Tag: Music

Christmas Wishes from St Edward’s NS

We had our Christmas assembly today in the hall. The children who have had excellent attendance got selection boxes. Thulini won a prize for designing a beautiful school Christmas Card. The children who are learning to play the violin played Silent Night for us and then we all joined in singing!

We hope everyone has a lovely Christmas holiday. During the last few days of term the children raised €370 for Sligo Social Services, to help other people.  Thank you to all the families who donated so generously.

We look forward to seeing everyone on the 8th of January 2018. 

Happy Christmas and New Year.



Music Generation

The Ark Class were delighted to welcome back Music Generation every Wednesday for their music lessons. The children really enjoy taking part in the lessons, learning the new songs and getting to explore and interact with a new and different instrument each week. It is always lots of fun.


Music Generation in Senior Infants

Music Generation is a music initiative co-founded originally by U2, local music education partnerships and the Department of Education and Skills. With the help of Sligo Education Centre, talented local musician Anna Houston is visiting our classroom each week for 10 weeks to help us to  learn about rhythm, different types of musical instruments and composing and performing and of course a little singing as well! We have already tried out a ukelele and a cello, as well as loads of percussion instruments. We are having great fun!


Arts Activities and Nature Trail in 3rd Class

Third class did some creative work in the Arts this month. First we listened to and described music in various styles and genres, including familiar excerpts. We enjoyed listening to Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg. We discussed mood, rhythm, tempo and how we felt when listening. Then we responded through art (clay sculptures of trolls). We made some trolls from the story. After we made the trolls some of the class made vases and other decorative objects like egg- cups.

Later in the month we worked with Fabric and Fibre. We all designed our own pictures and put them together using glue.

This month we also went on a nature and history trail. We visited the Famine Graveyard and learned about the impact of the famine in Sligo. We found out about the workhouse, emigration and the life of poor children in famine times. We also learned about how children got educated in hedge schools. We looked for native wild flowers on our nature trail and learned their names. See our pictures here.

Infant Christmas Sing-along

Our Junior and Senior Infants invited their parents into school to share a little Sing-along before Christmas. Junior Infants recited a short poem and Senior Infants used percussion instruments. We can’t wait for Christmas!

Infant Classes Sing-along from St. Edward’s NS on Vimeo.

Sligo Academy of Music & School of Rock

On Wednesday the 23rd of October, some of the teachers from Sligo Academy of Music and the School of Rock came into St Edwards NS to give children from 3rd – 6th class a taster of classical and rock music and to give everyone ‘a go’ at playing some of the instruments that they teach.
We got to play the piano, the drums,the electric guitar,  the bassoon, the flute and the violin. Some of the instruments were easy to play and some were a little difficult. The drums were the most popular in 3rd class.

Sligo Academy of Music and School of Rock lessons take place from Tuesday – Saturday inclusive at St. Edward’s N.S.

Some of the children in St Edwards will be starting music lessons after Halloween.
It will be great fun.


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