We have had a very busy week getting ready for Christmas.
We have been learning about ‘The Nativity’. We put baby Jesus into our manger in school as we won’t be here on Christmas Day. We saw Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds,the Wise Men and of course the animals that were in the stable when Jesus was born. We also got to see 3rd class perform their Nativity play. It was excellent.
On Wednesday, our parents came into our school and we performed a poem and some Christmas songs. We dressed up and got our faces painted. We liked having our parents at school.
On Thursday, all the school went over to Sligo IT track for our Santa Mile Dash. We wore Santa hats and some of us dressed up. We ran around the track listening to Christmas music. It was great fun. We estimated that between all of us we ran approximately 180 miles which is the same distance if you were travelling from Sligo to Co. Cork!!!!!
We also had a very special visitor to our class. Santa came to our class. We were so happy to see him because he is very busy at the moment. He brought everyone a special treat. Thank you Santa.
I think after all this we are ready for our Christmas holidays. Happy Christmas everyone.
Our Christmas poem.
Our Christmas Performance.
Santa visited our classroom.
Walking to Sligo IT for our Santa Mile Dash.
Putting Baby Jesus into our manger.
We had great fun today learning about coding. Coding is telling the computer what to do and it is how computer games and apps are created.
Junior Infants love computers and wanted to learn about coding. Pupils from 5th and 6th class offered to come and help us. We played a game called Candy Quest.
We got to choose our characters and we had to tell the computer what to do to so our character could move through the different levels. We learned a lot about computers and really enjoyed it.
We had great fun in Junior Infants for Science Week. We were learning about forces and the different ways we can make sound.
A force is something that makes something move. We were learning all about pushing and pulling. We also learned about ramps. We had little cars and we were experimenting with them to see how we could make them move the fastest.
We also were learning about Sound. We filled bottles with water so that each bottle had a different amount of water in it. Each bottle made a different sound. We learned how to play Twinkle Twinkle by hitting the bottles.
Well done to all the boys and girls who attempted our second maths problem of Maths week. The following children earn themselves 3 stamps/dojo points for getting the questions correct & being the first to Room 4 with their answers:
6th Class: Hermann
5th Class: Sebastian
4th Class: Matthew
1st Class: Hubert
Bonus question – earns 1 stamp/dojo point:
6th Class: Nigel
5th Class: Mikey
Here’s the final question of the week:
Granny gave Tom 15c and on the way home he lost 5c.
How much does he have now?
Directions: Find the words that fit.
Example: 29 = D in F in a L Y
What do the letters stand for?
Answer: 29 = Days in February in a Leap Year
26 = L of the A
7 = D of the W
101 = D
52 = C in a D
88 = P K
13 = S on the A F
365 = D in a Y
18 = H on a G C
90 = D in a R A
3 = B M (S H T R)
24 = H in a D
4 = W on a C
60 = S in a M
28 = D in F
64 = S on a C B
Well done to all the boys and girls who attempted our first maths problem of Maths week. The following children earn themselves 3 stamps/dojo points for being the first from their room to me with the correct answer:
6th Class: Chloe
5th Class: Mikey
4th Class: Teyanna
1st Class: Stephen
Question Number 2:
Eight marbles are in the basket. Four are red and the rest are
green. How many marbles are green?
o A goldfish costs €1.80
o An angelfish costs €1.40
o Noirín paid exactly €20 for some fish
o How many of each kind did she buy?
Remember to bring your answers to Room 4
As it is Maths Week in Ireland this week all classes will be doing different tasks and activities to celebrate it. Each day there will be a maths question on our school blog for you to solve. The first child to Room 4 with the correct answer for the problem will win themselves some stamps.
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the ark. How many creatures could he have seen?
How many different answers can you find?
Jennie the old sheep dog is lazing around in the paddock near the house. She counts the number of animals in the paddock. There are 11 of them, pigs and ducks. Then she counts the legs. She sees 28 legs.
How many ducks are there?
Remember, bring your answers to Room 4!
In Junior Infants we are learning about Road Safety.
We are learning the song and the actions to the Safe Cross Code. It is very important that we follow the Safe Cross Code when we are walking to school.
We got new high visibility jackets that we can wear when we are out walking. The cars and other traffic will be able to see us better if we wear these.
If we live far from the school and come to school in a car we can ‘Park and Stride’ . This means we can come in our car and then park it just a little bit from the school and walk the rest of the way. It is good to get some exercise and fresh air in the morning before we come to school. It helps us learn.
Be Safe Be Seen!!!
On May 19th, Liam and Conor from the Order of Malta Ambulance service came to visit our school. They showed us round the inside of the ambulance and all the equipment that they use. They demonstrated how they use “Annie” to teach people how to do CPR to help to resuscitate people. They even put some bandages on the Senior Infants who asked them to teach them some skills for their Doctor’s Surgery role play corner! They spoke to the senior classes about the benefits of volunteering with The Order of Malta. They get to attend big events such as music festivals for free, and learn lots of new skills which can save lives. Did you know that Sligo has been named as European Volunteering Capital 2017? We presented them with a donation towards the Order of Malta which we collected on a non- uniform day during Active School week.
Thank you so much Liam and Conor, we really enjoyed your visit, learned loads of interesting things and had great fun!
Order of Malta volunteers demonstrate how Annie helps them to teach people some vital skills!
Junior and Senior Infants and First Class recently went to see the musical Room on the Broom in the Hawkswell Theatre. It is based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. We were very excited about our bus trip and visiting The Hawkswell.
In Senior Infants, we read the book and we made some stick puppets of the characters to make up our own little play based on the story. Thomas made up a new story called “No Room on the Dragon”! Room on the Broom is one of our favourite stories.