The study of Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol was the most successful and highly paid commercial illustrator in New York even before he began to make art destined for galleries. Nevertheless, his screenprinted images of Marilyn Monroe, soup cans, and sensational newspaper stories, quickly became synonymous with Pop art.
Warhol’s early commercial illustration has recently been acclaimed as the arena in which he first learned to manipulate popular tastes. His drawings were often comic, decorative, and whimsical, and their tone is entirely different from the cold and impersonal mood of his Pop art.
Students from first and second class not only learned all about Andy Warhol, they took on the task to re-create their own version of pop art.
The children enjoyed going on a nature walk and learning about autumn.
Primary Colour Super heroes
The children used the primary colours red, yellow and blue to make impressive superheroes for our class.
Baking September 2018
In English the children learned how to read and follow a procedure. They loved making and decorating the buns and more importantly enjoyed eating them!
June 2018 Bees!!!
We were very lucky to have Mr. Shannon come into the school to show the children the beehive frame, honeycomb and the suit they wear. They learned so much information about bees and now have a great insight into how honey is made. The children were intrigued and asked fantastic questions.
The children enjoyed a sports day on the 22nd of June. We were busy doing wheelbarrow races, egg and spoon races, relays, long jump to name a few. The children also got treated to sausages and chips.
Maths – Capacity
The children learned about the topic capacity in Maths through measuring how many cups, egg cups etc fill a litre jug. This hands on activity helps them fully understand how much liquid is in a litre.
1st, 2nd and 3rd Class School Tour
They attended Just 4 Fun school tour in Institute of Carlow. It was a high energy Fun Activity Day. The children loved activities such as Air Mountain, Obstacle Course, Dash N Grab and the Disco Dome. Also €2 from each child’s fee was donated to CMR Crumlin. This money is being used to provide “The Giggle Fund” which is used for the children’s birthday parties, cinema and pizza nights and helps create a more relaxing environment for patients during their stay. The children’s donation is funding research in childhood illnesses such as cardiac diseases, cystic fibrosis & asthma so they can understand and limit the effects on children and increase their quality of life.
The children learned a lot of information about the beautiful country of Italy. The children were intrigued to learn about The Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Colosseum, the amazing food, the culture, famous individuals such as Pope Francis, Galileo and Michelangelo to name just few highlights.
Christmas Acrostic Poems
The children wrote amazing poems about Christmas. Have a look below!
The children loved making these snowman faces from lolly-pop sticks.
There were plenty of villains, heroes, ghosts and ghouls in the school on Friday the 27th October. We had a fun day learning about the origins of Halloween and playing some festive games.
The children loved playing The Halloween mystery box game. They had to reach into dark boxes to feel items like brains (Steamed cauliflower), teeth (Popcorn kernels) and even a heart (peeled tomato).
We also played Guess the Spook and a Witches Cauldron game.
Our super spiders also drew and designed their own spider webs.
All about me
The children documented some facts about themselves, activities they like and what they enjoyed doing over the summer holidays.
Elmer the Elephant
The children enjoyed listening to a story of Elmer the Elephant. They used felt to make their elephants.
We all fit together
Welcome back 1st and 2nd class. Every child is an important member of our classroom.
We made a class garden. On the petals each child wrote down their talents.
Circle of Friends 1st, 2nd Class 2017/2018Sports Day 2017
School Tour 2017
Ms. Doyle’s and Ms. Howard’s class visited the Reptile Village and saw many different animals such as snakes, turtles, iguanas, spiders and many more. We also went to Kiddies Kingdom. They enjoyed playing in the soft play area, rock climbing, playing soccer, jumping on the trampoline and roller skating. They had an amazing day!