While school is closed, it gives the boys the opportunity to get plenty of work done on their European Country Project and their Peace Poster!
You can revise for your tests and continue your learning by using Mr Ó Broin’s PowerPoints at home.
Click below to view all of the PowerPoints.
Today we started to read the book ‘The Mystery of the Golden Stars’. It’s a story about 3 young people, Josh, Ricki and Maddy as they join forces to solve a mystery while learning all about the European Union.
We worked very hard on our Pop Art work imitating the great Andy Warhol. The artwork turned out very well!
This month we are going to be learning all about the countries of the European Union and the other countries in Europe too. We got presents from the EU too; a book with information about all 28 member states, and a large map of Europe to bring home with us. Lots of information on the link below.
We have a project to do too, and the guidelines are below.
We will be learning all about the history of our town in the next couple of weeks. Great info on the link below.
For the next few weeks, we will be learning all about Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights Movement in America. For all e-learning homework, click below…
Click below to get lots of information about the themes and topics that we will be covering this year.
For the next couple of weeks, we will be learning all about the Solar System and Space in general. You can follow the link below to learn lots more.
The Great Famine is our topic for the coming weeks.
This month, we will be learning all about the countries and physical features of Africa.
Click below for lots of information.
This month, we are learning all about Weather, Climate and Global Warming.
Lots more information on the link above.
With our tour to Leinster House next week, we are learning all about Ireland’s democracy.
You can learn lots about it by clicking the link above.
This month, we are learning about Antarctic Exploration and Irish Explorer Tom Crean.
Lots more information on the link below.
You can find out lots of information about the history of Hallowe’en by clicking on the picture below.
With the U.S. Presidential Election due to take place on Tuesday 8th November, we have been learning all about everything to do with the Presidents of the United States.
You can revise these facts by clicking on the PowerPoint Presentation below;
Over the last week, we have been looking at the role of the United States president, and how the U.S. will elect its new president on Tuesday November 8th.
The video below helps us to understand the election process.
Today we had a visit from Chloe Kinsella from SEAI to talk to us about sustainable energy. We did loads of experiments and played games about sustainable energy sources.
During the coming month, we will be learning all about the countries of Europe; both within and outside of the European Union. You can click below to learn lots more…
Each of the boys will also be doing a project about a different European country.
All of the project guidelines are below.
This month we will be learning about the Civil Rights Movement in America. Click below to learn more.
The boys should all follow the new drama mini-series ‘Rebellion’ on RTÉ.
We will be learning lots more about the topic of 1916 as we draw closer to the centenary celebrations.
The image above links to RTÉ Player.
Today we visited the home of the Irish Government in Leinster House.
We got a tour of the Dáil and the Seanad, and we met Minister Simon Harris, who answered some of our questions.
Today, we visited the Mermaid Arts Centre.
Storyteller Philip Byrne talked to us about stories from the factories of Bray in times gone by.
Today, we welcomed members of the Irish Army, who presented our school with the Irish Flag and a copy of the 1916 Proclamation. This is part of the centenary celebrations for the 1916 Rising.
Today, we were studying the media. Masthead, Headlines, Classifieds, Editorials …
During September, we will be learning all about the history of our beautiful home town, Bray.
Click the link below for more information
At the moment we are learning all about Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights Movement in America.
Click the link below to learn more.
Since the amount of school days during April is quite short, it is important to start working on this month’s theme over the Easter holidays;
‘1916 Easter Rising and the Foundation of the State’.
Click below for the e-Learning Homework on this topic;
Our class were all over the Bray People today, we even made the front page !!
The stories about the eclipse and our Music Generation concert look great!
Four boys from our class met Mr Ó Broin on the St. Patrick’s Festival Bray Head Hike today.
They will now be our guides for our class trip up Bray Head later in the year !!
We have been presented with our new Green Flag!! Well done to our Green Committee!
Dana will be visiting our class on Wednesday with Fr Jim Kelleher as part of our Confirmation programme. Today we had a little look back at when she won the Eurovision for Ireland in 1970.
This month, we will be learning about the French & American Revolutions.
Click on the links below to learn more;
This month we will be studying the Solar System and Outer Space.
To whet the appetite, have a look at this short video, with narration by Carl Sagan, the famous American astronomer and cosmologist.
Lots of e-Learning Homework on the link below;
Today we helped our buddies in 1st Class to celebrate the 100th day of school this year.
They designed 100 different flags from around the world and showed them off.
Today we had a visit from Claire O’Carroll from Concern. She spoke to us about poverty and the effects of climate change on the people in the developing world, particularly in Chad, Africa.
Some videos that she showed us;
Next Monday, we will have a visit from Claire O’Carroll from Concern, and she will talk to the class about what is going to be done with they money raised from our Concern Christmas Fast.
Click here to find out more information about Concern
Today we were studying the poem “The Ballad of Father Gilligan” by William Butler Yeats.
The poem tells the story of an old priest who is weary, as most of his parishioners are either dying or dead.
Click here to see the poem
As part of our work on Africa, the boys have each been given an African country on which to do a mini research project.
The template to fill in is below, and they should also pick some aspects of the country to write about in more detail. The total page count for the project is 5 pages, and it is due on Friday 16th January.
African Cup of Nations – Project 2015
Welcome back after the holidays! I hope that everyone enjoyed a lovely Christmas!
The two major themes that we will be working on this month are;
The Great Famine African Nations
Click on the pictures above for links to lots of e-learning work for the boys to do during the month.
Today, we were invited for a tour of Leinster House by Junior Minister Simon Harris TD. It was a fantastic experience.
In preparation for our trip to Dáil Éireann next week, the picture below is a link to some e-learning homework that the boys can do to improve their knowledge of the democratic process in Ireland. We will be going through this in class too.
Our main theme for this month will be Weather & Climate.
You can access our e-Learning Homework by clicking on the link below;
Welcome back after the Hallowe’en break.
Our theme for November is WWII. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the start of the war.
The picture below is a link to lots of e-learning work to help the boys with this topic.
The boys should all be working on their European country project at the moment also. The project is due on Monday 20th Oct.
There is lots of information on our Class Website to help them, and the guidelines for the project are below.
European Country Project Guidelines – Oct ’14
We have been learning all about Civil Rights in America, and the crucial role that Martin Luther King Jr played in the Civil Rights Movement. Check out our wonderful Pop Art of MLK Jr. There is lots more information about the Civil Rights Movement on our Class Website.
One of our themes this month is the History and Geography of our own town, Bray.
The ‘Bray – Did You Know?‘ page on Facebook is a wonderful source of information about our town in years gone by.
Lots more information on our Class Website. This will be part of our e-Learning Homework for the month.