St. Brigid

Our infants learned all about St. Brigid this week. We then created our own St. Brigid’s Cloaks using fabric and fibre.

 

Science in the Infant Classroom

In Science this term our infants are learning all about forces. We discussed ‘push’ and ‘pull’ forces and where these can be seen in our daily lives. We then explored the different ways that a toy car can move, and tested how different types of cars needed different amounts of pressure to move. Finally, we raced the cars to see who could apply the most force to make their car go faster!

Student Council

In January 2023 we seen the establishment of the first student council in St. Michael’s National School. The aim of the student council is to provide students with greater involvement in the decision-making procedures of the school and learn about the democratic process. We believe that students have a vital role to play in creating a positive and welcoming school environment conducive to learning and happiness. We predict that our Student Council will play a requisite role in achieving this.

Two children from each class were elected by secret ballot on Friday 13th January and will retain their positions on the council for the duration of the school year. Infant classes are represented by the two elected pupils from 6th Class. Well done to everyone who applied to be part of our first ever student council. You have worked very hard and we are very proud of you all.

We are delighted to introduce our new Student Council to you all. The children elected for the 2022/2023 school year are as follows:

1st Class – Kylah and Eoghan

2nd Class – Katelyn and Luke

3rd Class – Saoirse and Kyle

4th Class – Amy and Oisín

5th Class – Lucy and Ben

6th Class – Zara and Isobel

Our first student council meeting will take place on Wednesday 18th January at 2pm.

Happy Christmas from 3rd and 4th Class

What a busy time we have had in 3rd and 4th class in the lead up to Christmas!

Kicking off with our fantastic production of ‘School of Rock’ – we could not be prouder of the boys and girls!

In Maths, we have spent lots of time exploring fractions and decimals using different games.

 

 

We have been like elves creating lots of Christmas Art, with our Funky Reindeer, our beautiful Christmas wreaths, as well as recycling old Christmas cards to make new ones!

Finally, we had a visit from Santa himself and the boys and girls were all on the nice list to receive a beautiful gift.

To end an extremely cold week, we brought our procedural writing to life, as we made a lovely cup of Hot Chocolate topped with marshmallows!

It has certainly been a busy term and as we approach the holidays, I would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Christmas.

From Mrs Lennon.

 

Christmas in the Infant Classroom

We have been very busy in the lead up to Christmas in the infant classroom. We spent lots of time preparing for our musical ‘School of Rock’. Considering that it was many of the children’s first time on stage, we couldn’t believe the amazing show that they put on!

We learned all about Daidí na Nollaig as Gaeilge, and recited some Christmas counting rhymes in Maths. In religion the children learned all about the Christmas story, and they performed the story in small groups during our drama lessons. You can see one of our performances here: https://fb.watch/hv_tLbWLpv/. We also created some beautiful Christmas themed art and had a hot chocolate movie day!

Finally, we were very lucky on Friday 16th December to have a very special visit from Santa Claus! All of the boys and girls got a special present from Santa – thank you to our parent’s association for arranging this!

Well done boys and girls on all of your hard work this term. Wishing you all a safe and peaceful Christmas! 

 

Term 2 in 5th and 6th Class

The second term has been a hive of activity in 5th & 6th Class. The pupils engaged in Procedural Writing in both English and Irish. Dramas were created in groups as part of our Irish learning on ‘Bia’ agus ‘Sa Bhialann’ which were quite the entertainment!

 

A lot of planning, research and learning took place with the compilation and presentation of the children’s projects on World War 1 which were assessed by their peers.

In recent weeks 5th & 6th class had fun with fantasy poems and even wrote some amazing fantasy poems themselves.

Of course the highlight of this term has been taking part in our highly successful school production, ‘School of Rock’. Next stop-Hollywood!! The excitement has been mounting in our classroom also for the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas songs & dances have permeated classroom activities for days now and the pupils made some beautiful Christmas Tree paper plates using skilful weaving.

 

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy all the festivities!

School of Rock

After weeks of rehearsals, we were delighted to perform our school musical ‘School of Rock’ for the community on Thursday 8th December.

We are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of every child in our school. From designing posters and tickets, to learning lines and perfecting dance moves, no task was ever too much for the children. They were determined to put on a good show, and what a show it was – we were blown away by their incredible performance! Such a wonderful display of talent and energy!

As always, there were many people behind the scenes who helped us put on such an amazing show. Thank you to Tara McAuley, our musical director, for her dedication over the past number of years. Thank you to Karen McDermott for her beautiful backdrop, and to Mark McDermott for videoing the show. Thank you to everyone in Lisdoonan Community Centre for going above and beyond to help as always. Thank you finally to the parents who donated prizes for the raffle, your unending support doesn’t go unnoticed!

What an amazing end to 2022 in St. Michael’s National School!

Big Excitement for the Toy Show Tonight!

Mrs. Mc Guirk’s 1st and 2nd Class had great fun today, designing jumpers for Ryan Tubridy for tonight’s show. I think you will all agree, they have done a really good job.
Enjoy the show tonight everyone!

Congratulations Shéa!

Congratulations and well done to Shéa Kelly who won a First Aid Kit for our school. He won a colouring competition at Pilgrims Food Master’s for Health and Safety Week.