Students from 3rd to 6th classes who achieved their reading targets this term were presented with their certificates at an assembly recently. Congratulations to all our fantastic readers and a special mention to Darwin in 6th class who achieved his Honours award. This is the highest possible award in Accelerated Reader.
Lou from Sligo Library called in to see us recently to tell us all about the Summer Stars Reading Adventure. This runs in public libraries all over Ireland. Children are invited to register for the adventure and enjoy reading many books as part of the adventure during this time. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress. There will be rewards and incentives along the way and a grand finale event at the end for all participants.
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.
Congratulations to the children in 3rd to 5th classes who were presented with their reading certificates at assembly today. We are proud of you!
In Junior Infants this week we have been learning to retell the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’. To help us with this we created a story map and we also made some puppets of the different story characters. We can now retell the story to others using these fantastic puppets.
Today we also baked some bread to see all the work that The Little Red Hen had to do by herself in the story. We really enjoyed our baking and because we helped each other and worked together we made some delicious and healthy brown bread…Yum yum!!!
Our Healthy Brown Bread Recipe
300g Coarse Wholemeal Flour
150g Plain Flour
1tsp baking soda
2tbsp of Freederm Fruit Syrup
A pinch of salt
- Put the wholemeal flour in a bowl and then sieve the plain flour and bread soda in on top. 2. Add a pinch of salt and the fruit syrup. 3. Beat the egg slightly in a cup. 4. Then add it along with the buttermilk into a well in the middle of the flour mixture. 5. Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a well greased baking tin. 6. Place in a preheated oven at 190 for around 35-40 minutes. 7. Allow to cool and serve with some delicious butter and summer fruit jam.
Since returning to school after the Christmas holidays Junior Infants have been working very hard on both their letter sounds and their sight words.
Here are some fantastic games I found online which perhaps the children could spend some time playing and learning during their computer or ipad time?
Word Blend Game – Beginning and end sounds
The Quiet Machine – A game which asks children to identify the sound at the beginning of a word
Rhyming Rockets – a game where children have to shoot the rockets which rhyme with their target word.
Mole Rhyming Game – The children have to help Mole to dig his tunnel by helping him identify the rhyming words
Reggie Rhyming – The children have to help Reggie find the rhyming words. This is also a fantastic vocabulary building game for different settings.
Today Junior Infants took their art lesson outside as it was such a beautiful sunny day. We have been learning all about Autumn and about how lots of animals are getting ready to hibernate for the Winter. One of these animals is the hedgehog. We have also been learning a rhyme about a hedgehog called Harry.
Harry The Hedgehog
Harry the Hedgehog has prickles and spikes.
These are the things that a hedgehog likes:
A bowl of water and a slice of bread,
A nice warm place to rest his head.
When the summer’s over
And the leaves begin to fall,
Harry The Hedgehog curls up in a ball.
See you next spring.”
That is when his alarm clock rings.
Our Autumn Hedgehogs will be displayed on the wall outside our classroom next week and we hope you like them.