Senior Room Class News

World War II Projects

5th and 6th Class have been learning about World War II. Their individual projects were completed over the last month of school. They showed great research skills and demonstrated the ability to write information in their own words. Their projects show a very good understanding of the key events of WWII, as well as what life was like for people at that time.

Senior Room School Tour

The bus will leave from Homeland at 8.15 am sharp and will return at 7.30 pm approximately. We are very fortunate that Peace IV is funding the cost of the bus for this trip. As a result, pupils only have to pay for their tickets into Aillwee Cave, the birds of prey exhibition and JumpLanes. At JumpLanes, pupils will also get pizza, chips and juice before we leave to come home.

The pupils should wear their school tracksuit. Pupils will not need any money on the day and cameras/phones are not allowed. Pupils will need to bring a bag with the items listed below. All belongings should be named.

WHAT TO BRING:
– Light raincoat
– Healthy lunch, snacks and drinks (no fizzy drinks). The children will be away for a long day. Please ensure your child has sufficient lunch for two breaks.
– Any medication needed i.e. inhaler – please let the class teacher know if this is the case.

We are looking forward to a very enjoyable tour.

Cumann na mBunscol

The children in Taunagh N.S. took part in Cumann na mBunscol for the first time on Friday, 17th May. Our boys team worked really well together and our girls team won two of their matches and progressed to the semi-final. The semi-final went to extra time but it wasn’t our game. All the children are to be highly commended for the skill and enthusiasm they showed!

It’s all go in the Senior Room!

In Taunagh N.S., all the children work very hard on their handwriting and story writing skills. Congratulations to Clive Barlow in 4th class who came runner-up in the An Post Story Competition. He won a voucher for his efforts and €100 for the school. This is a wonderful achievement and recognises his presentation skills and the twist he put on the story of Michael Collins. We are one of three schools in Ireland who have had multiple winners in this national competition. In addition, the senior pupils took part in the Heritage 2030 Emoji Competition in conjunction with Sligo Education Centre. Sophie Swann and Ella K. Murray came first place in their categories for the emojis they designed to depict their understanding of our heritage. They won a €50 book voucher each and will go on to represent Sligo at regional level. Over the Easter holidays, seven pupils performed in the tin whistle band competition in Sligo Feis Ceoil and came in second place. We are very proud of all the children in our school and are delighted to celebrate the children’s achievements.

We have also been working with clay in art to create some beautiful pots.

Spring in the Senior Room

P.E. in the Senior Room

The pupils have been working on their GAA skills with Ross and developing their cycling skills with Ciaran from Crank and Cog.

Visual Arts

We had four winners in Sligo Feis Ceoil in the Art competition. We also made some beautiful Mother’s Day cards in Art and are currently weaving using cardboard looms and wool.

Religion

In Religion, we wrote prayers about friendship and made origami paper flower to go with them. Our work is currently on display in Taunagh Parish Church.

Science

We have been working on the Living Things strand of the science curriculum, learning about plants and earthworms.