We had great fun baking these festive treats. We used plain flour, ground ginger, bicarbonate of soda, butter, soft light brown sugar, an egg and some golden syrup. We placed our cut-out trees in the fridge for an hour, before baking them in the oven at 170C. We decorated them when cold with icing and gold balls. Some of us brought them home, while others had them eaten before the icing had a chance to set! Check out our photos below..
We had lots of fun yesterday in the yard at our Jingle Bell Run. Everyone looked very festive and did lots of laps of both yards. A big thank you to the girls from 4th, 5th and 6th on the Active Schools Committee for organising and running the event. They did a super job as usual looking after the music, giving out the bells and taking photographs. See the video below for some pictures.
Jingle Bell Run 2015 on PhotoPeach
We've been working really hard in 4th class this month. We brought in and presented our projects on 1916 a few weeks ago. They were all very impressive and a huge effort was made with these at home. We're also reading a novel about the Rising. We also had a surprise visit from James Mc Carthy with the Sam Maguire which was really great. We're so lucky to have seen it twice this year. This month we're busy preparing for Christmas. We've been doing Advent tasks every day at school and at home. We decorated our classroom, made gift bags in art and made our own Christmas decorations out of recycled materials as part of our Green Schools work. This is a competition and the standard is very high. Our teacher will need some help to judge it. We have lots of shows to watch this week, a carol service to practise for and we are doing a Jingle Bell Run tomorrow dressed in our festive gear. There's great excitement everywhere. We'd like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas.
See the slideshow for pictures of what's been happening.
We have been very busy in room 6 getting ready for Christmas. Our Aistear theme is 'Santa's workshop', so we have been helping Santa make some toys. In junk art we have been making lots of wonderful things like reindeer, snowmen, and sleighs. We have also been exploring the arctic in our water area. We had special little visitors come and put up our decorations too, luckily Dave caught them on camera. Check out all our festive fun below!
The girls in 5th class, R.16, were delighted to go to Draiocht in Blanchardstown to participate in a Christmas card printing workshop. Andrew and Sarah were both really helpful in explaining how to roll ink on the plastic template. Then the girls engraved a Christmas picture on the template before putting this image face down on a card. The next step was placing the card in the new printing machine, and turning the handle to ensure the picture was pressed into the card.
We had great fun learning this new skill, and experimenting with designs and colours.
Mrs Phelan's 5th class were the overall winners of the Irish dancing trophy for this year. They were delighted to win it, after enjoying several weeks of Irish dancing lessons this term with Colm, our dancing teacher. This trophy is awarded every year to the class which Colm feels has performed with enthusiasm and skill. The girls will now take turns to take the trophy home every night.
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