On Friday, the child had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite character from a book. The costumes were fabulous.
Also, to celebrate the day, the children took part in DEAR time-‘ Drop Everything and Read.’ The children listened to an extract from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and then completed activities on this amazing book. The children loved this exercise.
As part of our World Book Day celebrations, the children dressed up as their favourite character. They also had time to explore our new reading app Epic, which allows the children to lose themselves in a wide genre of books, some audio and some read along also. Each child chose a book to listen to today and gave feedback to the rest of the class. They also completed a written activity based on their dress up character. We always read alot of books in class, this week however It is safe to say we broke a record! One of the favourites of the week was a story called ‘The book with no pictures’. With loud chanting ‘AGAIN ! AGAIN!’ It was without a doubt a hit in class. You can check out the link below to give you an insight into the type of book it is.
Remember a book is a dream that you hold in your hand!
Listed below are 10 ways to become a better reader:
Check out our Active codes that were composed by children from 1st to 6th class. There was a fantastic effort from everybody!
Keep an eye out for the winning code as it will be published very soon!
Roses are red ,
violets are blue,
exercise is fun
and good for you.
From star jumps,jogging,push-ups and dance,
Football and skipping ..There’s lots we can chance.
So put down your x-box, iPads and phones get up,
get active and strengthen your bones.
The sugars and sweet things can All take a hike,
Turn off t.v and get on your bike . By Taylor🐶🦄
Come on everybody
It’s time to put on our
Time to get busy with our
so 1,2,3 let’s start Jumping
and get those heartbeats pumping !
Exercising is so fun,we all love to run.
Take a hike or ride a bike.
To swim in the pool is so cool.
Use your fit bit, run a mile,pass your friends with a wave and a smile.
Do some jumping jacks for a while.
If it’s sunny scoot for a mile.
By Erin and Kayleigh.❤️
I like to run
I like to walk
I like to ride my bike
I like to do jumping jacks
I like to do everything about Exercise.
Run, run, have some fun .
Tie your lace, go for a race.
Join a club not the pub.
Go to the bog go for a jog.
Don’t watch bbc on your tv.
Just go for a walk and climb a tree.
So please give us a big hip hip hurray.
By Ava Kirsty and Mikey.
Saturday park run
By Lucy Deane
Get of your chair, don’t be a bear
go for a run,have some fun.
Sitting in your room, don’tbe a fool
get out of your room and play some pool.
Running,Cycling and hiking too.
Just pick one or mabe two.
listen to us and you will be fit,
GET OUT SIDE AND RUN FOR A BIT!
By patrick, John, Freddie
Get off your bum
Go for a run!
jump jump jump
tie your lace go for a race!
Dancing football , just do it all
Kick it high into the sky.
Quick quick , and do not slip
Score the goal, up mayo !
Active, Active , all the way ,
Things we can do , like jog and play.
Playing games , like hide seek.
the fastest runner, oh do not peak.
In class activities , the joys of it all.
Playing high knees and jumping jacks
Always been mind full of not hurting our backs.
We often keep cool, when cycling to school.
Walking and skipping , never acting the fool.
So let’s keep active every day.
Lots of fun was had today when the senior children came to our room. First of all, we had some shared reading . All our stories were about Christmas and it was lots of fun. We then had a quiz. The score was very tight, but in the end Santa’s Reindeer won by one point. After that, we had the Christmas tree challenge. The teams had to try to create a tree shape using the 6 foam cups, but without touching them with any hands. It was such good fun and an extremely difficult challenge. This was followed by a Christmas movie and treats. What a day!
The story of Once, by Morris Gleitzman, tells the tale of a Jewish boy living in Poland around the time of The Holocaust 1939-1945.
(The Holocaust was a time in history where the leader of Germany was a man called Adolf Hitler. Hitler and his followers the Nazis hated the Jews and set out to kill them all.)
Felix is an imaginative boy and he is always curious about what’s going on. His parents were booksellers and they were all happy.
Unfortunately, at that time The Holocaust began.
Felix’s parents left him at a Catholic orphanage when they realised what was going on and the danger involved.
For nearly 3 years Felix stayed at the orphanage.
He spent that time telling stories of his parents and where they were now and writing them in his notebook .
The presence of carrot in his soup made him decide his parents were finally coming back.
He left the orphanage and set out across Poland to the city to find his parents.
It seems as though the whole book was one of his stories as he was oblivious to the actual massacre that was going on all around him. He thought rivers of blood were rabbits and burning of Jewish books was just unhappy customers.
I love the book and hope to read more from that author it the future. The way he wrote the book was amazing and I enjoyed it.
The characters were all (mostly) lovable and kind. (Especially Zelda!!!)
I rate it 8/10.
From Siobhan’s Blog
Yesterday my class went to our first game of Cumann na mBunscol.
Cumann Na mBunscol is a Gaelic football competition in which schools play against each other in the hope of becomming Cumann na mBunscol champions of the year.
Yesterday we (the girls) played against Shraigh in Bangor N.S pitch
and the boys played against Pullathomas in Pullathomas’s own pitch.
Both my team and the boys’ team played very well yet unfortunately both of us lost.
Despite our obviously disappointing losses, we all cheered up when our (really nice!) teachers brought us all into Sizzlers take away for chips and chicken nuggets!
We all had a great day and I enjoyed it very much.
We were gone all day and got no HOMEWORK!
From Siobhán’s blog