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Science Week

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  This week the children in Mr McGuire’s 2 nd class took part in Science Week. The class learned a lot about the wonders of science and the world. This week we completed two exciting experiments. Experiment 1: Skittles Rainbow The first experiment revolved around, changing a solid into a liquid. This involved placing a circle of Skittles on a plate, then warm water was applied. After a few minutes, the solid colour on the Skittles started to melt (solid to a liquid) and a wonderful liquid of colours (like a rainbow) could be seen.                                                                                         Experiment 2: Dancing Raisins The second experiment revolved around, a chemical reaction between an acid (vinegar) and a base (baking soda). A spoon of baking soda was placed in a glass, then it was half-filled with water, the remainder of the glass with vinegar. Then after a few moments, there was a chemical reaction (Cardon Dioxide formed), then the raisins were l

Halloween Celebrations

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  We had a wonderful time celebrating Halloween in 2nd class. The children learned about the history of Halloween, they made some creative pieces of art (clay pumpkins) and much more. On the Friday before the Halloween break, the children got dressed up to celebrate this seasonal event. We all had a wonderful time.

Class Trip to a Play: Ballyfermot Library

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  On Tuesday 18th October 2022, the children from 2nd class (both Mr McGuire's and Ms Murtagh's class) went to Ballyfermot Library to watch a spectacular performance of 'The Giggler Treatment' by Roddy Doyle. The children really enjoyed the performance, which was a collaboration between the Theatre Commission and 'The Ark'. It was adapted and composed by Fionn Foley and directed by Sophie Motley.  

Maths Week Fun

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  On the 10th of October 2022, 'Maths Week' commenced in St. Gabriel's School. Children from all year groups enjoyed undertaking a range of fun maths activities both within the school building, as well as in the adjoining grounds. Children learned to work both individually and as a team, to solve maths problems and tasks.    

Art- Creativity inspired by nature

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  In 2nd Class, we recently explored many elements of the natural world. The children then created some inspiring pieces of art, using paint and pastels .

Welcome back to 2nd Class

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  Welcome Back I would like to wish everyone in 2 nd class a happy return to school.  I am greatly looking forward to teaching a wonderful 2 nd class this coming year.  Kind regards Mr McGuire