Welcome to the class page.
Hello from Ms. Newman and all the pupils in room 20! We welcome you to our webpage and hope you come back regularly to see all the exciting topics we are learning and the activities we are taking part in! We are excited to see what second class brings!
A Fond Farewell
On Monday 24th June second class were treated to a surprise graduation ceremony! What a fabulous end to their four years in St. Joseph’s school. They had some afternoon tea before a number of awards were presented! We had best listeners, amazing actors, helpers, magic musicians, biggest smiles, funniest classmates, lovely hand writers and many more awards which were presented to the boys and girls! We also held a class vote where the classmate of the year was voted by the pupils themselves, well done to Harry Dumpleton on receiving this award in room 20, well deserved! This was followed by a slideshow of old photos from juniors infants to second class and an outdoor disco! A big well done to all the boys and girls, you all deserved the certificates which you received. (Please see our photos of our graduation below!)
I will miss you all and you will all be missed around St. Joseph’s school! Most importantly I wish you all the very best in 3rd class and in your new schools. I hope our paths cross in the future!
From Ms Newman and all the pupils in room 20 … slán leat and have a great summer!
Fun From Start To Finish – Fun Day 2019!!
Fun Day 2019 did not disappoint, from 9.30am until 3.00pm we did not stop having fun and smiling!! We enjoyed construction, dance, bingo, football, water relays, inflatable obstacle courses, bouncing castles, musical chairs and much much more! It was a great day we enjoyed every bit of it as you can see from our photos….
During multicultural we had the opportunity to take part in a drumming workshop. Attached are some photos and videos from our experience!
Brazil – Mardi Gras
We jetted off to South America last week in room 20, all the way to Brazil! We now know lots of facts about Brazil and can draw their flag. We loved learning about the Mardi Gras and why it is celebrated. Did you know it is illegal to ride on a float in the Mardi Gras parade without a mask? Take a look at the amazing masks we made for Mardi Gras….
Bluebells Bluebells Everywhere!!
Last week we travelled to Charleville to see the beautiful bluebells! It is a trip we look forward to every year in St. Joseph’s and this year did not disappoint. Take a look at our photos.
Our Trip To Clonard House
On Monday 29th April we set off on our bus trip to Mullingar! We were very excited to see Clonard House and all it had to offer. We entered into the 1800’s almost immediately, we dressed up as servants and made some butter, did some hand washing, collected sticks, footed the turf and learned how to milk a cow. Lady Newman was dressed up in a ball gown and jewellery, we were dying to dress up as Lord’s and Ladies too!! Soon after we got that chance, we practised walking with books on our heads and danced in the ballroom. We had such a fun-filled day learning history and seeing how our great-grandparents would have lived in the past!
Mix the pancake,
Stir the pancake,
Pop it in the pan!
Fry the pancake,
Toss the pancake,
Catch it if you can!
Look at our photos to see us doing all of these steps on Pancake Tuesday!
Landscapes Around The World
We have been learning about famous landmarks around the world, as well as in Ireland. We really enjoyed learning facts about different structures! We even constructed our favourite ones – please see the photos of our creations!! We constructed The Eiffel Tower, London Eye, Pyramids, Golden Gate Bridge, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Burj Khalfia, The Great Wall of China and The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and learned about many more! Did you know, many of these buildings are lit up green for St. Patrick’s Day!
World Book Day 2019 – We Love Reading!
World Book Day 2019 (March 7th) did not disappoint!! The boys and girls in room 20 made a huge efforts dressing up as their favourite characters and authors. They brought in their favourite books and did lots and lots of DEAR time! We participated in a fashion show in the hall and we even had an extreme reading photo shoot!! Reading is brilliant and you can read ANYWHERE!!! See our photos to find out more…..
Granny and Grandads’ Day
We celebrated a hugely successful Grandparents Day in room 20 on Wednesday 6th February. The boys and girls spent weeks preparing their performance, which included poems, songs, tin whistle tunes and jokes. They also created beautiful paintings with special memories of grandparents. As well as that they wrote their own acrostic poems. It was a lovely afternoon, we were even treated to a rendition of The Offaly Rover by one Grandad. Darragh also did an amazing performance on the ukulele with Ms. Dowling and Mr. Dufficy, and Ms. Lee joined in on the violin! We wish we could do it all over again! It really was a day to remember and thanks to all the family members who could join us on this special day!
The photos and videos below showcase the performance on 6th February as well as the weeks of preparation beforehand. The boys and girls learned about life in past from a variety of perspectives including home life, school life, and games which were played in the past. A special thank you to Ms. Malone for taking the time to teach us all about life in the past and showing us such lovely artefacts. We really appreciate it!
Odd Socks Day
We celebrated anti-bullying week from 21st-25th January. On Wednesday 23rd we held an odd socks day! Some of the boys and girls in our class even decided to wear odd shoes and runners! It was a special day for all of us to showcase our differences. We are all UNIQUE! We really enjoyed wearing odd socks!! Please see some photos below.
Christmas Around The World
Ms. Newman’s class spent time during December learning about Christmas traditions in countries around the world. We researched information about Christmas in Germany, Mexico, Japan and many more countries! We invited Ms. Dowling and some other classes to see our projects and put in lots of effort! Ms Newman is very proud of all the boys and girls and their projects. A big thank you to everyone who helped at home to complete these projects also! Please see some pictures of our brilliant efforts…..
We love to welcome visitors to our classroom. On 28th November we learned all about bees, pollen and bee keeping. We were lucky enough to taste some honey…. it was delicious! Some pupils became beekeepers for the day and wore the protective clothing and carried out some beekeeping activities. It was great fun and we learnt lots! You can see what we got up to in our photos…..