Monthly Archives: November 2020
Hello everyone, *Santa Dash week is here! We hope everyone can get behind the sponsorship of our very kind 6th class as they fundraise for St. Vincent de Paul. At assembly last week, we talked about children maybe giving a coin from their piggy banks (with parents’ permission) as we think it is a great lesson in selflessness. Any sponsorship can be given to class teachers. Thank you! * Thank you to all the parents who are stewarding. Huge thanks to Donal Molloy who is bringing hot food and Fiona Blackwell who is supplying hot chocolate! It should be a lovely experience.
In our bubble assemblies today, we had a special Advent prayer service. We reflected on waiting patiently and giving instead of being greedy. Carmel made a beautiful wreath, a circular shape representing God’s unending love for us. Click on the video link for a lovely Advent prayer recited by Aodán and Anna fd2c1da4-8f7e-47f3-a2b4-8629597f7929
As you all know, we were unable to run our Halloween Disco event this year due to Covid 19, so the PA are looking to run “Christmas Themed Dress Up Fridays” throughout December for the children. So essentially, no school uniforms on Fridays (win win all round for both kids and parents!)….. This will start on Friday 4th December 2020. We are looking for donations of €10 euro per family, however, no pressure to donate and we would be glad of any contributions large or small. Donations will not be sought until the second week of the dress up. With our parent support, we will continue to fund fun based … Continue reading
As part of our Aistear theme of The Hospital, jnr infants- 1st class had a lovely visit from Dr. Tom Kennedy today! It was exciting to test the equipment in our pods and investigate how they work. We learned about stethoscopes, how to take temperatures and heart rates. There were many interesting questions answered, I think we may have some budding medics in our midst! Thank you Dr. Kennedy for your time!
We are so proud of our athletic 6th class who will be undertaking a fun run in aid of St. Vincent de Paul on Friday 4th December. They are training with Fiona and Ms. ní Shuilleabháin each day for this 5km run. If you wish to sponsor them, please contact school on 0402 37596. On the day we will give them a great send off with Christmas music in the yard! I believe one of our very kind Mums has arranged a nice warm treat for their return! Here is the link to our risk assessment: risk assessment 4th Dec (1) We just LOVE Kitt’s design for the 6th class sponsorship … Continue reading
We have enjoyed a Covid Friendly Science week! Thank you to SFI for the really interesting webinars we enjoyed each day. We investigated electricity, optical illusions, forensics and dinosaurs! Pictured: Ms. Byrne’s students investigated the Water Cycle and studied penguins! The water cycle in a bag. We hope to see the sun evaporate some of the water. Then the hot air rises to meet cold air. This should form condensation on the inside of the bag. 🤞Stay tuned! Ms. DArcy’s/Ms. McDevitt’s 2nd/3rd class experiments! Well done to Bord Gorm who invented a game about animals and their young. Bord Oráiste undertook an experiment about rain and made a … Continue reading
This guide is a wonderful index of books that can support children experiencing loss, anxiety , low mood etc. We hope you find it useful. https://cbi-reading-guides-archive.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/CBI-ReadingGuide_Mind_Yourself.pdf
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What a way to do procedural writing! Infants explored the step by step process of making hot chocolate and were then treated to one (with marshmallows!) in our outdoor classroom by Ms. Hearne!
One benefit of the Covid situation has been our renewed love for the great outdoors. We have regular scheduled movement breaks to ventilate the rooms but we also find that these times have a great knock on effect for concentration in the room after a break. Children look forward to these times where they can engage in some play or sport. Ms. Byrne’s class enjoying an al fresco lunch on #InternationalOutdoorClassroomDay! Thanks to our fantastic team, we have developed an outdoor classroom. We are continuing to add to it and will upload pictures as items are added. It is wonderful to see stories being read and investigations being carried out … Continue reading