Ms Clifford

Ms Clifford

Literacy Week

As part of Literacy week our class undertook the ‘Star Reading Challenge’. One challenge was to read with a hat on and another was to read in an unusual spot. We really enjoyed the reading challenges.

 

We also recorded some of our favourite poems. Have a listen!

Hughbert and the Glue – Karla Kuskin

Poem Written on the Neck of a Running Giraffe – Shel Silverstein

The Flattered Flying Fish – EV Rieu

Explorers by James Reeves

Homework! Oh Homework! – Jack Prelutsky

The Marrog – RC Sriven

Catch a Little Rhyme – Eve Merriam

 

 

Blackbird

Listen to our recording of Blackbird by the Beatles.

The Choir 2017

The Holy Family National  School choir have taken part in some important events such as the launch of our school’s  time capsule which will not be opened for another  fifty years. We also performed for the school’s nativity play and I cannot wait for Wednesday the 13th of December because the choir are going to the Nursing Home to perform some Christmas  carols.     

              By  Abigail     

      The school choir are going to the nursing home to perform some Christmas carols to people who live there and the staff. We are performing some songs such as Rudolph the red nose reindeer, Jingle Bells and many more. We are all very excited.

          BY ISOBEL

 

O Holy Night sung by 4A

 

Christmas  Art

In school we did Christmas art where we had to make reindeer decorations.

  1. 1. We got a balloon
  2. 2. Then we covered the balloon in vaseline
  3. 3. Then we got brown wool and wrapped it around the balloon
  4. 4. Then we hung them on a line with a peg
  5. 5. Then you pop the balloon and decorate it and you are finished
  6.   By Richard

SCHOOL SHOP

A FEW THURSDAYS AGO THE SCHOOL SHOP WAS BEING SET UP. THE NEXT DAY IT WAS OPEN AND I GOT TO WORK AT FOR THE FIRST TIME. I WORKED WITH FOUR BOYS : RICHARD,AARON,AND ALEX. THAT DAY WAS FRIDAY AND OUR CLASS WILL GO ON THURSDAY. THEY ALL LIKED IT!

BY JOSHUA

The tuck shop opened last Friday and all the  fifth classes went. Every class goes at a different time, fourth class will go some day soon.You are only able to buy three things at a time.The highest price is 60c.

 

PERU

In our classroom we were learning about Peru and our teacher showed us weaving. It’s how they make blankets in Peru. Our teacher showed us how to make smaller versions. We cut out a cardboard rectangle; 9cm wide and 14cm long.Then we drew ten lines and cut the ends.

Then we took yarn and put it through all the cuts we made and tied it off. Then we got a plastic needle and put the yarn through the eye of the needle. We took the needle and put it on the cardboard we threaded the needle through the yarn up and down all the way across.

BY MARK

We did projects on Peru, a country in South America. My group did our bit of the project on the Incas, a tribe that raided other tribes and made them work for them. Other groups did projects on the rainforest, weaving and much more. We hung them up outside for everyone to see.

By James

In school we made a loom for our Peru project, it was a cool idea to do it. We had different colours to use.

BY JAKE

Realistic Art

In fourth class we are learning how to draw realistic things. The first time, we learned how to draw a realistic face. Some were beautiful with shading and very neat details. Next, we learned how to draw a marble with the shadow underneath it and leaving a white bit where the light hits. Then we learned how to draw a road that looks like a tiny dot when it was far away. That technique created perspective.

 

By Silvia

Halloween 2017

Halloween was great fun. We had lots of sweets on Friday before we were on our mid term break.In school we played lots of games. We had drawing and colouring competitions. It was great fun . All of the costumes were great.

By Jake

On the last day before our Halloween break most of the people in our class dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Everybody was allowed to bring in a board game to school to play with others. Everybody also brought in €2 to raise money for the school

By JACK:]

Before the Halloween break the Gardaí and the fire men came to talk to us about the safety of Halloween.Then they showed us how they put out fires.We took a picture of us and the police car and we were able to walk through the fire engine. It was awesome.

By Colin

 

Ukulele Lessons

                                 

 

2D Shapes, Lines and Angles

Get Active!

For the active flag our active committee have announced that we have to do a sixty second active activity .

So after every subject Orlaith and Charlie the active students in our class choose a Go noodle or pick an activity from a folder. It is hard work but it is fun and it is also worth it!

By Grace

ROY LICHTENSTEIN

A couple of weeks ago we did pop art in 4th class with Miss Clifford, based on Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art. It was an awesome day. All the art was amazing, colourful and very creative. There is so much pop art hanging on our school walls. Thank you Roy Lichtenstein for inspiring us!

  by Hazel

 

 

Consider Yourself

In school we are just after learning a song called Consider Yourself. This song is from the musical called Oliver. We had to do auditions for different parts. The first part was Oliver and Dodger talking at the very start. Two boys had to get those parts, but it didn’t matter with the other parts. The next part was a Solo, a girl got that part. The final part was a duet which two other girls got. The rest of us were the choir. I did not get any part but I still had great fun, and so did the rest of the class. We also recorded it. It took a few tries but we did it. I enjoyed it very much.

                                         BY  ISOBEL