As part of their eTwinning project with their partner school in Alicante, pupils in 3rd class prepared a presentation of the legend of Setanta. They listened to the story, created illustrations of many scenes from the story and then retold it in their own words. They used the Book Creator app to photograph their illustrations and type in their words for the story. They have now shared their creation with their eTwinning partners and have been reading a Spanish legend prepared by the Spanish pupils.

eTwinning with Alicante: Multi-class project in 3rd - 6th class

Update 13/12/19

We were very excited when a large package from Spain arrived in the post on Thursday, 12th December. It was our Christmas cards from Alicante. Coincidentally our cards arrived in Spain on the same day!


Update 10/12/19

3rd class have been busy tell their eTwinning partners about Christmas traditions in Ireland and created this presentation...

Christmas Traditions in Ireland (Click on link to view)


They have also been telling their eTwinning partners about some traditional foods in Ireland - here are some of the articles they wrote:


Update 4/12/19

Our Christmas cards are winging their way to Alicante! All Christmas cards, completed by pupils in 3rd - 6th class were boxed up today and posted. We're looking forward to receiving our cards from Alicante! Here are the children showing off their cards before they were sent:





Update 2/12/19

Pupils in 3rd-6th class are delighted to be involved in an eTwinning project with a school in Alicante, Spain. This project will last until the end of the school year and pupils have already exchanged letters and are busy preparing Christmas cards to send to their eTwinning partners. There are also plans to send each other some Carol singing and music before Christmas. Here are 3rd class showing off letters they received in the last few weeks.

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3rd class had a great opportunity recently when CB Media visited the classroom to record a video about their eTwinning Christmas card project. It was a great experience for the children to see the cameraman in action as well as learning how to look into the camera when speaking. Click here to see the video.

The Junior Infants have been taking part in an e-twinning project with children in Malta. The project is all about using bee-bots to retell and sequence stories. Our story for the month of February was 'Little Red Riding Hood'. We read the story and did some activities based on the story such as drama and art. We then used our bee-bots to retell and sequence thestory. We documented the activity and send pictures to our friends in Malta.

It was very exciting in 3rd class on November 13th when CB Media came to make a video of the children working on one of their eTwinning projects. This is a promotional video comissioned by LĂ©argas and it will feature the work that the children do on their projects as well as an interview with Mrs Murnane about how she integrates eTwinning into the everyday curriculum. There was also a short interview with some of the children asking them what they like about eTwinning and with Ms Conmy, our Junior Infant teacher as she will soon begin her first eTwinning project. This was a great opportunity for the children to see what is involved in making such a video, and was also a great platform for them to showcase the work involved in eTwinning projects.

The Children chose to feature their current "Christmas Card Exchange 2018" project. For this project, they are teamed up with 11 other schools throughout Europe. They have written letters about Christmas in Ireland as well as making a Christmas card to send to each of the schools involved. It is very exciting when the cards arrive from the other schools and we are having great fun trying to read some of the Christmas greeting in the other languages. Another feature of the project is that the group is creating an online picture dictionary, so 3rd class put in the Irish words for each of the pictures featured such as Crann Nollag for Christmas tree, Nollaig Shona duit for Happy CHristmas etc. There is still more work to be done on the project as they will have to create some Christmas themed games for the other schools involved and will also be recording a greeting for them.