Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Happy Christmas!

We get our Christmas holidays today! We would like to wish our families and our friends a very happy Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year. See you all in 2016!

Carols for St Vincent de Paul

On Monday, the senior classes went to the post office to sing Christmas carols, to collect money for charity. 3rd and 4th classes sang from 11.15 to 12.30. It was hard work! Lots of our parents came to see us, and we loved having the support. 5th and 6th classes sang after us. In total, we raised just over 1000 euro for St Vincent de Paul!!!! Thank you to everyone who put money into our buckets, it will help give needy people a better Christmas.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Musical: Ye Ha!

The St Clare's musical, Ye Ha, was performed in the school hall for the older classes on Friday 11th December. It was fabulous! Pupils from 5th and 6th classes took part. Next year it will be our turn to take part in the musical, and we can't wait.
A scene from the musical

The cast

Friday, 11 December 2015

Swimming Gala

On Wednesday 9th the Schools Swimming Gala took place in Cavan Leisure Centre. Pupils from all the schools in Cavan Parish took part. Sabrina P from our class swam in the gala. She swam in Front Crawl individual, and the St Clare's relay team. She swam brilliantly. Well done Sabrina P!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

On December 8th we went to mass in the Cathedral. It was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This is when we remember how Mary learned that she was to be the Mother of Jesus.

Monday, 7 December 2015

A Tale of Two Storeys

On Thursday last we went to the Town Hall to see the play "A Tale of Two Storeys". It was the story of the people who lived in a block of flats. Four actors played all the parts. It was fabulous and we really enjoyed it.
We love the theatre!

A scene from the play

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Arts and Science Project: Workshop 2

Today Heather Brett and Marilyn Gaffney came in to us again, to continue our workshops. We examined our nature walk worksheets, and came up with some clever descriptions based on what we had seen. Next we did more leaf rubbings, this time on tin foil, and drew leaf outlines with the shapes of insects and creatures inside.
Heather discusses our findings from our nature walk worksheets

Marilyn demonstrates leaf rubbings on tin foil

We get to work

Monday, 30 November 2015

Taxi for Ms Doyle's class!

If it is too wet, we get a bus back from the swimming pool on Fridays. This Friday, it was pouring rain, so here we are waiting on our bus to arrive! Every cloud has a silver lining!!

Friday, 27 November 2015

Library Visit

On Thursday November 26th we visited the Library. We had a chance to browse through all the brilliant books. The library is free to join, all you need to do is call with a parent or guardian, and sign the form. We borrowed 13 books, to learn more about the Celts and Ancient Rome.

FAI Futsal Tournament

Congratulations to Erika and Sorcha, who represented our class in the FAI Futsal soccer tournament in Cavan Astro Park on November 24th. The girls played really well in all their games. Well done!!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Arts and Science Project- Cavan County Council

4th class have been chosen to participate in an Arts and Science Project, in conjunction with University College Dublin and Cavan County Council. Only five schools were chosen from County Cavan, so we had to enter a competition in October, and we won! As part of this project, we will be working with scientists from UCD later in the year, at Cavan Burren Park. Firstly we will be taking part in workshops with Cavan artists, who will come to our school to do art and poetry workshops.

The first workshop took place on November 16th. Heather Brett, poet, and Marilyn Gaffney, visual artist, came to our classroom. They introduced the project to 4th class. Marilyn worked with us on plant, bark and rock rubbings in crayon and paint. Heather did a poetry workshop based on the weather this morning, where we all worked together on a poem. They will be coming back to us in two weeks. We can't wait!
Heather Brett and Marilyn Gaffney meet the classes

Marilyn shows us how to do rubbings

Poetry workshop with Heather Brett

Friday, 13 November 2015

Science Week

A Mobile Cinema came to St Clare's for Science Week. Our class were lucky enough to be able to go. A scientist gave a presentation about Making and Designing. He talked about rockets, transport, cavemen and houses. He was great. Then we watched a Wallace and Gromit movie called The Wrong Trousers, about an inventor and his dog. We had a great time at the mobile cinema.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Swimming Lessons

We go to swimming lessons every Friday in Cavan Leisure Complex. It is great fun, because we are split into groups, we have our lesson, and at the end we have playtime in the pool. It is very important to be able to swim. It is very good exercise, and it is fun!!
On the way back from swimming

Friday, 6 November 2015

Swim Club

St Clare's Swim Club takes place after school on Fridays. Wiktoria, Petra, Sabrina P and Kayleigh have joined this club. The girls are training hard, hoping to be selected for the Schools Swimming Gala which takes place in December. Good luck girls!!

Cross Country Running

The Schools Cross Country races take place on Tuesday 10th November in Kilinkere GAA Grounds. Kayleigh and Rachel are taking part in the training after school on Mondays. Keep it up girls!

Soccer Training

Soccer training is on Wednesdays at lunchtime. It is great fun. Mary, Kayleigh, Sorcha and Erika have joined up. Go girls!

Homework Club

The Homework Club takes place in St Clare's every Tuesday and Thursday, from 2.40 until 3.30. Nina, Wiktoria, Sorcha, Kayleigh, Sabrina P, Erika and Sabrina B from our class have signed up. It is a great way to get your homework done before you go home.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Tin Whistle class

Every Wednesday, Padraig Lynch comes in to 4th class to teach us the tin whistle. We are working hard at our music, and we are learning some great tunes, such as Mo Ghile Méar, Kerry Polka, The Star of the County Down, and Óro Sé do Bheatha Bhaile.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015


On October 23rd we came to school dressed up for Halloween. We had a Cheerios breakfast morning, and later that day we had a Halloween party. Then we had a week off school!!

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Welcome Back!

September is here, the new school year has started, and we are all back in St Clare's. We are looking forward to a brilliant year. Don't forget to keep an eye on our blog, to see all the work we do here in 4th class!
HELP! These 4th class books are so hard!

Just kidding- they're going to be easy peasy!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

End of 4th class

The tests are finished, the reports are in the post... We are fast approaching the end of 4th class! I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the wonderful girls in our class a brilliant summer. You have been super!!! Stay safe, have fun, and I look forward to seeing you all in September again!
Best wishes to you all,
from Ms Doyle