Sallins National School

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Thank you Kevin…. Our Caretaker leads us on a school garden walk….

Walk this way…..

We miss being  in school and of course we would normally be planting seeds together and tending the school garden throughout the spring. The Infant classes would be starting to play in the garden at the break-times and classes would be working at the planting boxes and recording all the wonderful new growth… Sadly we cannot be there at present….

Kevin has been tending the garden for us and we send him a very special THANK YOU!

Garden Memories 2018-2019

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Now you can select and view some of our favourite garden blogs.


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National Scoot to School Week ran from March 9th to 13th 2020.

We are delighted to see so many people scooting to school especially during Scoot to School week. The Green Schools and Active Schools Committee have been encouraging everybody to travel to school in a green and active way. We are seeing so many more children walking, cycling, scooting, park and striding etc.

Wednesday March 11th was National Scoot to School Day and to mark this we invited all of the children who had scooted to school to join the Green Schools Committee for some scooter playtime in the schoolyard.

We all had lots of fun!!


Walking, cycling and all the rest,
Being green is the best.

First Session


Second Session

There was some super scooting!!!

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Mothers’s Day 2020: Here’s a treat for Mum… Heart Shaped Cookies!

Last month in our Friday group we made HEART shaped cookies. Your cookies can be any shape. Use the cookie cutters you have at home.

You can follow the recipe and make some lovely cookies for MUM. She might even like to help you in the kitchen!

You will need:

Cookie Dough:

  • 250g Plain Flour
  • 125g Butter or STORK
  • 70g Icing Sugar
  • 1tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1tblsp milk to bind
  • OVEN 160C for 10 Mins….
  • Decorations: Sprinkles, Coloured and Silver Baubles… 100’s and 1000’s!

Set the OVEN to 160C

Cooking Time 10 Mins

  • Mix all the ingredients together to make the dough!
  • A hand held mixer is great for this.
  • Roll out the dough between two pieces of grease proof paper.
  • This way the dough does not stick to the rolling pin!
  • Cut your cookies: we used HEARTS
  • Sprinkle the cookies with decorations
  • Bake for 10 minutes!
  • Share with MUM!
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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY from Sallins School BAND

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all from the Wednesday Band at Sallins National School!

Last Wednesday when the band met for after school rehearsal, it had been decided that the in-school Seachtain na Gaeilge concerts and Céilí would not be held on the Thursday or Friday. This was an important and necessary decision made in light of the Covid-19 situation. We came up with the idea to hold an impromptu concert and Ms. Hennessy recorded our performances!

And now… Specially for St. Patrick’s Day 2020…

Mountains of Pomeroy March

Éamonn na Chnoic

Dirty Old Town

Foggy Dew followed by The Minstrel Boy

The Minstrel Boy

Walshe’s Hornpipe: The Lunch-timers! Well done!

The Rookery Reel: The Lunch-timers:

All of us again!

Sweeney’s Polka & Kerry Polka

Tóg Amach Mé: Thanks to Mr. McDonnell for teaching us this one!


Míle Buíochas Banna Ceoil!

Tosóimid ag seinm ceoil le chéile arís tar éis na  Cásca.

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Cook @ Home with GOOGLE & A Little Help from US!


Last week we met to cook and complete a grammar quiz…..

While we are all home we can help in the kitchen. Here is a great Google Recipe for a SWEET OMELETTE…

Sweet breakfast omelette. Yes, really! It’s delicious!


Begin by separating the egg yolk and egg white…. Look at our easy way to do this! It works every time!

Whisk the egg whits to a meringue…. The TEST of a job well done is to hold them over someone’s head…. upside down! We did well!

Mix the egg yolks with yogurt and sugar, and then mix with the meringue. It is really fluffy…..

Fry for 5 minutes and place the pan under the grill till golden brown. Share using FRACTIONS! Top with yogurt, fruit and jam. Delicious! Try this at home


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Dirty Old Town notes and lyrics

Here are the notes and lyrics for Dirty Old Town so you can practice them at home.

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The Moon and Sixpence Puppet Theatre

The Moon and Sixpence Puppet Theatre came to the school today to entertain the Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd classes. Their performance of Little Red Riding Hood was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The show had some important messages including the importance of recycling and the girls and boys learned a new song about picking up litter (See the video below).

A big thank you to the Parents Council who funded the show.

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Aistear theme for February: The Doctor

For the month of February the Junior Infants’ monthly Aistear theme was ‘The Doctor’.

See below for all we have learned. We hope you enjoy our video!

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3rd Class, Rm.28 Tóg Amach mé.

Here are the notes and lyrics for Tóg Amach Mé on the Tin Whistle so that you can practice them at home.

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Our Spring Nature Walk

Senior Infants went on a spring walk to the school garden today. We were looking for signs of spring. Checkout our photo story!

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Book Creation in Room 3

In preparation for the Little Red Riding Hood puppet show at the end of the week, Room 3 have been busy coming up with their own version of Little Red Riding Hood.

Click here to view the story that Room 3 came up with!


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