Sallins National School

A blog by students…for students!

School Garden Jack O’Lanterns and Garden Soup made by the 3rd Classes

In 3rd class we collected the school garden pumpkins and made Jack O’Lanterns and Pumpkin and Leek soup.


We gathered herbs for our soup at the Aquaponic Tank. We gave our the pumpkin seeds to Kevin to mind. We will plant them in the garden 2018

Some of us prepared the leeks and the spring onions (from the garden) for the soup.

Now we all worked together to make the pumpkin soup in 3rd class.

At Last…. we get to taste our home grown … home make soup.

Happy Halloween from the the 3rd Classes.

No Comments »

Third Class Halloween Walk Day!

Today we are all wearing FABULOUS COSTUMES!

The three 3rd Classes walked together!

Thank you to all our families and friends for sponsoring us!


No Comments »

Halloween 2017

“How do you do? Would you like to shake hands with Thing 1 & Thing 2?”

No Comments »

Junior Infants celebrate Halloween 2017

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

      Read the rest of this entry »

1 Comment »

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.

No Comments »

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.

No Comments »

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.

No Comments »

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!



1 Comment »

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.


No Comments »

Tasty Scones

Today we made scones!

We left out the sultanas! 🙂

Posted by: Jamie

3rd Class


No Comments »


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:


Give it a go! No peeking back ! 

Posted by Davey and Evan 3rd Class.

No Comments »


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

1 Comment »

Skip to toolbar