First Class 2010- 2011

Saint Brigid's National School, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

Pencil case essentials March 31, 2011

Filed under: News — Miss Dillon @ 6:35 pm

 Parents…just a quick reminder to ensure that your child has a pencil, eraser and pencil sharpener in their pencil case each day coming to school.


Happy Birthday! March 29, 2011

Filed under: Special Events — Miss Dillon @ 5:23 pm

Tomorrow is Zoe’s birthday. Have a very happy birthday Zoe!


More March News! March 24, 2011

Filed under: Our Work — Miss Dillon @ 6:16 pm

Firstly a belated Happy 7th Birthday to Abby who celebrated her birthday yesterday 23rd March. We hope you had a lovely day Abby! Cillian brought in a picture-project he did on the Romans. He even showed that they wore togas!

Yesterday afternoon we did some story writing. We first thought of possible characters and settings. After that the class worked hard letting their imaginations do all the work! Everyone has their own Word Book and if they are stuck on a spelling it is written under the correct letter so that we build up personal dictionaries. We are now working on editing (self-correcting) and fixing up our stories. Have a look at some pictures of our class busy at work:


What time is it Mr. Wolf? March 21, 2011

Filed under: Our Work — Miss Dillon @ 6:13 pm

We started working on a new topic this week in Maths-time! We are concentrating on hours first and later in the week will start half hours. Here’s a nice game to play at home to practice reading o’clock times:


Happy St.Patrick’s Day! March 16, 2011

Filed under: Special Events — Miss Dillon @ 6:24 pm

The school will be closed tomorrow 17th for St. Patrick’s Day. I hope everyone has a nice day off. We’ll be back in on Friday 18th.

Please note: Friday is the last day to bring in the Mathletics form and €5. If you would like your child to have access to Mathletics please send in the money and form this Friday 18th. Thanks.


Some news March 8, 2011

Filed under: News — Miss Dillon @ 5:35 pm

Tomorrow 9th March is Harry’s birthday. Happy Birthday Harry-have a lovely day!

On Thursday 10th March there is a final meeting with the DES inspectors for the staff therefore the children will be going home at 12 noon.



Our nature walk March 3, 2011

Filed under: Our Work — Miss Dillon @ 7:30 pm

Today we went on a minibeast hunt to see if we could find an earthworm, earwigs or other insects. The children found earthworms under a pot of flowers! We had no luck finding earwigs but did manage to see a small slug and some woodlice. We made sure we didn’t disturb the minibeasts and left them where we found them.

We started a new drama based on Oscar Wilde’s story of The Selfish Giant. The drama is called “The Grumpy Old Man” and he has a fantastic garden but does not want any children in his garden. The children imagined what might be in this fantastic garden and then drew a small picture of it. We then did an activity called paper placement where the children placed their picture on the black paper which represented the garden.