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Our Lady of Lourdes National School, Inchicore, Dublin


14th Jun 2023

Senior Infants and the two First Classes had so much fun on our school tour today! We went to Newbridge Farm and saw lots of different animals, had a picnic in the sun and ended the day in the playground. As you can see we had a lot of smiley happy faces! A great enjoyable day was had by us all 😁

12th Jun 2023

When we arrived into school this morning, we discovered four more butterflies had hatched over the weekend!

We were so delighted that Snowball had some friends- we named them Holly, Callum, Hazel and Emmie.

Today, we released them in the yard with Tony's lovely flowers to make sure they could get some nectar if they were hungry!

They also said "Hello" to everyone in our class!

9th Jun 2023

We were all very excited in Room 1 today when our first Butterfly emerged from their cocoon! Today we put in some apple slices for the Butterflies to enjoy once they have hatched.

We have named the first Butterfly Snowball!

Take a look at Snowball down below!

26th May 2023

It has been fascinating watching our Caterpillars transform! We cannot believe how big they got! This week, they have started to make their cocoons.

We also made some lovely artwork of Symmetrical Butterflies using Black Paint and Pastels.

11th May 2023

Over the last few weeks, we have been working so hard on writing short stories which we put together to publish our very own class book! Our book is called "A Collection of Stories by First Class." We are all amazing authors and illustrators in Room 1!

This week is also very exciting for us as we are learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly. Today our caterpillars arrived! We cannot wait to watch them transform into beautiful painted lady butterflies. There are four stages in the life cycle which are;

1.Eggs- Butterflies lay their eggs on a leaf or a stem of a plant.

2.Caterpillars- Caterpillars hatch from their egg and they are very hungry! Their main job is to eat lots of plants and leaves. This reminded us of one of our favourite stories "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.

3.Chrysalis- When a caterpillar is full, they make a cocoon for themselves using their silk.

4.Butterflies- Caterpillar transforms while in the chrysalis and turns into a beautiful butterfly.


21st Mar 2023

Both First Classes have been extremely busy making fantastic creations with artist Liz from Creativity in the Classroom.

First, the children created their very own stop-motion videos where they had to design and make their very own creatures and backgrounds for their stop-motion videos.

Then the children made relief prints out of foam and old mouse pads and ink.

Take a look below at the wonderful creations!


16th Mar 2023

We had the loveliest ending to a brilliant week celebrating the Irish culture.

We had Sean nós dancing and hurling during the week and it ended with a celebration of Irish language with our Ceolchoirm. 

The children have been speaking so much irish all week and it's wonderful to hear.

We hope everyone enjoys St Patricks Day 🍀

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!

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.

15th Dec 2022

We’ve had lots of fun in First Class this week!

On Wednesday morning, we had our Parents come into our class to help make tree decorations! Thank you to all the Parents who came in! We had a fantastic time!

On Thursday, we also visited Santa! We sang Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer with Santa.

We wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!