Second Class


Mr. Kavanagh

Second Class Midterm Update

Fáilte ar ais agus Oíche Samhna Shona do gach éinne!


I would like to welcome all the parents and pupils of 2nd class back to school for hopefully another amazing year at Kilcornan N.S.


The term kicked off with the enchanting world of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl. Students delve into the chocolatey adventures of Charlie Bucket, exploring themes of imagination and the joys of reading. Activities such as creating their own chocolate bar and creating their own Charlie and the Chocolate Factory characters.


As the season transitions from summer to autumn, second class embarked on a mini beast hunt, where they explored the fascinating world of insects and small creatures. This activity not only connected students with nature but also enhanced their observation and research skills. The class was even able to create their own mini beasts!


Math Week takes center stage during this term. Students participated in a variety of math-related activities, puzzles, and challenges that  problem-solving abilities and mathematical understanding. It's a week where numbers become fun and engaging! The highlight of the week was completing a 2-d shape hunt around the school grounds.


Weve started other activities in the classroom such as Music Generations. The class has loved all the musical activities that the two teachers have done in the classroom and look forward to engaging with music in a fun way for the remainder of the year with them.


The term concludes with the highlight of Autumn – Halloween! Second class immersed themselves in the spirit of this holiday by engaging in creative projects that spanned all subjects like discovering the history and origins of Halloween, making spooky crafts, and dressing up in their favorite costumes on the final day of the term. The classroom was adorned with spooky decorations,and the students enjoyed creating Halloween stories, and the annual costume parade.


Have a lovely midterm and enjoy the break!


Mr. Kavanagh

Second Class Summer Update

Welcome back to Rang a Dó!

We can hardly believe we have come to the end of this school year.  What a busy and exciting last term we have had!

We received the sacrament of First Holy Communion on the 20th May. We all had a special job to do on the day, reading a prayer or bringing a gift to the altar. We decorated the walls of the church with our fabulous artwork. It was a lovely celebration and Ms. Moloney was very proud of us all! Thank you to Emily Clarke who provided the wonderful music for the mass. We would also like to say a huge thank you to the Parents’ Council who organised refreshments in the hall after the mass and decorated the hall beautifully.

Earlier this month, we took a trip to Mallow GAA Sports Complex for our ‘Let’s Go’ School Tour. We took part in lots of fun activities; zorb ball roll, KMX karts, human table football, team challenges, air mountain and so much more. We were exhausted after the day but we had a great time.

We took part in Active Week. We played parachute games, cooperative games, races, learned Zumba dances and the whole school even took part in a marathon and collectively ran 42km altogether. Wow!

We have been reading the novel ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick King-Smith this month. We enjoyed taking turns reading, changing our voices for the various characters and chatting about the story. We explored the theme of ‘Siopadóireacht’ in Gaeilge and learned the Gaeilge for lots of different animals. We enjoyed singing ‘Seachain an Crogall’ and adding actions.  

In our Rainbow Oral Language, we explored the themes of Transport and Inventions. In SESE, we learned about the development of the bicycle over the years, from the dandy horse to the mountain bike. We learned about the Wright brothers and that the first ever flight took place in 1903. We made our own boats using plasticine and tested their buoyancy in water by adding ‘passengers’. We listened to the story of the great Pirate Queen, Gráinne Ní Mháille.

2nd class explored Magnetism. We learned about the north and the south poles and that opposite poles attract and the same repel. We enjoyed freely exploring the magnets in the classroom. We also learned about sea turtles and did our best to sculpt a sea turtle from clay. They turned out great!

We planted sunflowers with Ms. Ruddle as part of Biodiversity Week. We watered and cared for our seeds every day and watched them grow. We linked this to explanatory writing and wrote about ‘How a Seed Turns into a Plant!’

2nd class love art and were very creative this term. We painted beautiful summer flowers using warm and cool colours. We used washing up liquid and blue food colouring to create cool watery backgrounds for our scuba divers.

What a wonderful year we had spent together in 2nd class.

We would like to say a big thank you to Ms. Quinn and Marian for all the help they have given us this year.

Have a lovely summer!

Check back in with us in 3rd class!


Second Class Easter Update

Fáilte ar ais go Rang a Dó. What a busy 2nd term we have had!

It has been a very exciting time for 2nd class as we celebrated the Sacrament of First Confession on 7th February. We worked very hard on the lead up to our Confession learning our songs, prayers and creating beautiful artwork. We can’t wait to celebrate our First Holy Communion on the 20th May. It will be a very special day.

2ndclass love to read and really enjoyed World Book Day. We dressed up as our favourite book characters, took part in a book title emoji quiz and created our own book readers which were very cute. We love to relax and listen to stories on and Storyline Online. We love to cosy up in the reading corner and enjoy a good book during DEAR time. We have also been working on narrative writing this term and have written our own stories.

Seachtain na Gaeilge was lots of fun. We tried our best to use Gaeilge both in class and on the yard and were awarded with ‘Gaeilgeoir an Lae’ certificates and a special badge for our super efforts. We enjoyed playing Biongó, practising new vocabulary and singing Coldplay’s ‘Sky Full of Stars’ as Gaeilge. We learned all about the fascinating life of St. Patrick and danced the Siege of Ennis.

2ndclass are taking part in the Picker Pals programme this term. We were very excited when we looked through the special Picker Pals pack which contained pickers, gloves, Hi Vis jackets and litter bags as well as a reader and Funbook. In turn, we take home the Picker Pack and go on litter picking adventures with our families in our local area. We love sharing photos and telling the class about our adventures. So far, we have collected 15 bags of rubbish. Wow!

We have worked very hard on Maths. We learned about fractions, time and are excellent at recalling addition and subtraction tables. We also had great fun during Engineer’s Week. We learned about the work of engineers, had a go at the Egg Drop Challenge and created our own marble run.

In SESE, we learned about China and made our own mini books that included all we’d learned about the country; famous landmarks, food, animals and so much more. We listened to Chinese music and songs and heard traditional instruments being played. We also examined our Solar System, learned the names of the planets and facts about each. We looked at the history of Space travel. We worked on group projects based on our research and were so proud of the amazing results.

2ndclass are very artistic. We have created some lovely artwork this term. Beautiful lanterns and dragons to celebrate the Chinese New Year, St Brigid’s Day crosses, St. Patricks’ Day rainbow twirlers and very cute Easter decorations.

Check back in with us soon.

Happy Easter to you all from Rang a Dó! 😊🐰

Christmas Show 2022

After two years of a hiatus, we were delighted to be able to bring back Kilcornan National School's annual Christmas show. Pupils from Junior Infants to Second Class put on a nativity based musical called 'Whoops A Daisy Angel', while pupils from Third to Sixth Class performed a selection of Christmas songs and songs from their upcoming Peace Proms performance. We are incredibly proud of all the pupils!

Thank you to the staff for their hard work in ensuring the pupils were extremely well prepared for the shows. Thank you to the Parents' Council for organising the raffle and providing refreshments for both shows. We are very grateful to the community centre for the use of the hall and to Mike O'Connell for all his work preparing the stage and providing lighting and sound. Thank you to everyone who supported the show, prepared the pupils and helped with staging and costumes.

Please find below a beautiful selection of photographs by Mary O'Shaughnessy. DVD's will be available in the new year from Fergal Nash.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and happy new year. We look forward to welcoming pupils back to Kilcornan on Thursday 5th January!

Christmas Show Photographs


Second Class