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Second Class

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We have been very busy here in Second class creating some

wonderful artwork this year and improving our Tennis skills.

We completed 5 weeks of tennis with coach Michael. On our final lesson we got to try out the new Tennis Courts in Ballyjamesduff. We highly recommend them👏👏


We did some super self portraits. Can you spot who’s who?

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We created some wonderful “Autumnal Art” using leaf shapes and cutting them into jigsaw pieces.

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We were experimenting with primary and secondary colours in Art. 


Nature Walk

We went on a Nature Walk, exploring the school grounds and around Nuns Walk in search of minibeasts and trying to identify trees. 

We even found 2 frogs on our adventures!🐸🐸

We are looking forward to a Spooktacular Halloween!! 👻


We have been very busy this term and getting up to all sorts of fun!

In Science we learned all about “Sound”. We made our own “Cup and String” telephones to experiment with and then we made our own working, musical instruments!


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In Geography we learned about “The Water Cycle” . We used paper plates, crepe paper and cotton wool to highlight the process.


In Maths we have been learning all about Length. We took turns with the Trundle Wheels to measure the length of the yards.


 Feb 1st marked the start of the Chinese New Year. It is celebrated for 15 days. We made lanterns, wrote acrostic poems on China and did some Dragon Art to mark this special occasion.

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Feb 1st also marked the first day of Spring! We did “Finger Paintings” of a selection of spring flowers and wrote poems on Spring.


In P.E we did a “Scavenger Hunt” around our school. We got a lovely bright, spring morning for it and had lots of fun looking for all the things on our list.

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We have had a really busy final few months  in second class and we’ve loved every minute of it!!

To celebrate  St. Patrick’s Day, we all dressed in our finest Greens and had a ball dancing in the Céilí! Check out the cool Leprechauns we painted using forks!!

In Science we learned about the parts of the tree and how to identify some common Irish trees. We got to go out and do some awesome bark and leaf rubbings.

In Maths we were learning all about Capacity. We had a splashing time estimating and then measuring various amounts of water. 

On May 14th we celebrated our First Holy Communion. We all looked fantastic and totally angelic on our Special Day.

Sports Day was a super fun day at our school. We got to partake in all sorts of great activities like Tug – O- War, Obstacle Courses, Sack Races and Three Legged Races etc.

Art- We are ready to walk and kite fly into our summer holidays. Our flip-flop art was done using a technique called impasto painting. We added grated soap to the sand paint to give it a textured affect.

English – Check out our Summer Acrostics on SUMMER!

The Art Expo was a huge success. Our Flower and Cherry Blossom Art looked spectacular and was admired by all!