Category Archives: Announcements

December in Katie’s Fifth Class

December was a very busy month in Katie’s Fifth Class. Our Maths lessons began with long division. Through hard work and using anagrams, the children became very confident in their abilities to solve long division problems. Weight was another area of Maths that we all enjoyed. We made Rocky Road and Marshmallow Treats to show how we can apply our knowledge of weight to real life situations. As part of Visual Arts and Maths we painted symmetrical snowflakes. The children created some beautiful work.

  

  

  

In Learn Together lessons we learned about palm oil and the impact illegal palm oil production has on the environment. The class created posters to promote an awareness of illegal palm oil production. We completed drama lessons to show the destruction of rainforests.

    

MS Readathon

This year our school took part in the MS Readathon. The aim of the MS Readathon is to encourage children to engage with reading and to take enjoyment out of the worlds they delve into whilst at the same time raising funds for MS Ireland. The children learned about Multiple Sclerosis and how it impacts the lives of people in Ireland.

Katie and Síofra’s fifth classes, Sally’s fourth class and Róisín and Marcella’s third classes took part in the MS Readathon. The children in these classes spent one full month (from the 11th of October to the 11th of November) reading as many books as possible and collecting sponsorship money for MS Ireland. All classes were very enthusiastic and engaged wholeheartedly with all aspects of the MS Readathon.

We were delighted when we took the final tally of sponsorship money collected, which amounted to €2,378.29, all of which was sent on to MS Ireland to help all those who suffer with Multiple Sclerosis.

We are so proud of all the children who took part in the MS Readathon. All certificates and prizes will be awarded in February 2020. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated money to this very worthy cause.

 

 

 

Early Years First Aid

Course Contents – CPR (Infant,Child & Adult), Choking (All Ages), Wounds, Bone & Head Injuries, Burns, Temp Control, Medical Emergencies (including seizures and allergic reactions) & Childhood Illnesses

Course Details – Cost €55 per person

Venue– Navan- The Unity Centre

Date–  Sat 27th-Jan-2018

Time –  9.30am-1.30pm

Booking Details – Online via www.earlyyearsfirstaid.ie  by phone 085-8393441 or 059-9162924

Féile na Gaeilge

This week and last week we have been doing lots of fun things in celebration of Féile na Gaeilge. The children have been trying extra hard to use their cúpla focail, listened to stories as Gaeilge, watched some Irish cartoons, took part in a Comórtas Ealaíne and lots more fun activities as Gaeilge.

On Monday, Joe’s Grandad, Fergus came to sing us some old Irish songs. He brought a special puppet named Seán who danced along to Fergus’s lovely singing. A big thank you to Fergus for sharing his talent with the children in Senior Infants, Third Class and Fourth Class.

St. Patrick’s Day Masks

Thank you to the parent volunteers who came in last Friday to help make masks for the children to wear when they represent the school in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.