Hi everyone!

I hope you and all your families are doing well and keeping safe. I have really been missing all the music practice in school since we have been off.
I will start to put up a few nice tunes for everyone to get working on every few days so that when we come back to school we can all play them together!
Most of you will know these tunes from singing them so they should be easy enough , but you could always search them on youtube if you are not sure of the rhythm of the tune!
If you are lucky enough to have your tinwhistle or any of the other instruments at home , keep practising!

Ms Maguire

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Dear First Class in Room 10,

Firstly, I hope you and your family are well. I’m sure things will be back to normal soon. Remember to stay active and help out at home! Are you all keeping up to date with your diary copy? If you’re not, there is plenty of time left for you to fill it up!

Keep up the great work you are doing with your counting, practice your cursive writing and play some mathematics and word games on the websites below. 

I hope to see you soon!

Mr. McAvinue

Twinkl Use code IRLTWINKLHELPS when signing up. This website is a fantastic resource. Twinkl are offering parents one month of free access. Resources for all subjects can be found here.

Topmarks This website contains many educational games which can be altered. For example, you can choose to only use numbers within the 0-99 bracket.

NRich This is a great website with maths challenges and games.    


The link below will bring you to Scoilnet, an Irish website that contains many resources for all subject areas. The link brings you to the 1st class resources.*&fq=%7B!tag%3Dschool_grade%7Dschool_grade%3A2

English Keep a diary of your days off. Remember to tell us who, what, where, when, why and how for every piece of news! Give your diary a title each day, and draw a nice picture to go with it.
Mathematics Use the websites above to practice your counting, addition and subtraction with numbers from 0-99. If you want to try using bigger numbers, give it a go.
Reading The library might be closed, but there are loads of great things to read on the Libraries Ireland website. You can even find eBooks on, or listen to some of your favourite stories on 

SESE Use to pick a country and do some research on that country. Remember to find out all of the following information: food, weather, famous cities, famous people, and location. Keep track of the information you find out and bring it to school when we are back.

Why not find out some more information about the famous people we have learned about this year? Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Christopher Columbus and Tom Crean.

Physical Activity Keep active! Stay healthy. Go outside and get some fresh air.

Do some jumping jacks, stretches, Just Dance videos on Youtube, GoNoodle videos on Youtube, burpees, hopping, skipping, running and jumping!

Jolly Spellings Continue with a new page each week in your homework copy just like you do normally.

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4th Class Homework during School Closure

Ms. Downey’s Class, please do not forget about the account on Google Drive that Ms.Kelly showed you. You can take photos of your work and email it so I can correct it. Ms. Kelly and I will put more activities up on the account as time goes by. Ms. Thornton also has a folder in the English section.

From Wednesday 18th on try to do a little English, Gaeilge, Maths and P.E. everyday and the other areas once a week. Also remember Twinkl is free for one month.

Stay safe!

Córfhéile na Scoileanna 2020

On Wednesday March 4th Ms. Downey’s Class, together with Ms. Kelly’s and the 5th and 6th Classes, took part in the Córfhéile in the Basketball Arena in Tallaght. This is a non-competitive choir event. Ms. Geraghty conducted the choir and Kevin accompanied them on piano. The choir sang Peigín Leitir Mór and The Rio Grande. The musicians played Butterfly and Steampacket.  Gardiner Street School sounded amazing, got a great report and all the teachers were so proud of the boys and girls!

Trip to Liberty Hall 

The very next day Thursday March 5th Ms. Downey and Ms. Kelly’s Classes were invited to Liberty Hall where we met Shane Hegarty and Ben Mantle, the author and illustrator of our Guided Reading book Boot. Shane told us a bit about himself and read from the book while Ben showed us all how to draw Boot. We all drew Boot with him. Then we got the chance to describe and name our own imaginary robots which Ben drew. We came up with The Mc Donalds Burger Bot ( I suspect the children may have been hungry!). At the end of the session, which passed all too quickly, Ben gave us one of his signed drawings to bring back to the school. We also each got a signed copy of Boot.





Look out for the next book in the series Boot; The Rusty Rescue which is in shops NOW. If you use your World Book Day Token you will get 1.50 off it.

Stitching for Fun

On Wednesday 11th March we held our Certificate Ceremony to mark the end of Stitching for Fun. Ellie presented each child with a certificate and a treat. Ms. Downey had treats for all the wonderful Mams, Dad and Nanas who helped out. Ms. O’Doherty was very impressed indeed!

St. Patrick’s Day

We cut out and decorated Ties for St. Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to perform in our  Lá Fhéile Pádraig Ceolchoirm but, despite it being a very busy day, Ms. O’Doherty did make it over to A5 to hear Galway Girl on the tin whistle, the poem An Leipreachán Aimeadach with actions and a rousing performance of  An Haka Gaelach.

Lá Fhéile Padraig shona dhaoibh go léir!