Happy Christmas from First Class!
The children in Ms. Gaire’s class have been working hard and happily throughout the first term of the school year. For the first fortnight, we spent time getting to know each other and form close friendships. Have a look at our first class photograph and our Class Tree. We created artwork based on the quote: ‘’In the whole wide world with everyone in it, I am one of a kind and the sky is the limit.’’ Our goal for the school year is to try our best and reach our potential.
We like doing Art lessons every Friday. We created many masterpieces throughout the term. Check out our work!
Sometimes after each Maths topic we enjoy doing station work. We particularly enjoyed station work on the topics of Number and 2D Shapes.
In First Class we focus on neat handwriting. Two Handwriting Competitions took place this term. Niall, Aidan, Keeva and Sarah were the winners of the Autumn handwriting competition. Damien, Conor, Leah and Tadhg were the winners of the Winter handwriting competition.
We enjoy dressing up to celebrate various occasions. In October, we dressed up for the Witch & Wizard walk around the village to celebrate Halloween. In November, we dressed up to portray the theme of Easter for the school calendar photoshoot. In December, we dressed up as various characters for our show “Into The Woods.”
When we work hard in school, we are rewarded with stars on our Group Charts. When we have great accomplishments and fantastic achievements, we are rewarded with a leaf on our Class Achievement Tree. When we earned 10 leaves on our Achievement Tree, we had a Popcorn Party to celebrate our success. Ms. Gaire rewards us with Golden Time on Fridays for great behaviour. Here are some photographs of us enjoying free play in the school playground.
Happy Christmas from First Class!
The children had a fun filled term to end the school year. Have a look at what we got up to!
On Friday June 8th, First Class went on a School Tour to Fort Lucan Adventure Centre. The children enjoyed a fantastic day outdoors in the sunshine. They played in the large playground, did rounds of Crazy Golf, went Go-Karting and Trampolining. Some boys and girls were brave enough to go on the Water Slides! The children kept their energy levels up and thirst at bay with delicious ice-creams. The day was enjoyed by all!
The children created brilliant, vibrant Artwork based on the topics of “Spring” and “Under The Sea”. The class celebrated Father’s Day by making special cards for their Dads.
The children did a lot of learning and exploration on many new topics in their final term of First Class. A Maths topic that was particularly enjoyed by all was exploring “Capacity”. The children learned through investigation and play.
Active Week took place on the second last week of school. The children enjoyed a Sports Day on Monday. On Tuesday, they played Dodgeball with Mr. Molloy’s class and Mrs. Dunlea’s Class. The class played tennis on Wednesday on the local tennis courts. On Thursday, the children took part in Novelty Races. The school celebrated the end of Active Week on Friday by “Hitting the Block” in memory of Ms. Casey. First Class happily jogged 2.5km, met Ms. Casey’s husband and family and cheered on the other classes as they completed the 5km run.
This year for our school tour we made the trip to Lucan to Fort Lucan for a great day of fun. We had lots of fun on water slides, climbing frames and using go karts among many other things. Have a look at the pictures below of our great day!
The children in First Class had a successful 2nd Term at school. Take a look at what we got up to!
On February 1st we celebrated St. Bridget’s Day, Grandparent’s Day and a birthday in our classroom. It was a day packed with fun! Our Grandparents came to visit us in our classrooms. We sang a song for our Grandparents and gave them special cards that we made especially for the occasion.
We worked hard during Maths lessons and practised counting and writing the numbers one all the way to one hundred! We played many Maths games during Station Work to consolidate our learning.
Our class “Reward Chart” and “Achievement Tree” reflected our fantastic work, so we were rewarded with playtime in the playground in the sunshine.
We celebrated Pancake Tuesday in our classroom by enjoying some pancakes. We had a choice of yummy toppings- lemon juice, raspberry jam and honey. The pancakes were delicious!
In February we made lovely Valentine cards to give to our loved ones.
World Book Day was a very exciting day in our classroom. We dressed up as a character from our favourite book. We had football players, princesses, a chicken, a surgeon and many more characters in our classroom. We completed a little book report on our favourite book and presented our book/ character to the class. We took part in the school fashion show.
Seachtain Na Gaeilge brought lots of excitement to our classroom. We learned new Irish songs, poems and Irish dances. Dressed in green, we took part in a Céilí in the Hall. We had so much fun.
On the last day of the Term we dressed in yellow in aid of Daffodil Day. Bunches of lovely daffodils decorated our classroom. We each gave a donation to the Irish Cancer Society. We brought home the Spring flowers we made during an Art lesson to celebrate the day. We ended Term 2 with a well deserved Popcorn Party!
Ms. Gaire's First Class has worked happily and hard throughout this school term.
Over the past few months, we had many interesting visitors come to speak to our class:
🔻In October, we had a visit from Aoife, a Dental Nurse. She gave us tips on how best to care for our teeth.
🔻 A member of the Road Safety Authority came to speak to us about being safe on the roads. We revised the important Safe Cross Code.
🔻 A staff member from Zoo Mania came to visit us and spoke about caring for pets. We were lucky enough to pet a beautiful, fluffy rabbit.
🔻Kevin, an astronomer paid us a visit during Science Week in November. He told us many interesting facts about Space. We saw videos showing the inside of a space rocket!
We enjoy celebrating festivals in First Class. To celebrate Halloween, we dressed up in fantastic costumes and created amazing pieces of Art work.
We have been very busy learning about new topics in many subject areas. Here are a few photographs of us learning about “Shapes."
November and December brought great excitement to our classroom as we began preparing for Christmas. We produced festive Art work and learned new songs, dance moves and lines for the play "Born in a Barn." Here are some photographs of our lead up to Christmas.
The sun was out for the first class tour in Fort Lucan. Ms.Lowe's class enjoyed all the activities especially eating!!! The bus trip home was very quiet, a great day was had by all!
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