Mar
18
Filed Under (3rd Class, 4th Class, History) by cbritton4057 on 18-03-2018

The pupils of 3rd and 4th class are very proud of themselves this week as their photography exhibition finally got underway.   We had plenty of visitors to the school to view the exhibition throughout the week and we were delighted to be joined by Frank O’Donoghue, Andy Kelly and Senator Grace O’Sullivan for the opening of the exhibition on Tuesday.

 

The children had a variety of old photographs of recognisable places in Tramore and they re-took the photograph in the same spot as it looks today.  Old and new photographs were then displayed together.  It was a wonderful way to see how much Tramore has changed over the years.  Thanks so much  to Frank and Andy for providing so many of the old photographs.

All the other classes in the school visited the exhibition in the hall, and had ‘guides’ from Third & Fourth class to show them around.

Jan
18
Filed Under (3rd Class, 4th Class, History, Parents) by Ms. Dreelan on 18-01-2018

Mr. Frank O’Donoghue and Mr. Andy Kelly, co-authors of a recent book on Tramore, visited the Third and Fourth classes on Wednesday 17 January. They showed the children a slideshow of over twenty old photographs of Tramore. Many of the photographs were taken around 1900. Andy brought in a camera from the 1890s, and explained how it works (it still works!). Andy and Frank pointed out details in the photographs and mentioned interesting facts about Tramore. They also kindly gave two copies of their book to the school.

We encourage the children from Third and Fourth classes to recreate an old photograph. They can use any of the photos included in the gallery below (image credits included on each photo). Otherwise the boys and girls are welcome to choose another old photo – that they have permission to use – in a recognisable part of Tramore. We hope to create an exhibition of all of these photos – old alongside present day photos. Get snapping!

Jan
12
Filed Under (2nd Class, 3rd Class, 4th Class, 5th Class, History) by Ms. Dreelan on 12-01-2018

On 15 December, Mr. Noel Power visited Glór na Mara. Every year he works with a team and builds the crib in the church. The team start work on the first Sunday in December, and the crib is unveiled at midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

Noel described the Holy Land at the time of Christ’s birth and showed the children a map. He also spoke about the history of the Holy Cross crib. The crib is made from local materials: moss from the Comeragh mountains, reeds from a bog four miles away and limestone, bushes and pines from the Tramore area. There are twenty seven wooden figures remaining in the crib, and they are made out of Austrian oak. From time to time, Noel and his team have to repair the figures which are over 120 years old.

Dec
22
Filed Under (5th Class, History) by Niamh OSullivan on 22-12-2017
Dec
05
Filed Under (3rd Class, History) by Ms. Dreelan on 05-12-2017

Most of us watched The Late Late Toy Show at the weekend. This week we are bringing in our own toys so we can tell the rest of the class about them.

Dec
05
Filed Under (3rd Class, Geography, History, Science, Uncategorized) by Ms. Dreelan on 05-12-2017

We have been learning about Egypt and the Ancient Egyptians. We made pyramids using cocktail sticks and marshmallows!

For fun, we got together in our literacy groups and we challenged eachother to see who could make the tallest tower. Group 1 won – their tower measured 30cm in height! Well done Helenka, Isaac, Christopher and April!

May
23
Filed Under (1st Class, Art, History) by Niamh OSullivan on 23-05-2017
Feb
14
Filed Under (5th Class, History) by Niamh OSullivan on 14-02-2017
Pupils from Mr Carroll’s and Ms Walsh’s 5th classes had a great experience presenting their World War One projects in the hall last Friday . Classes from around the school visited the hall for 20 minutes each to visit each station and gain insight into World War One from their peers. The children worked in groups to research and put together projects on various topics such as Trench Warfare, Technology in WW1, Women at War, The Irish in WW1, Famous People from WW1, Weapons in WW1, Battles in WW1 and Animals at War. Pupils created posters and models and also gathered artefacts to enhance their visual displays.
Dec
09
Filed Under (4th Class, Art, History) by Niamh OSullivan on 09-12-2016

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Oct
27
Filed Under (6th Class, History) by Niamh OSullivan on 27-10-2016
Oct
26
Filed Under (6th Class, History) by Niamh OSullivan on 26-10-2016
Oct
23
Filed Under (6th Class, History) by Niamh OSullivan on 23-10-2016

6th class enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon weaving willow branches to learn about Neolithic wattle and daub buildings.

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Sep
25
Filed Under (Classes, History) by Niamh OSullivan on 25-09-2016
May
10
Filed Under (4th Class, 5th Class, 6th Class, History) by rcullinane0979 on 10-05-2016

Well done to all 4th, 5th and 6th class students for their amazing research projects and art works celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

 

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Feb
09
Filed Under (2nd Class, 6th Class, History) by Ms. Dreelan on 09-02-2016

Ms. McCarthy’s 6th class came over to visit and told us some interesting facts about the Seahorse. They also showed us how to make mindmaps. Using mindmaps, we were able to write down all the information we know about the Seahorse. You can read all we have written about the Seahorse on the wall outside our classroom.

One of us also did a project on the Seahorse.