Second Class 2019-2020 - St. Patrick's N.S.

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SECOND CLASS NEWS - TERM 1
We would really like to welcome our new pupil Emanuel Teaca to our school and hope he enjoys all the fun and learning in 2nd Class.

READING BUDDIES
Reading Buddies continues this year. Every Monday and Wednesday, 6th class pupils read with their selected Junior Buddy. Once again, it is proving to be a popular and beneficial exercise for all! Some of the pupils are pictured participating below.

BEING ARCHETECTS FOR A DAY!!!
For art lesson, we looked at lines and shapes in buildings and how they connect. We then drew a design of our own Incredible Tree House These are some of our amazing designs!!

DESIGNING OUR OWN CHRISTMAS CARDS!

We have each designed and coloured a Christmas card It will be professionally printed with our names on the back of the card. We can keep our printed cards and if we wish, we can buy a pack of our cards to send at Christmas! This is a fundraising project for our school and one we will enjoy!

CARLOW HOSPICE SUNFLOWER COMPETITION 2019
Congratulations to Leona Kelly ( 1st prize) and Ted Healy (2nd prize) for growing the tallest sunflowers in this  county competition. Leona and Ted were presented with a plaque and gift voucher for Ken Black's Toy Store!! This is Leona's second time to scoop first prize in this competition!! What is her secret to growing the tallest sunflower??

FELT AND FABRIC CLASS
We are very fortunate to have Bobby Fossett teaching us how to make colourful art pieces using wool and fabric. She works with us in small groups for an hour each Tuesday. This will continue for the next 5 weeks. It is really enjoyable and check out the crafts we have made.

DESIGNING A CHOCOLATE WRAPPER!

We were put into small groups to plan and design a wrapper for a new chocolate bar. We followed a rubric/ plan for the information we wanted to put on the wrapper. We also had to plan the design of the wrapper with the name of bar. We learned how to work together as a team, respect everyone's point of view and resolve problems.





Tree Day - Thursday, 6th October.
For Tree Day, we discussed popular trees growing in our community. We then divided these into native and non- native groups. We then researched a chosen tree. Here are some interesting facts

Ash
Ash wood is used for making whiskey, brandy and wine barrels!
It produces an oil like olive oil.
Cows, goats and rabbits like to eat the leaves and branches of the ash tree
Bullfinches eats the ash seeds
Woodpeckers and owl’s nest in the ash tree.

Holly
This is a native tree and it can grow 2 to 3 feet in a year
It has green prickly leaves and red berries in winter.
It is used to decorate our houses at Christmas

Willow
A native tree
Leaves grow in clusters
Willow is used to make baskets as it is very flexible.

Oak
Oaks can live up to hundreds of years old.
Acorns are the fruit of the tree.
Oak appeared on our planet 65 million years ago!
There are 600 species of Oak

Hawthorn

It is also known as 'The Fairy Tree'
The berries were used in the past to make jelly
It is a thorny tree.
The berries ripen in October and November.
The tree blossoms in May and attracts butterflies and other insects.


2nd Class Artwork 2019-2020

READING BUDDIES 2019-2020
Some 6th and 2nd Class pupil  pictured participating in our "Reading Buddies" Programme.

 
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