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Updated: Dec 20, 2019

Bohola National School

Room 4 Blogposts

We have been very busy over the past term. Where do we start? We have been learning about the writing genre, writing to socialise. We learnt that there are different types of texts that we use to socialise. These include invitations, notes, letters, emails and thank you notes. We wrote letters to a famous person/family member/friend and here are some of our blogposts.

Christmas Art

In art this month, we made 3D paper/card snowflakes. Some people made white decorations and some choose different colours. We also made snowman out of socks and stuffed them with rice. We used buttons old socks and rice. Look at some of the pictures of how they turned out!

Art is my favourite subject. We are doing lots of Christmas decorations for Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone and a happy new year.


Lighting of the Christmas Tree🎄🎄🎄⛄⛄

On the evening of Monday 9th December, we lit the Christmas tree in Bohola. The children from Bohola National School sang songs and played music before Fr. Stephen turned on the lights. There were sweets, treats and hot chocolate in the Community Centre and Santa Claus popped in to say hello. It was a lovely evening.

Wayne Ivers

Interviews about Schools in the Past ⏳

This month in History, we interviewed our neighbours/grandparents/parents about their schools in the past. I asked my Grandad about his school. He went to primary school in the 1950’s. Here is some of the main points from the interview. He walked to school; it took one hour. He wore short pants and grey top and wellingtons. There was 100 children and 3 teachers in his school. They played football, which he enjoyed. My Grandad loved Irish. His best memory of school was the day he left! Would you have liked to go to school back then?

Chloe Colgan

Martin Sheridan In history, we have been learning about our local area and local heroes. I decided to research Martin Sheridan. We have learned that he was born in Bohola and won nine Olympic medals in total. He did only field events like shot put, high jump, pole vault and discus. He won 9 medals; 5 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze. We even got to see one his gold medals up close. Martin Sheridan moved to America in 1906. There is a statue of Martin Sheridan at Bohola Community Centre. You can see the monument on the N5. By Tom Gostick

Christmas Poetry Corner

So I am Kate Louise , I am in 5th class and my teacher is Miss Jordan and I am going to tell you a poem I made so hope you enjoy.........

🎄 It is Christmas 🎄

It is Christmas So let’s get Listmas* It’ a time to make people jolly To put up the holly

Not eating dinner to make people thinner But all the chatter Is making people fatter

The fire is making the choir ,higher They are singing and ringing there bells We are crashing and smashing and dashing Down the hill of snow to make my Pink bow glow.

By Kate Louise

The 12 days of Christmas

  • On the first day of Christmas, my mother said to me, 12 days till Christmas we need to get a tree.

  • On the second day of Christmas, my father said to me, 11 days till Christmas what should I be.

  • On the third day of Christmas, my brother said to me, 10 days till Christmas we have to light the tree.

  • On the forth day of Christmas, my sister said to me, 9 days till Christmas we have to watch TV.

  • On the fifth day of Christmas, my granny said to me, 8 days till Christmas we need a turkey.

  • On the sixth day of Christmas, my grandad said to me, 7 days till Christmas its finally coming.

  • On the seventh day of Christmas, my aunty said to me, 6 days till Christmas we are half way there honey.

  • On the eight day of Christmas, my uncle said to me, 5 days till Christmas we need to believe.

  • On the ninth day of Christmas, my cousin said to me, 4 days till Christmas everything is free.

  • On the tenth day of Christmas, my teacher said to me, 3 days to Christmas, no homework, yippee!

  • On the eleventh day of Christmas, my bus driver said to me, 2 days to Christmas, it’s nearly Christmas Eve.

  • On the twelfth day of Christmas, my dog said to me, 1 day to Christmas, OMG!

By Niamh Gillespie

It’s almost Christmas!!!!!

It’s almost Christmas, I can’t wait!!! Here Santa will arrive, On his sleigh.

It’s almost Christmas, Can you believe it?!! He is also called, Saint.Nicholas.

With all the reindeer, Attached to the sleigh Hurry up!!, Your going to be late!!

By Megan Byrne


On the 1st day of Christmas my mother said to me,

12 days till Christmas honey

On the 2nd day of Christmas my father said to me to me,

get up we have to get the tree

On the 3rd day of Christmas my sister said to me,

come on we have to put up the tree

On the 4th day of Christmas my brother said to me,

get up we have to decorate the tree

On the 5th day of Christmas my grandad said to me,

come on we have to get you some Christmas clothing

On the 6th day of Christmas my Grandma said to me,

will we decorate your room with some holly

On the 7th day of Christmas my Teacher said to me,

we have to get some presents for all of your family

On the 8th day of Christmas my uncle said to me,

you have to wrap all the presents for all of your family

On the 9th day of Christmas my cousin said to me,

we have to give the presents to all of your family

On the 10th day of Christmas my friend said to me,

can you come over and help me put up the Christmas tree

On the 11th day of Christmas my Auntie said to me,

we have to get the turkey

On the 12th day of Christmas my doggie said to me,

Woof! Woof! Oh no I just ate your turkey.

By Mary Moran

Christmas ❄❄❄❄❄❄

It’s Christmas Eve night with all of our might We got the Christmas Tree to light

It started to snow Then the tree glowed While it soon got cold

Santa has been, he’s been, he’s been All the children began to Scream soon everyone Shouted with glee

By Lauren Hale

A Christmas Story

All I want for Christmas is to be home

One Christmas Eve night Skylar and Liam noticed something strange when they were watching the grinch. As they sipped their hot cocoa in wonder if they were dreaming.

Then all of a sudden…. WOOSH! They were sucked into a small 32” inch tv! All Skylar could hear was Liam’s wails. He cried for mom he cried for Papa, but then a green figure stepped out of a cave with a dog and picked herself and Liam and through them into a sleigh.

Later Skyler awoke and woke Liam as soon as possible. Then raced down stairs in hope that St. Nicholas would be there but instead they caught a glimpse of a kind green Grinch going up the chimney.



Our Christmas Visit

On Tuesday the 17th of the December 2019, we had our annual Christmas visit to the church and afterwards to the the Queen of Peace nursing home in Knock. Here’s is how it went. At 12 o clock we left the school and we walked to the church. We set up our instruments and we started entertaining the senior citizens after the mass. We did some dancing, read some poems and sang lots of songs and Christmas Carols. James and Ciara led us with a single reel. They were followed by Leah and Jason and Chloe and Lauren both groups each done 2 hand reels. After the lovely dances, Taylor did a lovely reading. Róisín then introduced Megan , James and Nadine to a three hand reel. We then played some Christmas songs and tunes. Nadine said a poem called, ‘The true colours of Christmas’. Clodagh assisted her with sign language. After that lovely time we got a bus to the Queen of Peace nursing home in Knock. We entertained them the same way as we entertained the senior citizens. They all really enjoyed it. Merry Christmas and a very happy new year.

By Hannah Gaughan

Our Annual School Christmas raffle

Today our principal has gathered lots of prizes for our Christmas raffle. Our Christmas raffle is lots of fun. If you want to take part all u have to do is buy raffle tickets that only cost us 1 euro. The more tickets the more chances you will win 😁😁😁

By Taylor Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year 🎉🎉🎉🎆🎆🎆


We were learning about Christmas traditions around the world like in Poland, Egypt, Mexico, and Spain .I wrote a few facts about each of them starting with Poland.

POLAND - In Poland, Advent is the beginning of Christmas time. They try and be peaceful and remember what it is all about. And sometimes they give up their favourite food. School children take part in to a Nativity play. It is a tradition that no is eaten until the first star is seen in the sky.

EGYPT - In Egypt around 15% are Christians. So Christmas is not very popular. Christmas is not celebrated on the 25th of December it is celebrated on the 7th of January. For the 43 days before Christmas they go vegan. On Christmas Eve they go to mass from10:30pm to 12:00pm are sometimes 4:00am

MEXICO - In Mexico Christmas is celebrated from December 12th to January the 6th. From December 16th to Christmas children sometimes perform the Posada the go around to houses pretending to be Mary and Joseph. If they are told there is no room in the inn they must leave but if there told is room in the inn they have a big family.

SPAIN - In Spain most people go to midnight mass. Most families eat their main Christmas meal on Christmas Eve. Sometimes they eat Pavo trufado de navidad which is turkey stuffed with mushrooms . Instead of writing to Santa they write to the three wise men or to the kings asking for what they want for Christmas that year.


The Snow Fox

The Arctic Fox also known as the white fox, polar fox or snow fox are natives of the Arctic. They have thick white fur which maintains their body temperature. The fur helps them to blend into their surroundings so that they can hid from other wild animals. They also have thick fur on their paws which allows them to walk on snow and ice. They eat small animals such as mice.

Roisin Rowley

South America

In Geography, for the last 2 weeks in school we have been learning about South America the countries and a few facts.

Here are some of them.

There are 13 countries in South America with Brazil being the largest and covering half the continent and Suriname being being the smallest up the north.

The Amazon being the 2nd largest in the world and the longest in South America and its 6437 metres long.

The northern point in South America is Punta Gallinas and Cape Town being the most southern point.

And one final fact is that the highest mountain is the Aconcagua.

If there is one place I would love to go in South America it would be Columbia.



Brazil is the largest country in South America. The capital of Brazil is Brasília. Brazil has 208 million people living in it. The name Brazil comes from a tree called Brazilwood. The official language is Portuguese. Portugal claimed the land of Brazil in 1500. Brazil 517 years old. The Amazon River flows through Brazil it is the 2nd longest river in the world after the Nile in Egypt.

There is a big statue looking over Brazil called Christ the Redeemer you can also go to Sugarloaf Mountain has a carriage going across it.

The Brazil flag is green and yellow and dark blue.

It was deserved by Raimando Texieira Mands.

Killian Commons & Dylan McHale


The official name of Colombia is the republic of Colombia.

The name”Colombia” is derived from the last name of the emperor Christopher Columbus.

99% of the population speak Spanish,the official language of Colombia .

Colombia shares a land border with 5 counties including Panama,Venezuela,Brazil,Ecuador,and Peru.

The capital of Colombia is Bogota. The population of Colombia is 49.07 million.

Ryan Hale

Science Week

This year for Science Week, 4th,5th and 6th class did science experiments.

We did walking water, electrical circuit, Lava Lamps Coke and Mentos experiments and Volcano experiment.

My favourite experiment was walking water.

It was really fun and you should try them too.

Here are some photos too!

Tomos Stone

Light Experiments🌈🌞🌛

This month, we have been learning about light in science.

Here are some facts about light:

In physics, light refers to electromagnetic radiation.

Light travels by waves.

Our main source of light on earth comes from the sun.

The speed of light equals 300,000 km/seconds.

When objects block the pathway of bright light, shadows are formed.

We are looking forward to doing experiments about light this week.

James Duffy



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