St Peter’s Post #16


The weekly blog round-up!

Welcome to another edition of the St Peter’s Post – our online weekly newsletter, where you can catch up on all of the week’s events! This week was filled with the #antearrach Twitter project, pancakes and lots of Polly adventures. Let’s get started!

The headlines from this week:

  • First, we want to congratulate Ian from 6th class who came fourth in the county final of the Easons Spelling Bee. Read all about his great achievement here.
  • The #antearrach Twitter project was in full swing this week. Check out the round up post, including a great podcast from 2nd class, here.
  • Also as part of the #antearrach project, Ms Mitchell’s class went on a nature walk this week – check out their post here.
  • Finally, we had a special guest in as part of the #antearrach project – meet Oreo here.

    • Tuesday was a delicious day in St. Peter’s – it was pancake Tuesday! Read all about it here.
  • Scríobh rang a 5 blagiontráil faoi pancóga. Léigh é ann.
  • Ms Mitchell’s class also wrote a blog post here about their Pancake Tuesday.
  • Tommy had another fantastic stop motion animation this week – set in an airport – with SOUND EFFECTS! We loved it, as you can tell by all the comments, and so will you – check it out here!
  • Cathal from 3rd and Robert from 5th also made their own fantastic stop motion films this week. We’re so delighted to showcase amazing work like this from home. Check them out here.
  • Another big event this week was World Book Day. We celebrated it with our book fair, organised by Ms Sugrue. Read all about it here.
  • 5th class podcasted their favourite extracts from ‘Matilda’ for World Book Day here and were delighted to get a great response from Roald Dahl HQ – thanks Summer Buzz!



  • 2nd class also presented their final set of ‘Write-A-Book’ projects to celebrate the week that was in it. Read them here.
  • Wondering how Paddy’s pet terrapins are doing? Find out here.
  • 2nd class were thrilled when Polly came back from Greystones this week. We reckon she’ll sleep all weekend after all of her adventures. Want to find out more about her trip? Read all about it here. (P.S. all the lovely Twitter interaction about Polly this week is well worth a read – we storified the Tweets here)
  • 5th and 6th classes have been working on Khan Academy to improve their Maths. We put together a post explaining what a success it’s been here. And we’re delighted to announce that we’re currently in 4th place in the national standings of Mathletes:

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  •  5th class also had a busy working on their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) this week. First they started off by working on their observing and inferring
  • And then on Friday, they turned into paleontologists. Check out that lesson here.
  • Also this week, we had a multi-sports soccer blitz – read the report here.
  • Archie from 6th showed off a cool trick he learned with static electricity – watch it here.
  • Check out 2nd class’s work with NewsBooth this week. Their news report on the Titanic has to be seen!
  • Our ‘Wednesday for Parents’ mini-series on help with homework continued this week. Tips for helping with your child’s learning homework can be found here.

What a variety of posts this week! In other news:

  • Here’s the chirpstory of Signs of Spring from Seomra Ranga – can you find our contributions?
  • We went to Mass on Wednesday for Ash Wednesday. We were really proud of how well-behaved and respectful all of our students were.
  • Leon, Patryk and Adam updated our Shelfari for us with reading suggestions for Matilda.]
  • TeachMeet East took place during the week. You can read more about it here. St Peter’s was well-represented on the night with presentations on Roots of Empathy, podcasting and Mini-Scientist. Well done to Ms Brennan who helped to organise a really successful evening!

Next week is the lead-up to St Patrick’s Day and Seachtain na Gaeilge!

As always, you can read all previous editions of the St Peter’s Post here.

— Ciara Brennan

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