Second class went on a school tip to Olympian Gymnastics’ brand new location last week. We had loads of fun learning new skills like cartwheels, handstands and scorpion kicks. We also had an amazing bouncy castle at the end.
Dr. Brook’s 4th class have been busy working with fabric and fibre and the results are beautiful!
On Friday 10 May, the 4th Classes of Dr. Brook and Ms. Kiersey ventured back in time with a trip to the National Museum of Ireland. Journeying by Luas from Dundrum to Dawson Street, the children took a quick pit stop in the sunshine for a snack before walking across to the archaeological museum beside Leinster House. Split into five groups and tasked with worksheets, the children made their way around the exhibits featuring ornaments, weaponry, implements and artefacts from the Viking, Celtic and Early Christian eras as well as the Bronze and Iron Ages. The meeting point (and undoubted highlight) were the sacrificial bog bodies relating to sovereignty and kingship rituals during the latter age. The trip concluded with a stroll to St. Stephen’s Green, where the children ate their lunches amidst the local birds and a life-size hamburger!
3rd Class have been learning all about the rainforest, its animals and its plants. They completed some art and project work that really impressed the Junior Infants. They were even lucky enough to be invited by the Infants to tell them all about the animals that live in the rainforest. Junior Infants will be going to the zoo soon and will already have loads of knowledge thanks to the amazing researching and presenting from third class. Well done!
6th class have been learning about the features of both biographies and autobiographies. To further develop their knowledge they researched and completed biographies on people they admired. Here are the finished products!
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 😄!
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.
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!