1 October 2018

A New School Year at CBS Primary

Our New Senior Yard

Our new yard is up and running and the boys from 4th, 5th and 6th classes used it today for the first time.

Here are some photos of the boys enjoying their new surroundings.









by Ian and Seán


St Gall’s class
This month has been a very busy month for our class.
In maths, we have been looking at patterns in the hundred square. We looked at subtraction and place value.
In English, we have begun Recount writing.
In SESE, we have been learning all about our locality.
We investigated the composition of soil.
We also learned about the story of St Gall.
In art, we created our All about me booklets. We are new to the school so these booklets are displayed outside our room so people can learn more about us. We also looked at mixing colours and we also made some scribble art.
Our class also started swimming at Nenagh Swimming Pool.







St Goban’s class
Rm 3 would like to welcome the now 2nd class to our school. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.
We read the “Enormous Crocodile” and complete projects on it. We also learned about Roald Dahl.
We did art and mixed colours and painted a colour wheel. We started Hurling with Bertie Sherlock. And now have started power hour once per day.


St Fintan’s class
We are all happy to be in 3rd class this year. We have learned all about autumn and we are collecting leaves and conkers for our nature table.
We are reading ‘fantastic Mr. Fox’ in class and we have painted lovely pictures of Mr. Fox.
We have started hurling this week which was great fun. We also had a visit from a visit from clean recycling Ireland and we learned all about the process of recycling.





St Flannan’s class
We made our own compost experiment we caught worms, and put them in soil with or leftover lunch e.g. apple cores, carrots, bread crusts. We keep an eye on them every day and we can see how important worms are for keeping the soil nourished.
Clean Ireland recycle came to our class to talk about how important it is to recycle. We also watched a video to see where our rubbish goes after we put it in the bin.


St Enda’s class
Ms Boland’s 4th class are learning about trees and leaves and are planning on going on a nature walk around the school, to learn more about biodiversity week.
We did some wonderful art where we had a black dot on a page and we could draw whatever we wanted.










St Declan’s class
We made our own doodle art to express our creativity and our drawing talent by drawing whatever we want. We also hope to start baking on the last Friday of every month starting this Friday.
We started rugby this week with Pat Fitzgerald. We also learned about houses and different types of settlements people around the world such as, igloos, Egyptian clay brick houses, bungalows, two stories and much more.



St Diarmuid’s class
We constructed paper house origami, the ancient art of paper folding.
We composed poems on “Wild Wonders and Imagined Worlds”, and we also created pictures of our creations.
Ryan and Michael represented our class at the Cross Country in Thurles. We are doing athletics and yard games for P.E .








St Canice’s class
St Canice’s have begun our 6th class adventure with Ms Brophy as our class teacher.
We met our new school priest Fr Rexan and we started creating memories in our Confirmation Year book.
English
We are all trying our best to get our sentences on the wall for sentence of the year. We all wrote poems for the Dromineer Literary Art Festival Competition and typed them up in the computer room.
We have been performing Readers’ Theatre each week; we started with The Legend of Slappy Hooper, we then performed How Violence is Ended and finally The Legend of Lightning Larry. We are really enjoying these performances and our reading fluency is improving.
Maths
We are enjoying the challenge of our Countdown Numeracy Conundrums each day.
We are improving at our tables with the Maths Frenzy Challenge.
We also carried out a survey of the whole school to find out what types of homes people live in and created a graph to show our results.
Gaeilge
I nGaeilge bhíomar ag fomhlaim an tábhar ‘Mé Féin’. Chuamar timpeall an tseomra ag cur ceisteanna do gach duine agus rinneamar graphanna ar na ríomhairí leis na freagraí. Fomhlamar na dánta, Ceisteanna, Pianta agus Stráinséir.
Art
In Art we designed our own Art Folders, we studied and drew seashells and we created comic strips.
Science , History, Geography
In Science we discussed the properties and characteristics of rubber and plastics as well as rice and we made our own stress balls.
We made a timeline in History, starting at 7000BC in Ireland with Stone Age Hunter Gatherers, through Stone Age farmers and onto the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, early Christian Settlers followed by the Vikings and then the Medieval Period.
In Geography, we learned about our locality. We did a study of the types of homes people live in, approximately 75% of the pupils in our school live in a house in an estate. We also learned about our place in existence from our town, county, province right through to our solar system.
PE
We had rugby with Pat Fitzpatrick as well as a bit of athletics to prepare for the Cross Country Races in Thurles.
Ben Walshe came 1st and Cian Carmody came 4th in the Cross Country event and the rest of our class who took part really enjoyed the experience.











St Conall’s class
We started our novel called “The Guns of Easter”. It tells the story of Jimmy Conway a 12 year old boy who lives in Dublin and experiences the 1916 rising.
We looked at World War 1 and how it started. We also studied the working’s of eye this month.
Swimming started this month and we are looking forward to the four more weeks that is left. We look forward to Tuesdays.


St. Thomas’s class
The boys are delighted to be back at school. We had a busy month. We joined the library and went on weekly trips to change our books.
Charlie and Mikey went cross country running and both ran very well.
Karlis and Charlie have started hurling Gerry and Mikey have started rugby we are also swimming once every week
We learned all about autumn this month and planted nature walk.