We hope you are well as we head into our last week of term. Our news is as follows
Congratulations to 2nd, 3rd 4th, 5th and 6th classes who won prizes recently in a competition organised by Dúchas na Sionna on Our Language, Our Culture. Well done especially to 6th class whose group project achieved first place. 6th class were commended for a very high standard of work.
Since we’ve come back from our summer holidays, 4th-6th classes have been very busy practicing for a special project. As you know, Joanne has visited the orphanage in Goradiche, Belarus over the last few years, to help the many special children in need over there. In the past, we have held a number of fundraisers to help purchase supplies for these children. This year, Joanne and her husband Don came up with the novel idea of recording a single which will be available to buy before Christmas…we hope to make it a Number 1 hit. Children from St. Conaires have also been practicing the same song and we met this week in Mary Immaculate Church to record the single. We had to sing without any music which was possible thanks to conductor Don and DJ. We really enjoyed taking part in this project and can’t wait to hear the final version…it will make a marvellous Christmas gift for families in Shannon and Goradiche. We also sang a song of our own to add to the album. See above for some photographs of the recording.
Update: Last Thursday, we officially launched our single in Insomnia. It was a really special night and we were delighted to have none other than Santa Claus himself come to our launch. If you haven’t written your letters to man himself yet, our CD would make a lovely gift and all proceeds going to a charity close to all our hearts. See http://www.bcp.rineanna.com/ to download our tracks or CDs are also available in Tracey s office.
Thanks for your support!!
5th Class Science 2017
December 11th, 2017
Michael Browne visited 5th class recently to do an Electricity workshop. We learned many things about electricity that we didn’t know before. The best part of the workshop is that we learned most things by working together as a group to investigate how things might work. We didn’t always find the correct answer on our first attempt but we’d try something different then until we’d find the correct method. We learned how electricity works in a circuit and if that circuit is broken, then electricity won’t work. A regular switch breaks a circuit and that’s how lights and machines are turned on/off. We made circuits with all kinds of batteries, light-bulbs and even buzzers.
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Thanks to Michael for a very enjoyable visit!!
5th Class Christmas Play 2017
December 11th, 2017
As we were learning all about Narrative writing in November, 5th class decided that we’d like to write our very own Christmas play this year. The whole class planned the general idea of the play and divided it into five separate parts/scenes. The class then broke up into groups and started to write the script for each scene. We then shared the work with the rest of the class and made a few edits. When we were happy with the text of our play, we finally chose what songs we would sing and changed the lyrics of each song to make it suit our story. Everyone in the class has been cast their parts now and we are really busy learning our lines and getting our costumes ready for next Tuesday and Wednesday.
It was an enjoyable activity and we hope you all enjoy our first steps on our way to Hollywood!! Keep tuned in to our website for further updates of our work over the next week.
Thursday Note 7th December
December 8th, 2017
We hope you are well this week as we head into the Christmas season. Our news this week is as follows
All classes are busy practising for their Christmas shows this week. The stage went up in the hall and all classes are busy rehearsing every day at the moment. We will send out a note early next week with the times of each class The plays will be on for parents on Wednesday 20th December from 9.30a.m. to 1p.m. approx.