On Saturday the 30th of April 2022, our five amazing boys and our four fantastic girls in Second Class got to make their First Holy Communion. Finally, we got the opportunity to celebrate this special occasion on the expected date and even though we had a wet morning, the children shone.
Our entire school community is incredibly proud of each and every one of them. They did our school, themselves and their families proud with their prayerful and respectful participation in the mass. They sang their hearts out and we are certain that it will be a day that they will never forget.
It was a privilege to help these wonderful children on their journey of faith to the sacrament of First Holy Communion.
We would like to sincerely thank Fr. Daly for all his support as we prepared for this special day. He without doubt ensured that the day was a truly memorable one for the children.
We hope that your weekend of celebrations was all you wished for. May God continue to guide our First Communicants in faith and protect them always with his love.
On Friday 1st April 2022 we celebrated Autism Awareness Day. Firstly, we recapped on what we had learned last year about autism. We then learned about living with autism from the perspective of Megan, a ten year old girl from Canada whose little brother Matt has autism. We learned a lot from watching Megan go through daily life, and we have definitely taken away some brilliant ways to help make life easier for someone with autism. We also wore blue on the day to support Autism Awareness!
Thank you to all of the boys and girls for taking part.
We have been very busy in the infant classroom lately. We are lucky to be joined by Ms Collier, a student teacher, over the next few weeks. We are still enjoying our GAA coaching every week with Cillian, and have also been flat out baking every Tuesday! You can see some of the yummy treats that we have made so far below!
We also held a Lá Glás to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. The children went on a leprechaun hunt around that school grounds and although we spotted a few, we didn’t manage to catch one!
We really enjoyed Engineers week as we built our very own catapults to send some objects flying across the room as well as building towers made from sticks and marshmallows. The children were very creative and worked extremely well in pairs and groups.
Seachtain na Gaeilge takes place from 1st-17th March 2022 this year! We really made a big effort to use as many of our Irish phrases and vocabulary each day in class. We would like to thank Muireann who we linked up with through ‘Crowdcast’ and enjoyed an interactive bilingual session with, on Wednesday 9th March. We got dancing and learned some new Irish phrases too!! Thank-You to Monaghan County Library for putting us in touch!
Well it has been a busy few weeks in 3rd and 4th class. From Cross making to cooking and lots in between!
We have been bringing our Procedural writing to life by getting stuck into some cooking. So far we have mastered pancakes and pizzas. We can’t wait to find out what’s next.
In Maths we had all the instruments in action as we measured different things around the school. The were estimating, measuring and recording.
St Brigid’s Day was a success as we all learned how to make crosses. This was a lesson for teacher too!
The children are currently all competing a project on a country of their choice – they are using the tablets to research and will be presenting all of the information to their peers when we finish.
Finally we are delighted to see the start of Spring. Just as the daffodils begin to appear, we have started to plant some seeds of our own. We are looking forward to watching our produce grow. The children are taking it in turns to remember to water our seeds and are enjoying seeing the first shoots appear.
We were all delighted to get back to school after Christmas and to begin working together again. January has been a busy month so far where the pupils have researched and compiled projects on Greece. They have learned about the landscapes of some famous artists such as Monet from which their own unique Winter Landscapes emerged.
Our Accelerated Reader Programme is going from strength to strength with some pupils already achieving certificates and prizes. Keep up the fantastic reading everyone!
A lot of fun and learning took place in Science where we investigated Magnetism in depth which required the pupils to investigate making their own magnets together with designing their own magnet powered car. Take a look at the photos and click on the videos below to see their impressive results!
From Christmas decorations, to snow globes to funky reindeer, the elves in 3rd and 4th class were very busy.
Our Christmas production was a huge success and everyone really enjoyed seeing all our hard work come together.
Heritage Schools came to visit. The children explored the school grounds, learning all about things that grow and live in our local environment. Ms Lennon learned a few things too!
We had two winners in 3rd and 4th class this month. Calum stole the prize for his artistic talents in the Donaghmoyne GAA colouring competition. Joshua collected his for the poster competition in a campaign to Save the Bees.
In Maths, it was a month for Lines and Angles, Shapes and Symmetry which the children really enjoyed.
It was chilly in SESE as we headed off to the Artic region to learn all about Polar Bears, Penguins and many more of the beautiful animals that love there.
We finished the month with Christmas jumpers and Christmas cheer. The children worked really hard in December so were well ready for the Christmas Holidays.
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