May 2023

This month we prayed to Mary while also learning about Renewable Energy in Wexford, and even in Caim! We learned about the Civil War in Ireland and 5th class continued their Maths Stations with Ms. Brady while 6th class took on the task of painting a mural on the School Shelter Wall. We investigated comport and completed an experiment where we tried to make our own compost (to varying degrees of success). We completed our English, Irish and Maths standardised tests and also looked at European countries, cities, landmarks, rivers and mountains. We completed group projects based on Europe too!

April 2023

After the Easter Break we took part in the National Spring Clean and collected rubbish all around the school and parish. Some of our classmates even took bags home to clean up their own areas. We learned about the Burren in Co. Clare and how it is an important area for tourism and nature in Ireland. We made brochures for people visiting the Burren including top places to visit in the area. In art we created paintings of the Poulnabrone Dolmen. We celebrated Friendship Week in the school and created freeze frames in our groups. We competed in trials for the County Wexford School Sports and learned new songs for the Communion Choir. Our Rackard League campaigns continued and we also continued our GAA with Amanda, along with Peil4All. We researched about 1916 Easter Rising and created projects.

March 2023

March was busy with Rackard League matches for the boys and girls. We finished up with our felt art creations and watched The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in 5th class. We researched about Africa and created projects based on African Countries. We did art in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day. We learned the Walls of Limerick and performed it at assembly. 6th class organised lots of activities for Seachtain na Gaeilge. 5th class took part in the Junior Achievement programme with past pupil Alan Buckley. Here they looked at the STEAM subjects and did lots of different hands-on and practical activities. In art we made Easter themed clay in art.

January and February 2023

2023 started with a bang and we attempted some gymnastics and tumble turns in PE. We learned how to use the contents, index and lines of latitude and longitude to identify places in an atlas. We held our Grandparent’s Day Mass as part of Catholic School’s Week and welcomed them to the school for tea and cake. Our class hosted interviews with the Grandparents, as well as showing them examples of handwriting from the schools “Folklore Collection”. We organised a table of historical artefacts for the hallway too!. Mr Kearns took our class for teaching practice and we learned about World War 2 and Norway aswell as performing a Seo Faisin at assembly. We all dressed up for World Book Day and had a day of book related activities too.

December 2022

5th and 6th class were truly in the spirit of Christmas this month. We did Secret Santa in the class and everyone received a thoughtful gift from a classmate. We researched Christmas Traditions and 5th class took part in a webinar with Wexford Education Centre about Christmas Traditions in other countries. We continued to practise for our Christmas performance and made beautiful art pieces based on the Nativity and inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night. We also drew and decorated Christmas Cards which will be printed for us to give to our family and friends.

We held a class Spelling Bee Competition with Nicole emerging as the champion. She will represent the school in the Wexford Round of the competition. Our class created and ran Christmas Themed Circuits for all the other classes for PE in the halla.

We finished up 2022 with a brilliant Christmas Concert in Caim Church where we wore Christmas jumpers and sang as loudly as we could!

November 2022

In November we began Hockey with Diane from Enniscorthy Hockey Club. We learned to glue and Indian dribble along with box tackling.

We did lots of work on the Great Famine in Ireland including drama and listening to songs such as Isle of Hope and Fields of Athenry. We researched and presented projects based on Black 47, Potato Blight, Workhouses and Emigration. We made a display to remember our loved ones who have passed and prayed for them as part of “In November we Remember”. We researched Holland or the Netherlands and also created our advent calendars to count us down to Christmas.

We completed our Stay Safe lessons this month and began our preparations for our Christmas Carol Service!

October 2022

October brought lots of exciting things to our class. We’ve been working hard with lots of different projects such as drafting and editing our Procedural Writing, creating group Data Projects and helping the younger children learn the key elements of skipping.

We had an exciting start to the month when we welcomed Olympic Diver Oliver Dingley to Caim NS, courtesy of a Zoom Call with Dare to Believe Ireland. We did lots of research about the Olympics, Diving and Oliver’s career before this so we had lots of interesting questions for him on the day and even played a few quick-fire games with him too. Check out the video of our afternoon and some of the posters we made.

We continued our GAA skills with Amanda and also took part in, and organised, lots of activities for Maths Week! For Halloween we had lots of entries in the 3D Art Competition and also decorated our windows with our Tim Burton inspired Art and Haunted Houses. We made clay pieces, also inspired by Halloween, and some of our classmates entered the local Credit Union Art Competition. We also had presentations from many of the local Secondary Schools and a few of our class travelled to their open days.

We did some work on the area of bogs and turf as part of our Geography and Science work. Thank you to Conor who brought in some turf that we could dissect and examine for evidence of plants and animals!

On Thursday 27th of October we travelled to the FCJ, Bunclody for the Addams’ Family Musical, performed by their students. For Halloween lots of our class dressed up in various costumes and we organised a Halloween Disco for the final afternoon before the holidays!

September 2022

5th and 6th class have had a busy month, settling into our routines and getting used to the responsibilities that come with being the senior class in the school.

We’ve been busy in class learning about our own identities, discrimination, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr. We made learned how to draw using perspective and also used coloured card to make our own self portraits. We looked at the rivers and oceans in our world and also experimented with electrical currents and magnets.

We performed Dreams by the Cranberries at Assembly and also took part in our Start of Year Mass with Fr. Fegan.

We’ve been practicing our catching skills with Amanda in GAA and many members of the class were part of the Gaelic Football Rackard League and Mini 7s teams. We organised the European School Sports Day held at the end of September and are hoping to organise more events for Active Schools over the next few months.

We’ve been learning the criteria for good recount writing and working on our dictation spellings in class and at home. Some of 5th class received their pen licences this week and the others are working hard towards receiving theirs shortly.