October Round up

It was a very busy October in Third Class as we focused on Egypt and Ancient Egypt. In Art we made Hieroglyhics of our name that we wrote on papyrus we made ourselves by tearing strips of paper horizontally and vertically. We also made  portraits of some of the most famous Gods in Ancient Egypt in …

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4th Class Creative Writing

4th Class are focusing on considering the reader in their creative writing. Every Wednesday, we have our 'Big Write'. We plan our stories and follow our plans to create the most exciting, interesting, and absorbing stories we can! Sometimes, we write together as a class, sometimes in smaller groups such as pairs, and sometimes on ...

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First Senior Blitz of the Season

A huge well done to all our Senior players from 4th, 5th and 6th class who braved the horrendous weather conditions and played some fantastic hurling.  Today, captained by Katy in 6th class the team beat Synge Street and played well against St. Louis High School.  St. Louis High School haven’t played a hurling/camogie match …

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Forest Adventure

Our forest theme in October finished off with an excellent trip to Newbridge house grounds.. We walked all around the forest, spotted badger setts, made shelters with sticks, learned about trees, frighened a troll under a bridge, did a scavenger hunt, found Rudolph and made forest collages! It was a very busy day of learning and everyone ...

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Homework in Junior Infants should only take 10 minutes.  It is worth establishing a routine very early on.  It is advisable for the children to complete their homework following a little snack after school, before they get too tired.  All written work should be completed in pencil and where possible, markers shouldn’t be used as …

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Winter Fair – Sunday, 22nd November

A reminder that the Winter Fair is happening next weekend, so in this wet weather, please take the opportunity to clear out your attics and find those hidden gems! We’re attaching a list of the things and skills we need. Bric-a-brac, toys, books, nearly new clothes etc can be brought into school from Wednesday 18 November in the morning and the afternoon, and Thursday 19 November in the morning and afternoon – that is at drop-off and pick-up times.

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In Junior and Senior Infants we follow the Aistear : Early Childhood Curriculum.    ‘Aistear is the curriculum framework for children from birth to six years in Ireland.’ Both  teachers have set up their classrooms into designated areas some of which include : Construction Area, Literacy Area, Small World, Messy Play, Role Play, Junk Art, Sand ...

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Winter Fair 2015

We shall be holding a meeting at the school on Thursday 12 November next week at 8.00pm to finalise details of the Winter Fair and to organise the delegation of work amongst volunteers. Everyone is welcome, so please feel free to come along.

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