The Feast of The Epiphany

We celebrated the feast of The Epiphany in Crann Darach by listening to the Bible story and practising our cutting skills to create some lovely artwork using simple shapes.

In the afternoon, we went for a walk to see the 3 Kings visiting Baby Jesus in the crib.

Christmas in Crann Darach

We welcomed another Junior Infant student to our class in December – he joined at such a fun time since we had Santa’s Workshop in our classroom which kept us very busy making toys and checking the postbox, just like the elves!

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, our 3rd class students walked up to the Church to see the crib and to learn about the advent wreath.

Teacher Art Partnership – Ms. Lineen & Kate Wilson

Crann Darach is fortunate to be taking part in the Teacher Art Partnership and we had our first session with the artist Kate Wilson in November. 

While getting to know Kate, we explored mark making with charcoal and we investigated what we could do during some free play with clay. 

We can’t wait to see what exciting possibilities lie ahead for this partnership.

Science Week

We explored how primary colours mix to create secondary colours.

We thought about which colours are “warm” or “cool”.

We followed this by making a rainbow in a jar – the colours didn’t mix at all, it looked great!

We looked at different reactions between solids and liquids.

We discovered that some liquids were heavier than others and some created an exciting reaction with others – like the mentos and coke experiment and the ‘elephant toothpaste’ we made using yeast, hydrogen peroxide and warm water.  They were both explosive!

September and October in Crann Darach

We had a busy first half-term.

In September, we welcomed a lovely new Junior Infant student to our class.  We are having so much fun getting to know her and showing her all of our class routines.

The highlight of our first 2 months back at school was when our 3rd class students made their First Confession and First Holy Communion.   Thanks to Fr. Pat, Ms. Muldoon and our parents who helped with our participation in the sacraments and made the day so special for us all.

We had a great time at Gaelic training with Pat Kilcoyne – our ball skills are really improving!