Archive for October, 2014


Fourth Class took part in an exciting Road Safety Authority initiative called ‘Street Smart’ on the 23rd of October. This involved the girls carrying out typical, everyday cycling or pedestrian tasks on a streetscape mat . They dressed up and adopted various roles such as a nurse, doctor, fire officer and ambulance driver. They were given the opportunity to sit behind […]

Autumn Fieldtrip

Fourth Class Chess

Fourth Class have been learning chess for the past 6 weeks. The girls really enjoyed the lessons and in particular the class tournament. Congratulations to Hannah, the winner of The Fourth Class Chess Tournament and well done to all the girls for taking part. A huge thanks to John for teaching the girls chess and […]

Happy Halloween from Fouth Class!

Fourth Class here looking very scary!! We had great fun dressing up, writing scary stories, learning the history of Halloween and about how Halloween is celebrated in other countries. We enjoyed Halloween art and some traditional Halloween games!             

Happy Halloween!

Junior Infants really enjoyed their first dress up day in Mercy Primary School. Everyone looked so scary. We really enjoyed watching Mrs.Murray carve out a pumpkin and loved listening to the story “Winnie at the seaside” she read to us.  Thank you Mrs.Murray. Happy Halloween!           

Halloween is here!

Junior Infants have been so busy preparing for Halloween. We coloured and cut out pumpkins, we made scary ghosts using our handprint and we made witches using paper plates and wool.  We learned poems and songs about Halloween too.        

Hallowe’en in Senior Infants-2014

  The girls responded to the Story of “Room on the Broom” with this lovely artwork. They also enjoyed follow up activities on this story- using masks and finger puppets to dramatise the various characters  In creative writing they added  some more  ideas to adapt the story. We have a spooky corner in our class […]

Second Class and the Storyteller

‘Pat the Storyteller’ visited the school recently. Second Class met him. He told them many funny stories. They learned and sang some action songs. Pat showed the class a few tricks. He was brilliant! The girls had great fun.                     

Mini-Movies Workshop.

Our two 6th classes took part in a Mini-Movies workshop as part of the Offline Film Festival. They really enjoyed themselves. You can see their mini movies (and other schools too!)  at this address :        

Maths Week 2014

Maths Week was from Monday 13th October to Friday 17th October. There were lots of very interesting Maths Activities in every class.   One of the most enjoyable was the Maths Trail around the school. Mrs. Fitzgerald spent a very long time creating a trail – it was brilliant!                  […]

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