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Elizabeth Fort!!!

Our trip to Elizabeth Fort

On Thursday the 28th of September the two sixth classes went on a historical trip to Elizabeth Fort in Barrack street.We were very lucky that the weather was gorgeous and everyone was very excited. Plunkett Carter a local historian and volunteer in our school showed us around Elizabeth Fort. While we were sauntering down Barrack street, Plunkett told us about the oldest house in Cork which was built in 1698. He also told us about the oldest pub in Ireland which was built in 1609. The first thing we saw was a post-box with a crown on it. Plunkett told us it had a crown because it represented England. The next thing we saw was the guillotine! My favourite part was the view we could see from the bridge. My all-time favourite was the spectacular view of St.Finbarrs Cathedral. Plunkett told us a legend that one day an angel will blow a horn and the whole world will abruptly end. Afterwards we went down to where the cannonballs were made. After having a quick look at the moulded cannonballs we moved on to the guillotine. We took funny pictures with everyone from both classes inside of the guillotine. It was great fun especially as our teachers said there would be a homework pass for the best person who looked most scared!!

 

Written by: Afrin and Niamh x

Hope you enjoy the pictures we took!!!

  

 

 

Autumn Art

We have been exploring the season of Autumn. We have been learning about Autumn colours and watching the leaves change on the trees in our school garden. On Friday we used autumn colours to paint Autumn Trees. First we used our handprints to make the tree trunk. Then we used cotton tips to print Autumn leaves falling off the trees. As you can see, we are really proud of them.

Hands on maths games!

The Senior language class were busy bees this week playing lots of fun games in Maths! This week we were learning all about addition, and the boys and girls even used Lego to help them with their counting!

Happy Birthday Odhran

Odhran is 7! We had so much fun today at Odhran’s birthday. We ate yummy chocolate cake and jellies. Yum yum!

Thank you to Odhran’s mammy for sending in a delicious chocolate cake. We all (including the teachers!) loved it.

                    

Our School Yard

Our first day on the yard was really exciting. We did lots of running around and played Catch and Hide and Go Seek. We also learned how to line up.

                

Our School Garden

We are very lucky to have a garden in our school. It has a pirate ship that we can climb on and go on adventures. It has planting boxes that we can dig and rake in. We saw some slimy slugs and snails in the garden. Everyone was fascinated by them.       

Marla Snails

We were very proud of our marla snails. We worked very hard to roll out our marla into long snakes before rolling them into snail shapes. Look at how happy we are.

                    

First Day

We had a lovely first day in school. We had lots of fun exploring our classroom and meeting our new friends. Teacher is looking forward to the year ahead.