Mini All Ireland Tournament

All week there have been mini Gaelic matches going on at breaktimes. All teams had players from Junior Infants up to 3rd class. It was a great way to mix and learn skills from older classes.

The final was on today, Galway vs Monaghan.

It was a very exciting match!

Our supporters were ready

The players were in a parade before the match started.

It was a tight game with Monaghan coming out as the final winners.

The match was very delayed as it was a draw for so long. Apologies to all the Junior and Senior Infant parents who were waiting. We did expect the match and prize giving to be finished by 1.30. Like a typical All-Ireland final that was not the case!

Huge well done to all involved and to Joe, Ger, Ms Brady, Mr Moloney and Mr O Brien for organising the competition.

There were even Irish dancers there to entertain us at half time!

Well done to Monaghan who won and well done to Galway who were winning till the end.

We were very proud of our two players! They represented Junior Infants brilliantly!

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Our two Junior Infant players! 

Aistear in Senior Infants

Senior Infants had great fun in Aistear recently learning all about the Fire Station. We were very busy putting out fires, filling in incident forms and constructing fire engines! 

 

Ms Stewart's and Ms Thorpe's class are learning about space. They made a brilliant Space Station to explore our solar system.

Having fun in Aistear at the Fire Station and dressing up for St Patrick's day.

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World Book Day

Today was World Book Day. It was a great day. The children made a huge effort to dress up as various characters from their favourite books. There were lots of genres of books discussed such as story books, factual books, annuals and comics. We talked about the characters in stories and what some of our favourite stories were. Some of the older classes did paired reading with the younger classes and each class took part in DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) for some time. The younger classes had an assembly to show off all their costumes. Don't the children look wonderful!?!

 

These are children in Ms Roche's Third Class all dressed up in their costumes.

Pancake Tuesday in Junior Infants

Ms Egan's class had a very exciting day for Pancake Tuesday. 

We talked about what is used to make pancakes. 

 

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We learned a new poem. 

 Mix a pancake

Stir a pancake

Pop it in the pan

Fry a pancake

Toss a pancake

Catch it if you can

 

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We had lots of toppings to choose from. 

While we were waiting to get our pancakes we did a colouring competition and listened to an audio story called Mama Panya's Pancakes. 

Everyone was delighted with their pancakes! 

 

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We gobbled them up super quick! 

Jolly Phonics and Writing Workshop

Next week we invite parents/ guardians of Junior Infants back to the classroom to discuss how phonics are taught in the class and to get involved in a phonics activity with your child.

Notes have been sent home - please return the slip at the bottom of the letter stating who will attend for your child.

Dates are as follows:

Tuesday 24th January 2017 - Ms. Egan's class

Wednesday 25th January 2017 - Ms. Kelly's class

Thursday 25th January 2017 - Ms. Ms Donald's class

All workshops will run from 1.05 - 1.30. We're looking forward to seeing you all there!

Christmas Plays

Over the next two weeks we have wonderful plays going on to celebrate Christmas.

We would love for you to come and see the plays and cheer on your child.

This Wednesday 14th at 12pm, Junior Infants will have their play altogether in the Junior Building hall.

 On Tuesday 20th at 9.30 the Early Start groups are putting on their concerts in their classrooms. All children must be in by 9.15am.

Also on Tuesday 20th at 1pm the 1st class children will put on their Christmas play in the Junior Building hall.

On the 21st December the whole school community is invited to St. Fergal's church to watch the Junior production of Busy Bethlehem performed by 1st, 2nd and 3rd class. This will take place at 11am.

Later that same day the Senior children from 4th, 5th and 6th class will perform Hosanna Rock at 1pm. Ms.Connolly's class will be the actors.

Please come and join us for the festivities.