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Second Class

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We have had a very busy time in Second Class. We have been learning about Autumn, creating acrostic poems and going on nature walks.

We have also been learning about living things and plants. Each of us got the chance to grow our own Cress plants with great success. 

We’ve also had the chance to explore and learn about chocolate in our Grumpy Teaspoon Reader – we had a wonderful time then creating our own Rice-Crispie Buns!!

We have also had lots of fun in Art, Gymnastics and our Free Writing Copies this term – We completed lovely portraits, work on Piet Mandrian and explored using chalk. In gymnastics we have learned how to complete the front and backward tumble. We have also made colour wheels and explored how to mix colours. 

Author’s Chair

In Second class, we are really enjoying using our new Authors Chair that Miss Connolly made for us! We are busy writing our stories. Here is David reading Haunted House. Fionn is currently writing “Gangsta Grandad”, his own take on the David Walliams hit!




We recently celebrated Grandparent’s Day and enjoyed telling stories about our grandparents. We loved welcoming grandparents into our classroom.


New Year’s Resolutions

2019 got off to a great start in second class and we all made New Years resolutions. Let’s hope we can stick to them!!


We are working really hard to fill our new star chart. Already we have five. We are focusing on walking really quietly in the corridors.



We learnt all about the artist Andy Warhol. He was  an American artist and was involved in “pop art” Here are our pictures!





Second class are busy preparing for our First Penance and First Holy Communion. We are learning all our prayers and going to Mass each week.




Bowling Alley Trip

On Thursday May 16th 2019, Ms Connolly’s second class received their reward for achieving the best attendance last year. 

First, we went to the Bowling Alley in Cavan. Following this, we went to Cavan County Library. We were greeted by the librarian and taken into a room where she read us two lovely stories. Then we got an opportunity to go on a tour around the library and finally got a chance to pick a book and have a read! 


We ended our day with a lovely trip to the playground! It was a great day all round! 


First Communion Celebration

On the 11th of May, 47 children from Second Class made their First Holy Communion. We were very busy preparing in the lead up. Mr McCartin, Ms Mc Daid and Ms Connolly were very proud of all the fantastic boys and girls. Thank you to Fr Kevin and Ms Murray for all their help.