Ballymana National School, NS, Craughwell

1st & 2nd Class

Welcome to our blog

 We are having lots of fun in First and Second class.

Our Trip to Loughrea

We were very lucky to win a trip to Papa John’s in Loughrea. Paddy Callanan won a colouring competition with Papa John’s and Supermacs in Loughrea. We are very proud of Paddy!

We all had a great day, we all got to make our own individual pizza’s. The staff in Supermacs were very kind and helpful and taught us all about getting the air pockets out of our dough and how to spread the ‘special secret sauce’ on the base so that it creates a crust.

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We were so happy when our pizza’s were ready to eat, they were delicious!!




After lunch, made our way to the Fairy Walk. We each got a turn on the wishing chair and even felt some magic fairy dust that ‘Suaimhneas’ the Fairy sprinkled on us. Finally, we went to the Abbey and the Grotto. They were lovely. We all said a special prayer for our families at the Grotto. It was a lovely day.

A special thank you must go to our wonderful helpers Cormac and Molly and Luisa.


We are delighted to welcome Spring on February 1st. We decided to create a collaborative art project for our classroom. This was great fun and allowed us to recognise some of the signs of spring.




We learned all about the life and work of Pablo Picasso. We found his work very interesting and loved viewing his artwork. We were inspired to create optical illusions of face profiles. We divided a face in half and added contrasting colours. This created the illusion of one face or two side profiles.

It was great fun and we are really proud of our finished work.


Grandparents Day

We  are so grateful to Oisín’s, Faye’s, Harry’s Sophie’s, and Liam’s Grandparents for visiting our class. They told us great stories about their time in school and answered all of our questions.  We really enjoyed Grandparents Day.

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First and Second Class love Science. Here we are investigating how water sticks together. It was great fun!

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We love working in groups here we are working on our Salmon of Knowledge projects.









We are all extremely creative and love painting!

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We are very proud of our work completed work.


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