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Term 2 2nd class

Look at more of the interesting things 2nd class have been learning about.

We learnt all about Brazil, and Pelé! We created some toucans to keep with our Brazilian theme. We constructed water filters in Science and learnt all about Electricity.

We completed explanation writing in English. We wrote about ‘how plants get food’ because we were learning about photosynthesis in Science.

We have continued learning lots of new vocabulary in Gaeilge. Cuir ceist oraibh, ‘Cén sort gruaig atá ort?’ Rinnemar dramaíocht – Fionn agus an Dragún, le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Rinneamar jab maith agus bhí an –spórt againn!

We are learning about capacity in Maths. We are sorting containers according to how much liquid they can hold.

We created funny fabric fellows! We made Easter pots out of clay, which we will fill with eggs before bringing them home for Easter.

Cooking All Stars at Cloonakilla NS


Over the past 6 weeks the children from 5th class have been taking part in the Cooking All Stars Programme with Mrs. Cronolly, Ms. Harney and Breege. SuperValu provided all of the recipes, cookery equipment and aprons, and Smith’s SuperValu Monskland generously provided the ingredients for each week’s lesson. We learned lots of cookery new skills and practised making some delicious new recipes. We tried out a new one each week.

  • On week 1 we learned about the food pyramid and healthy eating.
  • For week 2 we made scrambled eggs.
  • In week 3, on Pancake Tuesday, we made pancakes with healthy bananas as a topping.
  • On week 4, we made granola.
  • We made tomato marinara sauce for pasta on week 5.
  • We made hummus on week 6.
  • We had lots of fun each week and we each got a little recipe booklet at the end with some new recipes to try at home with our families.

National Tree Week

National Tree Week National Tree Week runs from March the 31st to April the 7th. To celebrate National tree week, Mr. O Leochain and both 4th Classes planted three trees on our school grounds on Thursday the 4th of April. They planted an Alder Tree , A Birch Tree and an Oak Tree. 4th Class learnt about how important trees are to us and the environment, the different parts of a tree and different types of trees. Please find out more information about National Tree Week by clicking on this link. https://treecouncil.ie/initiatives/tree-week/

4th Class Irish Heritage Project

Celebrating Ireland`s Heritage

The cultural heritage of Ireland includes a wide array of monuments, objects, landscapes and structures that were produced by the inhabitants of Ireland over the last nine to ten

thousand years. 4th Classes created projects at home during the month of February and March “Celebrating Ireland`s Heritage”. These projects were on display for all classes during Seachtain na Gaeilge . All the childrens’ ideas, imagination and project work were outstanding and they should be highly recommended for a job well done. Thank you to all the parents for their help.There was a focus on using recyclable objects for their projects as part of Green Schools Recycling theme.Well done to both 4th classes!