PE Equipment

We are enjoying all the new PE equipment that was provided by parent fundraising. As we are on the tarmac at the moment we have started to play eurohoc and it’s very popular. The pupils in fifth and sixth have taken to skipping for their active breaks. Check them out playing smelly sock. Mrs Dunphy’s room have used the foam javelins and the frisbees. All classes are delighted to have pumped up basketballs, gaelic footballs and soccer balls for our PE lessons. We can’t wait to try out our new adjustable hurdle when we are back on the grass again.

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Dance Shed

On Friday the Playground Monitors from 6th Class played some Christmas Songs in the Dance Shed. Fifth and Sixth class students had great fun dancing around. At the other side of the yard Jnr and Snr Infants and First Class danced in their area as the music boomed out of our new speakers from ActiveFlag. The two playground monitors remained on yard to allow the middle room (Second and Third and Fourth Class) to have their Dance session. We will continue the Dance Shed on Wednesdays and Mondays in December. Next Friday will be festive Dance Shed so wear your Santa hats.

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Dig it Kids

Fifth and Sixth Class have learned a lot about the Anglo-Normans in Ireland. When Dermot MacMurrough went to Henry II for help, it really changed the course of Irish history. We learned how these events would later influence the development of Kilkenny Castle and about Sir William Marshall. We had a live zoom session  with Lisanne O’ Loughlin and Dr Stephen Mandal, heritage in school experts where pupils built a model of Kilkenny Castle. They did a great job.

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ESSD Jnr Room

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Junior and Senior Infants and First Class and Mrs Walsh participated in European School Sport Day on Friday. They enjoyed the traditional school sports day activities such as sprints, hopping race, sack race and wheelbarrow race. They were motivated to keep going by Mrs Walsh, Jodie and Eddie and they were really great. They also did a fantastic job of making posters promoting ESSD 2020.

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ESSD Middle Room

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Second, Third and Fourth Class and Mrs Dunphy had great fun participating in European School Sport Day 2020. The balloon race was more challenging than anticipated as there was a strong breeze blowing across the field. This did not dampen the enthusiasm in the least. Pupils enjoyed the traditional sports day activities such as sprints, sack races, obstacle course and wheelbarrow races. Second, third and fourth pupils are also to be commended for the beautiful posters that they made promoting ESSD 2020.

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ESSD 2020 : Snr Room

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On Friday 25th September 2020, all classes in St Brendan’s N.S. participated in European School Sport Day 2020. This post shows 5th and 6th class taking part in events such as the balloon relay, sack race, relay and hurdle races. We had some new games (thanks to ideas from IPPEA) such as Hula Hut, Wacky Waiter Race and Blindfold Fun where Ms Carroll and Jackie got involved. There was a very competitive game of World cup and we had a Walkway addition challenge in orienteering. All classes also managed to keep up their laps for Run Around Ireland Challenge. It was great fun and could become an annual event.

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Jnr Room Art

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This year we did not get a chance to enter our art at the IverkShow but that did not stop Junior & Senior Infants and First Class from completing a fantastic array of art at home. The dandelion art is really bright and cheery. The construction pieces such as the horse shop and Olympic soccer make great use of lego. There is a marvelous tent and a fantastic wildflower collage. We have some drawings from the farm, a very hungry caterpillar, a birthday wish and a fabulous rainbow. The kitchen paper patterns are just stunning.

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Activities During Lockdown

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Jnr and Snr Infants and First Class from Mrs. Walsh’s room were very busy learning through play and learning from their environment. Check out the photos above to see where you could get a lovely cake or some scones. We had some science activities also such as planting apple seeds and investigating objects that float and sink. From camping to art to walking in the woods, you are all great!

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Sports Day Jnr Room

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Jnr and Snr Infants and First Class from Mrs. Walsh’s room had great fun doing Sports Day at home. It is great to see our traditional sports day activities such as the sack race, welly throw, long jump, water relay and throwing pegs in the bucket.  Well done to the boys who are practising their football and hurling skills. We hope you get back training soon. The winning photo has to be that fantastic obstacle course. You should be really proud!

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Sport’s Day

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The first photos are in from Sports Day at home and their obstacle course looks very impressive indeed. Well done to all those fifth class students taking part above. It seems that you are having great fun and I see you ever remembered the refreshments.

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