Seomra Oraiste is very excited for Halloween. The boys and girls can’t wait to wear their costumes in on Friday – there are LOTS of witches and even a pirate! We had ‘Mighty Moose’ visiting our class on Tuesday and he supervised as we played Halloween Bingo, learnt the Halloween song ‘There was an old witch’ and recived Bonfire tips from Fireman Sam (very important around this time of year!). Senior Infants are nearly finished revising their sounds and ‘th’ and ‘qu’ are the last ones. We can’t wait to throw ourselves back into our work after the...
Seomra Oráiste has been reading ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson this month. We have been learning all about water in geography and science. We looked at pictures of water around us in the sea, in rivers etc., and we discussed how we can conserve water in our homes by turning off taps and using a cup of water to brush our teeth. We investigated floating and sinking and we carried out an experiment to see whether a plate, a banana, a pen, a cup and a fork would float in the water or sink…. what do you think happened?? We made some ‘under the sea’ art this month too. Look at our crabs and lighthouses. Do you like them? We have had a lot of fun doing play this month. We made sand castles: We did water play: We played with play-doh: We did drama: And, finally, we made art with recyclable materials: We really enjoyed having another teacher in our classroom to help us this month. Thank you Mr. Mulroy for all of the fun activities you did with...
In Seomra Oráiste we have been learning about spring for the past few weeks. We read the stories farmer Duck and Rosie’s Walk and we learned about all of the work that farmers must do. We even looked at some videos and pictures from Ms. Duffy’s farm in Co. Mayo. Just like the rest of the school, we have been learning about the 1916 Centenary and we are looking forward to singing Molly Malone on Proclamation Day next week. We are thoroughly enjoying celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge this week also. We went on a “súilóid dúlra” (nature walk) and we will also play some Irish games and go to a céilí (Irish...
We had great fun learning to weave wool in Seomra Dearg. As was Inter-cultural Week, we were learning about people from all around the world and we were especially interested in the country of Ethiopia. We looked at photos and videos of the traditional basket weavers in Ethiopia and were inspired to make our own weavings. As some of us had experience weaving loom bands, we had good practice behind us. Look at us working and at our amazing results. We were delighted with all the different coloured wools and the different patterns we could create. We have also been singing a lovely song called Marvellous Things to celebrate both sunny days and rainy days and nature all around us. Listen to us singing....
On Friday the 1st of May we had a cake sale to raise money for a new kit for the G.A.A. All of the food was kindly sponsored by ‘Little Cozy Pace’. ‘Little Cozy Pace’ is situated in Little Pace across from the Paddocks. It is a well-regarded coffee shop and they provide lots of fresh tasty treats and sandwiches every day. Little Cozy Pace is owned and run by Jenny and Ed (parents of Lia and Holly who both attend Scoil Ghráinne) Ed and Jenny wanted to sponsor the girls a new set of G.A.A. jerseys so they supplied ALL of the food for the cake Sale. They provided loads of tasty treats such as; cookies, cup cakes, brownies, orange chocolate tart and lots of tasty, delicious breads and cakes. The 5th class G.A.A. members got to put on some gloves and help out for the day. They got to experience what the working world is like and they did a super job. They were very welcoming and professional when attending to all the hungry customers. In all we raised 784Euro and had a fantastic day. Huge thanks to Jenny and Ed for all their tasty treats and also for giving up their day to come and help us with the cake sale. They also provided a limited edition Scoil ghráinne jersey cake. This was raffled off and the lucky winner was Emmanuel from Mr. Meegans 5th class. We are looking forward to getting our new Little Cozy Pace’ jerseys....
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