2nd Class construct The School Wormery

2nd Class construct The School Wormery

2nd Class involved in Wormery Construction

The School Wormery

2nd class were very lucky last Friday as they received a visit from Craig, an expert on worms. Craig came into our classroom and we learned lots about worms. Did you know that worms have no lungs, so they breathe through their skin?! They also have 6 stomachs! They have no ears or teeth! After our chat about worms, Craig brought us outside where he had a huge bag of leaves and shredded paper. We had to take the leaves and paper, and soak them in the water, then squeeze out the water before putting them into the big box. When the box was nearly full we added in some soil and then the worms! We got to hold the worms and have a look at them. They were very slimy. We poured in a bucket of fruit and vegetable waste that we had collected on the Thursday from the children’s lunch boxes. Worms’ love apple cores, banana skins, potato peels and carrot peels. We will feed the worms once a week. After around 6 months the box will be full of fresh compost for us to use in our vegetable beds in the garden. Have a look through our gallery below to see the construction and watch how to make your own Wormery by checking out our powerpoint video. Ciara 2nd Class

4th Class Make Soup!

4th Class Make Soup!

4th Class make Soup from our Vegetable Garden

This week 4th class made a wonderful vegetable soup using some of their vegetables harvested from their bed in our side garden.

We had carrots, beetroot, onions and parsnips that we took from our bed last week and made a delicious soup, all with the help of our staff chef, Anne!

The children had a great time washing, peeling and chopping the vegetables. Afterwards, we had a mini-soup party! See below for a slideshow of our pictures!

First Class Forest Art

First Class Forest Art

1st Class Forest Art inspired by Artist Andrew Goldworthy

First Class were inspired by the work of artist Andrew Goldworthy to make wonderful nature art in the Wildlife Garden. We had lots of fun and made amazing creations out of things we found on the ground. It made us look at things very closely and observe all the colours, textures and beauty in the Wildlife Garden in recent weeks.

Raising our Active Schools Flag!

Raising our Active Schools Flag!

 

On Friday morning, we gathered outside the front of our school to raise our newly attained Active Schools Flag.

Dennis, who was assisted by Ruairí and Jodie, unfurled our new flag and raised it up on the flagpole. 

We have been working towards the Active Schools flag for two years and it was a lovely moment to see it being hoisted outside our school for the first time. We celebrated the raising of the flag with a Shake Up, Wake Up!

This year, the Active Schools Team will be including boys and girls from 2nd to 6th class who think they can help our school become a more active place. Darren will speak to all the classes later in the week.

Thank you to everyone in the school community who helped us with this fantastic achievement. 

Marvellous Work

Marvellous Work

Look at all the wonderful work each class has been doing in the first couple of weeks in September!

RETNS children and staff have come back to school with great energy. You can see this by looking at all the work they have undertaken already. It gives the school a very positive vibe to have colourful art up already. Well done everybody. Maeve

Fáilte ar ais chuig RETNS.

Fáilte ar ais chuig RETNS.

School re-opens for all pupils on Thursday 29th August at 8:50 a.m.

Fáilte ar ais chuig ár bpáistí, ár dtuismitheoirí agus ár bhfoireann go léir.

Welcome to our new teachers Aoife and Ciara, our new SNA Sarah and to our new pupils. We are all looking forward to an exciting year ahead in RETNS and to seeing you all here at 8:50 on Thursday, 29 August.

Maeve