On Monday, Team Hope came back to school to collect the Christmas shoe boxes which the children had been busily packing over the mid-term break. Every child carried their shoe box down to the Robert Smyth Hall and built them up against the back wall to make a very colourful mountain! Sixth Class helped carry out and load the boxes into the Team Hope van. Well done to all the children who took part! Taney children sent off an amazing 359 boxes to surprise and thrill the lucky boys and girls who receive them; what a fabulous Christmas present to get!!
Last Thursday Sixth Class went on a trip to the Rediscovery Centre. The children engaged in an “Everyday Engineering” workshop which introduced various engineering concepts and processes, types of engineering, and illustrated how engineering is an essential part of our lives. The hands-on activities included engineering challenges from K’Nex towers and circuit building, to constructing an earthquake-proof house. Some of our houses even managed to stay intact during the earthquake! A great day was had by all.
After a busy few weeks of working on our manifestos, poster making and speech writing in our campaign teams Ms. Hanbidge’s class held an election. This fell on the same day as our actual Presidential Election too which added to the excitement. A huge congratulations to all the candidates who gave eloquent speeches to both Fifth Classes. Congratulations to one of the boys, who was elected as class president after an exciting vote count!
Some dance moves to keep us active on a rainy day!
For the week that’s in it, today we took inspiration from Michael Jackson’s Thriller to create zombie inspired dances of our own!
Mrs. Wilson’s Senior Infants were very busy in class this week getting ready for Halloween!
On Tuesday 9th October, both 4th Classes were treated to the annual trip to St Nahi’s Church in Dundrum. The classes each spent a couple of hours getting to know the history of the church and surrounding area thanks to a very animated and interesting presentation by Reverend Cathy. The children were entralled as she regaled them with tales of the Dublin slums, diseases of the day, graverobbers and graveside shoot-outs. They were also surprised by the fact that Taney School had once been located in the Church before moving to the cottages in the Parish Centre and elsewhere. The children got to explore by virtue of a questionnaire and Reverend Nigel completed the tour with a walk-through of the cemetery, pointing out some of the more famous people buried in the grounds.
Every Friday 1st Class do “Show and Tell”. They bring in an item of their choice to talk about or else show the class a skill they have been learning.