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How to Sleep Well on Halloween Night Videos

Pupils in 5th and 6th enjoyed creating dramatic versions of the Poem, 'How to Sleep Well on Halloween Night' using the Clips App on our new IPads.

Great work and we are learning a lot about how to collaborate effectively in groups!


School Re-opens after the Mid-Term break on Monday 5th November at 08:50.

Team Hope will be collecting our Christmas Shoe Boxes when we return to school.


Happy Halloween!


2nd and 4th Class entertained the whole school with poetry, drama and song during their amazing assembly. It was wonderful to learn about all the fantastic projects, learning and fun going on in 2nd-4th class since September.

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5th and 6th Class has been busy taking tallies of the fruit and veg in every class every day and the most active class.

This month Room 1 retained the Peter Rabbit Active Award and Room 3 bagged the fruit and veg one! The variety of fruit and veg eaten this month has been remarkable. We are looking forward to creating bar charts of the data in 5th and 6th in November.


Finally last month's Caring Citizen presented October's Caring Citizen Award to a very worthy pupil and we also celebrated October Birthdays. The winning team from our Maths Week Maths Trail around the school was also celebrated!

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Another wonderful month of active learning and fun in Faughart Community National School!

We are looking forward to Assembly in Room 1 in November when Junior Infants and 1st class will be given the opportunity to entertain us.

Autumn adventures


This month we've been learning about all the changes that happen in our natural enviornment at this time of year. With Autumn, comes, darker evenings and colder mornings, warmer clothes and boot covered toes. The leaves are changing colour. In Summer they were green but in Autumn they turn beautiful shades of red, orange, yellow and brown. Eventually they fall off the trees. We decided to head outside to see these changes for ourselves!


During our nature trail we collected fallen leaves and small twigs. We noticed how the trees branches were becoming more sparse and how a pile of leaves can provide hours of fun! We used these to do some leaf rubbings, whch you can find displayed in our classroom!

We found some pine cones lying nearby and Ms McDermott brought in a handful of chestnuts and sycamore leaves or "helicopters". 


Autumn is also a very busy time for a number of different animals! Squirrels, frogs, bears and bats are all preparing for a long winter sleep known as "hibernation". They must gather lots of food to keep them satisfied during the winter, when there isnt much food around! We decided to help the local hedgehogs with their preparations by building a hibernaculum. 


We used a cardboard box, branches, leaves, shredded paper, bricks, a plastic bag, a pipe and LOTS of teamwork to make our cosy hibernaculum! 


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