Ms. Miriam Macnamara-Fifth/Sixth Class

Marion Keane Basketball Tournament 2014

On Thursday March 6th, our boys basketball team will take part in the Marion Keane Basketball tournament in Ennistymon Community Centre from 11am. 


On Thursday March 13th, our girls basketball team will take part in the Marion Keane Baketball Tournament in Ennistymon Community Centre from 11am.


Both teams will be playing against other North Clare schools. All support is greatly appreciated. Thanks to Ms. O'Connor for organising and training the teams. Best of luck to both teams!




Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was an artist from Figueres, Spain who was famous for his Surrealist art. He was very intelligent, highly imaginative, eccentric and attention-grabbing. He described his paintings as 'hand-painted dream photographs.'  Surrealism art is generally based on dreams. This art is based on familiar objects but modified to look mysterious. Its objective is to make people look at things differently. Pupils of fifth and sixth class studied and responded to some of Dali's more famous paintings. They then created their own Surrealist piece of art. Please click on the link below to view their fascinating work.


Eason Spelling Bee

Recently 5th and 6th class took part in an in-school Eason's Spelling Bee. 6th class pupil Long-Yin Chan was the winner and will go on to represent the school in the Clare County Spelling Bee which will take place on Wednesday March 19th in Scoil Na Maighdine Mhuire, Ennis Road, Newmarket-On-Fergus at 11am. Best of luck Long-Yin!

easons sp bee

School Tour

On Friday 21st June, the longest day of the year, fifth and sixth class travelled to Kilkee for their school tour. When we arrived in Kilkee, we were greeted by the instructors from Nevsail Watersports. They gave us a brief talk on water safety and outlined what we would be doing for the day. Our two activities were surfing and kayaking. After being split into two groups, everyone took to the water. The kayaking group went out to the 'Washing Machine' (as it is known locally in Kilkee!) where everyone jumped off the rocks into the water (except Ms Macnamara!!)! The surfers didn't have too many waves but took part in some fun games. Everyone really enjoyed their day. Click on the link to see some photos from day.


Geology is the study of rocks. On Tuesday 19th March, Colin Bunce, a geologist who works in the Burren Outdoor Education Centre, came to visit the class to talk about th geology of the Burren.The pupils became geologists for the day, as they studied rocks and tried to identify them from their colour, texture, features, hardness and reaction to acid. Colin explained about the three main types of rock-sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic. The limestone in the Burren is a sedimentary rock which has been formed over millions of years with the shells and bones of sea creatures. Sometimes these sea creatures leave fossils in the rocks and all the pupils got to examine some rocks for fossils and then identified them. Colin gave a very informatiove talk and the pupils now know a lot more about the story of rock!

Marion Keane Basketball Tournament

On Thursday 14th March, 5th and 6th class boys went to the Community Centre in Ennistymon to take part in the Marion Keane Basketball Tournament. This was our first time to enter the tournament and it was a very successful outing! The boys played against teams from Ennistymon, Clouna/Furlglan, Coore and Mol an Óige. They won three out of four matches, so well done boys! On Friday 15th March, 5th and 6th class girls went to Ennistymon where they played teams from Ennistymon, Clouna/Furglan, Toonagh and Mol an Óige. The girls showed great determination and improvement and they won their last game! A great day was had by all! A big thank you to Ms. O'Connor who trained the pupils for this tournament! Go raibh míle maith agat Ms. O'Connor! Hopefully, this will be the start of a strong tradition of basketball in Corofin National School! Click on the link below to see some photos from the tournament.

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was a famous artist who was born in 1853 in the Netherlands. He was known as 'Fou-Rou' which means crazy man. He once cut off his own ear to give it as a present to his girlfriend!! He suffered from depression and spent some time in a mental hospital. He was very friendly with another artist Paul Gauguin and they spent some time together in France. Yellow was van Gogh's signature colour. Unfortunately, he took his own life in a field in France in 1890. Some of his now famous works include 'Sunflowers', 'Starry night' and 'Bedroom in Arles' Fifth and sixth class have reproduced some of his famous artworks.