Here are some memories of the first half of term 2. There are lots more activities and events in each class post so feel free to browse! Happy Mid-term! See you all again on February 23rd!

SOCIAL MEDIA

Remember to log on to Facebook and check for updates from our Parents Association. (Scoil Bhríde National School Parents Association). The PA has posted a lot of  valuable information regarding social media and internet safety which aims to help parents to understand what children are doing on their smartphones/laptops/PCs. 

A word of thanks to our  Parents Association for organising cyber safety talks for  pupils, teachers and parents. 

ST BRIGID’S DAY

St. Brigid’s day (Lá Fhéile Bhríde) takes place on February 1st every year. Our school is named after St. Brigid. St. Brigid was born in Faughart and she is known as the second partron sait of Ireland. It is widely believed that the St. Brigid’s cross has the power to protect homeowners. 

ST. VALENTINE

 

We hope everyone had a lovely St. Valentines Day. Did you know that St. Valentine, the patron saint of love, was executed in Rome and buried there in the 3rd century. Much later, an Irish priest was granted permission to exhume his remains, and now his skeleton lies under Whitefriar Church in Dublin.

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MUSEUM ON THE MOVE

Thank you to Jim for coming in with his Museum on the Move and teaching us lots about all the different animals he had on display including a wolf, a bear, a reindeer, a fox, a hare and other wildlife. All classes got a chance to meet Jim and learn about these creatures

Visiting the local library

1st Class are going to the library in Dunleer every Wednesday morning for a few weeks. It is very exciting to pick out a new book every week. There is a great selection of books to choose from. Muriel the librarian is very kind and helpful. If the children are not sure what book to pick she shows them where to find books that they can read themselves. Muriel is very impressed with some of the big books that the 1st Class children can read! We love the library.

GRANDPARENTS DAY

Junior Infants were were delighted to welcome Grannys and Grandad to their classroom on Grandparents Day. It was very exciting for the children as their grandparents had a look at our room and some of our lovely art work. We sang songs , said a poem , showed them a video we made , sang our favourite hymn and finished off with a sing song with grandparents joining in. Everybody had lovely treats with their tea and coffee at the end. It was such a lovely morning and Ms Boylan was so proud of all the boys and girls. A big THANKYOU to Ms Keogh , Ms Clayton , Ms Woods , Ms Smyth, Ms Moroney & Ms Carberry who helped us prepare and also on the day. We hope you like these gorgeous photographs .

SENIOR INFANTS LEARN ABOUT THE WEATHER

We learned all about the weather, An Aimsir,  in Gaeilge, so we made our own rainbows, bogha báistí, by painting all the colours of the rainbow on half a paper plate. Next we painted 2 small paper plates yellow and when they dried we cut one up like a pizza and glued it on the other plate to make a beautiful sun, An ghrian. We glued clouds, scamaill, on the rainbow then Ms Dromgoole and Mrs Moroney stapled all the pieces together.  We love our finished work!

2ND CLASS

In  between daily activities we prepared some information on Hibernation for the Lectern. We entered the RSA “Glow in the Dark” poster competition.   The pupil’s hi-vis vest on the poster below glows in the dark. It was great fun working on it together! A special word of thanks to Ms. Moroney who helped us out with this task.

Well done to the pupils who scass made their Sacrament of Reconciliation. It was a lovely evening with fantastic reading and singing. Artwork by the pupils was displayed in the Church also.

A special word of thanks to Ms Moroney and all the other staff in Scoil Bhríde who helped out. Also thanks to the parents and family members who attended on the night.

SAMBA WORKSHOP FOR JUNIOR  INFANTS-2nd CLASS

1st Class were very lucky today to take part in a Samba workshop with Ciarán. It was very loud and very exciting!

We learned two new rhythms and got to try out all of the instruments. We learned a lot about drums and it was so much fun:-)

 

COOL MOVES IN 3RD CLASS

In PE we’ve been learning about Dance.  We are working on creative dance.  We created a body jive.  Here are some pictures of the fun we had.

 

4th CLASS ARTWORK & A VISIT FROM ANGUS!

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

This week the boys and girls in Junior Infants have been very busy getting ready for Catholic Schools week which takes place next week. Junior Infants are hosting a grandparents day in their room next Wednesday 29th January and are very excited to welcome their grandparents to Scoil Bhríde. They have a very special morning planned. Today we made a beautiful display of the portraits we painted of our grandparents. We hope you like them .Ms Boylan thinks we did an amazing job. 

5th class artwork