News Updates from: Learning Support Team

MAKE-A-WISH

On Friday October 5th some of our pupils met with Nicola from Make-A-Wish Ireland and presented her with a cheque for €460 which was raised by the school by hosting an Ice-Cream Party as part of our annual Fun Day in June. Last year’s 6th class chose Make-A-Wish as their charity of choice to receive the money raised. Nicola explained that the money is used to grant wishes to children who are very sick and have to spend a lot of time in hospitals. Their families are also part of the wish. 

Friendship Weeks

We will celebrate Friendship Week in the school from the 8th to the 19th of October. The children will take part in various Creative Writing, Art and SPHE activities during the week.

The children will also celebrate friendship in a variety of ways and will be recognised for being kind and friendly throughout the week!

Check out the noticeboard in the GP hall where children and staff post their “random acts of kindness”!

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Congratulations to all the children who received awards for the month of September.

Here are the children who were awarded Dalta na Míosa and Special Commendations:





GREAT HELPERS AT FIRST ASSEMBLY 



 

PROUD BROTHERS AND SISTERS CELEBRATE THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS TOGETHER!! 



 

WE HAVE A SPECIAL BOOK IN THE SCHOOL THIS YEAR CALLED THE GOLDEN BOOK. ALL DALTA NA MÍOSA AND SPECIAL COMMENDATIONS ARE PUT IN THE BOOK AND ALSO LOTS OF OTHER NAMES – THE TEACHERS, SNAS AND JACINTA ASK MS. MORAN TO INCLUDE CHILDREN FROM THEIR CLASSES AND THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL IN THE GOLDEN BOOK BECAUSE OF THEIR SUPER BEHAVIOUR, HARD WORK ETC.

HERE ARE SEPTEMBER’S ENTRANTS INTO THE GOLDEN BOOK. WELL DONE EVERY ONE! THE GOLDEN BOOK IS ON DISPLAY OUTSIDE MS. MORAN’S OFFICE. 



FRIDAY 28TH WAS A SPECIAL DAY NOT JUST FOR GIVING OUT SO MANY REWARDS BUT ALSO FOR REMEMBERING SICK CHILDREN. WE RAISED €410 FOR GEAROID’S SMILE, A SPECIAL CHARITY SET UP IN MEMORY OF GEARÓID MURPHY WHO SADLY PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2014 AFTER A VERY BRAVE BATTLE WITH CANCER. WE ARE DELIGHTED TO BE ABLE TO GIVE GEARÓID’S FAMILY €410 WHICH WE RAISED TODAY. HERE ARE PHOTOS TAKEN TODAY WHEN WE ALL SMILED IN MEMORY OF GEARÓID

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Getting ready for Valentine’s Day

Ms. Keogh was busy with some of our pupils carefully cutting out hearts and decorating them for Valentine’s Day. 

 

Mr. Donnelly was also busy with his project on Friendship week. 

 

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MATHS WITH MS. WOODS

Ms. Woods has been working with some children on lines and angles and fractions. Look at the lovely work we did and what we have learned! 

Crazy hair pictures using lines & angles. And pizzas showing the fraction of each topping.

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Eddie and Michael doing their best to balance and follow the lines and patterns! Well done boys!

 

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Station Teaching in Senior Infants

Senior Infants have just completed five weeks of Station Teaching. There were four stations set up in the classroom with a teacher at each station. These stations were: Phonics, Reading, Dictation and Creative Writing. All the children worked very hard at each station. Senior Infants really enjoyed Station Teaching!

        

 

 

 

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MATHS AND CAKE GO SO WELL TOGETHER

As part of our weight topic in Maths, the 3rd class maths group made a carrot cake. We carefully followed a recipe, making sure that we weighed out all the ingredients correctly. The ingredients were mixed together and then transferred into a round baking tray. The cake was left to bake in the oven for 35 minutes. We enjoyed sampling the cake after it had been iced.

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HALLOWEEN IS COMING!

DAVID AND FEMI COLOUR THEIR HALLOWEEN PICTURES

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Tangram Trouble!

This week Miss Gillespie’s maths group explored 2D shapes.  We used tangrams to create images.  We used our problem solving skills.  It was great fun!

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