Today we had our school ceili for Seachtain na Gaeilge and to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Each class had to dress up for the day. We decided to dress in our pyjamas for the day. It was very comfortable in school in our pjs!! We had great fun dancing all of the dances which we had been practicing in class.
We have been learning all about the ancient Mexican tribe, the Aztecs. We completed a fantastic Aztecs project and made colourful Aztec shields in art using various patterns and images from the Aztec time. We also added colourful feathers. Learn all about the Aztecs by clicking on the link below.
We are learning all about the hundred year anniversary of the 1916 Rising. We read about the Proclamation declaring Ireland's independence and the seven signatories who were executed in the Rising;
(10 November 1879 - 3 May 1916)
Thomas J. Clarke
(11 March 1857 - 3 May 1916)
(1 February 1878 - 3 May 1916)
Joseph Mary Plunkett
(21 November 1887 - 4 May 1916)
(21 September 1881 - 8 May 1916)
(5 June 1868 - 12 May 1916)
Sean Mac Diarmada
(28 February 1883 - 12 May 1916)
You can learn more about the seven signatories by clicking on the link below;
We learned about Dublin during the rising and listened to a virtual tour in computer class. You can find out more by clicking on the link below;
The song in the video below is about Grace Gifford who married her sweetheart Joseph Mary Plunkett in Kilmainham Jail, just hours before his execution on 4th May 1916.
We did a lot of work on the Rising and learned a lot about the proclamation. We made a great display in school and also drew tonal images of the seven signatories and wrote profiles on them. Learn all about the Rising and read the words of the original Proclamation by clicking on the links below. Look at the images below showing some the work we did on the Rising.