Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas - Happy Holidays

We would like to wish all our families and friends a wonderful Christmas, and a peaceful and happy New Year. See you all back here in 2015!

The Stray Path- Red Riding Hood

 On Thursday 18th we went to the Town Hall to see the Gonzo Theatre Group's production of Red Riding Hood. It was brilliant! It is the story of what happened to Red Riding Hood's granddaughter.  Here are our reviews:

Hollie: it was super!!!!!              Seana: fantastic!!
Oliwia: we loved it! haunted!    Ruby: very dramatic!!
Gabriella K: scary and funny     Bernice: Hilarious!
Nadine: excellento!!                   Mehik; epic and creepy!!
Chloe Collins: fascinating!!        Mary: it had a good side and a bad side
Jemima: extraordinary!!             Chinazam: magnificient!
Aleen; awesome and creative     Chantel: amazing
Erika: creepy!!                            Dana: fabulous!
Ugne: cool!                                 Chloe Caudilla: weird!!
Alex: suspicious and extraordinary!!
On our way in to the Town Hall

Carol Singing

On Wednesday 17th December we went carol singing at the Post Office. Third class and fourth class went together. We sang all our favourite carols, including Silent Night, Away in a Manger, Santa Claus is coming to town, The First Noel, Joy to the World, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer and The Twelve Days of Christmas. Fifth and Sixth class sang after us. In total, we raised just over one thousand euro for St Vincent de Paul!! A huge thank you to everyone to turned up to watch us, who clapped for us, and who put money in our buckets. St Vincent de Paul will help families all over Cavan to have a better Christmas, thanks to all of you!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014


Santa visited our classroom on Tuesday. He came in and gave us all sweets. It was a great surprise!

Futsal Soccer Winners

Congratulations to Geraldine, Mary, Alexandra, Dana, Chantel, Aleen and Mehik, who were chosen to represent St Clare's at the 4th class Futsal Soccer Tournament in the old Army Barracks. After a close competition, playing against some great teams, the girls won! They were presented with gold medals. Well done girls, we hope to see you lining out for Ireland soon!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Let it snow!

On Friday December 12th, just before 10am, it started to snow. We were thrilled! We were so excited, we went outside and took a photo. By breaktime, the snow was gone. We were devastated!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas Carols

On Wednesday 17th we will be singing Christmas carols at the Post Office. Proceeds of the collection will go towards the Cavan Branch of St.Vincent de Paul. Come along and support us next Wednesday! Bring your friends! We will be there from 10am to 11.30am. Check back here for the photos!

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

We went to mass in the Cathedral, as December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. When we were there, we visited the crib up on the altar. On Christmas Eve, baby Jesus will be placed in the crib. We thought the crib figures were beautiful.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Goodbye Ms Phelan!

Today we say goodbye to Ms Phelan. She has taught us so much, and we have really enjoyed having her in our class. We all learned so much from her lessons. She was so nice to us, we will all miss her. We hope she comes back to St Clare's, and she can teach us again!
Goodbye Ms Phelan, and happy Christmas, from Ms Doyle and all the girls in Prefab 2A.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The Hollow: Art Exhibition

We visited The Hollow Art Exhibition, in the Teachers' Centre on Main Street. This is an exhibition of artworks based on the folklore of Cavan. We wrote a wish on a piece of paper, and hung our wishes on the branches of a Wishing Tree. The artists told us some Cavan folktales. We loved this exhibition. It is on until Sunday.

Listening to an old fairy story

The Wishing Tree

Writing our wishes

Admiring the art

Talking to Michelle the artist

Lots of wishes

Hearing all about the paintings

Clay pots

Here are our Celtic clay pots, ready to go home.

Response to Beauty: Art Exhibition

On Tuesday 2nd December we visited the Response to Beauty Art Exhibition in the gallery on Ashe Street in Cavan. Local artists created beautiful artworks based on the Cavan landscape and the Marble Arch Caves Geopark. Mrs Bradley from St Clare's had paintings in the exhibition. We really enjoyed seeing the beautiful art. We all picked our favourites.

Waiting to go into the exhibition

Listening to Heather, one of the artists, explaining about the art

Admiring the beautiful paintings

The paintings were all very different

Everyone had their own favourite

Picking out our favourite artwork

Asking lots of questions


Here are some examples of our work in weaving.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

The Celts: clay pots

We have been learning all about the Celts. We made pinch pots from clay, like the Celts would have made.