Nautical Hats in Art Class
A MASSIVE WELL DONE to all of the girls from 5th & 6th class in their musical production Alice in Wonderland last week.
They did their parents, their teachers and indeed their whole school very proud. Everyone commented on how professional they were and how they shone like stars every night! Here's a photo slideshow of the night. Thanks to Sheila & Ms. O' Toole for taking these fantastic photos!
The 5th & 6th class girls were rehearsing with the sound and lighting today and all is going really well. The hard work that we've put into rehearsing since last November has really paid off........ and the big performances are nearly here.
If you haven't got your ticket for the show there are still a few left so get them quick! There will also be some available at the door on the night too.
Remember the show starts at 7pm and is in Our Lady of Dolour's Hall under the church on Wednesday 20th, Thursday the 21st and Friday 22nd of April.
We look forward to seeing you there on the night and hope you will enjoy the journey down the rabbit hole with Alice and cast.
Room 14 Commemorate 1916
The 5th class girls of Room 14 have been very busy over the last month slowly turning their classroom into a museum commemorating the events of the 1916 Rising. On 14th March, they got a chance to open their doors to visitors who came to view all of the displays (and to have a cup of tea with some delicious treats :-))! They were even dressed in clothes typical of the time!
Sophia welcomed everyone at the door with a smile and encouraged our visitors to sign our proclamation visitor book.
Emily, Áoibhe and Hannah were our wonderful tour guides. They helped make sure that none of our lovely displays were missed!
Cerys, Caoimhe, Skye and Áine showed off their amazing artwork depicting key scenes from Easter weekend, 1916.
Alana and Emma showed 'the other side of the story' with their great power point presentation about life in Britain during the same time period.
Alannáh, Ella and Eve presented a display of food typical of 1916 and the refreshments and delicious home baking ensured they had a steady line of visitors!!
Wiktoria and Ashlenne helped their visitors to take a virtual tour of the key battlegrounds of that weekend 100 years ago.
(They also showed off their super sewing skills by doing an extra mini-project on clothing of the time.)
Ella proudly explained the history of the Irish flag at her station.
Alyiah and Lana had written their own 'proclamation of today' with their vision of what the future of Ireland should entail based on the aspirations of the seven signatories.
Emma, Hally, Jessy and Hannah made an excellent model of the GPO along with a display of facts on this key building.
Sophie did a personal project on Boland's Mills which she was proud to share while Alannáh did the same. Both girls had relations who fought in the rising.
Mia, Carrie, Molly and Alesia presented projects on some key women of 1916- a very important topic in our girls' school.
Finally, Kate and Ellen showed off a large display of items and artefacts of the time, very kindly donated by each of the other groups, with some personal items from Hally, Mia and Emily. Some of these items were from girls' relations who also fought in The Rising.
Earlier in the afternoon, the two 5th class had come together in the school hall to perform a narrative based on the seven signatories and the important women that helped shape the story of 1916. They also sang the songs 'Grace' and 'Óró 'Sé Do Bheatha 'Bhaile' beautifully.
Below are some more memories from the day. Well done everyone. You did yourselves proud!
R.16 Maths Week Guesstimate!
As part of Maths week in 5th class, we are guessing how many jelly beans there are in the two tubs in this picture. We will count the jelly beans on Friday afternoon. How many would you guesstimate??
Abbey Jade and Zara were closest in the guesses for the jelly beans, and get to enjoy them all. There were 43 sweets in the small tub, and 121 in the larger tub. Enjoy, ladies!
October is busy in Room 14!
October has gotten off to a very busy start in Room 14!
Last week, Martin aka Edward Crane revisited us to sign copies of his super Havisham books.
On Wednesday (7th), we celebrated a great Cheerios Childline Breakfast morning together, we all took part in the auditions for our school musical Alice in Wonderland and three of our girls played on our school Gaelic football team that is through to the semi-final of our division!
On Thursday, Lana read the proclamation for our 1916 commemoration very confidently and we were lucky enough to be granted 'no homework' by our visitors from the army!
To finish the week, on Friday, we enjoyed a lovely sunny tour of the Botanic Gardens. It was so relaxing to see all the beautiful Autumn colours and we learned so much!
Have a look at what we have been up to!! ;-)
Happy Roald Dahl Dress Up Day!!
Last Friday, 25th September was Roald Dahl Dress Up Day and Room 14 were very busy celebrating it! All week we have been listening to James and the Giant Peach in Reading Carousel. We are great fans of this author and his books so we were delighted to get into role as some of his most famous characters. On the day we described who we were and which books we were from, we improvised some dialogue as that character as we took part in a fashion show to the sound of the Oompa Loompas before we sat back to enjoy the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (Of course, we agreed that the book is better!)
Have a look at our gallery to see which characters you can spot! :-)
And let's not forget Ms. Ryan! ;-)
Last Friday, we visited the Botanic Gardens to see the Sculptures in Context exhibition. We were amazed by the variety of colours, textures, shapes and sizes of the creations. We really enjoyed sketching our favourites (even though we were under attack from some pesky squirrels ;-)) and we loved how imaginative the sculptures were. It gave us lots of ideas to use in our own artwork.
Thanks to Ms. Freeman for coming with us on the day.
Click here to see our drawings in oil pastels!
The pupils from 4th and 5th classes were delighted to have an author visit them in school this morning. Martin Brennan, who has a pseudonym of Edward Crane, was in St. Brigid's to talk about his trilogy of books about the Havishams. During his visit,he talked about the length of time it takes to write books, how to create characters, and be creative in our story-writing. We were delighted to have some of the first chapter read to us, and to hear the plots of the books.
Thanks to Martin for his time and enthusiasm in helping us to see how great writing stories of all kinds can be.
After our restful Summer holidays, we are now back in a new class, with lots of new things to learn and do. We look forward to a great year in 5th class.
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