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1st & 2nd Class


Teacher: Ms. O'Connor

First and Second Class

First and Second class had a great first term and are happy to be back to school again. We are still working hard on Literacy and Numeracy stations with Mrs. Wixted and Ms. Quinn and love relaxing while we read in the school library every week.

We really enjoyed learning how to play golf over the last 6 weeks and picked up lots of new skills.

In Science, we investigated the conditions plants need to grow when we grew ‘yoghurt heads’ using cress seeds. We also completed taste tests on many different foods, examined seeds in fruit and vegetables and sampled fruit we had never eaten before. They were delicious!!

For Art we made lighthouses out of recyclable materials and as part of Green Schools we are working on projects on Marine Life. We are researching many sea creatures, how they are affected by marine litter and what we can do to help. We can’t wait to show our finished projects to the school. This week the whole school helped the environment by taking part in a big clean up of the school grounds. We collected lots of litter and had a lot of fun too.

Check back in with us again soon!!

Maths Stations
Clean Up!

1st and 2nd Class: September

First Class
Second Class

Welcome back to 1st and 2nd class! Everyone has settled well into school and we are delighted to be back with our friends again. It is a very special year for 2nd class in particular as they will be making their First Confession and First Holy Communion later this school year. Zumba classes have begun again this year. 1st and 2nd class love dancing and are having a lot of fun. The whole school got a delicious surprise last week when an ice cream van visited the school to celebrate 50 years of the Credit Union. We really enjoyed making personal timelines in History earlier this month, we have changed so much since we were babies. For Art, we made 3-D hot air balloons based on the book ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ by Dr Seuss. We are learning how to write ‘recounts’ as part of the First Steps writing programme and our work is really improving. Literacy stations will begin later in the term, we can’t wait to get started. We have a very busy school ahead. Stay tuned for more 1st and 2nd class news!

1st and 2nd Class: June Update

Wow! It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of the school year and counting down the days to the summer holidays. It has been a busy and exciting year which has flown by. First and Second class have been working hard in class and it has definitely paid off! We are ready now and very excited to move up into 2nd and 3rd class. Second class has been very busy. They received both their First Penance and First Holy Communion which went fantastic! The Holy Communion went especially well with lots of fun and plenty of style by all! School has been busy with lots happening including a visit from the mayor of Limerick, who even joined in during a traditional music session with the senior classes! The children enjoyed a skipping session with Lee. Second class enjoyed their set of swimming lessons this past term. We went to UL for our school tour which was great fun! Second class particularly enjoyed the rafting and water activities and we were very blessed with the lovely weather. Foynes fire brigade paid Kilcornan school a visit and the excitement was electric as they showed us the different parts of the fire truck! We are busy now with matches for Kelly cup etc. and will be getting ready to say goodbye to the 6th class next week. We are looking forward to a relaxing and fun summer ahead.

Christmas Review!

First Class
Second Class

It’s hard to believe it’s Christmas and we have a whole term down! The girls and boys in 1st and 2nd class have settled in well to their new classroom and are working hard. It has been an eventful term looking back and the children have been busy!


The pupils are enjoying some of the new initiatives we have put in place this year. We have been doing great with our Literacy station teaching staying on task and learning lots through a variety of different activities. We are also working well in our Numeracy, where team teaching is taking place and is proving to be very successful.


The children also participated in other activities including Zumba and hurling skills and they acted very willingly for ‘Beat The Teachers’ in a soccer match!


We have had a visitor in to speak to the class.  Seán from ‘An Tasice’ gave a presentation on Tuesday 20th September. The pupils were fascinated with the experiments Seán carried out and a lot of learning took place.  We also had Tara, from the GOAL organization visiting the class in October. Our Math’s Week was held in October too and we had lots of fun completing math’s trails, quizzes etc…with lots of competition’s/raffles won by the children.  


We had a fantastic Halloween, enjoying our dress-up day and completing lots of different spooky artwork.


We have been doing lots of preparation for our First Holy Communion by starting our masses for the ‘In Memory Of Me Programme’.


Our Christmas Play ‘Christmas With The Aliens’ proved to be a huge success. The children put a lot of work in and they thoroughly enjoyed performing to a live audience! We have just enjoyed a trip to U.L. where the children watched their Christmas Panto ‘Beauty and the Beast’.


1st and 2nd class would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.


Slán agaibh!


1st & 2nd Class


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