WELCOME TO KNOCKNACARRA NATIONAL SCHOOL
We extend a warm welcome to you and your child to Knocknacarra NS. It is our aim that your child will be extremely happy in our school and will achieve his/her full potential by being happy, sociable and respectful in our school’s pleasant and stimulating learning environment. There is a strong sense of community and a high level of co-operation between staff, pupils, parents and visitors.
New Primary Language Curriculum: The Department of Education and Skills published a leaflet for parents on the New Primary Language Curriculum for English and Irish (Junior Infants to Second Class). It explains the curriculum changes and offers advice to parents on supporting their children’s language development at home.
Help My Kid Learn: I would like to highlight another excellent web site, Help My Kid Learn, which brings together relevant information for parents and the wider community to support children’s literacy and numeracy development.
This week at KNS
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Most recent posts from the classrooms
We have been learning all about Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday as some people call it. It marks the beginning of Lent and ends on Easter Sunday. Long ago people used up all their treats for the Lenten period. We used sugar and lemon to put on our pancakes. They...read more
We have been busy learning about the life cycle of the butterfly. We have also been exploring micro habitats around the school. We had so much fun and found lots of mini beasts!...read more
In First Class we have been very excited noticing lots of changes happening around us. We love that we can play outside longer in the evenings as they get brighter! We have been out spotting nature coming back to life around the school, buds on the trees and green...read more
We have been working on our persuasive writing in class, covering topics like ‘All children should have pets’ and ‘Children shouldn’t have to wear a school uniform’. As part of this, we asked our peers to have a look at the persuasive piece we had completed and give...read more
We further developed our gymnastics to create a routine involving movement, balances, jumps and rolls. We incorporated some bench work into our sequences as well, and then performed for each...read more
For the month of January we were learning all about World War One. Take a look at some of our projects. We had lots of varying projects; from models of war scenes, informative charts, PowerPoints and Keynote presentations. Enjoy...read more