Monthly Archives: September 2022
Please click the link for the update from last night’s AGM. Such a positive meeting and it was great to see so many there! The cake was delicious too!
Well done to all our amazing pupils on another great assembly full of recognition! We value improvement just as much as continued success – well done all! Thank you to the teachers and SNAs for recognising and valuing the various individual talents
We love how junior infants combined outdoor learning with SESE and Maths. They sorted and classified their autumnal discoveries in class. Look at those happy faces!
Well done to Zhenya who brought in his medals to show us today. He presented them to the class and my how his English has come on since arriving from Ukraine not so long ago!!!
1st class read and enjoyed the story of The Children of Lir. For art, they created a mixed blue background and placed their swans on them. Wonderful ! Beautiful fine motor skills with the cutting too!
Senior infants have an autumn market in their dramatic play area selling pumpkin soups, hot chocolate, and warm clothes to keep them warm!Their junk art area is being used to make birds nestsThe construction area is being used to create shelter for the animals in the colder monthsThe sensory tray has been filled with soil, gardening tools and lots of materials found in the garden.
There was huge achievement over the weekend and I am so proud of our pupils! Well done to the boys who won overall at Creagh, to the girls who made the semis and won the tug of war, to Robyn who came second representing our school in the inter-schools showjumping and to the U10 girls who were victorious in the end of season camogie finals day having topped the league! Well done to Hannah who won in her category also (pictured with fellow Tara Rocks player /teacher/uncle Mr. Breen!
This year, we are using Dabbledoo to support the teaching of music in the various strands such as literacy and composing. As part of our licence, parents are given access to the programme to view what is being delivered. Here is the link if you would like to explore with your child at home. There are activities to enjoy at home https://dabbledoo.com/p/parents?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=226152409&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9KGhceMaL72Qam0LS2lOQBYtFi8ezcazw9j90pduWaRNfwTubudxoiw2v_Sf2T4RXMpqPigEiOO_NBYpGiK6D7PMeyIA&utm_content=226152409&utm_source=hs_email.
SSE – School Self Evaluation – gymnastics This year we are looking at the teaching of gymnastics using our outdoor facilities. Our staff undertook training in this area and are embedding new practices this month. The children are really enjoying these lessons! Playground Leaders 2022-2023 Well done to our playground leaders who are doing a great job with our new Junior infants!
Using 20 cards and 16 paperclips the challenge was to see which group could build the tallest tower, focusing on the idea of materials and foundations. We looked at houses around the world built with Lego and plastic bottles. This is fantastic prior knowledge for 3 little pigs , coming next week!