1st and 2nd Class

Welcome to our 1st & 2nd Class blog.

We are a happy group of boys and girls and we have been busy getting settled into our new classroom. We enjoy reading, writing stories and doing puzzles.

We especially love art time because we can be creative, and sometimes messy too! We have great imaginations!

We are a very active bunch and have great fun playing on yard time. We are kind to one another and each one of us makes a great friend.


Our Class

Class Information

Class Teacher : Miss Laura Sexton

Email: lauras@ballycloughns.com for class queries.

office@ballycloughns.com for administrative queries.

Winter Art & Christmas Elves

We had a lot of fun imagining what it might be like to live in our very own snow globe, and bringing it to life with our photographs. It was cold in there!

We have also had two extra classmates in 1st & 2nd. Our elf Winky and his friend Robin joined us at the beginning of December. They watch us as we do our work and play, and we love coming in to the classroom each morning to see where they've got to. We designed our own Elf's Legs as part of our art last week. If you look closely you might spot Winky and Robin in the photographs too!


We had a very special guest at school this morning. Santa Claus popped in for a visit! He said we were all brilliant and he can't wait to travel to all of our houses on Christmas Eve. We are very excited!

Happy Christmas everyone!

St. Brigid's Day!

We celebrated St. Brigid's Day today. We learned about how kind and caring St. Brigid was, and her plan to build a church. We then designed St. Brigid's Cloaks of our own. Didn't the boys and girls do a great job?!

First Confession

Today was a very special day for 13 boys and girls in 2nd Class who received their First Confession. They were excellent. Well done!

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

We are excited for St. Patrick's Day in 1st and 2nd Class. We did some lovely rainbow and gold art, and wrote about what we would do if we found our very own pot of gold. We had some wonderful and very imaginative ideas!


Say Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Dressed up for Lá Glas

Springtime Planting

The sun was shining for our time in the garden yesterday. The children enjoyed planting onions and potatoes. We are looking forward to watching them grow!


Looking Forward to Our Special Day

Pupils from 2nd Class are busy a the moment. We are preparing to celebrate our First Holy Communion Day. It will be a special day for us and our families and we are very excited!



First Holy Communion

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Celebrations for 2nd Class - Congratulations!

We had a special cake delivery following our First Holy Communion, it was really yummy!

School Tour Fun

We had a great day on our trip to Fota Adventure Park. We practised good teamwork in building shelters, we enjoyed some toasty marshmallows and we got very muddy in the obstacle course! Teacher was very proud of how brave and excellent we all were. Here's some photos of our day!