The Vault by Darragh

One day a man named Nick was walking to work. When he was half an hour away from work, he saw a tree. He went to inspect it but when he got to the tree, he realised that the tree was made out of steel. Suddenly he found a lever so he pulled it. A door opened so he stepped in side. When he got inside, he saw a giant vault door. He saw a big red button so he pushed it. At all of a sudden the ground started to shake the the door opened. He stepped inside and saw a…

The Call of Quarantine by Abby

Today my friends and I went on a FaceTime call for the whole day. While we were on call we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner together and Niamh and I had the same dinner called lasagne. Jessica and Ashley had pasta, we thought it was super funny to have the same dinner at the same time. Then it started getting late, my mam ask me if I wanted to take a walk down the beach and watch the moon rise. When we got there I was able to show the girls the view from my phone. It was amazing.

The Magical Sunset by Jessica M

One day Ava and her friend Mia got up early in the morning and walked to the beach to see the sunset. They were so excited but when they got there it was a little different from what they had expected, the sun was already up in the sky. They took some pictures and when they looked at them there was one werewolf in the picture. They looked up at the sunset and there was no werewolf to be seen. Ava was getting scared and wanted to go home but Mia thought it was cool and wanted to investigate more.

The Haunted Grave Yard by Zach

One day there was a kid named Alex he and his friends were going to sneak into a grave yard where they left all of there sweets under the roots of a dead old tree on a small muck pile. So they met up outside Alex’s house it took 10 minutes to get there. They saw the tree just as the sun was going down one of the boys Tod put is hand in a gap where he left them Tod screamed and pulled his arm out well what was left of it and started running away…

The Full Moon by Jessica H

It was a lovely Saturday night when I decided to go to my hangout spot by a tree. As I was leaving my house I noticed there was a full moon, so I ran back inside and got my camera to take some nice pictures. I reached the spot and I sat down and just admired the sky and how peaceful it was. I set up my camera and I got a good few shots but I noticed something in the background of one of them. I looked a bit closer and it looked like some sort of a dog.

The Graveyard by Cian

There is a myth about a graveyard that I live close to. They say when you walk near a grave something or someone pulls you right down into the ground. I’ve never gone into it so my friend Jack and I decided to see if the myth was real. So we were walking into the graveyard and I heard this unearthly sound it was like a screeching by a human. Although it frightened us we kept walking. Suddenly I turned to talk to Jack but he was gone. I heard the sound again and something was pulling me down.

The Magical Sword by Charlie

One day King Max ordered the Kingdom into battle against the neighbouring Kingdom whose ruler would keep all the food and water for himself. King Max’s head knight had a magical sword so whenever the night was about to kill someone they would turn into a tree. The head knight was fighting in the longrass out of nowhere a blade flew past his head and nearly killed him. He sliced back and hit his opponent who started falling backwards and then transformed into a tree. The tree still stands in the same spot to this day.

Poetry Day Ireland

Try writing a poem about yourself using animals to create a series of word pictures just like Lucinda has done in her poem.

Begin each sentence of your list poem with ‘I am’.

I AM by Lucinda Jacob’s
I am a tortoise crawling out of bed in the morning
I am a cat lapping up my milk at breakfast
I am a puppy tumbling in the classroom door
I am an ant pushing my load uphill all day
I am an eagle diving on my snack at breaktime
I am a lizard snoozing in the sun of story time
I am a cheetah racing in the afternoon park
I am a lion roaring at the top of the hill
I am a bear with my honey at teatime
I am an owl blinking in the twilight
I am a salmon swimming upstream against sleep
I am the dreamer with dreams deep as the ocean.

 

Our News
We often have news time in class – what we did at the weekend, books we have read, places we have visited, people we have met…
But the poem, ‘I’ve News for You,’ an anonymous poem, translated by Seán Hutton from the ninth-century Irish, found in The Poolbeg Book of Irish Poetry, tells a very different kind of news. Like Lucinda Jacob’s poem, ‘I Am,’ this ancient poem uses language in an interesting way. There is an elegant simplicity to this poem which paints an imaginative rural image of the poet’s news, set in a place close to his heart.

See if you can write a poem which begins, ‘I’ve news for you.’ Fill it with word pictures of a place that you love, and end your poem with the definite line, ‘that’s my news.’

I’VE NEWS FOR YOU
I’ve news for you;
the stag bellows,
winter’s snow,
summer’s gone;
high cold wind
sun low in sky,
short days,
heavy seas;
deep red bracken’s
skeletal form,
barnacle goose’s
customed call;
cold has seized
the bird’s wings,
icy season;
that’s my news.

Football by Rhys

One day we went out to play football as we got to the green we noticed a sign. The sign said ‘Football only Monday and Wednesday’. We kicked the football to each other as there was no-one to get in goal. The green where we play football is nice and big its got a lot of flowers around it. It’s even nicer when the sun is out, but we have to be careful of the hole at the other end of the green because it’s quiet deep. We need to be very careful we don’t fall in and hurt ourselves

The Hole by Cian

I was in Nenagh in Tipperary running across a field when I saw a giant hole with a big yellow sign in it with the words ‘kick it’ on it. I was looking every to where to kick something. Beside the hole there was a big oak tree with beautiful green leaves and light brownish oak with fresh red flowers at the bottom beside the tree. So I kicked the tree and the ground started to shake. I tripped and fell in the hole. The sun is burning me, there is no food or water and I can’t get out. I think this is it.

Who Cares What You Think?

Harriet sat at her desk looking down at the yellow piece of paper that had the letter ‘F’ circled in red pen around it. Cass slyly glanced at Harriet’s page and giggled a little, “Harriet was the one who was bragging about getting an ‘A’!” she thought to herself. “Yes!” said Laney, Cass’ best friend shouted out in glee, “I got an ‘A’!”

“Mr. Murphy! I don’t think that this is fair, I deserve way better than an ‘F’, I am an amazing, pretty young woman!” Harriet exclaimed.

Mr. Murphy’s reply was…”It doesn’t matter what you think, does it?”

Easter Challenge

A – Z challenge for Easter – How many can you get done?

Attempt a job you’ve never helped with before

Bins – empty the bins / put the bins out

Clean the bathroom

Dust the sitting room

Empty the dishwasher

Feed the birds

Garden – pull up some weeds / mow the lawn

Hoover any room in the house

Ice some buns or cookies

Just wipe all the door handles

Keep your room tidy

Laundry – fold the dry laundry

Make something nice for mammy

Neatly put the clothes away

Offer to help with dinner

Prepare vegetables for dinner

Quietly empty the dishwasher

Rinse the vegetables for dinner

Sweep the kitchen floor

Table – set the table for dinner

Unload the dishwasher

Vacuum your room

Wash the dishes

fiX up your room

You can choose any job

Zzzz give mammy a rest, offer to do one job for her