Christmas in Room 14

We have been having lots of festive fun here in room 14 in the build up to Christmas time. We would like to share some of the things we have been doing with our friends and families.

One of the things we love to do at Christmas time is to decorate the Christmas tree. We made paper ball reindeer as a decoration to take home to our Christmas trees. Another big tradition at this time of year is Christmas cards. We used finger painting and crepe paper to create cards with some of Santa’s reindeer on the front. We also made these fun elf envelopes to deliver our cards in.



As a festive treat last Friday and to warm up from all the ice, snow and cold weather we made some hot chocolate with Ms. Reidy. We poured our hot chocolate into the polar bear paper cups we designed the day before. We added marshmallows and chocolate chips to the top.  It tasted delicious.

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from all the boys and girls in room 14 and Ms. Reidy.

By Jack O’ S., Isabelle and Jack C.



Make Your Own Mini Pizzas

Miniature Pizzas

Last Friday we made some tasty mini pizzas with Ms. Reidy!

This is the recipe we followed to make them:

1. We chopped the mushrooms and ham into slices (optional).
2. We rolled small handfuls of pre-made pizza dough into round pizza base shapes with our hands and two rolling pins.
3. We added a tablespoon of pizza sauce to the pizza bases and we spread it evenly around the centre.
4. We sprinkled some grated cheese (whatever cheese you like) on top and we layered our pizzas with your chosen toppings (We put ham. cheese and mushrooms on ours).
5. We placed them on a baking tray and put them in the oven for 25 minutes.

Now, we hope you enjoy our delicious home-made pizza recipe and recommend you try making them at home!

Posted by Jack C. and Conor (Room 30).





This Friday, 10th of November is the first day of our new walk to school campaign; ‘Feet on Friday!’
The committee are encouraging all pupils to walk to school on Fridays.
The class with the highest percentage of walkers on Friday mornings will receive a reward.
If you are being driven to school, why not get dropped off at the community centre and walk from there, that way you can be included as a ‘walker’.
Don’t worry, pupils who travel to school on the bus won’t affect their class score.
Let’s put in a big effort and be sure to KEEP SAFE, walking on the footpaths and crossing only at traffic lights and with our Lollipop Lady.
‘Keep active, keep fit, your body needs it!’
Active Schools Committee.

6th Class Remembering the Holocaust

This week 6th Class went out to the garden to plant crocus buds. We did this in memory of the people who lost their lives during the Holocaust. The Jews had to wear yellow stars (star of St David) everyday to make it easier for the Nazis to find them so we planted yellow crocus bulbs. We all planted a bud around the base of a tree Kevin dug up for us.

Crocuses are important because they symbolise the star of St David. They are planted in memory of the children who died during the Holocaust and when the flowers appear we are reminded of them.

We put on a pair of gloves and used trowels to dig holes around a tree and planted crocus bulbs.

After the bulbs were planted we all said a prayer before returning to class.

Active Schools Update

Another successful month with our active school.The U11 girls competed against Athy in their final. They came home with the trophy. Below is a recount about the match from Jemma in 6th class.


U-11 Ladies Football Final 19th October 2017 Score -> 6 goals and 2 points Sallins 0 goals and 2 points Athy.

On Thursday the 19th of October 2017 22 girls went to Moorefield to play in the final against Athy. We left the school at 12:30 so we would be at Moorefield for 1:00. Our match started at 2:00. We started the match and it was raining and it was windy. The first half had started and the forwards and midfields did a lot of the work. By half time we were winning by some goals and some points.

We started the second half it was still raining. This time Athy was stronger they scored two points in the first two minutes. So this half the backs and the goalie had to do a lot of work. In the second half we had scored lots of goals and points. After 20 minutes the referee had blown the whistle.

In the end the score was 6-2 Sallins and 0-2 Athy. Sallins had won, we got our photo taken and May our goalie and captain gave a speech.

The next Wednesday we got dominos pizza and Mr. Lanigan gave our medals out to us. On the day we were given no homework.

Maths week 2017-2018 – 6th class estimation

It was Maths Week last week. In 6th class we had to estimate the area of the notice board in sticky notes.

Every 6th class student got to estimate. We had to estimate the length by the width in sticky notes.

This week we measured the area in sticky notes.

Length X Width = Area

11 ½ sticky notes X 15 1/3 sticky notes = 176 3/10


Congratulations to the three students who won a Homework Pass.

Banana Bread Bake Off

Chocolate Chip Banana Cake                                        







Last week, we made delicious chocolate chip banana bread squares with Ms. Reidy.

This is the recipe we followed to make them:

  1. First, we got 2 bananas and mashed them using our strong muscles!
  2. Next, we mixed the sugar, bananas, oil and eggs in a mixing bowl. (125g sugar, 4 tbsp of oil & 2 eggs.)
  3. We then added the flour and cinnamon and stirred until the mixture was smooth (225g of self raising flour & a pinch of cinnamon.)
  4. Pour evenly into the foil tin. Bake it for 25-30 mins. (In the oven.)

This is how we made the icing for them! (Optional)

  1. We beat 75g of cream cheese with a fork or a blender, with 1 tbsp of vanilla essence and 75g of butter together.
  2. We gradually added the icing sugar until the mixture was smooth.
  3. Once our banana breads were ready we spread the icing onto each and added banana slices and chocolate chips.

This delicious snack will be all yours if you make a trip to a supermarket to buy the ingredients.

We hope you enjoy our tasty treats.

Posted by Jack C. and Conor (Room 30).



Today we went outside to follow our maths trail. It was part of MATHS WEEK!


We had fun doing the MATHS TRAIL! We saw lots of maths shapes and numbers in the playgrounds!

We worked in groups.


Look at our GALLERY!



6th Class Trip to the Bog

Last Friday, the three 6th classes went to the Bog of Allen.  We went to study the habitat. Nuala, Tristan and Aoife brought us around the centre and the bog.

In the morning, we had a snack in the centre before being split into our class groups for the morning activities.

One class went into the museum where we learned about how people used turf more than 50 years ago. They had an old hot water bottle made of clay, a floor brush made of heather sticks and an old iron.

There was an exhibition of the wildlife that or lived on the bog. We learned about a critically endangered bird that lives on the bog called the Curlew. We also saw a fox, a hare and a skull of an ancient elk. We learned that people preserved butter in the bog.

Another class went to the garden to see how bogs were formed. They stared as ponds and lakes. Then the trees and plants died and they formed a fen. Sphagnum moss then grew and the bog was made. The class went to the green house next to see the carnivorous (insect eating) plants. We saw the Sundew, from the bogs of Ireland. We also saw the Pitcher plant from Canada and Venus Fly Trap from the USA.


After the green house, we went looking for amphibians. We caught frogs, but we didn’t find any newts.


The third class went to catch and identify invertebrates that live in the bog. Look at what we found




After each class had tried all of the activities we had lunch.

When we finished lunch, we walked to the Bog of Allen. It was really mucky. We had a great time running through the wet peat. Each class made a “Bog in a Bottle” on the cut bog. We then went to Lodge Bog, a protected bog. It looked very different.



On Lodge Bog, we got to hold Sphagnum Moss – the bog builder. It was green, brown and purple. It was wet and soft like a sponge. It can hold up to 20 times its own weight in water.

We then “Rocked the Bog” before heading back to school on the bus.



Last week we went into the school garden with Nuala. We learned about invertebrates. We hunted for them in dark and cold places and one of my friends found a baby caterpillar that was just born.

We put all the invertebrates and the other insects that we found into a bowl. Then we learned about them.

Here are some photos of us in the garden.

Next, we went back to the classroom and we learned about water invertebrate: water skaters, mayflies, and lots more. We examined them in water. We recorded our information on worksheets.

Here we are working in class:

Recorded by Davey in Third Class

Sallins National School Girls’ Team: Croke Park! Here We Come! Sunday 16th July 2017.



As we all know..

All roads lead to Croke Park next Sunday, 16th July 2017.

Kildare are taking on the Mighty Dubs!

On this momentous day … SALLINS will be represented on the THE PITCH!

The Girls Football Team from Sallins National School have been asked to play at HALFTIME!

The TEAM are delighted to be taking up the challenge. Unfortunately only 10 of our wonderful team players can take to the pitch and the rest of this superb team will be supporting them from the stand.

So … for all of you heading to the match next Sunday… Please support our Girls with massive cheers as they walk onto the pitch and represent girls’ football, their school and community of Sallins. It is a great honour for the team  


We have given our school website a facelift!

We want it to be more instantly recognisable as Sallins N.S.

We also want it to be easier to navigate and have a direct link to the blog.

Click on the picture below to link to our school website:


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Let us know how we are doing. Our blog if for you too!

Junior Infants: Rooms: 1,2 & 3: Tour: Stonebrook Farm

The three Junior Infants Clases went on tour together to the farm!

We had a wonderful day at STONEBROOK FARM!

"Stonebrook Pet Farm in Kildare" Click on the link below to visit the Stonebook Farm Website and learn more about the farm.

ALSO! Look at our gallery below

Look at us!

We are having fun on the farm!






Lego is a great way to follow picture instructions!

The LEGO City directions booklet is a great way to follow instructions step by step. It helps us to organise our work and complete a task in a set time!

POSTED by JACK Room 28

63rd Texaco Children’s Art Competition Winners Announced ​


Both girls are in Senior Infants, Sallins National School and they entered the 63rd TEXACO Children’s Art Competition along with lots of the pupils in the school.

Aoife and Emily both won Special Merit Awards in Category F – 6 Years and Under.

We are very proud of you, Emily and Aoife! Congratulations from EVERYONE here in Sallins National School.

To view the winning pictures on the TEXACO ART COMPETITION WEBSITE CLICK:

Texaco Childrens Art

Aoife and Emily have shared some lovely photographs of the Awards Ceremony. Ryan Tubridy presented them with their certificates and prizes, on May 25th, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Well Done Girls


Many of us will remember that Alicja, who is now in Senior Infants too, won a special merit award this time last year in the 62nd TEXACO Children’s Art Competition.

To look back at Alicja’s Winning Picture and Celebrations Click on the link below


This BLOG was posted by:

Jack and Conor: 3rd Class, Room 27 working with Aoife and Emily: Senior Infants, Room 5

Thursday Computer Club!


Over the past few weeks the After School Computer Club members have been designing and programming virtual fidget spinners using SCRATCH! Here is one design that has been uploaded to the SCRATCH website.

If you CLICK on the Fidget Spinner below you will link to view one of our team’s Virtual Fidget Spinners in action:

Watch the Sallins School Blog for more SCRATCH projects!

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A Trip to the School Garden!

We were at the school garden today and took some pictures of plants and flowers. Look at the variety  of beautiful colours!

by Sophie and Eiryn



Advice form the Garden Club 17th May!

“Be Like a Sunflower! Grow like a Pumpkin!”

Today in the Garden Club everyone planted a sunflower seed!










Also! We planted pumpkin seeds!












It didn’t rain, So we were able to do our planting out doors. We put our seeds in the poly-tunnel and our potatoes are growing big outdoors in the bins! We planted out our beetroot seedlings in the new raised beds. We checked our tepee-peas!  All well! See you next time!

The Gardeners!

Summer Comes Indoors to Sallins 3rd Class Corridor!


What’s Happening At Garden Club? 10th May 2017. Take a Look!



Hello again!

Today we planted peas in ‘Half Pipe Flower Beds’!


We collected summer garden colour swatches!


We went walking in our school garden and looked at all the planting and growing! We checked how our potatoes, tepee-peas and mangetout are doing. We saw that lots more planting is going on at school every day…… strawberries and sunflowers!

We checked out the poly-tunnel and can see that the plants are growing so quickly in the heat!