2020 - 2021 Junior & Senior Infants & 1st Class
We are really looking forward to Friendship Week this month. Holly from 6th Class made us some friendship bracelets. We have been learning about how to be a good friend to others. We look out for our friends on the yard and make sure that everyone has someone to play with.
Junior Infants are now blending their sounds! They can read loads of words already. They have learned lots of new rhymes and some new jokes too.
The Junior Infants have been busy learning their Jolly Phonic Sounds while the Senior Infants have been tackling their tricky words! 1st class are learning about vowels and are also perfecting their cursive handwriting.
We had great fun dressing up for Hallowe'en in our homemade costumes. We played some Hallowe'en Games, carved a pumpkin and tasted some Báirín Breac. We have been learning about the Harvest in Aistear. We planted daffodil bulbs in the school garden. We cannot wait until springtime to see them breaking ground!
What a fantastic first month back! The infants and new pupils have all settled happily into school routine and I am getting to know all their personalities. The infants have been busy in Aistear, learning about the 'Signs of Autumn', while 1st class have been learning about transport. They conducted a survey of the vehicles passing the school. They have learned lots of new playground games. They are also great at remembering the hand washing and sanitising steps - Well done class! :)
2019 - 2020 Junior & Senior Infants & 1st
Today Garry the rapper from GMC Beats visited our school. Garry showed us how to write our own raps, sing them and record them. He also taught us about beatmaking and music technology. Press play (above) to listen to our final product.
Animal Scientist, Niamh O’Flynn from Heritage Schools visited us on 4th October. Niamh told us stories about her time working with lots of different animals such as the black rhino, giraffes, monkeys, elephants, reptiles, fish and birds. She taught us all about Biodiversity and the animals native to Ireland. We listened to different bird calls, got the chance to look through a set of binoculars and a spotting scope. We then explored our school garden and found lots of different species and their habitats. We found beetles, woodlice, spiders, ants, crows, evidence of foxes and rabbits and much more!
We started GAA with coach Anthony Shannon. We have GAA every Wednesday. We have been learning Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) and we love playing matches. In PE we have learned some new playground games.