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;
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



Kahoot Quizes

Lord of the Rings


Pop Music 2019


POP Music 2000-2019


Easter Quiz


Rugby Quiz


Star Wars Quiz


Tik Tok Quiz –


Soccer Quiz



April Fool’s Day Quiz


1916 Easter Rising Quiz


The Incident by Zach

One day there was an explorer named Thomas Henderson. He was well known throughout Ireland. He discovered The Lost City Of Gold. He was setting out on a journey to the very dangerous Ruins Of The Amazon Jungle. He always travelled with his trusty companion David Harris. As they were walking they came to a stop it was a giant ledge Thomas told David to hold the rope as he went down. Thomas said “ Are you holding it tight”, “I’m trying to hold on” he shouted. The rope slipped out of David’s hands Thomas fell down and David stood there laughing…

A Sticky Situation by Oliwia

Sara and Greg were going mountaineering later that morning. They packed all their necessities in a bag and drove off. Soon enough they arrived at their destination. They went on the long trail as they were experienced climbers. They were nearly at the top of a mountain when suddenly the gravel Greg was standing on collapsed. Time seemed to have slowed down for the both of them when this horrible turn of events took place. Luckily though Greg had caught on to a rock that protruded from the steep hill. “HELP”, he shouted knowing he couldn’t hold on for long. Sara knew she’d have to act fast. If she didn’t Greg would lose his grip and fall to his death. “I’m trying to hold on”, he shouted more loudly this time. She frantically searched her bag for the piece of rope she brought with her. When she finally found it, she rushed over to help Greg.

Trips by Oliver

John grabbed the rope quickly before Embry fell. “Don’t let me fall,” Embry exclaimed. “I’m trying to hold on,” John shouted back. The police got there shortly and helped Embry up. She safely took us all to safe ground. “Mr. Bronnekan,” the police officer began, “You have earned a fine for taking children to a monument that is off-limits. Did you not read the warning signs? Wrong-way…turn around?” Mr. Bronnekan was speechless, “I…” The police took him away with a sad look on his face. We waited there speechless until our parents could come to pick us up.

My Friend’s 12th Birthday by Niamh

It was my friend’s 12th birthday and we were going to a carnival for his party. When we got to the carnival, there was a huge Ferris wheel. The first ride we went on was the bumper cars. My friend wanted to go on the Loop-o-plane but I didn’t. He went on it and I just watched him. He nearly fell off it because it was going so fast “I’m trying to hold on,” he shouted. When he got off the ride, he felt sick and dizzy. Then we went back to his house for a sleepover a cake.

The Cave by Leon

One day on Mt Ebott…

“Dan, you said we would just look at the cave,” said Frisk.

“I lied,” he replied with a blank expression on his face.

“I’m getting nervous, because well I’m not a big fan of the dark you kno…”whispered Frisk

“Come on let’s keep moving for another few minutes and then we can go back OK?? Why are you not answering,” he said.

Dan looked around, then he realised that Frisk was gone. He looked around and then he realised that there was a very big hole in the ground where they just passed, he sprinted to the hole and looked down, there she was, hanging from the edge.

“Hold on Frisk.”

I’m trying to hold on,” she shouted …

A Dangerous Challenge by Jessica M

“John come down stairs to get your breakfast.”

“Coming mam.”

As he was coming down the stairs he had an idea.

His idea was to slide down the banisters so he could get down to get his breakfast faster. Forgetting that his mam did not allow him to do so.

“I am trying to do a challenge, I’m trying not to hold on,” he shouted and within a second he fell of the banister and down the stairs. His mam rushed out to see what had happened and seen that John was lying at the bottom of the stairs…