December 2011

We created a Christmas collage based on the Poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.  We used fabric for the rug, stockings, Santa Claus and Santa’s toy sack.  We created the rest of our collage with card.  It was great fun, we hope Santa likes them!

2nd & 3rd Class


Santa Comes to Ransboro





At breaktime today there was great commotion on the yard! The teachers called us all around to the front of the school. When we got there we saw Santa arriving on a horse and cart with Silvio’s dad!!!! The horse was called Maggie!!




Santa got off and talked to all of us. Each class got their picture taken with Santa and then he visited each classroom and gave us all sweets!





We got this idea from a class that we are following on Twitter @REACHRocketeers!

Teacher gave us three sheets of paper with lines on them showing you where to cut. We had to make six arms to form the snowflake. We cut  the sheets of paper different ways and then sellotaped the arms together and then stapled them. After we formed our 3D snowflakes teacher gave us the choice if we wanted them sprayed gold and silver or just silver. We could have left them plain if we wanted to. We had loads of fun making snowflakes.  Teacher hung our snowflakes on a line on the roof.  Now everyone can see our wonderful snowflakes. 




By Ciara H and Stephen M.


On Monday, Senior Infants to Sixth Class went to the hall to watch the rehearsals for the junior infant’s nativity play. The girls were angels and the boys were shepherds. The whole school were singing along to the Christmas carols. Everybody in the school and the teachers enjoyed the junior infant’s wonderful performance.  Everyone was enthusiastic leaving the hall. They are performing it today for their parents.



By Mary & Jack

We drew a fruit bowl from observation.  Then we coloured it in using waterpencils.  We looked at where the light was on the fruit and we tried to use shading techniques with the colouring pencils.  We made the colour darker by adding more colour and less water.


We talked about the season of winter.  We learned about the different types of
weather we have in Ireland during winter.

We looked at some real winter scenes and some winter paintings
on the whiteboard.  They were beautiful.

Then we created our own winter scene and we painted it!  We took some photos of them.

2nd & 3rd Class


6th Class were busy little elves!!!


A few weeks ago we came up with a fundraising idea to help raise money for our trip toDelphiin June. We decided to make Christmas cards.


Teacher got the supplies for our cards from the internet. We waited impatiently for the parcel to arrive! We were very happy when it did. We decided that we would make 5 cards each and sell them at home.


We went in groups to a table in our room and made our cards. So far we have made over 160 cards. It was time consuming but great fun. We are still busy with new orders 🙂



We are very happy with the results!!!!!!!!!!!!