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62nd Texaco Children’s Art Competition 🎨 😄

Congratulations to Alicja in Mrs. Moreau’s Junior Infants: Room 2

Alicja won an award in this year’s Texaco Art Competition.

Look at her beautiful picture!

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Here is Alicja with her picture and with her sister at the presentation.

Well Done Alicja!

Photograph taken by: Brenda Fitzsimons/ The Irish Times

From all your friends at school!

 

To view the entries in Alicja’s category click:

https://www.texacochildrensart.com/Pages/gallery-2016-catF.aspx

 

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Collecting our 2nd Green Flag

IMG_9711 IMG_9713 IMG_9712Last week on Wednesday 25th May four members of our Green Schools’ Committee were invited to the Helix in Dublin at DCU to be awarded with our second Green Flag which was the Energy flag.

We went early in the morning on a minibus to Dublin. When we arrived we got photos taken with the Green Flag and the Green Schools’ mascots. We had a lovely lunch before we went into the theatre to get our flag.

We went up onto the stage and we were presented with the flag. We were a bit nervous but very excited. Well done everybody!

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The Lifecycle of the Butterfly

 

 

2nd class learned all about the lifecycle of the butterfly. We learned how a butterfly lays eggs on a leaf they grow and turn into a caterpillar. Next the caterpillar eats a lot and forms a cocoon. This is called a chyrsalis or a pupa. When it comes out of this stage it is a beautiful butterfly. We all love butterflies.

Later on we did some art work! Our butterflies were lovely and colourful!

 

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Let’s Dance!

 

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Unihoc, Dodgeball and Relays!!

3rd & 4th class!

Let’s Get Active!! 

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5th & 6th class show us how active they are!

Plenty of team building and team work! Lots of activity! Lots of fun!!

 

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What a busy active week we’ve had!

Some highlights from Thursday!

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Friday 27th May

It’s Friday!

Visit our  School website: http://sallinsns.scoilnet.ie/

Day 5! More activities …

Another busy day including….

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Active School’ Week: Thursday 26th May

Active Schools’ Week: Thursday!

Today’s activities included…

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2nd Class Skipathon!

Hop! Skip! Jump!

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Active Schools’ Week: Wednesday 25th May

Active Schools! Wednesday 25th May

What happened today in Sallins N.S?

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Fourth Class: Soccer in the Sunshine! Get Active, Get Fit, Your body needs it!

 

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First Class Basketball Shootout in the Sunshine!

This afternoon First Class had great fun in the sun at the basketball shoot out!

 

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Active Schools’ Week! Tuesday

Active Schools’ Week!

What happened today? Tuesday 24th May!

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Active Schools Tuesday- Yoga!

Here are some photos of the yoga today with Ms. Cosgrave.

 

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Active Week! What Happened Today?

ACTIVE WEEK!

What Happened Today?

Monday 23rd May

 

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ACTIVE SCHOOLS’ WEEK: GALLERY

VIEW THE GALLERY

 

3rd – 6th Class Dances

Senior Classes: Basketball

 

Photos taken in the Senior Yard: Sallins N.S. 23rd May 2016

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Active Schools Week 23rd – 27th May 2016!!

Active Schools Week 2016 has begun!!!!!

We had a jam packed day today kicking off Active Schools week! All classes were getting active today with lots of activities taking place!!

Third to Sixth class started the day dancing in the Senior Yard! Their dances included the “Safe Cross Code”, “macarena” “Step it Up”, “Dinosaur Stomp”, “YMCA”, “Cha Cha Slide” and the “Operation Transformation dance 2016”

Junior infants and Senior infants took part in a fitness class with Brian McGrogan in the P.E. hall and all pupils thoroughly enjoyed moving to the music and getting fit!

Second to Sixth class undertook the basketball challenge with the second class using our new basketball hoops in the P.E. hall.

Meanwhile 4th class joined Ms. Cosgrave in the library for some gentle stretching and yoga practise.

Keep checking into our blog throughout the week for more updates!!!!

Remember “Get Active, Get Fit, Your Body Needs It!!!”

View our photo galleries throughout the week!!!!!!

Playing "crocodile" with Brian!

Playing “crocodile” with Brian!

Warming up together!

Warming up together!

 

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Write a book!

Take a look and see what Ms McKenna’s class have been doing!

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6th Debating Team 2016

This was the first year Sallins NS had a debating team. There were boys and girls on the team and we spent hours researching, writing speeches and practicing our speeches.  Ms McKenna helped us and guided us. We would like to thank her for all her help.

All of us were from 6th class and we thought we did a pretty good job representing our school this year in some friendly debates with local schools and in the debating competition. We would all agree that it was a great experience for us all and we enjoyed it.

The team received their certificates last week in recognition of all of their hard work . We all think that they were fantastic!! Well done!IMG_9502

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4th class visit The Irish Open!

We were very lucky to get an invitation to go to the K Club for the Irish Open. All of us in 4th class were to go. We went on Thursday 19th May. We were all very excited and really looking forward to our day out. We hoped we would see some golfers that we knew!!

It was very wet while we were on the bus going there but when we got off the bus the rain stopped. We had to walk a lot at the start and we watched some of the golf. We had to wait until the golfers went by before we could cross over. We had our lunch and each class was booked in for an hour for some indoor golfing activities. We really enjoyed all of the activities and there were four of them all together. We were divided into four groups and each group did a different activity and then swopped. We got our faces painted and we got a bag.

We went over to the putting green to watch some of the golfers practicing before they started their round.

Then we went to the 1st tee to see Rory Mc Ilroy teeing off. Everybody gave him a big cheer and he had a great shot.

When he had gone we had to walk back to the bus to go home.

We enjoyed the day and the K Club looked beautiful.

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Confirmation 2016

Congratulations to our 3 sixth classes who were confirmed this weekend 20th -21st May 2016 by Bishop Denis Nulty.

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Active Schools’ Week!

Don’t forget Active Schools’ Week this week May 23rd – May 27th.

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There are lots of activities planned for everybody!

Get Active, Get Fit, Your Body Needs It!

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5th class find out about starch.

During Science this week we learned about starch in different types of food. We used some iodine and got some different types of food. We used a pipette to add a few drops of iodine to each piece of food. We made  sure that we put the same number of drops on each piece of food. We had to observe and then record any changes. We recorded any changes in a table in our copies. We discovered that if starch was in a piece of food it would turn a blue/black colour. If it wasn’t it stayed a yellow/orange colour. Have a look at some of our results.

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Fairy Cakes: 2nd Class in Room 18

We baked fairy cakes today!  They were delicious!  We might bake them again at home!

We mixed:

90g   Self-raising flour

90g   Caster sugar

90g   Stork margarine

2        Eggs

1/2tsp Vanilla essence

We baked them in paper cases in the oven: 190 degrees for 15 minutes. The baking smell was lovely! Some people came in to visit and ask us about our baking! 😄 Baking is a great way to share time and chat with friends, and practice maths, reading and science!

We made icing: It was so easy!

90g   Icing sugar mixed with a table spoon of water! Sprinkles are pretty!

We made 12 fairy cakes! They didn’t last long!

Follow our blog and also visit our school website. There are lots more recipes and slide shows to try out if you click on the drop down menu ‘Cooking Together’

Sallinsns.scoilnet.ie/jan-feb-2015-cooking-.html

 

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To view some of our favourite cooking activities and view the work of past pupils click:

http://sallinsns.scoilnet.ie/cookery-archive.html

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Active Schools Week!!

Boys and girls, Active Schools week will take place from the  23rd to the 27th of May. The Active School Committee led by Ms. Culhane have lots of activities planned.

Some of these activities include:

  • Dances
  • Skipathon
  • Relays
  • Walk-a-mile-with-a-smile
  • Dodgeball
  • Circuits and many more activities too.

During the week, two fitness instructors will pop in to coach some classes. It promises to be a fun, action packed week and we are really looking forward to it.

Remember…

~Get Active, Get Fit, Your Body Needs It!

 

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Sallins National School Website

Visit our school website:

http://sallinsns.scoilnet.ie/

Click on the link to read more about our school, our activities and achievements!

Check out the Fun Quiz

http://sallinsns.scoilnet.ie/quiz.html

 

 

 

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Trot on Thursday

Walk on Wednesday is now Trot on Thursday!

This is because some people who cannot walk to school on Wednesdays might be able to walk on Thursdays instead!

 

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2nd class learn all about Gravity!!

Today during Science we made paper ‘helicopters’ with Ms Macnamara. We made lots of discoveries!!

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Our Norman Castles!!

We are very pleased with our Norman Castles. This week we started painting them and we think that they are looking really good!!

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