Teddy Bear Picnic in Senior Infants

We had great excitement in Senior Infants today as we had a lot of very special visitors. As a reward for getting 5 stars for good lining up and coming to school on time we had a Teddy Bears Picnic on the last day before Mid-term. It was such a nice day that we even got to show our teddy bears where we play at yard time.

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Robert’s SI Stories

This month we’ve been looking at narrative writing. We’ve looked at all the stories we covered this year so far and tried to figure out what makes a good book. We found that good books have an good beginning, a problem and solution. We wrote our own story called ‘ A Snowy Day’. The boys and girls drew a picture for different parts of the story and narrated it. Take a look at what our finished stories looked like!

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Green School Protest

Our green Schools had a very exciting week this week. We attended a protest outside Leinster House in Dublin with over 400 other children from different schools. We were protesting the inaction of our government to tackle the very important issue of Climate change. We got the bus from Ashbourne and walked there. We shouted slogans like “We want change” and “What do we want? Climate Action! When do we want it? NOW!”. We even made it on the news!

    

After the protest we had our lunch in St. Stephens Green before getting the bus back. We would like to thank our teachers Emily, Robert and Carole Pinto for coming with us !

    

We had a fantastic day!

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January in Katie’s Third Class

January was a very busy month in Katie’s third class. We learned about Ancient Rome and completed group projects based on this topic. Each project was bound into a book and displayed for all to see. All the projects included information about the history of Ancient Rome, slavery, Ancient Roman society and much more. The children also wrote diary entries to show the life of an Ancient Roman.

    

  

Gladiators were of significant interest while learning about Ancient Rome. The boys and girls were fascinated to learn about the battles gladiators endured in the Colosseum. They created their very own pop up Colosseum using chalk pastels.

      

We also learnt about mosaics in Ancient Roman times and created our own mosaics using small squares of coloured card.

In science the boys and girls learned about heat and completed an experiment to investigate which material would work best as an insulator. Each group was put on a timer to see how long they could keep their hands in a bucket of iced water using various pieces of insulating materials as gloves. It was clear that the blubber (or butter as we used!) worked as the best insulator.

    

We completed many lessons based on music literacy. We focused on identifying different types of music values – semibreves, minims, crotchets and quavers. Everyone was very creative and composed their own rhythms using percussion instruments.

    

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Course

 

There are still some places available!

 

PARENTS PLUS/ADHD SPECIFIC PARENTING COURSE

 STARTING 13th February 2019

 

A practical and positive course, delivered by a professional team, for parents of children aged 5-12 diagnosed with ADHD. Using ideas and footage from the Parents Plus programme, it offers parents the opportunity to meet and support each other in enhancing their relationship with their child, preventing and dealing with the behavioural difficulties which so often accompany ADHD.

 

Commencing Wed evening 13th February    for 6 weeks

 

VENUE:  Carmichael Centre Nth Brunswick                     Street Dublin 7

 

TIME:     7.00pm-9.00pm

 

COST:    €100.00 for HADD members                                €120.00 for non-members

 

REDUCTION IN FEES FOR COUPLES WHO WISH TO ATTEND

To register please Email info@hadd.ie or Phone 01 8748349

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