Santa Claus pays a visit to St. Gabriel’s

We had a very special visitor to St. Gabriel’s this week.

Santa Claus came to visit on Wednesday. He said he had heard that we are the best school in Dublin with the best boys and girls. And he’s right!

He very kindly gave a gift of a book to every single boy and girl in the whole school. He reminded the children how reading is so important and also lots of fun.

We were very impressed that Santa has been learning Irish too, and was able to use his cúpla focail. He was very impressed with the good manners of the children throughout the school in English and in Irish.

Wishing all the children and their families a very happy Christmas.

School reopens Monday 8th January at 8:50am

Christmas Concert a Sell Out!!

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Huge thanks to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, friends and neighbours who came to support the children in the Christmas Concert this week. The children and their teachers had been working hard for many weeks to present … Continue reading

Junkyard Robots

Last month Mr Smyth’s Class learned about Recycling. This month in Art we are doing construction and have created very cool Junkyard Robots from recyclable materials we found around our homes. Thanks to all the mums and dads who helped the children collect materials. Anything we didn’t use went into our classroom’s recycle bins for plastic, paper and cardboard.

Check out our futuristic Robot Creatures below:

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Science Week

As part of Science Week we in Mr Smyth’s 1st and 2nd Class have been talking about Forces.

We carried out experiments looking at the effect of slopes on how far cars moved.

 

 

Check out this cool website about forces…click on the picture below:

What’s your favourite?

This month in Maths, Mr Smyth’s Class are focussing on Data. We have been doing surveys about people’s favourite colours and putting them into pictograms. Check out the survey we carried out with Junior Infants. Which colour is the most popular?

 

Afterschool Club help create Smithfield’s Haunted House

The Wednesday Afterschool club is over for this half-term. There were two groups – Miss Fahey’s Variety Club , and Miss O’Loughlin’s Halloween Art Club.
The Halloween Art club made big, bright, colourful birds, autumn leaves and fruit for the trees in Grimm’s Fairy Tale Forest, and Golden Magic Mirror Frames for Snow White’s corner. The group had great fun creating the pieces, and they have now been brought to Step by Step’s building on Coke Lane in Smithfield, where the Haunted House “Escape from the Gingerbread Zombie Mansion” is again this year.
The Haunted House is open from 4-6pm on Halloween evening but get there early to avoid disappointment. There will also be lots of spooky family fun on Smithfield Square at the Cauldron of Smithfield from 5 – 9:30pm.
Wishing you all a happy and safe Halloween.
School reopens Monday 6th November at 8:50am.

Autumn Colours

This week in Art Mr Smyth’s Class have been looking at the colours in nature during Autumn.

We looked at the different colours and shades of the leaves.

We mixed yellows and reds to make different shades of orange.

Hope you enjoy the pictures below of our class working on our colours

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Tree Hunt in the Phoenix Park

Mr Smyth and 1st and 2nd class went for a nature walk in the Phoenix Park this week.  We looked at the animals around us- Swans, Water Hens, Ducks and Squirrels and examined the trees in the park- Maple, Oak and Horse Chestnut trees.  The children examined the colours of the leaves around them for their Art work this week and they discovered and collected leaves, branches and seeds from a number of trees.

Check out some pictures below.