Síológa-a new beginning…
The term before Christmas is always a more determined and productive time. Everyone has settled into new routines and schedules, and there is an anticipation of the coming festive season. Síológa has been an extremely busy classroom with 5 very busy beavers working diligently.
In Maths, we looked at number (1 and 2), sets (1-5), as well as 2D shapes and patterns. In literacy, we discussed Winter and have also moved on to group 2 sounds in Jolly Phonics.
We were very busy scientists this term and looked at hot and cold, sinking and floating and push and pull. All of these activities will go towards our Discover Science Award, so well done to all the boys for their experimenting and analysing!
To show our creative side, the boys made their own Advent calendars which they use each day to count down the days to Christmas (and Santa!). As is the tradition in St Multose, we made our own decorations for the school tree. These will be displayed with all the other children's decorations until the day of the school holidays when they will be brought home and placed on their own Christmas tree.
Another tradition in our school, is thinking of others who are less fortunate than ourselves. This year we supported the Cork Simon Community with a festive Christmas Jumper Day. It was a lovely colourful day and really raised the spirits in Síológa. It was a great oral language opportunity.
What a wonderful Term 1 we have had! It is always challenging at the outset of a new adventure, but we are delighted to have such a fabulous group of boys as the newest pupils of our school community. Christmas will bring a well deserved rest for everyone. Roll on Term 2!
September brought about an exciting new chapter in the history of St Multose National School. It marked the opening of Síológa. Five very excited pupils began their primary school journey in our new classroom. Even though we only returned to school 5 weeks ago, all of our pupils have settled in extremely well. Our day is filled with lots of play-based activities, scheduled activities, numeracy and literacy lessons as well as fine and gross motor stations. We have been making really good use of our polytunnel where a sandbox and mud kitchen has been set up. We are so lucky to have this outdoor space, especially when it is raining. It may be early days, and we are still finding our feet, but, we are all very much looking forward to a fun-filled first term.