First Class

The children First Class have been working very hard this term and they are really looking forward to a well-deserved break over Easter.  Have a look at some of the lovely work they have been doing!


The children made these lovely shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day using a 'crepe paper dye' method. They turned out lovely and are so colourful!



To celebrate Chinese New Year, the children made these lovely chinese dragons using pipe cleaners and oil pastels.


As part of our Easter activites, the children made these lovely Easter baskets. On the day of their Easter holidays they were mysterioulsy filled with some little chicks and Easter eggs...very strange indeed!!!



Happy Easter everyone from Mrs. Sharkey and all the children in First Class!


 November & December 2021

The children in First Class have been working very hard in the lead up to the Christmas Holidays and they are all very excited!

Have a look at some of their beautiful Christmas artwork that is on display outside our classroom.  The children created a fabulous winter robin collage and they also made a Christmas tree scene using oil pastilles. 

Christmas RobinsChristmas Trees


In maths the children have been learning about place value, money, length and 3D Shapes and they took part in lots of fun activities for these topics both inside and outside the classroom.

In the ‘writing workshop’ the boys and girls have been learning all about report writing and they have been working hard to write their own reports about their chosen animal.  They certainly are budding authors and they have done a great job on their reports!

In SESE the children learned about the topic of houses and homes.  They investigated materials used to build houses and learned about the different types of houses that people live in.  In art they created their own houses using milk cartons and felt and we decided to use these beautiful creations to make a Christmas village!

 Christmas Village

As part of our Christmas activities, the children learned the song ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and the poem ‘The Chimney’. 

We really enjoyed preforming our song and poem in our Christmas jumpers.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all in First Class!!


September & October 2021

The children in First Class have been very busy little bees over the past few weeks. They have all adapted so well to the extra hour in school and they are working so hard for Mrs. Sharkey. 

The children really enjoyed learning about the poem ‘The Crayon Box that Talked’ and they designed their own creative crayons which are displayed in our classroom.

Crayon Box Display

The boys and girls have also become poets themselves and they wrote some wonderful acrostic and pyramid poems.  They are all very proud of their published poetry!

In maths we have been learning all about subtraction and ordinal number and the children really enjoyed taking part in lots of different activities for these topics.

First Class are really looking forward to Halloween and they have created some fantastic artwork that is on display outside our classroom.  Check out our spooky Halloween silhouettes but be careful not to get a fright!


In Irish we learned the poem ‘An bhfaca tú an chailleach?’ and we made these lovely witches to match the witch in the poem.