What an amazing year it has been! It is hard to believe that your journey in Junior Infants is almost at an end. It has been super busy and loads of fun, filled with laughter and learning. It has been a privilege to get to you and I feel so very, very proud of everyone! You all have your own unique personality, style and talents and I hope you continue to be yourselves and always try your best in school and for your mums and dads! This is my little gift to you – a keepsake that I will give to you on CD, so that in years to come, you can look back over your first year in school and hopefully have nothing but happy memories! I sure will remember all of you and remember the great times we had in Room 6!
We were so busy in school this year learning through hands on activities when it came to maths and using col maths games for homework, that we never got around to using this small yellow book that came with Busy At Maths. So teacher is going to put it in our homework folders as an ideal activity book that we can use during the summer should we get any rainy days or if we even need a little break from all this glorious sunshine we’re having. It is a great revision tool and will be in the folders along with our sight words revision page/ initial letter sounds revision page and word family blending page.
We had a wonderful day on our school tour to Glenroe Farm! We saw rabbits, guinea pigs, cows, piglets, sheep, lambs, cows, horses, donkeys, deer, ducks, geese, chickens, roosters, chicks and a beautiful peacock! It was a lovely day to be out and about and after our lunch in the barn, we had a great time playing in the playground. We missed our friends that couldn’t be there – Alexander, Ellyn, Lennon and Conor. We hope you had a lovely day, whatever you got up to. Thank you so much to Karen, Sinead, Emma, Sarah Jane, Noelle and Gillian for coming on the tour too – teacher very much appreciates the help!
What a lovely day we had for our sports day on Friday! Thanks to everyone for coming to support and cheer us on. And a special thanks to Gillian, Caitríona and Killian for bringing us from station to station!
On Friday we had a lovely Teddy Bears Picnic! It was so nice to eat our lunch outside and we made sure to sit in the shade so we wouldn’t get too hot. We also had lovely ice pops as a surprise to keep us cool!
Summer is well and truly here so we were inspired to paint brightly coloured flowers to celebrate! Teacher painted some examples and we were allowed to choose and paint our own summer blooms! Take a look at us in action! Our finished artwork is hanging outside our classroom, so be sure to check them out when you come to collect us!
Over the past 4 weeks we have had lots of fun learning new GAA skills with Adam from St. Anne’s GAA Club. Adam runs the Macra in St. Anne’s, which is an academy for young children to learn and play GAA skills while having lots of fun. If anyone’s child is interested in joining the Macra, it is on every Saturday morning from 10.30a.m. The children in school certainly enjoyed every minute of the games and skills training and may like to continue in St. Anne’s or another GAA club nearby to you.
With the beautiful weather continuing, it is important that the children are comfortable in school and protected from the sun. I am encouraging them to spend time in the shade of the shed during yard time and allowing them to take plenty of drink breaks. Please allow them to wear shorts and t-shirts, but apply plenty of sun cream on them so their skin is protected. Sunglasses and hats are also good for them to wear during yard times.
Reminder that the school tour to Glenroe Farm is taking place on Tuesday 26th June 2018. The tour will cost €14 and a note will be going home tomorrow along with a permission slip. there is room for up to 5 parents to accompany us and so far I have 4 volunteers. If anyone is else free and would like to join us, please let me know.
We ask that you apply for Garda Vetting through the school (download an application form off the main school website) and to keep me up to date on whether your application has been processed.
Thanks – C.Fitzmaurice
With all that lovely sunshine out side today, we did lots of chat about summertime and one thing the children remarked upon was how they can see their shadows in the yard because the sun is shining so brightly. So we decided to pair up in the yard and take turns drawing our shadows. We made lots of different shapes with our bodies and notice that our shadows never leave our feet. Take a look at our handy work!