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Music/Words: Ceremony of Light & Sacrament of Reconciliation 2020

We invite you to sing along together at home in preparation for the special occasion of the Ceremony of Light. 29th January 2020. We will be singing together on the night.

Opening Song – Gather Round

We gather in body, we gather in mind, In peace and in quiet together to find

God’s Holy Spirit round and about us, Through us, with us and in us.

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Psalm

The Lord is my Light, The lord is my Help, The Lord is my salvation. (X2)

Verse 1

The Lord is my light, My help, my salvation.

Why should I fear, With God I fear no one.

God protects me all my life. With the Lord what should I fear?

Refrain x2

Verse 2

There is one thing I ask of the Lord that I long for, All of my days with God to be dwelling,

Gazing with awe at the beauty of God, And in wonder look on God’s house.

Refrain x2

I know I will live to see the Lord’s goodness, Now, in this life I’m sure I will see it.

Trust in the Lord, be strong and be brave; Wait in hope for God, our salvation.

Refrain x2

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Christ Be My Light

Longing for light, we wait in darkness. Longing for truth, we turn to you.

Make us your own, your holy people. Light of the world to see.

Christ be our light!  Shine in our hearts. Shine through the darkness

Christ be our light! Shine in your Church gathered today.

 

Longing for peace, our world is troubled. Longing for hope, many despair.

Your word alone has power to save us. Make us your living voice.

Christ be our light!  Shine in our hearts. Shine through the darkness

Christ be our light! Shine in your Church gathered today.

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Moving On Up!

I was blind, But now I see! You made a believer,Out of me!

Said I was blind, But now I see! You made a believer, Out of me!

And I’m moving on up now, Out of the darkness!

My light shines on, My light shines on, My light shines on!

Verse 2

I was lost, But now I’m found! I believe in you, Ain’t got no bounds!

Said I was lost, But now I’m found! I believe in you, Ain’t got no bounds!

And I’m moving on up now, Out of the darkness!

My light shines on, My light shines on, My light shines on!

Yes I’m moving on up now, Out of the darkness!

My light shines on, My light shines on, My light shines on!

 

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The Mountains of Pomeroy: The Band is Marching…

The Mountains of Pomeroy:

 

Everyone playing together.

This is our new piece WEDNESDAY 15th January.

Well done everyone!

We can practice at home!

See you next week: Trad Pieces and A new piece from The Sound of Music!

 

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THE BAND IS BACK!

Today after school The Band met and started preparations for this term’s events. Mr. Kelly had 2 new POLKAS ready for us to learn. Some players who also play in Trad Groups know these pieces and helped us all!

A POLKA can be very fast! So… today we decided:

SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE! (Aesop’s Fables)

We recorded our slow polkas so we can all practice at home. ENJOY!

POLKA 1: Sweeney’s Polka

 

Polka 2: The Kerry Polka

See you all again next Wednesday!

 

 

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3rd and 4th Class Christmas Art

Ms.Molyneaux’s 3rd Class’ Art can be seen in a recent post.

Blogged by Craig, Rm.28.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

 

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Christmas Tree Cookies in Room 18

Today we decorated Christmas Tree Cookies for our families.

First we each counted the people in our family with cubes. Then we traded each cube for a cookie! Like shopping!

Some of us had less cookies than others so we decided to have a fair share ……. like in DIVISION. We are learning about division in Maths. It’s all about fair sharing….. sometimes there might be cookies left over!

So we looked at who had the MOST cookies and we all matched this number.

Now each of us has 6 cookies!

We saved 6 cookies for one of our friends who was not at school today.

Once we each had 6 cookies we melted the chocolate “Bain Marie” (in a bowl over hot water). Next we spread the melted chocolate on the cookies and decorated them with sprinkles. We prepared boxes and gift tags!

HAPPY COOKIE CHRISTMAS!

from Room 18

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Rm.28, Our Christmas Art

Christmas has arrived in Rm.28!

Blogged by Craig, Rm.28.

 

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3rd Class Gaeilge Reading, by Rm.28

Léigh le chéile sa bhaile.

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Rm.28: Our Symmetry Art

Photography and Blog by Craig Rm.28

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Our Science Experiments: Room 28. Reversible & Irreversible Changes

Subject: Science

Topic: Materials

We classified materials and experimented to see what changes take place.

We used:

  • Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Salt

 

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BAND: Éamonn an Chnoic: We can practice this slow air at home with YOUTUBE!

Click on the video and you can practice our slow air for the concert.

Remember … it is SLOW 🙂

See you all next week!

Our practice pieces are:

  • Slow Air
  • Edelweiss
  • Do a Deer
  • Silver Bells
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Gaeilge reading, W/C 2nd December ’19, 3rd Class

This week’s reading is brought to you by Rm. 28. This piece was read by Harry, Amelia and Oran.

Cabhraíonn sé go mór leis an léitheoireacht. Bainigí úsáid as!

 

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Tasty Tagliatelle… NOT from the shop!…Homemade in Room 18

Welcome to our blog this week.

Today we met to prepare fresh pasta and to play UNO.

See how we got on.

To make the dough you need: 3 eggs, 2 cups of plain flour, a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of cooking oil. Mrs Macnamara made the dough earlier and showed us the photos!

 

We flattened and stretched the dough by turning it through the roller machine. Then we attached the cutting rollers and rolled it through again and it came out in thin strips. It was fun to do!

 

Mrs. Clancy helped us cook the fresh pasta. While it was cooking we played a game of UNO. It’s a great card game. We have to get rid of our cards and say UNO when we have just one card left. Pádraig was first get rid of all his cards! 🙂 When play stops the rest of us add up our card numbers! Maths is everywhere! It is in the cooking and the card games!

 

Serve with cheese and tomato sauce and eat with friends! Bon appetite!

Room 18

 

 

 

 

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Rm. 28, Procedural Writing

Here are some examples of our procedural writing pieces ‘Making Rice Crispie Buns.’

We composed these with our partners but the next ones you will see, we will have written them independently.

We hope you like them!

 

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Room 28 Science: Our Natural 3D Happy Habitats!

We made brilliant projects.

We hope you enjoy them!

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Real Life Arrays in Maths! 4th Class Room 29

Arrays are ways of helping you to count visually, in particular, for multiplication: repeated addition.

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Comhrá le Chéile: Rang a Trí. Seomraí: 26, 27 & 28

 

Léitheoireacht i Rang a Trí

Léamh le chéile sa bhaile.

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The Friday Group makes Fruit Smoothies! Try these at home! Delicious!

We followed the recipe in LET’S COOK!

ISBN 978-1-4075-0482-7

For the Berry Smoothie we need:

  • 1 banana
  • Fresh raspberries and strawberries
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Milk

For the Yoghurt Smoothie we need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 pear
  • Apple juice
  • Natural yoghurt
  • Runny honey

We started by chopping the fruits.

Next, we prepared two jugs: one with milk and vanilla and the other with yoghurt, apple juice and runny honey. Then we put the fruits into the two jugs. We took turns doing the jobs.

With the help of the adults we set up the BLENDER. It was really loud and we watched all the ingredients whiz and swirl together.

TASTING:

We tasted both smoothies. The milk smoothie was very smooth…. and the yoghurt smoohtie was really tangy!

We all picked our favourite. Then some of us mixed them together!

It doesn’t have to be summer to enjoy smoothies with friends! Friday was a really wet day! We had all been out to the new all weather pitch in the rain! Bishop Denis blessed and opened the pitch.

Cheers! We are celebrating in Room 18!

Try these yummie smoothies at home.

 

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The BAND! New Beginnings……..

Hello to all our BAND members!

We have started practicing again and we have lots of new members. We are all learning together and have started 3 new pieces:

  • Éamonn an Chnoic – Ned of the Hill (A Slow Air)
  • Do a Deer….. From: The Sound of Music
  • Edelweiss: Also from The Sound of Music

We have just started! Listen to how we are doing and when we have more practices we will record again!

Thank you for Listening…..

Éamonn an Chnoic

 

Do a Deer!

 

Edelweiss (we have learned part of this piece)

We’ll be back soon…….

 

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FRENCH TOAST is Friendship Toast

https://www.theydrawandcook.com/illustrations/4521-kids-french-toast

Today we gathered all the ingredients and things we need to make FRENCH TOAST. We decided to call it “Friendship Toast”. You can visit this website and you can follow our picture collages of how we worked together to make Friendship Toast! Try it at home. It’s YUM!

We needed:

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cap fulls of vanilla extract
  • A small jug of milk
  • Slices of bread
  • Butter for frying

STEP 1: Mix the eggs, vanilla and milk….

STEP 2: Cut the bread shapes and dip soak them in the egg mixture.

STEP 3; Fry and serve! Bon Appetite!

For serving we had:

  • Jam
  • Honey
  • Powder Sugar

ENJOY!

Please comment on our recipe!

See you next time

3rd Class: Room 18

 

 

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Monopoly and Popcorn

Friday 8th November 2019

Today our Make and Do Together group learned the game rules for PARTY Monopoly.

While learning and playing, we also popped POPCORN from kernels .

The old fashioned way.

The POT…. The KERNELS……. OIL…..HEAT!

It was fun to see the popcorn pop through the glass lid!

Party Monopoly is fun for all. Try out these activities at home!

Send us your comments!

3rd Class in Room 18.

Look through our photo gallery to see how we worked and played together…….

 

 

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Meeting to Bake Cookies and Score Low at UNO!

The Friday group met again to play UNO… our rules!

Today we baked some butter cookies while we played and are taking them home!

We did a taste test of course!Yum!

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3rd & 4th Class Corridor Art: A Riot of Colour!

Walk along the 3rd and 4th class corridor and view the wonderful art work. 

Visit the GALLERY below to see some of our September/October Art Displays.

Send us your comments….

Enjoy our work….

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Cross Country 2019

On the 6th of September 2019 the cross country trials took place at the Sallins GAA pitch. The top 10 girls and top 10 boys were chosen to go to the race in Celbridge AC track. The race took place on the 27th of September. The girls’ race was 1km, and overall the team came in 3rd place. The boys’ race was next, and overall the team came 2nd. They ran 1.5km. We were all very proud of our performance on the day. We would like to thank Mr. Kelly, Ms. Stapleton, Ms. Dunning and Derek for helping us train for the race and on the day.

Written by Kate, Cillian, Cormac, Darragh and Aniela (6th class)

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Shotgun

Here we are singing “Shotgun” today in class.  See if you think we did a good job!

 

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Garden Club: From Seed to Spoon Buffet

The Garden Club:The Garden Club met this week to celebrate our work and taste the foods we are growing

Menu:

  • Our Home Grown Potato Salad
  • Leafy Green Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Leek, Potato and Spring Onion Soup
  • Strawberries and Ice Cream.

There are cabbages, kale and peas growing in the garden as well as the foods we cooked today.

We had a lovely afternoon………..

 

Come and join us next year……

 

 

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Time Flies By……… and Wise Men Say……

 

We are learning some more pieces for BAND

We are getting there! We’ll practice altogether next week!

Here’s how we are managing ….

Click on the link to hear us play:

 

Also we can listen to George Ezra to help us with the pace for this piece….

We started “I Can’t Help Falling in Love…….

The Celtic Folk Rock Band version can help us with this one!

Wise Me Say…..

We are practicing for a final end of year performance!

 

 

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Summer Holidays

We have been busy here in Junior Infants making a mini movie based on our Aistear theme for this term – “the airport and going on holidays”.

We made the puppets who star in the movie and we used green screen technology to put our mini movie together.

Click on the “Going on holidays” link below. We hope you enjoy the show!

Happy Holidays!

Going on holidays

 

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NINJA STRESS BALLS! Third Class: Room 28

HI!

We have been working really hard over the last weeks.

So…. today we made NINJA STRESS BALLS to help us relax.

We followed the instructions in the video…… but we used rice instead of flour!

Much less mess!

Try make some NINJA STRESS BALLS at home!

We had fun!

Third Class Room 28

 

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We Remember……. In the Garden

This evening we gathered in the School Garden to remember our  friends  and family who are missed in Sallins National School.

They are forever in the Garden…..

We will never forget.

 

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Farming The BIG GROW Cress and Mustard in Room 28

We grew cress and mustard in our classroom.

Today we harvested and sampled our project food!

It was delicious!

We can grow herbs at home on the kitchen windowsill

ROOM 28

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MONOPOLY PARTY!

Today we played Monopoly Party. Following game instructions! Taking turns! Spending time with friends. Learning and having fun together.

Here are some moments from our game!

These are the rules!

Here is how our game looked when the time was up! We all did well and it was fun.

It would be fun to play with the family too.

Happy Holiday weekend everyone.

Friday Maths and Skills Group

 

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MAY DAY! In the Garden with The Garden Club!

Today is May Day. It is summertime in the garden.

The Garden Club met in the School Garden after school and got some great planting, weeding, drawing  and painting done! Very relaxing in the sunshine too!

View our GALLERY of today’s activities. We all had a lovely time. The garden is looking wonderful too!

 

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The Innocent BIG GROW in Room 28

Today we went to the garden to plant our pea seeds. We are taking part in the INNOCENT BIG GROW project.

Here we are in the garden classroom. We followed the  instructions on the seed packet. We used compost made by the Wormery worms in our school garden. Our seeds will germinate in the polly tunnel over the Easter Holidays!

We look forward to recording their growth!

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

Last month we had Seachtain na Gaeilge.
It took place from the 1st to the 17th of March.
Each lunch break one class performed on the intercom speaking as Gaeilge (an blurb).
On the 13th of March Alexandra College pupils visited our school and we exchanged traditional Irish music.
Mr Kennedy’s class went down to Mr O’Connor’s class for a coircal comhrá.
Classes also practiced Irish dancing and on the 15th of March the whole school went to the big yard agus bhí céilí mór againn. Bhí go leor spraoi againn.

 

By Danny, Mark and Dominik.

Our school band performing for Alexandra College.

Alexandra College performing for us.

 

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6th Class Maths – Ratio (22.03.19)

This week Mr. Kennedy’s 6th class focused on  a topic called “Ratio” in maths.
In maths Ratio is a way of showing the similarities between quantities of something. We learned how to simplify a Ratio by dividing both parts by the same number. We were given baskets of different items such as lollipop sticks, cubes, counters and cards.
E.G. The ratio of apples: oranges is 4:6.
Divide both numbers by 2.

 

4:6
/               \

÷2                 ÷2
\               /
2:3

By: Róisín.M, Séarlait.O’C, Kalvin.C and Jessica.K.

 

 

 

 

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Baby Lambs Visit the School

The Junior Infants and Senior Infants were delighted this week to see four baby lambs and their two mother ewes come to visit them in the school yard.

Farmer Brian was very impressed with how good the children were and how gentle they were with the animals. He let them pet the baby lambs too, who were only three days old.

Great excitement was had by all!

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The Garden Club @ Sallins NS!

In March and April we are planting out our , vegetable seedlings, potatoes, sunflower seeds and caring for and watering the new plants. There is so much work to be done and we are very busy on Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 4 pm.

Planting in March

 

Kevin helped us plant a SUNFLOWER THEATER!

 

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6th Class Novel – The London Eye Mystery

Last term Mr Kennedy’s 6th class read the novel ‘The London Eye Mystery’. This book is about the search for a thirteen year old boy who went missing on the London Eye. His two cousins Ted and Kat work hard to find him. We thought that it was very enjoyable and interesting and we recommend it.

By Aoife, Lauryn, Aaron and Leon.

 

 

 

 

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Seanfocail

Seanfhocail

As part of Seachtaine na Gaeilge our school took part in a seanfhocail art competition. Some took on the challenge themselves and the rest were in pairs. We had to illustrate a poster to describe our seanfhocal. When we finished our posters they were put on display and some school staff members chose the best described seanfhocal from each class. On Friday the 15th the winners from each class were announced and they went to the small hall to receive their prize.

By Kiera, Isabel, Niall and Ignacy.

Ms. Burke’s 6th class

Ms. Stapleton’s 6th class

Mr. Kennedy’s 6th class

 

 

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Daffodil Day 2019!

On Friday 22nd of March,We hosted a coffee morning in Ms. O’Connor’s room in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. If anyone wanted to come along for a treat and a drink, they would need to donate a minimum of 1 euro . These are some of the things we baked; Rice Krispie buns, Flapjacks and decorated digestive biscuits.

We counted the donated money and people donated a total of €143.20 which  is a great amount and we did not expect to get this much. Each and every penny will help those in need .

The Coffee Morning was a great success! Thank you to all who participated!

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir!

From Róisín, Caoimhe, Bailey and Aaron!

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6th Class Maths – Length


This March Mr.Kennedy’s 6th class were studying length in maths. We went out to our school field in groups of threes and fours and measured it. We split the field into sides and named each side A, B, C, D etc. We  estimated and measured all of the 7 sides. After we measured we came back inside and added up our measurements.

The next day we started a scaled map of the field. In order to do this we divided the measurements by 1000 which was a scale(cm) of 1:1000 to fit on A3 paper. Then we did a scale of 1:500 and then 1:200. We really enjoyed studying length.

By Timofe, Josh and Sophie.

 

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Céilí 2019

On Friday the 15th of March every class in the school went out to the Senior Yard. We all danced to the music for ‘Shoe the Donkey’ and ‘Ballaí Luimní’ (The Walls of Limerick). Everyone had been practicing for the past few weeks, so we were  all excited to get out and bust our moves!!!
We got to dance to both songs twice. Everybody really enjoyed this experience and we hope it happens next year.
Bhí a lán spraoi againn!

Go raibh maith agat!

By: Emily, Niall, Caoimhe and Eoin.

 

 

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Sixth Class Novels (Wonder)

This term, Mr Kennedy’s sixth class are currently reading the International Bestseller ‘Wonder’ written by R.J. Palacio. It’s about a boy who can’t blend in but was born to stand out .This book has power to move hearts and change minds and wreaks emotional havoc.
The main characters are Auggie, Via, Mom ,Dad, Jack, Julian and Summer. We learn how they go through their daily lives and how they cope with their problems.
The Bookseller said it was “Tremendously moving… an uplifting, hopeful and important book” and we agree.

 

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Remembering Victims of the Holocaust.

Last November the 6th class pupils planted yellow crocus bulbs. During the week of January 27th, which was the Holocaust Remembrance Day, we checked them. We did this to remember all the Jewish men, women and children who died in World War Two who were forced to wear the star of David. We remember all these Jewish people who died, to make sure a genocide like this never happens again. We hope that by remembering and learning about the Holocaust we can prevent it from happening in the present or in the future.

A big thank you to Kevin who made the wooden Star of David to mark this special flower bed.

Planting crocuses, November 2018.

Planting crocuses, November 2018.

Remembering through prayer, November 2018.

Crocus bulbs in bloom ,January 2019.

Timofe, 6th class.

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