On Thursday March 2nd we celebrated World Book day by dressing up as our favourite book characters. We showed off our creations and outfits in a whole school fashion show. As part of World Book day we also designed potato characters from books. Check out some of our wonderful work.
World Book Day.
Green flag Action Day.
As part of our quest for our 5th Greenflag on biodiversity we had an Action day last Friday. First and second classes were learning all about birds and decided to make some
Bird feeders to hang outside. Here we are putting them outside near our newly constructed biodiversity garden area.
Creative schools workshops
We are feeling very lucky to have been awarded Creative Schools this year. As part of this initiative with the Arts Council Ireland we have access to creative professionals who come in and workshop fun arts projects and ideas. Here we are with Mary workshopping some dance and drama techniques.
Maths daily challenges
In first and second class we work hard daily on our Mental
maths skills. It’s an important part of our daily schedule. Here we are today playing “The daily 10” a quiz style mental maths game which gets stimulated and reinforces our Maths skills and concepts.
A visit from Santa.
On Christmas week we had a very special surprise visit from Santa and Mrs Claus. They even brought their pet dog the whole way from the North Pole to visit all the wonderful boys and girls in Lacken National school. We gave them a great welcome and hope they make it back safely to
The North Pole in time to deliver all the toys on Christmas eve
Winter Wonderland comes to Lacken.
For a few weeks before Christmas the whole country was transformed into a frosty white winter wonderland. Here we are getting some fresh air and exercise out on our track around the pitch.
Songs for Christmas
Maths Week 2022
This week is Maths Week. As part of maths week, we have been focusing on using our Maths skills in games, maths trails, Maths all around our environment and using Maths in Art and Literacy. Today we spent some time playing Maths games which the children really enjoyed.
This year 1st and 2nd class will be partaking in PIcker Pals.
What is Picker pals ?
The world faces a global crisis of waste in the environment. Every part of the natural world is affected. We urgently need to find real, practical solutions to this crisis. Raising awareness and taking real action are essential parts of the solution. Picker Pals does just this by giving young people the tools and positive motivation to develop stewardship of their local environments.
Here is the link to their website for further information .
Last week we received our Picker Pals schools resource pack. We will be working on PIcker Pals over the next few months in conjunction with our Biodiversity Flag.
Autumn in 1st & 2nd class
For the past few weeks we have been learning about all things Autumn. We collected leaves and brought in some conkers for the class to look at. We also have been busy updating our Irish Foclóir based on "An Fómhair!"
Have a look at some of our Autumn displays which we have made with teacher.