6th Class Chocolate Factory Trip

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On the 9th of May, 6th class went on their long anticipated tour to The Chocolate Warehouse in Walkinstown.

The children were greeted with some chocolate, naturally, and after watching an informative video about the production of chocolate they completed some chocolate decoration and preparation of their own! Everyone went home with their own handmade chocolate hamper, some goodies from the shop and of course a happy smile 😄!

 

End of Hockey Season

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The end of season hockey World Cup tournaments were held before Easter with 12 teams made up of 2nd to 6th class boys or girls representing countries from around the world.  Netherlands met Pakistan in the boys final and Netherlands met Ireland in the girls final and Netherlands won both!

In a special Assembly this week medals and trophies were presented to our Senior Boys Squad, Girls 1st & 2nd Squads, along with special awards to our Boys & Girls Players of the Year.  Both the Netherlands teams from the World Cup tournament received golden hockey balls as winners of the tournament!

We were delighted to have three past pupils of Taney come to Assembly to present the awards to the players, all of whom played for Ireland U16s this year in matches in England and Germany as they prepare for the big Six Nations Tournament in Eindhoven in July.

“Hoodwinked”- a Swashbuckling Robin Hood Musical

The extra-curricular drama club, for 2nd and 3rd class children, had yet another successful term. Throughout the term the children practised the basics of stagecraft including imagination and creativity through expression and articulation. The children’s self-confidence and self-discipline thrived throughout the term and their hard work paid off in their end of term performance.

The children performed “Hoodwinked”- a Swashbuckling Robin Hood Musical for 1st-6th Classes and again for their families at the grand Finale on Thursday 11th April. All of the children who participated should be very proud of themselves – it was a fantastic performance!

4th Class visit Explorium

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Before the Easter break, 4th class went to Explorium to discover new things about science.  The children spent half the day testing out experiments and doing hands on activities where they looked at optical illusions, gravity, energy and forces, plus much more.

They then spent the other half of the day challenging themselves on the climbing walls.

All the children seemed to have a positive experience and thoroughly enjoyed getting involved in all aspects of the day.

Piggies!

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In Dr Brook’s 4th Class the children have been very busy making papier mache pigs.  Aren’t they colourful!

Senior Girls Soccer

We are fortunate to have a very committed group of girls from 4th to 6th class participating in Senior Soccer this year.  They have been training hard every Thursday afternoon in Leicester Celtic, come hail or shine!!  This year the girls team is entered for the Dublin Primary Schools Cup and League.  Unfortunately the girls were beaten in a tough Cup match by a more experienced team from Malahide.  However, since that loss, they are unbeaten in the League, with one match to go!  After Easter the girls will train on a Friday afternoon instead, on the grass pitch in Marlay Park.

Easter Hunt

Junior Infants and 6th class has some fun today in the sun! T hey were collecting eggs on an Easter Hunt!!  Not all the eggs were edible so they had to be careful.  Eggs weren’t the only things they found, also some ladybirds!

First Class prepare for their visit to the farm….

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They have been very busy finding out about the farm. They have been reading and writing about farms. They have set up and played with their own small world farm, which continues to grow and adapt as they learn new information. They have set up a role play corner Farm Shop, labelling their farm produce and deciding prices for items. They are always looking for customers to buy their wares. Just be sure to check your change!

They have even interviewed Mrs. Carpenter about her farm life so they are well prepared in advance of their school tour.

Children love topics connected with animals and farm animals has provided lots of fun, creative, playful and insighful learning of the full curriculum whilst developing skills such as observing, organising, problem-solving, decision-making, recording, interpreting and predicting.

“…[The] world’s greatest discoveries have been made because people were playing around with an idea. The freedom of thought allowed for by play may unlock the learning potential which more confined approaches to the curriculum leave behind.”  (Taylor and Baulter, 1993)

“We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”  (George Bernard Shaw)

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