Resource Room

Narrative Writing

The boys and girls in 3rd and 4th classes have been working hard on their narrative writing during November and December.  We learned about the structure of a narrative story, character development and creating atmosphere and tension.  We also explored how the structure of a narrative story is like climbing a mountain.

Each pupil in the class worked very hard in creating their own unique, creative and thrilling narrative stories which are being proudly displayed in our classroom.


The hard work of the children was truly evident as they all shared their finished products with us.


Acrostic Poetry

The children have also been busy learning about and composing acrostic poems.

What are acrostic poems?

An acrostic poem uses the letters in a topic word to begin each line.  All the lines of the poem should relate to or describe the topic word.

Each pupil explored the theme "Winter" and composed an acrostic poem using this topic word.                                                                                





This term, we have been learning about report writing.  We have discussed and examined the features and elements of a report, as well as the structure of a report.  We discussed the many different forms of reports.  Each pupil chose an animal and wrote a report about their chosen animal.  On Friday, each child shared their report with their classmates.  Everyone put in a lot of hard work and we all learned some very interesting and surprising facts about the wide variety of animals chosen.




This month, everyone here at Mary Queen of Ireland has been busy preparing and practicing for the Sheila Whelan Céilí as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, which took place in the school hall on March 15th.  All the children gave great, energetic and lively performances including céilí dances and some songs as gaeilge.  3rd and 4th class worked very hard on their version of "Tóg amach mé" and their efforts showed throughout their great show.  

Here is a link to the song if you're in the mood for a jive and a sing-song.


This month, we also celebrated World Book Day and each pupil in the school was given the opportunity to dress up as their favourite character from a book.  Everyone made a great effort with their homemade costumes and the children enjoyed telling us why they picked their chosen character.