2nd & 3rd Class

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Teacher: Ms. Mc Mahon

Christmas Show 2019

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Kilcornan National School are proud to present our annual Christmas show. This year's show will be a pantomime version of 'Cinderella'. We are fortunate to have the very talented producer and choreographer Kate Upton with us again this year. Pupils have been receiving dance, drama and music lessons from Kate every week since October. They have been rehearsing very hard and are looking forward to performing for all of you on Tuesday 17th December. There will be a matinee performance at 10.30 am and an evening performance at 7.00 pm. Tickets are available from the school secretary. Thank you to our new parents' council for organising refrehments for the night. Thank you also to the community council for the use of the hall. Any prizes that can be donated for the raffle would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to a great night's entertainment and seeing you all there!

2nd and 3rd Class September Update

Welcome to Second and Third Class! It has been an exciting and busy start to a new year.

Second class have a very special year ahead as they prepare for First Confession and First Holy Communion.  Third class are excited to help with the preparation and share their experience from last year.

We have been doing Literacy Stations and the children are enjoying reading their graded books. We have been playing ‘Bananagrams’, a word building game, practising our cursive handwriting, becoming familiar with recount writing and coming up with lots of new words in a phonics station.

In Science, second and third class learned all about teeth and even experimented with egg shells in vinegar to remind us we need to brush everyday!

In Geography, we examined the map of Ireland and did our best to learn the provinces and all 32 counties of Ireland. We also researched our personal timelines and our Family Trees.

We made cool picasso portraits in art and also scary monsters out of clay just in time for Halloween!

Last week, the class went on a maths trail around the school trying to find as many 2D shapes as possible. We had to look really hard but found lots of them,  it was great fun !

The children are enjoying learning tin whistle each week. They have learned new tunes, ‘Níl na Lá’ and ‘Irelands Call’ and are sounding great.

Check back in with us soon!

Second and Third Class June Update

2nd and 3rd class have had a very busy 3rd term. We have worked on Energy and Forces in Science, in particular floating and sinking. We designed and moulded boats from plasticine and tested them in water to see if they would float. Once the boat floated, we added passengers (frozen peas) to the boat. 2nd and 3rd class have been learning about the Stone Age people in History and all about the sun, planets and solar system in Geography. We have been reading the novel ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick King Smith this month. It’s a really interesting and funny story and everyone enjoyed it. Last week, we watched the film ‘Babe’ based on the book. 

On 25th May, 2nd class received our First Holy Communion in Kilcornan church with Fr Donworth, staff and pupils of Kilcornan N.S. and all our family and friends. The children read prayers, brought gifts to the altar and sang hymns with the Kilcornan school choir. 2nd class were accompanied by the talented musicians Amy and Megan in 5th and 6th class, Ms Wixted and her daughter Olive. After the mass, everyone went to the hall for refreshments provided by our Parents’ Association. We worked really hard to prepare for First Holy Communion and it was a very special day. The following week, as a treat for all our hard work, 2nd and 3rd class went on a Teddy Bears picnic and played parachute games in the hall. We also had fun competing in a hurling blitz. 

We had a great year in 2nd and 3rd class and are all looking forward to our summer holidays. See you all in September!

Second, Third and Fourth Class Tour

Second, Third and Fourth Class had a great trip to Crag Cave and Tralee this month! Ms. Mann, Ms. Moloney, Mrs. Quinn, Sharon and Catherine all accompanied the pupils to Crag Cave where they got to experience the million year old tourist attraction. They also made full use of the Crazy Cave Activity area before being treated to Mc Donalds in Tralee on their way home. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed their trip and thanks to everyone for making the day so memorable!

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