We had our Christmas assembly today in the hall. The children who have had excellent attendance got selection boxes. Thulini won a prize for designing a beautiful school Christmas Card. The children who are learning to play the violin played Silent Night for us and then we all joined in singing!
We hope everyone has a lovely Christmas holiday. During the last few days of term the children raised €370 for Sligo Social Services, to help other people. Thank you to all the families who donated so generously.
We look forward to seeing everyone on the 8th of January 2018.
Happy Christmas and New Year.
The Ark Class were delighted to welcome back Music Generation every Wednesday for their music lessons. The children really enjoy taking part in the lessons, learning the new songs and getting to explore and interact with a new and different instrument each week. It is always lots of fun.
Third class did some creative work in the Arts this month. First we listened to and described music in various styles and genres, including familiar excerpts. We enjoyed listening to Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg. We discussed mood, rhythm, tempo and how we felt when listening. Then we responded through art (clay sculptures of trolls). We made some trolls from the story. After we made the trolls some of the class made vases and other decorative objects like egg- cups.
Later in the month we worked with Fabric and Fibre. We all designed our own pictures and put them together using glue.
This month we also went on a nature and history trail. We visited the Famine Graveyard and learned about the impact of the famine in Sligo. We found out about the workhouse, emigration and the life of poor children in famine times. We also learned about how children got educated in hedge schools. We looked for native wild flowers on our nature trail and learned their names. See our pictures here.
Our Junior and Senior Infants invited their parents into school to share a little Sing-along before Christmas. Junior Infants recited a short poem and Senior Infants used percussion instruments. We can’t wait for Christmas!
Infant Classes Sing-along from St. Edward’s NS on Vimeo.