and teamwork! Thanks to all our 5th and 6th class teachers for organising such wonderful stations!
6th classes had a 7km nature trail this morning down the Barrow Track where we saw herons fishing, swans swimmig, learned about native trees and even sampled some blackberries that were out in all their glory! We hope to go again and to contrast the changes that we see with different seasons.
We were delighted with how our Graduation Ceremonies went last week. Unfortunately we couldn’t have parents/guardians with us in church but all were able to log in from home and watch remotely. A huge thanks to Ms Minnock and Ms Shore for all their work to prepare the children for the Graduations. Also thanks to Mr Kelly for the lovely music, Ms Fleming for preparing the certificates/helping with the ceremony and Mr Brennan for his organisation of proceedings which all contributed to make the graduations so special. Fr Dunphy and Cathriona from the parish centre did such a wonderful job facilitating three ceremonies and the Parents Association were on hand to present the children with their Graduation T-Sirts. To the class of 2021- well done on a fantastic 8 years in St Fiacc’s and we wish you well for the future. We are planting a Cherry Blossom tree in your honour to celebrate your amazing efforts in a difficult year on Monday compliments of the Parents Association with a plaque engraved with the following;
‘You will all go in different directions but your roots will always be in St Fiacc’s’
We were delighted to get back on the Barrow Track last Thursday for our final Nature walk this year going as far as Lanigan’s Lock. The biodiversity was out on full show for us for our 8km hike. It was absolutely buzzing with bees and dragonflies, the sounds of young birds and the scents of wild rose and other beautiful wild flowers such as vetch, yarrow, daisies, buttercups and cosmos. We were surprised at how much different the trail looked since our last trip in February. Once again thanks to all the students who were so well behaved and upbeat despite the long length of the hike!
We had a great Sports today in St Fiacc’s for 4th and 6th classes with the children participating in Rounders, Athletics, Drumfit, Obstacle Courses, Hockey and Dodgeball. This was all followed by goodies from Balloons and Sweet Treats. Thanks to all the children and teachers for making the day a great success!
A huge congratulations to Raqibat and Kamal in 6th class who won the St Abban’s Virtual athletics competition for girls and boys. Over 350 students took part from local schools and Raqibat came out on top in the girls competition while Kamal came first in the boys section. We are very proud of their great achievements and we know that the future is bright for them both! Well done!
We had a beautiful end of school Mass today in St Clare’s church. A huge thank you to Fr Dunphy and Cathriona for making it such a special service. Also thanks to Mr Kelly on guitar and Chloe on harp for the lovely music. Well done to all the 6th class boys and girls for saying the readings and prayers at mass. We hope that all members of our school community enjoy the final weeks of school 2021.