September 17

✨✨Middle room ✨✨ September 6th-17th

Here is  a  snapshot of the past fortnight!  We had great fun in the build up to Mayo Day and the big game.  Over the past 2 weeks we have  been working hard on our spelling strategies and written presentation. We will continue to work on the Recount Genre in English and already I can hear a big improvement in our léamh Gaeilge.  Lots of fun has been had using our playing cards to learn our tables and Hollywood awaits some stars that shone as we practised our drama techniques. Best wishes to our current 3rd class who receive their First Holy Communion tomorrow. May God bless you on your special day and always!

D . Tyrrell

September 5

Middle Room – ✨✨Our first week back 2021✨✨

Our first week has flown by! This week we focused on revision in Maths and practised our mental Maths addition and subtraction using playing cards. It was lots of fun. Our focus for cómhrá Gaeilge was Mé Féin and will continue to be for the next few weeks . In SPHE we recapped our class rules and how to show kindness and respect to ourselves and others. We also started a ‘getting to know each other’ activity which will be completed over the coming week. In doing so we brainstormed lots of verbs and adjectives.  Children participated in Buddy Reading, morning riddles and puzzles, word of the day  and we practised good presentation when writing. Our PE focus was basketball skills and as a special reward we had extra time out on Friday for a couple of games of dodgeball. The biggest challenge was dodging the midgets!!! The children enjoyed some fun sensory time with kinetic sand and we listened to a little bit of our Novel Charlotte’s Web to finish each day. Looking forward to an exciting week ahead as we await  the All Ireland Final!

💚🧡🙏MaighEo  Abú!!  D. Tyrrell

 

   

June 18

✨✨Junior Room✨✨ June 14th -18th

We had such a fun Active week. It has gone by in a whirl😰 One or 2 activities were changed during the week due to weather but none the less were very enjoyable. I hope you had lots of fun at home too participating in your own activities!

Today’s trip to the beach was so lovely. We had our lunch first then spent the remainder of the time digging, splashing and a little frisbee time.

The maternity ward in class was very busy also with the arrival of 4 painted lady butterfly. We have been looking after them well, adding flowers we picked on our nature walk to their garden and also a chopped mandarin for them to sip on. We expect our 5th butterfly to emerge over the weekend. Next Tuesday/ Wednesday we will release them into their natural environment where very soon the cycle will start all over again.

Check out our photos below for a little insight into the activities .  Children have received their Active week certs and also have a small gift for dad/ grandad in their mála for Father’s Day. Have a lovely weekend!

Deborah Tyrrell

June 15

📕📕 08th-11th June 2021-Middle Room📗📗

In the middle room this week the boys and girls  painted fabulous pictures based on summer.  We also continued reading Fantastic Mr. Fox, we just cannot wait to find out what will happen next.  Will the famers catch Mr. Fox and his family……..? We really enjoyed taking part in the various outdoor activities in P.E.  We finished off the week with a Kahoot quiz.  All the boys and girls did so well and we had so much fun.

June 11

🌟🌟Junior Room – June 8th – 11th🌟🌟

This week we learned about Myths and Legends. Our focus was The salmon of Knowledge. The children responded to the story through drawing which was also our focus in Art. See drawing below of The salmon of Knowledge and Underwater Scene. Each one unique just like ourselves!

Our chrysalides have now been transferred to their butterfly garden and we are waiting patiently for the exciting moment of emergence! This stage is called Metamorphosis (the stage between the caterpillar and the Butterfly).

We had fun exploring our topic of Capacity in Maths and we also explored addition of odd numbers and even numbers. I wonder who can remember what secrets we discovered when adding odd and odds? even and even? and odd and even numbers?

Senior infants blew our socks off this week with their Léamh Gaeilge. The Junior infants were so impressed that rated them with top marks!!

June 4

⭐⭐31st May-03rd June-Middle Room⭐⭐

This week some of the activities that the boys and girls in the Middle Room worked were Fractions in Mathematics and continuing to learn more information about the life of Gráinne Ní Mháille.  The children continued to work on the Stay Safe programme.

Also, the children in Rang a Dó are preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Fabulous art work was completed.

We began working on Ag Siopadóireacht as Gaeilge.

We are continuing to work on the novel ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox and we cannot wait to see what happens next for the fox family.

The children completed a Kahoot quiz, it was great fun and to complete the week we listened to our class novel while enjoying the sunshine.

June 4

😊😊Junior Room May 31st – June 2nd 😊😊

A short but productive week. As you can see our caterpillars are developing well. You can see from photos that 2 chrysalides are forming already. We have enjoyed learning and writing about the butterfly this week also..

We have completed our Stay safe programme having learned our special rules about strangers this week . We never go with a stranger! We never take anything from a stranger! We enjoyed our role play in class based on this topic. We continued working on time (telling half hour) and we have started our topic Ag siopadóireacht as Gaeilge. Please keep up the wonderful revision of tricky words and the invaluable reading practice at home.D. Tyrrell

June 4

📗📗The month of May in the Middle Room📕📕

This is a snap shot from the Middle Room for the month of May.  We worked on The Stay Safe programme, began studying our class novel ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and learned all about Gráinne Ní Mháille in History.

The children worked on strand of Gymnastic in P.E and in Art the children created various items based on the theme of summer from clay.

We worked on An Teilifís as Gaeilge and had great fun recapping on what we had covered in the form of a Kahoot quiz.

        

  

May 28

🌟🌟Junior Room – May 24th -28th🌟🌟

This week we worked on Data in Maths as well as number activities for addition and subtraction and telling half past on the clock .

We are enjoying monitoring the growth of our baby caterpillars. We have noticed the webbing and the shedding which is a good sign. We studied the life cycle of the butterfly in Science and learning ‘Did you know?’ facts as we go along. We also did step by step drawing and labelled the parts of our own butterfly. We finished our topic of ‘Secrets and Telling’ in Stay Safe (SPHE) and next week we will work on our final topic of ‘Strangers’. The children have been working so hard on their writing and I can see huge improvements each week.

We had a little stroll down Peadar’s road to check on our little friends, the tadpoles,  and we discovered 2 of them had transformed into froglets. D.Tyrrell

 

May 21

🌟🌟Junior Room May 17th -21st🌟🌟

Check out the photos below to give you an insight into our busy week. The highlight of the week was the arrival of our 5 new pupils. They have settled in really well and we look forward very much to watching their transformation from caterpillars to Painted Lady butterflies🐛🦋 before releasing them. We worked hard🥱 on our procedural writing again this week and had lots of fun putting our procedure into practice by making our Rice Krispie buns in our groups.(We were covid compliant and there was no licking of spoons!)   The chocolate smiles were priceless! 😊👌

As the weather was not on our side for PE we enjoyed some Farm themed cosmic yoga which tied in nicely with our cluiche cartaí gaeilge ‘Ainmhithe ar an bhfeirm’. We also practised our Iko Iko dance. It was lots of fun, especially the freestyle part!🤣In SPHE we focused on the topic of Touches and touches we like, don’t like and ones we are not sure of. We learned that we never keep a touch a secret. The booklets will be sent home next Thursday for this topic and next weeks topic Secrets and Telling to be discussed. These conversations you have at home are hugely important and very much embedded in the stay safe programme.

The children had dictation /spelling using their whiteboards today for a change and they all did so well. Keep up the great work boys and girls!🌟 D . Tyrrell