Category Archives: 2nd Class

Get Active at Home Week!! Junior Infants – 6th Class

Hi everyone in Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st class, 2nd class, 3rd class, 4th class, 5th class, 6th class and Realt Aras 🙂

It’s Get Active Week…with one difference….your’e at home!!

We have lots of exciting and challenging fitness related activities planned for you over this week! Make sure to give as many activities as you can ago. You’ll get to try new cultural dances, join in with videos from some familiar faces like Jill O’ Neill who does our after school dance, ‘Jill O’Neill School of Dance’. 

There is a video with some healthy recipes to try, some yoga chill out, some circuit style fitness and a live login zoom class with Carla from ‘Pound Fitness’, see details below for signing up to this class. All these videos and activities are free to you and available right to your sitting room, garden or bedroom!! 

There are some challenges linked to maths and English, not to forget, your teachers should have a weekly competition ready for you also!

i know many of you have been keeping up with Joe Wicks daily PE sessions, so don’t forget to include this also!

Remember, We’re looking for 60 minutes of activity a day…this can be in 3 20minute blocks or any combination you choose!! 

Let’s Get Active ⚽️🏸🏀🥍🤸🏾‍♂️🏌🏽‍♀️🧘‍♂️⛹🏻🚴🏻🏆

We have set up a new email address and would love you to send in some photographs of you completing the activities. These will be used on our school Twitter @HansfieldETNS and a compilation video on our school website. Get your parents to email your photograph to: We look forward to seeing lots of amazing snaps!!

‘Pound Fitness’ Live Zoom Session  with Carla Roberts                                           Tuesday 9th June 2020 for Hansfield ETNS students only 

1pm start time session lasts 20-30mins (Carla will be online from 12:45pm to help log on) 

Go to insert the below information and join the session with video and audio access. 

Meeting Id: 83414148136 

Password: 428363

Please remember your manners, any misbehavior will event in you being removed from the live class (this includes the chat function and video). 

Jun Inf – 6th Class Active Week Learning

Please access the above link to view the weekly grid.

We hope you enjoy ‘Get Active at Home Week’ 


Nina’s Second Class – Reflecting on Chinese New Year

Hi everyone!

As February comes to an end, Nina’s second class reflect on all of the work they did for this year’s Chinese New Year. We found so many ways to learn about this special celebration.

In geography, we learned all about the fantastic traditions enjoyed during the fifteen days of celebrations, which included dragon dances, fireworks and lantern festivals. In art, we made our own red and gold lanterns and some of us even wrote ‘Happy New Year’ on them in Chinese characters. In history, we learned about ‘The Legend of the Nian’, a fierce monster which used to scare the villagers until they learned that lanterns, fireworks and the colour red would keep him away each New Year. We then acted out this amazing legend ourselves in drama! Then in P.E, we had a brilliant dance workshop where we learned a traditional dance using fans and some of us even got to try the dragon dance!

We just love learning about other cultures and traditions from around the world!

Have a look at some of our photos below.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

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Busy in 2nd Class

Stephen’s 2nd class have been busy the past couple of week settling into our new class. Lots of hard work has been done. Here is a quick summary of what we have been up to.

In literacy we have been busy with our station teaching. In maths we have been revising addition and subtraction that we did in 1st class. Our Gaeilge theme at the moment is ‘bia’ and we have been working on this. The children were busy in music with ‘song singing’, learning and practicing ‘Ireland’s Call’. In art, we have been making self portraits out of recycled materials. This week, we studied the work of Piet Mondrian and were inspired to do some painting in that style. In science we were learning about taste and the different types of taste: bitter, sweet, salty and sour. This included some tasting of different foods, which everyone was keen to do! In history, we looked at how we change over time by looking at ‘My Timeline’. While in geography we were learning about mapping and we created some maps of the school. In In PE we have been practicing our catching and throwing skills.

Haka Gaelach Names Self Portraits