Mr Smyth’s Class question News2Day presenters

This week on RTE’s News2Day children were asked to submit questions to the presenters rather than answer a question.

After some discussion in class, the children in Mr Smyth’s Class asked: “How many people work on making a News2Day episode?”

Check out the news item by clicking HERE.

(You will find the piece 7minutes and 25 seconds into the show)

WELL DONE Boys and Girls- Great question!

Mr Smyth’s Class feature on RTE News2Day

This week’s News2Day’s ‘Question of the Week’ was

Should everyone get a medal on Sports Day, even if they don’t win?

Mr Smyth’s Class discuss the Question of the Week every week and this week we discussed the issue in class and sent in our answer to the show. You can watch the show HERE

Check out our answer below:

News2Day were in touch and sent a lovely message back to the girls and boys in Mr Smyth’s Class. You can read their lovely message to us below:

Hi everyone in Mr Smyth’s class,

Thanks for your super answers. We think you are very kind and yes, we agree, sports day should be fun!

We will be reading answers out all week, so stay tuned and we might read yours!!

Best wishes
Avril and the news2day team

 

 

STAR Awards 2018

Last Wednesday, ten children attended the annual STAR Awards in the beautiful President’s Hall in the Law Society building on Blackhall Place.

The STAR awards is a very special awards ceremony, as the winners are nominated and voted for by the other pupils, staff and parents of the children in St. Gabriel’s NS. The winners are all recognised for their hard work, talents, and contribution to the school and community.

 

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 cĂșpla 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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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.