Senior Room

Our Walks to Cliffoney Beach

We’re located at present during our building works in Cliffoney Hall for a few months. We’ve been enjoying our new local environment with some recent walks on beautiful Cliffoney Beach, which is a short distance from the hall.

Some Recent Spooky Hallowe’en Creative Writing

Read some of our spooky creative writing stories on Hallowe’en we’ve spent this week working on. Children had a challenge to write a 100 word story, that included lots of great vocabulary, openers, adjectives, adverbs & a good plot! We did a plan, first draft, 2nd draft & final story. A lot of great work done by the children.

Science Week Nov 2020
Making Automata Toys in the Senior Classroom this week as part of Science Week

Tudor Art Portraits
Some beautiful portrait art from children in the senior room. We’ve been learning about the Tudor Era & the Spanish Armada in class & this provided inspiration for portraits of the Tudors, including Henry VIII, Mary the first, Elizabeth the first. Portraits showing the wealth and power of the monarchy

Exhibiting at Science Week in Sligo IT

We really enjoyed exhibiting at the Sligo IT Science Fair on Sun 11th Nov. We exhibited four recent experiments, including; Creating an airbag system for landing an egg on Mars, Demonstrating Gallileo’s Leaning Tower of Pisa Experiment, Reaction Testing & Using a Clinometer.

Fun with Creative Writing- King Henry Needs a Wife

King Henry needs a Wife- some recent creative writing from senior classes on the notorious King Henry. In the school we work on including VCOP in all our writing, so each piece of writing should contain good vocabulary, conjunctions, good openers and good punctuation.

Recent Printing in Art in Class with potato stampers
Friday Golden Time- Team Board Games
Historical Trip to Sligo Abbey

We recently visited Sligo Abbey for a historical tour of the site. We saw the  great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture, well preserved cloisters and the only sculptured 15th Century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church. We did some drawings of the engravings and the structure of the abbey while we were there.

Aistí Lá le Pádraig

Tá caighdeán ard gaeilge ag na paistí sa seomra sinsearach agus cuirimid an-bhéim ar an gaeilge labhartha sa rang go seachtainiúil. Seo sampla de saorscríbhneoireacht ó rang 3-5 ó Sheactain na Gaeilge 2019. Aistí mar gheall ar imeachtaí Lá le Pádraig.

Exploring Art

We’re really enjoying our artwork this year. In Oct/Nov we’re exploring painting and we’ve been learning to mix paints to create different tones & tints. We’re focusing on the great artist Georgia O Keeffe at present and we’ve been creating monotone paintings on nature. While focusing on drawing in Sep/Oct, we were inspired by the great artists including Rembrandt, El Greco and Picasso.

March 2019 World Book Day

In the senior room, we enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day in our favourite characters from great books. We’re enjoying reading War Horse by Michael Morpungo since the start of March. We discussed some of our favourite books on World Book Day- These include: The Naughtiest Girl, David Walliams, Sport auto biographies, Rugby Heroes, Dirty Bertie & many more.

Our Favourite Characters

We really enjoyed exhibiting at the Sligo IT Science Fair on Sun 11th Nov. We exhibited four recent experiments, including; Creating an airbag system for landing an egg on Mars, Demonstrating Gallileo’s Leaning Tower of Pisa Experiment, Reaction Testing & Using a Clinometer.

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