✨🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️Erris Cross Country 2023🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️✨

Well done to all the boys and girls from 3rd to 6th class who took part in the Erris Area Cross Country today in Tallagh.

197 children (15 schools)  took part in the races and each one gave it socks!

As per guidelines, the top 12 individual finishers in each age category and the top 3 teams in each race go through to Belleek, Ballina on the 28th of September. Time to be confirmed.

Congratulations to Róna Keenaghan, Aisling Deane, Róisín Gallagher, Ella King & MJ Mills-Barrett on qualifying in the individuals category.

Congratulations to Aisling Deane, Róisín Gallagher, Ella King, Alex Coyle, Aisling Cosgrove & Emma Maloney who qualify in the team category. (1st place today)

Congratulations to Ray Coyle, Feagan Cullotty, Paddy Doocey, Caolan O Hara Barrett, Cian McDonnell & Iarlaith Gallagher who also qualify in the team category. (3rd place today)

We wish you all the very best in the next stage of the competition!

We are so proud of all the girls and boys who represented the school today! Ye are amazing!!

 

 

 

✨✨Farewell to 6th class✨✨

We wish our 6th class Kayla, Alfie, Blake, Harry & Shay the very best as they embark on their new adventures in secondary school.

We are so very proud of you all and we will miss you all dearly.

Go néirí an t-ádh libh!

 

They’ve come to the end of another year,

Filled with laughter, learning and cheer.

They’ve grown and changed in many a way,

And made memories that will certainly stay.

 

💥💥April in the Middle Room💥💥

We have been busy preparing for the First Holy Communion over the past few weeks and the excitement continues to build.

We hope all our 2nd class friends have the most amazing and special day and create memories that will last a lifetime.

In Gaeilge we have been focusing on the topic of An Teilifís. Bhíomar ag cleachtadh briathra

a athrú go dtí na trí aimsirí agus táimid ag dul ar aghaidh go maith.

Tá dul chun cinn iontach déanta againn freisin le hinsint an ama as Gaeilge agus

bhaineamar an taitneamh as ár ndúshlán critter ranga.

In Maths our focus has been lines and angles and working through one step and 2 step word problems.

Again, please keep up the tables practice at home. It will be so worth it in the long run and make learning new concepts in Maths less of a challenge, as you will be removing one obstacle by having fluency with the tables.

In English we are working on our comprehension strategies summarising and making connections. Our Genre is persuasive writing and it has been lots of fun listening to the oral ‘debates’ in class. We will progress to written samples when we are ready. The children are also learning about homophones and analogies in grammar. We will continue to work on Diamante poetry .

The children are brilliant at learning off their poetry and have already a repertoire of both Irish and english poems. Their vocabulary bank is expanding all the time!!!! which is wonderful and can be used then in their own writings.

In History we have learned all about Tom Crean. There was great interest and we also incorporated this into some drama exercises using our freeze frames.  We had a lovely nature walk while thinking about our senses and we incorporated this into Art by creating some unique nature collages.  We had fun growing our own crystals in class and investigated how their shape changed. Huge progress has been made with the tin whistle and we enjoy practising each day in class. Most of the children are eager to perform on their own for the class also which shows their confidence and enthusiasm. Maith sibhse!! We are enjoying GAA skills with Eoin.

Our Wellbeing morning was celebrated on the 26th April. The whole school came together to sing a song, share their special stories and then separated into mixed groups for some fun activities. Always an enjoyable time.

D. Tyrrell

   

💥💥Middle Room – March ’23💥💥

The month of March has whizzed on by!  We thoroughly enjoyed Seachtain na Gaeilge and we hope you all had a chance to check out the little video! Damhsa, Ceol, Amhráin agus cluichi go leor.

We have been really busy working on our cursive writing this past month and all the effort is paying off. Amazing writers. Now we just have to remind ourselves to apply our best effort to all written tasks! In English our comprehension skills are improving and our focus has been on working more independently (being a little detective) in finding evidence in texts. We had great fun creating our very own Haiku poems and enjoyed reciting these using our microphone. Procedural writing also continued this month. In Irish our focus was focail agus frasaí bunaithe ar an topaic Sa Bhaile. We were also learning how to change numerous verbs into the Aimsir Chaite (past tense), Aimsir Laithreach (present tense) and Aimsir Fháistineach (Future tense). This is something we will recap regularly!! Maths topics varied from 3d shapes, Length,  addition and subtraction with regrouping and also Multiplication in 3rd class. Please keep up the tables practice at home as this seems to be where children make the mistakes. Regular practise will lead to automaticity.

For Science we learned about the eye and had some fun with optical illusions. In Geography we learned about the Wild Atlantic way, exploring some spots along the route and we mapped the route on a blank map. We also had a visit from Garda Margaret Sweeney and learned about the role of the Local community guard. Children are doing so well with their tin whistle so please keep up the practice at home. It is lovely to be able to bring a talent to an occasion! We have spent a huge amount of time working through the compulsory topics of the Stay Safe programme. It is hugely important to check in with your child and discuss  each topic. Children worked with clay and pastels during art lessons. We are slowly and steadily preparing for our very special communion day.

Enjoy the Easter break,

D. Tyrrell

💥💥February – Middle Room💥💥

Here is a little snap shot of events in the middle room throughout February.

The children enjoyed sampling their food dudes fruit and vegetables and getting to know the Food Dudes characters while learning all about the importance of Fruit and Vegetables in our diet daily.

We are continuing our Tin whistle with Angela on Fridays and enjoy practising it every morning. Huge improvements all round. As Gaeilge bhíomar ag foghlaim focail agus frásai nua bunaithe ar an topaic Éadaí. Ghlac na páistí phairt i cluichí idirghníomhach agus cluiche mbeirteanna sa rang. In Maths the children have been learning about time and fractions as well as number topics Addition, Subtraction (2nd) and Multiplication and Division problems in 3rd. For English our Procedural writing continued and we also put one into practice by  following the children’s procedure for making smoothies. Lots of fun!  The children also learned about the elements of Limericks in poetry and then composed their own Limericks in pairs and then individually. They had the opportunity to recite their Limerick using the microphone in class. They were very funny. For comprehension we were focusing on Inferring meaning and will continue this next month also, as well as Determining Importance. It is so important for children to not just read each day but to discuss their understanding of the text . The children are excellent at reciting their weekly poems. The children had fun taking part in Drama lessons which included miming, freeze framing and learning a little bit about Brendan Gleeson also. We are learning our new dance The Dreoilin in preparation for Seactain na Gaeilge as well as Amhráin na bhFiann. We look forward to celebrating Seachtain ne Gaeilge and also joining up with the other classes to show off our dánta, amhráin agus damhsaí. Stay Safe is continuing in all classes right up to Easter. It is so important to discuss worksheets sent home.  The children took part in the little Heroes First Aid training and were so happy with the visit from Seán Fahy, our local star!

D.Tyrrell

Wellbeing Morning Feb’23

We had a lovely morning playing various games with each other this morning. It was a really nice opportunity for children from the 3 classrooms to get together.  The wholeschool also came together to sing our Wellbeing song ‘Believe’. We also had a little chat about gratitude and it was wonderful to hear some of the children share what they are grateful for, their family and friends being a very popular answer!