Junior Infants in Seomra Donn

In Seomra Donn we have been learning the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill. Why not see if you can remember the nursery rhyme too! Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, And Jill came tumbling after.  Up Jack got and home did trot, As fast as he could caper; And went to bed and mend his head With vinegar and brown paper. We also made Jack and Jill’s bucket using crepe paper and pritt...

Summertime in Seomra Donn

Seomra Donn have been making the most of the warm weather this week. On Thursday we went outside to play in the outdoor Aistear area. There was a mud kitchen, a sandpit, a water tray, chalk and lots of other fun toys too! It was very messy but we had lots of fun playing outside!...

Intercultural Day In Seomra Gorm

Today was Intercultural day. We had so much fun learning about lots of different countries. We made crowns showing all of our friends where our families are from.   We had great fun  doing Samba drumming wit Ms Dowling in the hall . We were able to keep the beat and play alongside our friends.We have been learning about Kenya during Intercultural week and listening to stories from here. Today Elizabeth came into our class to talk to us about Kenya. Look at the beautiful Masai necklaces we made during our art...

Transport in Seomra Buí

Seomra Buí have been learning all about different types of Transport. We have been having so much fun during Aistear time that Amos asked if he could take some photos. Here are the photos he took. Gabriele, Yahya, Yusra, Casey and Amos were playing with trains, cars and planes in the Small World Area. Cian, Precious, Israel, Joshua and Helena were playing in the Role-Play Area. They were in the airport. They had to make a checklist, pack their suitcases, make their passports, check in and go through security before they could get on the plane. Jassi, Luis, Liepa, Fatima and Bartosz were in the Junk Art Area. They had to design and make a mode of transport. Jassi made a rocket, Luis made a jet. Liepa made a bus, Fatima made a car and Bartosz made a plane. Bianca, Wayne, Rebeca, Majus and Patricia were in the Art Area. We painted pictures of Kenyan Masai Warriors performing a Jumping Dance. You can see all of our pictures on display on Intercultural Day....

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) visit

Last month the NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) visited Scoil Ghráinne. They came and took fabulous photographs of the children and teachers from Junior Infants to Second Class some of which may be included in new curriculum documents that are being created! Here’s a sneak peek at some of the photos….     ...

Our Shoe Tying Story

All the children in Junior and Senior Infants have been practising how to tie our shoelaces. We have a special story that we read to help us to remember what to do. Here it is so you can practice at home too!!   Our Shoe Tying Story 1. Make an ‘X’ 2. Go in the door. 3. Close it tight. 4. Make a mountain. 5. The train goes around the mountain. 6. The train goes into the cave. 7. Pinch the loops. 8. Now you’ve got the...