Kevin planted a Christmas tree for us today. We will decorate it for Christmas and watch it grow each year.
Today we are all wearing FABULOUS COSTUMES! The three 3rd Classes walked together! Thank you to all our families and friends for sponsoring us! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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“How do you do? Would you like to shake hands with Thing 1 & Thing 2?”
Happy Halloween from Junior Infants
Our Halloween artworks:
Having fun on our Halloween walk:
The Pirates of Room 3
A fun day for princesses, witches, vampires, skeletons, super heroes, Darth Vader, pirates, bats, robots and minions
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.
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.
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.
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:
- First, we got 2 bananas and mashed them using our strong muscles!
- Next, we mixed the sugar, bananas, oil and eggs in a mixing bowl. (125g sugar, 4 tbsp of oil & 2 eggs.)
- We then added the flour and cinnamon and stirred until the mixture was smooth (225g of self raising flour & a pinch of cinnamon.)
- 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)
- We beat 75g of cream cheese with a fork or a blender, with 1 tbsp of vanilla essence and 75g of butter together.
- We gradually added the icing sugar until the mixture was smooth.
- 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.
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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.
Today we made scones! We left out the sultanas! 🙂 Posted by: Jamie 3rd Class
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Hello everyone! Look at this picture of the pandas for 10 seconds! Then Scroll down and answer the questions! Good Luck We sourced this information from: Published by: The Green board Game: http://www.brainbox.co.uk/ Give it a go! No peeking back ! Posted by Davey and Evan 3rd Class.
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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
This is a great activity by ARK TOYS. PLAY TOGETHER! LEARN TOGETHER! Look carefully at the picture below for 10 seconds. You can have a little longer time if it is your first go! Now try answering the questions below with out looking at the ZEBRA CARD! It’s amazing what we can learn quickly when Continue reading →
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GOOD LUCK TO TEAM SALLINS NS
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:
Post a comment to us!
Let us know how we are doing. Our blog if for you too!
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Gardening Club End of Year Harvest and Buffet. It was a great thrill for all the garden club members to harvest the crops sown during the two terms. We celebrated the harvest with a buffet feast of potato salad, green salad with radish, herb scones and a stir fry of bean sprouts, mangetout, beans, peas, Continue reading →
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The three Junior Infants Clases went on tour together to the farm!
We had a wonderful day at STONEBROOK FARM!
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!
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We all had a great time with Henry this morning in the sunshine.
Friday! The sun is shining, We have a week off school next week. Let’s visit the school garden, the ‘Aquaponics Tank’ and the Sprouting Seeds Corner, to see what we can harvest before the mid-term break! We will take some herbs home and we will make a salad with the rest! We gathered: Parsley, Sage, Continue reading →
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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
CONGRATULATIONS to AOIFE & EMILY!
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:
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
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Jack and Conor: 3rd Class, Room 27 working with Aoife and Emily: Senior Infants, Room 5
SWISS ROLL! READY! STEADY! COOK! … WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM US! Today we had a plan! We made a Jam Swiss Roll. We photographed every step! Isabelle was our official photographer today. This blog is for our teachers. Everyone has special days to celebrate and we promised some teachers we would make a step by Continue reading →
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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.
Watch the Sallins School Blog for more SCRATCH projects!
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On Wednesday 24th May we planted out lettuce and cabbages and we started sprouting seeds: cress, mustard, lettuce mung beans and chickpeas. We also collected herbs from the sensory garden to make bouquet garni. Our potatoes are growing so well in the bins. See us at work in the GALLERY of the Garden!
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We made the BOAT! We made the PLANE! We made a 3 in 1 HELICOPTER today! Room 18: Seán and Isabelle. Follow our picture gallery. LEGO is great for friends!
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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
Ms Kelly told us about this video. After we watched the video we worked together and we each made a stress/exercise ball of our choice. We picked our colours first! Look at our photo log to see how we made them. They turned out great! We think you will like them too! Try them at Continue reading →
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Advice form the Garden Club 17th May!
“Be Like a Sunflower! Grow like a Pumpkin!”
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!
SUMMER IS INDOORS ON THE 3rd CLASS CORRIDOR!
THE GARDEN CLUB!
WEDNESDAY 10th MAY 2017
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!
WAY TO GROW SALLINS!
On Wednesday 3rd May, The Garden Club made tepees from garden canes, and planted out the pea and mangetout seedlings that we started with on our first garden gathering. First we built the tepee! Six sticks standing strong! Tied together at the tips! Tie twine tightly to the tepee from the base to the top! Continue reading →
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On Wednesday 3rd May The Garden Club went walking in the beautiful School Garden. Look at the colour swatches we collected! Summer has arrived in Sallins!
Enjoy the fruit kebabs!… We did!
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To promote awareness and support of our campaign for an All Weather pitch at our school, we are having a poster competition.
The competition is open to all pupils in the school.
Be sure to include our Field Campaign slogan;
‘Soccer, Gaelic, rugby and all the rest, an All Weather pitch would be the best!’
Entries will be collected by committee members next Monday, 8th May. Posters can be A4 or A3 size (preferrably A3).
Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat!
P.S. Don’t forget to ask your friends and family to support our online petition.
The Field Committee.