Faith Friends

Many thanks to the parents who helped us Faith Friends as part of our preparation for Confirmation . We enjoyed ourselves!

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Visit from An Garda Síochana

Garda Annette and Tom came to visit our class this week and talk to us all about safety both in the car and in our community.  Annette was so kind, she even allowed some of us to try on her uniform! Tom then spoke to us about his uniform and the ‘funny hat’ that he brought with him. Some of us got to try on ‘real handcuffs’! We even got to sit in the patrol car and turn on the siren! Tom talked to us about the motorbike. The boys were very intrigued about it and all the switches and levers on it. We then got to sit on it! What a thrill! We finished up with a big ‘bualadh bos’ to Annette and Tom for a very informative and demonstrative talk. Cops and robbers was the theme of Playtime that day!!

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Our nasturtiums

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Clay creations

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Creating and extending patterns in algebra

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Seasonal art in infants

Some of our recent art projects.

40 shades of green on our St. Patricks Day Shamrocks!
We all created a flower for our mothers on Mothers Day.

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Clay crafts

Junior and Senior Infants have been busy creating pieces with clay. We had great fun, rolling, pinching and modelling. Next came the fun part!! Painting our pieces.
Senior Infants got to make name plates for their doors while Junior Infants got to make pinch pots.

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Exploring The Post Office

We had tremendous fun when we were exploring the Post Office as one of our Aistear themes. We got to play in the ‘Post Office’, attach recycled stamps, pay bills, apply for passports, and of course the postman had to deliver the ‘play post’!! Lots of excitement when someone received a letter!

We then decided that we would like to send a ‘real letter’ to a ‘real person’ the ‘real way’. So we go to work.

Everyone brought in 1Euro for our stamp, we got another persons name which we kept as a good surprise until the letters arrived. We practised our little sentences, corrected our spelling mistakes and decorated our letters. We then put our letter into a ‘real envelope’, we wrote their names, our teacher helped us with the address and we licked them shut.

They were ready to be posted! We had some helpers the day of posting. 4th class helped us attach our stamps into the correct place, we didnt want them to fall off!! As it was raining and too wet to walk to the post office we used our ‘play post box’ until a sunny day came.  We didnt have to wait very long for a sunny day to come. Everybody brought their letter down the street to the post box. Some of us never posted a letter before so we were extra excited. The day had arrived!! Brendan had come with our post!! The shrieks and smiles say it all. ‘A real letter just for me’ was echoed around the room. lots of happy faces busy reading their letters from their friends. Lets hope it will encourage the children of the future to continue to use a traditional method of communication.

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Exploring our parish church with Fr Lalor

As part of our Grow In Love programme, we visited our local church for mass every thursday morning for the month of May in remembrance of Mary.

After our first mass Fr. Lalor took us on a trip around the church and highlighted some of the very important elements of our beautiful church. The baptismal font, the new mural, the altar and the stain glass windows.

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Fun with percussion instruments

We had great fun today in music. We had to sing a song and when they song stopped we got a chance to play an instrument of our choice. We could use the bongo drum, the tambourine, the triangle, the maracas or the double end wooden block. Everybody waited eagerly for their turn.

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