Students and teachers were hard at work over the last few months preparing submissions for the We Are Writers project, arranged by Mr. Lynch. The finished product is a wonderful book of stories and poems written by the students of CBC Prep School, from Junior Infants to 6th Class. The books have been selling like hotcakes – they will make for great reading over the Christmas holidays! Well done to all the boys for their wonderful pieces and a big thank you to Mr. Lynch for putting it all together.
It was very quiet in Rang a Sé this morning as the boys completed their Christmas tests. They have been working very hard over the past few months and have even been seen revising in the lunch room in the mornings, much to the delight of their teacher! Miss McAdoo wishes them all the best in their tests and looks forward to correcting them!!!!
(You can also see the beautiful snowflakes they made during Art class in the pictures!)
Drama lessons are always met with great excitement and enthusiasm in 4th class. Here the children are retelling the story of the Children of Lir.
4th class went to great lengths to construct their volcanos in groups. Many detailed steps were followed and a lot of hard work done to complete the task. The work paid off and the class showed off their science and artistic skills to the other classes in the school.
Three generations at the Sciath na Scol final.
P.E is a great time to enhance the children’s skills.
Always making maths fun! Here is a photo displaying the children constructing 3D objects. Happy faces all round.
4th class visited the Aviva stadium for Ireland v Fiji. The trip was seamlessly organised by Mr Lynch. It is unclear what the highlight was for the children, the fireworks display, the nail biting win or the Mexican wave which swept around the stadium. What is clear is that, a great day was had by all.
A long but rewarding day out last Saturday for our Prep School boys.
Our Senior Infant boys were particularly excited about cheering on their team at the Sciath na Scol Football Final as it was their first outing on a school bus! Each boy was partnered with an older boy who made sure they got to their seats safely, both on the bus and at the GAA grounds. The boys were particularly pleased that they got to sit at the top of the bus on the way to the match! Their teacher, Mrs. FitzPatrick, was very proud at how sensible they were throughout the excursion. They were really well behaved and joined in with the rest of the school as we cheered our team to victory. Well done Senior Infants!
Our 3rd Class boys have also been a busy bunch. Take a look below at some of the activities they did with their teacher, Ms. O’ Donovan.
The boys enjoyed practicing their passing skills in football with Miss O Donovan. Great fun was had calling for the ball and looking to see who was free. The boys showed excellent observing skills and quick thinking. It was lovely to hear them being so encouraging towards each other. Future Cork Footballers in the making!
The boys also spent time in October learning about the Solar System! They used oils pastels to create their own solar systems. Here they are hard at work.
In the lead up to Halloween 3rd class listened to the Halloween poem “Colonel Fazackerley Butterworth Toast”. They then worked in groups to create their own images of the poem. They worked cooperatively and creatively in making their master pieces.
Well done rang a trí!
Our 4th Class boys have had a busy month. Take a look below to see some of the enjoyable activities that took place in October.
Their teacher, Ms. Kenny, took them to Cork City Library where they spent the morning with author, Alan Early. They received a tutorial on comic book writing. Sai was our comic book model. Each boy then created their own comic. They really are a very talented creative writing group. Everyone really enjoyed the excerise.
During maths lesson, the boys put their books away and went out to the yard where they used their body lengths to measure the yard as a team. This cooperation game is designed to develop teamwork and also uses their maths skills.
The boys have also been enjoying GAA and Rugby training in Lansdowne. Luckily the weather has been very good so far this year. Ms. Kenny reports that they are making great progress.
Finally, the boys created some great Autumn art in class. Here are some of our budding young artists at work.
Our Senior Infant boys have been displaying their acting skills this week during Irish lessons. They have been learning all about the spooky characters we meet at Halloween and acting out some lovely Halloween songs and poems as Gaeilge. One of our ghosts even popped into the office to say a poem – he gave Mr. McCarthy and Dr. Jordan a big fright!