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Our Lady of Lourdes National School, Inchicore, Dublin


1st Feb 2023

We had 2 teams participate in the Credit Union quiz this year. A 6th class team and mixed 5th and 6th. All the schools in Ballyfermot and Inchicore areas took part. 

Our 6th class team, Aleksander, Julian, Michael and Levi, came in 3rd place. This was a fantastic result and the best result we have had in a long time. We'll done to all🎉

1st Feb 2023

We had a lovely morning celebrating Grandparents day last Friday as part of Catholic School’s week. It was lovely to have so many grandparents come in. 

28th Jan 2023

We had a fantastic Literacy Week . We had great participation from all class levels. 

Some classes did lovely displays on their doors, some did Readers Theatre in their classrooms. 2nd class did a brilliant version of Goldilocks and performed at Assembly. Our infants classes and 1st went to Inchicore Library to listen to Story telling from Bríd and Helene. 2nd-6th did a "Book tasting" in our school library with Ms. Merry. Children across the school are working really hard to maintain a good standard of has been a busy few weeks but it has been fantastic to see the childrens enthusiasm for Storytelling and reading.


26th Jan 2023

Junior Infants had a great time participating in Literacy week last week. 

On Tuesday we had a reading morning where parents were invited in to read a range of books with their children. 

We visited the library in Richmond Barrack's and got some great stories read to us by Helen. The children even got a chance to look at all the books they could rent from the library afterwards. 

We also had lots of fun designed our class door inspired by our book of the week 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister just look at how it turned out!

24th Jan 2023

Last week third class participated in literacy week by reading a number of different stories. We read the story of Jerome the word collector and decorated our door using lots of different tricky words. The children used words they had learned throughout the year. We also performed a readers theatre for eachother and each child took on a role within the story "The Chocolate Touch". There was much excitement and enjoyment throughout the week. 

23rd Jan 2023

Mr Weir's 3rd class won the Christmas door competition and really enjoyed their prize which was a trip to the cinema to watch the Polar Express.

20th Jan 2023

1st Class had great fun this week during Literacy Week.

We created our own stories and read them aloud for the class. The stories were very creative and full of adventure! 

On Tuesday, we headed over to the library in Richmond Barrack's where Helen read some books to the children. Everyone was very excited - and the children even got to borrow their own book to read at school. 

We also created a door display based on the story 'Handa's Surprise'. The children worked very hard at this and it turned out amazing! 

17th Jan 2023

We are having a super start to Literacy Week!

Last week, we were inspired by the cover of Mo Williems’ book “Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the bus!” We decided to decorate our classroom door like the cover for Literacy Week. We used our handprints to create our very own pigeons! 

On Monday, we designed a book cover for an art competition and we drew ourselves reading our favourite types of book.

On Tuesday, we went over to the library in Richmond Barracks and we had a fantastic time! We listened to some fantastic stories and then we got to have a look around the library.

We cannot wait to see what else is in store for the rest of Literacy Week!

15th Jan 2023

We are having our annual Literacy week this week and the focus is on Storytelling. Children will listen to stories in their classes and learn the important skill of Retelling.

Our infant and 1st classes will visit the library for story time and parents are invited in for a Shared Reading morning with their children on Tuesday.

Some classes are decorating their doors and are picking a book or story as a theme. 

Other classes are doing Readers Theatre or short dramas to tell stories, some of whom will perform at assembly or with their buddy class.

A selection of  children are being recorded telling a story. This could be a retelling of a story they know, a story about something that happened to them etc. 

There will be a "Book Tasting" in our school library on Thursday. There will be a wide variety of book genres on display. The children will have an opportunity to explore the different books, making notes as they go along. We hope that they will discover new authors or genre that will interest them and get them excited to read. 

So if you get a chance, share a story with our students, any type of story,one that you remember from your childhood, one that makes you laugh, or read one from a book. It doesn't matter the story or the language because you are passing them the art of story telling. Don't forget to ask them to tell you a story 😊



9th Jan 2023

Happy New Year!

We are off to a great start in Room 1 for 2023! We had a great catch up with all our friends and we are delighted to be back.

Our new topic in Maths is Capacity. We read Goldilocks and the Three Bears and we were set the challenge of figuring out which bowl- Daddy Bear, Mammy Bear or Baby Bear’s bowl could hold the most water. We had great fun!

For Art, we created collage hearts using cut up sweet wrappers.