We went on our Spring Hunt today to check for all the signs of Spring around our school.
We had our own Spring Hunt Checklist and we were going to tick off all the things we saw in our school.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Junior Infants.
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018!
Ar an Aoine, tháinig rang a haon agus rang a dó le chéile chun cluiche Gaeilge a imirt. I ngrúpaí d’imríomar an cluiche ‘Pléasc Uisce’. Bhí an spraoi againn!
Rinneamar ealaín le haghaidh ‘Lá Fhéile Pádraig’ i rith na seachtaine agus bhí Lá Glas againn freisin!
This term in 4th class we have been focusing on reading and improving our comprehension skills. We have enjoyed partaking in guided reading sessions twice a week every week with our teacher Ms. Walsh, Gráinne and Ms. Lennon.
We had the chance to read both fiction and non-fiction books. We revised many comprehension strategies while reading such as making predictions, questioning, recalling information, summarising information and comparing & contrasting the books with other books we have read or movies we have seen.
We also enjoyed working & reading independently at times during the guided reading sessions.
On Tuesday 13th of March, Room 1 participated in a science workshop organised by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.
First, we took part in a discussion during which we learned lots of interesting facts about where we get our electricity from. We learned about the different places we can get energy from, the importance of saving energy and the importance of looking after our planet by recycling.
We then carried out some experiments. We used energy from a potato to light a light bulb! We also trapped gas inside a small tube which caused it to explode.
Lastly, we played a life size board game. We used all the facts we learned during the workshop to compete against each other in groups.
It was a very interesting and exciting workshop.
International World Book Day was March 1st this year. Unfortunately, our school was closed that day due to a certain “Beast from the East”! Fortunately, we got to hold our postponed assembly a week later. Children dressed up as their favourite characters from books, even some of the staff were dressed up! 4th and 5th class from room 1 presented the assembly and introduced each class.
And the winners are………….
BEST HOMEMADE COSTUME : Moaning Myrtle (aka Nicole Room 11)
FUNNIEST COSTUME: Gangster Granny (aka Conor Room 12)
MOST ENTERTAINING CHARACTER: Horrid Henry (aka Tom P. Room 4)
Congratulations! You will receive your prize in school tomorrow.
Keep an eye out for lots of pics from our World Book Day assembly coming shortly.
In February, 4th and 5th class in room 1 were learning about internet safety. We learned about technology through the ages and discussed what cyber bullying is after watching an animated clip about a girl who is excluded from her group of friends. Her friends used group texting to talk about her behind her back and decide that they were not going to go to her birthday party, but go to another persons party on the same day instead! We learned that being a bystander is not ok, that we need to stand up for others if we know that somebody is being bullied.
We are also learning how to comment in a positive way on people’s work online. We have been practicing by writing comments on news articles on ClicNews online. Please watch our video for our 5 tips on composing a great comment!
Due to the Status Red:Snow-Ice Warning issued for all counties from Wed 11pm until Friday 3pm and on the instruction of the Minister for Education we will close today Thursday (March 1st) and tomorrow Friday (March 2nd) on Health and Safety Grounds. We will re-open for staff only for our planned training day on Child Protection on Monday morning (March 5th). We will re-open for staff and pupils on Tuesday March 2nd. Take care everyone!