January 31

Active Codes

Check out our Active codes that were composed by children from 1st to 6th class. There was a fantastic effort from everybody!
Keep an eye out for the winning code as it will be published very soon!

Roses are red ,
violets are blue,
exercise is fun
and good for you.

From star jumps,jogging,push-ups and dance,
Football and skipping ..There’s lots we can chance.

So put down your x-box, iPads and phones get up,
get active and strengthen your bones.

The sugars and sweet things can All take a hike,
Turn off t.v and get on your bike . By Taylor🐶🦄

Come on everybody
It’s time to put on our
nike’s!
Time to get busy with our
fitness bike’s.
so 1,2,3 let’s start Jumping
and get those heartbeats pumping !
By Shay
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Exercising is so fun,we all love to run.
Take a hike or ride a bike.
To swim in the pool is so cool.
Use your fit bit, run a mile,pass your friends with a wave and a smile.
Do some jumping jacks for a while.
If it’s sunny scoot for a mile.
By Erin and Kayleigh.❤️

Exercise
I like to run
I like to walk
I like to ride my bike
I like to do jumping jacks
I like to do everything about Exercise.
Kayleigh McAndrew😍😎

Run, run, have some fun .
Tie your lace, go for a race.
Join a club not the pub.
Go to the bog go for a jog.
Don’t watch bbc on your tv.
Just go for a walk and climb a tree.
So please give us a big hip hip hurray.

By Ava Kirsty and Mikey.

Activ promo
Monday. Run
Tuesday walk
Wednesday skip
Thursday scoot
Friday runic
Saturday park run
Sunday run.

By Lucy Deane

Get of your chair, don’t be a bear
go for a run,have some fun.
Sitting in your room, don’tbe a fool
get out of your room and play some pool.
Running,Cycling and hiking too.
Just pick one or mabe two.
listen to us and you will be fit,
GET OUT SIDE AND RUN FOR A BIT!

By patrick, John, Freddie

Get off your bum
Go for a run!

jump jump jump
tie your lace go for a race!

Alfie Harry

Dancing football , just do it all
Kick it high into the sky.
Quick quick , and do not slip
Score the goal, up mayo !
Active, Active , all the way ,
Things we can do , like jog and play.
Playing games , like hide seek.
the fastest runner, oh do not peak.
In class activities , the joys of it all.
Playing high knees and jumping jacks
Always been mind full of not hurting our backs.
We often keep cool, when cycling to school.
Walking and skipping , never acting the fool.
So let’s keep active every day.
Laoise

December 21

Christmas Fun

Lots of fun was had today when the senior children came to our room. First of all, we had some shared reading . All our stories were about Christmas and it was lots of fun. We then had a quiz. The score was very tight, but in the end Santa’s Reindeer won by one point. After that, we had the Christmas tree challenge. The teams had to try to create a tree shape using the 6 foam cups, but without touching them with any hands. It was such good fun and an extremely difficult challenge. This was followed by a Christmas movie and treats. What a day!

May 6

Review of “Once” by Morris Gleitzman

The story of Once, by Morris Gleitzman, tells the tale of a Jewish boy living in Poland around the time of The Holocaust 1939-1945.

(The Holocaust was a time in history where the leader of Germany was a man called Adolf Hitler. Hitler and his followers the Nazis hated the Jews and set out to kill them all.)

Felix is an imaginative boy and he is always curious about what’s going on. His parents were booksellers and they were all happy.

Unfortunately, at that time The Holocaust began.

Felix’s parents left him at a Catholic orphanage when they realised what was going on and the danger involved.

For nearly 3 years Felix stayed at the orphanage.

He spent that time telling stories of his parents and where they were now and writing them in his notebook .

The presence of carrot in his soup made him decide his parents were finally coming back.

He left the orphanage and set out across Poland to the city to find his parents.

It seems as though the whole book was one of his stories as he was oblivious to the actual massacre that was going on all around him. He thought rivers of blood were rabbits and burning of Jewish books was just unhappy customers.

I love the book and hope to read more from that author it the future. The way he wrote the book was amazing and I enjoyed it.

The characters were all (mostly) lovable and kind. (Especially Zelda!!!)

I rate it 8/10.

From Siobhan’s Blog

 

 

 

 

 

April 14

Cumann na mBunscol

Yesterday my class went to our first game of Cumann na mBunscol.
Cumann Na mBunscol is a Gaelic football competition in which schools play against each other in the hope of becomming Cumann na mBunscol champions of the year.
Yesterday we (the girls) played against Shraigh in Bangor N.S pitch
and the boys played against Pullathomas in Pullathomas’s own pitch.
Both my team and the boys’ team played very well yet unfortunately both of us lost.

Despite our obviously disappointing losses, we all cheered up when our (really nice!) teachers brought us all into Sizzlers take away for chips and chicken nuggets!
We all had a great day and I enjoyed it very much.

We were gone all day and got no HOMEWORK!

From Siobhán’s blog

April 10

My Favourite Place

(Part of our work on our Learning Circles Project 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My favourite place in Ireland is my new house which is is being built at the moment.

I know it will make me safe. It is a big house and it has upstairs. It won’t be down a big road.

My brothers and I will sleep upstairs and my mom and dad will be downstairs. It will have a bridge crossing to my farm at the bottom of the field.

The view will be really really good. My room will be the warmest in the house because the chimney is coming up through the wall of my bedroom. There are four bedrooms in the house. There is a spare room downstairs beside my mom and dad’s room. We will be moving into the house in 7 to 8 months.

My new house will not be far from my school in Inver, Co. Mayo
By Kyle

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My favourite place is my sitting room. A sitting room is a place where you have a television and comfy seats and sofas. My sitting room has two green single chairs and one long sofa with flowers on them and a television. This is my favourite place because it is very relaxing and cosy. My 2nd favourite place is my bedroom. My bedroom has has a big bed which I have to share with my sister. It has purple walls and blue curtains. My 3rd favourite place is my back garden where I can play with my dog Toby and my cat Fluffy . Me and my dog play lots of games like catch and football. Me and my cat play football too. They are my favourite places.

From Hannah’s blog

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My favourite place is at a soccer pitch. I don’t mind what soccer pitch it is, it  just it give me a nice feeling.

Our nearest soccer pitch is in Bangor and I play for them. We came very close to winning the league. It is a good distance away from our school. It is a lovely pitch and it is in the west coast of Mayo. There’s a lovely river beside it. Bangor Hibs is the name of my team and it has an all weather pitch which means it’s very good in the rain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Liam’s Blog

 

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My Favourite Place

A lot of people have a lot of different favourite places, many people chose football clubs, their houses, gardens and places they feel safe.
For me, theres only one place that I could possibly choose, of course…

I pondered over the idea of places I holidayed in, Dublin, Kerry and even Scotland!

Then I realised the place. The only place I could ever choose as my no1….

My place is located in a rural area. Its in front of the sea where you hear the crashing waves as a wake-up call every morning. Its surrounded by fields and neighbouring houses, sheep and (those 2 cute donkeys and a horse over the road)

The place I chose was my kitchen. In my kitchen I have a dining table in the middle and a tv with chairs in the corner.
The kitchen has a fireplace near the tv and a green marble (I think its marble !!) counter-top for cooking and baking.

My kitchen is a place in which christmases were spent with my family and friends, meals shared with the people I love and care about.


I remember Christmasses where we had meals at the table and a long spread of food Turkey, ham, rice, chicken along with many others which names do not come to mind .
I love my kitchen
This is my favourite place.

By Siobhán

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My favourite place is my school.

I think my school is a really nice school and that everyone is really nice.

The teachers are really nice and they are always there when you need them that’s why they are the nicest people. One of our teachers will be going for a little while because she is going to have a baby soon but will be back soon. Everyone will miss her when she goes.❤️

All the students in our school are really nice and funny. There are only 2 children in my class but there are a total of 35 in the whole school.

I live only up the road from our school so we don’t really have to go far. Right now we have four green flags. Green flags are awards we get so as to encourage us to care for the environment and to keep it clean. We are working on our fifth one. The flag we are working on is called Biodiversity. Green flags are every important. We always try to keep our school tidy and clean for everyone.

Our school is really nice and that’s why I wrote about it.😆✌️

By Róisín


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My Favourite place
Hi my name is Ava. My favourite place is Ballina IMC cinema.
I like it because you can see lots of movies and eat lots of popcorn.
Last weekend I went to see Beauty and the Beast. They have really nice cosy seats there too. At the counter they sell all kind of sweets candy floss and popcorn and sweets and you can buy these before you go in.

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My favourite place
My favourite place in Ireland is Croke Park in Dublin.
It is my favourite place because it is a stadium for every quarter final semi final and final.
The last time a final was played in it was 6th of October 2016 that was Mayo vs Dublin. It was a replay. the score in the first game was 2-16 2-16 and the second game was 2-17 2-18 to Dublin and the first time mayo should’ve won because one of the Mayo players were fowled right in front of the goal and mayo would’ve scored a point
and the lines man said to the ref don’t give Mayo a free because they will win it. The next time we go up we will be bringing Sam to the west💚❤️🏐

From John’s Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 4

Famous People (Step 2)

The students in Ranganna 3-6 have been working hard on their Famous People project. They used Keynote and did some research as well as reading up on their chosen topics. Last week, they gave their amazing presentations to their fellow pupils and listened to their feedback carefully.

January 27

Predicting what is going to happen next in ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’

The pupils in the senior room are currently reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. They have paused to predict what they think might happen next in the story:

I am reading Kensuke’s Kingdom. I have read about how the family are taking a boat trip around the world. Stella Artois the dog has just fallen overboard but has been rescued.
I predict the engine will break and they will have to paddle the boat to land and they will run out if money.
They will have to get a job in Australia until they have enough money. I think they will forget Stella Artois.
I think Michael is going to drop Eddie’s ball in the water and will be sad. I think a giant wave is going to hit the bow of the boat and they will have to swim back on it.

from Jack’s blog

I am reading Kensuke’s Kingdom. I have read about how the family are taking a boat trip.

I predict that one night the mom and dad go to bed and fall asleep and Michael and Stella Artois go up on the top of the boat when a big wave comes and washes them out to ocean.

Then I think that Michael and Stella Artois will fall out into the ocean when a big wave comes and washes then out to a island.

From Patrick’s Blog

I am reading Kensukes Kingdom. I have read about how the family are sailing around the world. Stella Artois has just fallen overboard but has been rescued.

I predict that they stop at another country and Michael gets lost but they only find out when they get back on the boat.

I’d say Stella goes and look for Michael and can’t find him until they see, him in a pub watching a game. Mum and Dad give out to him and put him on the boat and he slips getting on and falls into the water but luckily gets back up.

From John’s Blog

December 16

Hooray for Harry

We read a new story in school. It was called Hooray for Harry.
The story is about an elephant called Harry. Harry had 2 friends and their names are Lulu and Ted. Harry lost his blanket. They looked everywhere. In the end, they saw the blanket on the washing line. We think the title really suited the story. We were all wondering if Harry would find his blanket.
By Taylor & Kayleigh Mc
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November 28

Science week Junior Room (Step 1)

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image For science week my class did the dancing raisins experiment .First we got a cup of water. Then we put the raisins in the water and then we looked. They had sank. Then we got a cup of 7up. We put the raisins in . The raisins went up and down. This happened because the co2 was trying to escape .

We did a candle needs oxygen experiment. We got a candle. Then we lit the candle and we put a glass cup over the candle.The candle went out . Then we put the cup over the candle when the candle nearly went out we took it away quickly.The candle lit again because the oxygen was allowed in again.

We made lava lamps too. We got a bottle.Then we added water.Then we added oil. Then we add food colouring. Then we add Alkaselter tablets . This produced Co 2 which caused bubbles to rise up and down in the bottle. It was cool.

By Lucy

November 17

Scholastic Book Fair: Dress up as your favourite character

We have the Book Fair in our school at the moment. This morning everybody came in as a favourite character from their favourite book. Everyone looked FANTASTIC! They made a really effort.

We we all went down to the Junior room to tell the little ones what everyone was. Then a few minutes later all the Senior Room read a little bit from their book that they dressed up as. The people who weren’t dressed up just read a little of their own book.

Everyone made a really good job at this. Great Work Everyone.😄✌️

By Róisín

Today we dressed up as our favourite character from our favourite books. Lots of people dressed up: there was Alice (from’Alice in Wonderland’), there was Anna (from ‘Frozen’) and many more!

I dressed up as Esmie from ‘The Mum Hunt + The Mum Detective’ This is the second book in a two part book.

The first book, ‘The Mum Hunt’ is about a girl called Esmie who’s mum had died when she was a baby.

Esmie signs her dad up for the Lonely Hearts ad in the paper, near the end her dad and a nice lady called Lizzie are a couple.

The second book is called The Mum Dectective, in that book, Esmie starts to get suspicious of Lizzie when she followed her to her work at the chemists’ one morning, to find that Lizzie doesnt even work there! Surely there is a good explanation for this! Isnt there?

I really enjoyed dressing up today, and everyone was really imaginative at picking their costumes.

By Siobhán

This morning we most of us dressed up as our favourite character from a book. Every year a Book Fair come to our school. It helps us to buy some new books for the school.

Today, we had to dress up as our favourite character from a book. I dressed up as a player from the f2.

The f2 are YouTubers. They do unbelievable skills with famous footballers like Neymar Jr , Messi and Ranaldo.

Just before lunch we went down to the Junior  room to tell them what we were dressed as and about the characters. It was lots of fun and the best costume win a free book in the fair.

By Liam

 

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