St. Joseph's N.S. Ballymitty

2nd and 3rd Class

2nd and 3rd Class

2nd and 3rd Class; The Funny Bubbles

Welcome to Our Class Blog!

Scroll down to see a little bit of what we get up to inside our classroom!


Well done to 2nd and 3rd Class on a fantastic month of June in school. We had a lot of fun along the way and spent most of our time outside; exercising, learning, reading and enjoying the beautiful sunshine.

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We have had a very busy month this May. 2nd Class celebrated their First Confession in St. Peter's Church. We also celebrated Inclusion and Diversity Week as a whole school.

Inclusion and Diversity

During Inclusion and Diversity Week, we did a variety of activities during which we discussed ways which make us unique and ways that we can be more inclusive. We held debates, read stories, played outdoor trust games, completed artwork and best of all we got to design our own DiversiTshirt and wear it to school on Friday 21st May!

Well done to parents and children on the huge effort and engagement for this very important week in our school.


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This term we have been reading the novel "Bill's New Frock". We have loved reading this book and we have been doing lots of fun activities as we read. We have done some drama activities as well as group work and discussion. We also took advantage of the sunshine at the beginning of May and we read some of the book outside!



We have been working on The Bronze Age. Pupils in 3rd Class completed projects on the Bronze age and we had a class quiz using our iPads at the end of the unit.

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First Confession

If you haven't already watched the video of our First Confession please follow this link. A huge thank you to all parents and guardians who prepared the children so well for the Sacrament of First Confession.



April has been a short but very busy month in our class. When we came back from our Easter holidays we had two teachers in our class. Ms. O'Mahony did lots of enjoyable lessons with us. See some of what we did below.


2nd Class were busy learning all about Capacity during Maths this month. Ms. O'Mahony, a visiting teacher brought in lots of different containers for us to estimate and measure with.



We created lots of different artworks during April. We used fabric and fibre to create "spring chickens", we used cardboard to construct robots and we created our own fabric and fibre water cycles.

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Primary Movement

Every Thursday and Friday Ms. Maloney comes to our class to work on concentration, rhythm, fine and gross motor through the Primary Movement program. We have really enjoyed these sessions.

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We have been as busy as ever since we returned to school on March 1st. We were all really happy to get back to school to see our friends after a very long time working at home. Have a look at some of what we did in school this month.


Well done to the children pictured below who received some very well deserved prizes for their fantastic effort in school this month!


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We had great fun creating these Easter bunnies.

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In SESE we were sowing sunflowers. To link in with this, we read a story about Vincent Van Gogh and did our own version of his painting "Sunflowers".

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These spring tulips were created using forks and paintbrushes.

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We have been working on mastering our Fundamental Movement Skill of "catching" this month. We played lots of different games to practise this.

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We used counters to help us in our revision of fractions.

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We used some fake money to help us to become familiar with all of the coins that we use.

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We also did some revision around telling the time. These clocks helped us with our practise!

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In Geography and Science we did some planting this month! We also had to care for our sunflowers to help them to grow.

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In History, we learned all about the Normans. We did a role play in our groups and we also got to do a very fun Kahoot! quiz about the Normans on the school iPads. This was one of our favourite activities this month!

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Using some dice, we practised our oral Irish questions with a partner. We have gotten really good at our "Mé Féin" phrases.

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We have been very busy this December in the run up to Christmas. Have a little look at what we have been doing below.


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We completed our first solo projects for homework this month and they turned out to be super!

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Have a look at the different Christmas art we have been doing this month.

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We worked really hard to learn our Christmas vocabulary in Irish. We played a lot of different games to help us.

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Christmas Walk

We loved going for a walk around the parish in our Christmas clothes!

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We were super busy during November this year. We had a very successful Science Week and we got to do lots of experiments. We also continued our GAA with Lloyd .


In our Geography lessons, we learned about different types of soils. We learned about what soils are made from and we investigated our own local soils. We took soil samples from around our school and checked them for different materials. We recorded all of our results in our SESE hardbacks.

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We continued to practise our Fundamental Movement Skills during the month of November. We have been learning how to skip during our Thursday PE lessons.

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Science Week!

We have been having lots of fun during this year's Science Week. We have been doing a different science/ STEM experiment each day. We have also been writing about and drawing diagrams of all of the experiments we have done.

On Monday, we were in "engineer mode". We used cocktail sticks and Fruit Pastilles to make a house suitable for The Three Little Pigs. We began by drawing out house plans and then we used the materials to build our houses in our groups.

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On Tuesday, we were investigating the body. We were focusing on our heart and we discussed what the heart does. We then decided that we would find out what happens to our heart when we exercise. We started by taking our pulse in a rested state, then we took it again after jogging and once more after running. We figured out that the more we exercised, the faster our pulse got!

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On Wednesday we made lava lamps. This was our favourite activity from this year's science week!

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During the month of November, we made our first ever projects as group. We learned all about the Wright Brothers using the iPads and we put projects together in our pods.

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We have been doing some really fun art this month. We created "Winter Penguins".

We also used clay to create these owl ornaments.

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October has been another very busy month for our class. We have gotten used to our new handwashing and sanitising routines and we got to do a lot of fun and active learning activities. Here is a glimpse of some of the activities we have gotten up to in the month of October!


In October we learned all about trees! We learned about their leaves, their fruits and how to tell different trees apart. We used tinfoil to create these seasonal "Autumn Tree Prints".

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We also went on "Tree Hunt". During our hunt, we collected different leaves, seeds and fruit. We used a "Tree Identification Key" to figure out what tree they came from and we shared what we found when we got back to the classroom.

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We have been really lucky to have Nicola from "Stretch and Grow" in our school for 4 weeks in October. Lloyd has also been back in our school to teach our Fundamental Movement Skills through GAA.

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We have been learning about the Stone Age People during the month of October. We created these cave paintings and then some of the class had the chance to explain the story that their cave paintings told.

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2nd Class have been working really hard at their Maths this term. In October, we explored 2D shapes and we used our tangrams to design "shape pictures" at our desks.

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Halloween Celebrations

During our last week of school before the Halloween Break, we listened to some spooky Halloween music. We also created some Halloween art and we made a pumpkin volcano as an experiment.

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We dressed up for our last day before Halloween and we roleplayed a drama in our pods based on our costumes. Everyone made such a fantastic effort with their costumes. Well done to both parents and pupils!

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This year's return to school was very different to the start of any other school year. We had to learn brand new routines and we had to get used to being back in school after spending such a long time learning at home. We all came together and made a huge effort and it turned out that it wasn't as hard as we all thought it would be!


We experimented with different art materials during September, creating these "Picasso Style" self portraits with oil pastels. We also drew and painted birds using watercolour paints.

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For our SPHE lessons this week we read a story called "Silly Billy". This story gave us some ideas about how to deal with big and small problems that may make us feel a little worried.

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For SPHE/ PE we were so lucky to have Tina visit and teach us some yoga! It may even be an idea to use some of her ideas at home as a way to relax!

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In our History lessons, we learned about "Schools in the Past". We did a walking tour of our school and found out when the old and new part of our school was built. We also got to examine some artefacts from a long time ago. We examined an old School Master's leather strap and an old History book. We interviewed our parents and grandparents to find out what primary school was like for them and how it was different from our time in school today.

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