Junior Infants had a really great time preparing our maths project and science experiment for St. Edward’s Maths and Science Afternoon. We also really enjoyed visiting the fair and would like to say thank you to all the other classes for sharing their maths and science projects with us, we learned a lot in one afternoon. We hope all our parents enjoyed their visit as well.
This week we have been learning all about the different types of homes. We have been looking at the different types of homes that people live in and the different types of homes that animals live in. Today we made our own homes out of lego with our partner. Have a look at the fantastic homes we built…
We had a wonderful day on Tuesday when members of Defence Forces visited us in St. Edward’s to present us with our Irish Flag and a copy of The Proclamation. All three members are past pupils of St. Edward’s N.S!
First of all Sgt Brian Callaghan told us a little bit about the Centenary of the 1916 Rising and about the history of the flag. He explained that the white colour in between the orange and green stands for peace between Unionists and Nationalists. The Irish Army are renowned all over the world for their peace keeping activities in places where there is conflict.
When soldiers serve overseas they get a medal to put on their uniform. Brian has six medals and Helmut has eleven medals. Seamie has served overseas once already.
He also explained what each of the badges meant on their uniforms. The badges show what rank you have in the army and what division you serve in. They all had a badge that showed the symbol of the Blacklion protecting Barnesmore Gap in Donegal which means they are in Finner Camp which is the home of the 28th Infantry Battalion.
Helmut Callaghan told us a very funny story which he said happened when he was stationed in Eritrea in Africa! Imagine coming face to face with a crocodile.
Then it was time to receive The Proclamation and the flag. We will raise the flag in March 2016 as part of the countrywide commemorations of The Rising. Nicole and Corey received these important items on behalf of the school as they had written excellent letters to Mrs McGowan telling her all about their connections with the army and the history of their family trees.
Our sixth class read The Proclamation for those present:
Reading The Proclamation from St. Edward’s NS on Vimeo.
And then everybody at the assembly stood and sang Amhrán na bhFiann proudly! They were accompanied by Máire Hunt on the guitar and Caleum and Kian on drums and Kamil on the recorder.
Our National Anthem- Amhrán na bhFiann from St. Edward’s NS on Vimeo.
What a proud day!
As part of our aim to be a Health Promoting School, we have been looking at how children spend their break time on yard. After much consultation and debate within classrooms, each class got to choose some outdoor equipment to play with on the yard at break times.Senior Infants got their hands on their new equipment on Friday and we had a trial run with some really fun equipment!
5th class are taking part in promoting health at school. We have learned about the food pyramid and now know what food we need to eat in order to make sure we have enough energy for all the activities we do in school!!
We are also aiming to improve our fitness. We did a fitness bleep test in September and will repeat this fitness test at the end of December with the aim of being able to run further than the first time.
To help improve our fitness we have begun many things. We are taking part in Super Troopers – involving our families in a 10-15min physical activity daily and we now start two days per week in school with 10-15mins physical exercise, as well as our allocated P.E time.
We are greatly enjoying all the new exercises we are learning from Ms. Kivlehan.
Have a look at us go!!
Doing lunges & stretching
Holding the plank