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Weekly Blog from 4th Class



We had assembly and we were told who won the houses,the Fire team won!!! I think they were brilliant this week! We started learning about ourselves.We all did a worksheet about us, and thought about all our talents and how special we all are. We walked around the classroom and wrote down talents we think other pupils have as well. We did Irish where we learnt our body parts, as Gaeilge.  We also learned about the Iron giant, and we are reading a story about it. We then drew a cover for the Iron giant book by ourselves.

In maths we have been learning about thousands, hundreds,tens and units.  We got unit cubes, tens sticks and hundred squares and  thousand bricks. The teacher would call a number out, and we had to make that number out of our cubes. Even better, at the end we got to play with them all!!!

In history we learnt a legend called Tuatha de Danann. Which is about a King called Ocaid who wanted to start up a war even though one of his soldiers told him not to start a war because the soldier thought the other people were much stronger. We did GoNoodle, which is an interactive computer  game which is sort of like Just Dance. We did lots of different dances throughout the week, and really enjoyed it all.


We had P.e and drama. For drama we learned a rap about a Granny being the queen of raps, and we had to  sing it altogether. In P.e we did laps around the yard and did stretches to warm up our muscles. Then we played tag rugby. We learnt about how to play rounders properly, with different techniques.


We started collecting lots of junk for our junk art!

On some of these days we had to stay in fifth class because our teacher Miss Sweetnam was busy at meetings. In maths we did a game called Countdown, where someone went  up to the board and pressed a button, then three big numbers appeared on the board. Next the person presses on another button and three small numbers appear. Then the person presses on another button that says Target and a big big number appears and you  have to make it with numbers you have got! The days flew so fast. It was all great!


We usually all do Irish in the morning. We were told we are doing the assembly and Miss Sweetnam gave us all our parts. Amelie, Meabh, Brendan, Pipi, Caoimhe and Cherry did a short drama about trying as much as you can. We were also told that we had to draw a picture of ourselves just in black and white and our picture would all be printed onto a tablecloth, then it would be for sale, so we set of drawing and the pictures turned out perfectly well!!!


We had assembly. We did our  junk art with lots of old rubbish we don’t need any more. Junk art is making something new for art out of rubbish. We all had had to build robots out of the rubbish and it was so fun! There was cardboard, silver shiny paper,old coffee lids, foam, pizza boxes, empty water bottles and empty milk cartons .We used duct tape, seethrough sellotape and cream coloured tape. They all turned out to be epic and amazing!!! Some were big, small, wide or thin all cool!!! We then did our test. There was a Spelling test, a Tables  test, a Weekly test and an Irish test.

I think tests are great. They really get your brain ready for the day!!! We all had such a brilliant week and enjoyed it all!

By Aoibhinn

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Class meetings will take place for parents to meet the class teacher and become familiar with the curriculum, routines and expectations in each class.  Each meeting will take place in your child’s classroom and all meetings will begin at 8.45 a.m.

Please note these meetings are general meetings and are not intended to discuss children’s individual progress;  there will be parent teacher meetings later in the term to do this.

The meetings are scheduled as follows:

Monday 5th September:    Rang 1

Tuesday 6th September:   Rang 2

Wednesday 7th September:   Senior Infants

Thursday 8th September:    Rang 6

Friday 9th September:     Rang 4

Monday 12th September:    Rang 3

Tuesday 13th September:  Junior Infants

Wednesday 14th September:    Rang 5


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Welcome back to school everyone.  We hope you all had a lovely summer holiday and are now ready for another great year in RPNS.

We welcome 28 new pupils and their families into the Junior Infant class as well as some new pupils into other classes throughout the school.

We also welcome some new faces on the teaching staff:    Mr. Rob Duff who will be teaching Rang 3 this year,  Ms. Ingrid Duncan who will be teaching Rang 5 and Mrs. Debbie Daly who is our new part time resource/support teacher.

Welcome back to Ms. Julie Hamilton, who returns having been working abroad while on career break from our school and Mrs. Zara Moloney who returns from maternity leave.

Bhail  Dhia ar an obair i mbliana!

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School is now closed for the summer holidays and will reopen for all pupils on Wednesday 31st August 2016

Have a lovely summer!


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6th Class Barbeque

On Friday 24th June a barbeque and disco were held in school for 6th class pupils and their parents.  It was a really enjoyable evening, even if the weather wasn’t great.  6th class enjoyed the disco and later sang for their parents.

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We wish 6th class all the best for the future and we’re sorry to be saying good bye to some families that have had  a long association with the school.


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Goodbye Senior Infants, Hello 1st Class!

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Last Day for 6th Class

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The ice-cream van came to school on the last day of the school year and everyone had an ice-cream.  Here are the 6th class pupils enjoying their last day in school!

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The Teddy Bears Came to School

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The Infants had a teddy bears’ picnic today.

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Author Visit

Senior Infants and First Class visited Ballyroan Library today for a author visit by Dolores Keaveney.  Dolores is a beekeeper as well as an author.  She told us all about how bees collect pollen and nectar.  She showed us her bee-keeping suit and the smoke gun she uses to make the bees drowsy.  She read to us from her book about bees and then from her book called ‘The Scary Spider’.  She told us she paints all the illustrations herself.  She read to us from her books about hens and we loved her story about a little chick called Hungry.  (These books are available in the library). We sang songs and then we drew pictures about what we had seen on a very long paper  tablecloth.  It was great fun!  Thank you to Dolores and to Emma at the library who organised this.


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