New Junior Infants 2020!

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Dear Junior Infants 2020,

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to St Gabriel’s N.S.

We made a short welcome video for you to look at and hope to see you in August to show you your new classroom and all of our exciting toys and activities.

 

We hope you have a lovely summer!

Take care,

Ms Comerford and all of the staff of St Gabriel’s N.S.

 

Recent Updates for Classes and Useful Links

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New Junior Infants 2020!

Letter to the class of 2020

Assembly Monday June 22nd

Work by Class and Support Teachers

Junior Infants – Ms Leonard’s Class

Senior Infants – Ms Reynold’s Class

1st Class – Mr Smyth’s Class

2nd Class – Ms Walshe’s Class

3rd/4th Class – Ms O’Dowd’s Class

5th/6th Class – Ms Sweetman’s Class

Sunshine Class

Ms Fahey

Ms O’Leary

Ms Condron/Ms Hanlon

Ms Whyte

Ms Dunne

Ms Fitzpatrick

Online Activities for your Children at Home

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For SeeSaw and other internet based activities please ensure your children are supervised while accessing the internet. Continue reading

Well Done Junior Infants

Hello girls and boys in Junior Infants,

Well done for reaching the end of the school year. I am so proud of you all. You have all been so busy and active during the last few months. I have been amazed to hear about and see all the fantastic things you have been getting up to at home. You have all been keeping safe, remembering to wash your hands and have been behaving so well for your families. I really loved being your teacher. We worked hard and had lots of fun in Junior Infants. I have missed seeing you all in school but I’m already looking forward to seeing you in St. Gabriel’s in September. There are lots of fun times ahead for us when we return to school. Thanks so much to your parents for all your cooperation since September.

I hope you all have a wonderful summer break.

See you all in September,

From Ms. Leonard. x

P.S. Here’s a recording of the song that Junior Infants were due to perform at assembly for you all before the schools closed in March. Perhaps your child can perform for you at home to finish up the school year!   Click here for The Mountain Song. 

Communion Songs

These are some of the songs from the First Holy Communion ceremony that you had been practising in school before the lockdown.  Please try to listen and sing along to these at least once a day until the day of your Communion.  You will find the words to the songs in the Communion booklets that were in your school pack.

1. This is the Day

2. My Shepherd is the Lord

3. I am the Bread

4. We come to you Lord Jesus

5. Go Now in Peace

Summer Holidays!

Congratulations to the boys and girls of Senior Infants. You have completed all of your work for Senior Infants this year! Well done on the super work that you have done. You should be so proud of yourselves!!

A massive thank you to the parents of Senior Infants for all of your work and support, you have been amazing throughout all of this!!

I really enjoyed interacting with you all on the Seesaw and I have been very impressed with all the videos, pictures, voice-messages and activities you have done since the school closed in March.

Wishing you all the very best going into first class in September. I know you will all do fabulous!!

I hope everyone has a lovely summer and continue to enjoy our lovely weather!!

Miss Reynolds.

Not all superheroes wear capes!

‘Ní neart go cur  le chéile’ – There is no strength without unity

 

Have a lovely summer! from Ms Whyte

Hello everyone!

I have really enjoyed our past three weeks of themed activities. All of your efforts for Sports Week, Art Week and Poetry Week have really been fantastic! Well done to all of you on your amazing creativity!

To our sixth class pupils, congratulations on completing your primary school education. I will miss you all, but as Ms Comerford said in her assembly piece last week, we hope to see you at a graduation ceremony in the autumn. Good luck in secondary school and enjoy!

I am still taking lots of photos of wildflowers when I’m out walking the dog so I have obviously included them in this post! As with my website post at the start of May I already knew the names of some of these flowers but I did have to look some others up to find out what they are called. I used the websites http://www.irishwildflowers.ie/ and http://www.wildflowersofireland.net/ again to help me, as well as a flower identification book. I hope I got them right!

The first two photos are of caterpillars gathered on plants. They are eating lots and lots of leaves as they get ready for the next stage of becoming a butterfly or moth. Find out more information here about the Peacock Butterfly and about the Cinnabar Moth.

Finally, click here and volume up to hear the Dawn Chorus. I took this video around 4am one morning when many, many birds were getting out of bed and having a lovely singsong to start off the day!

I hope you all have a lovely summer!

Stay safe,

Ms Whyte

Please note:

For SeeSaw and other internet based activities please ensure your children are supervised while accessing the internet.