Springtime Growth

Mr Smyth’s Class have begun planting some Water Cress this week as part of the Big Grow Programme.

It’s the beginning of Spring, February 1st Imbolc- Celtic Spring, (although Meteorologists would have Spring as starting March 1st and Astronomers on March 20th- depends on your perspective!) and it’s a time of growth! Days are getting longer and brighter and the world is springing back into life after the Winter.

Check out the pictures of the class planting Watercress. Check back later for updates on the growth. Next week we plan to plant Peas and the next week, Spinach.

Friday 15th February:

Monday 18th February:

Today we started to see the first shoots from our Water Cress seeds. Thanks to our Star Growers who have helped water the plants so far- Oliwier, Petra and Zofia.

We also planted our Peas. Keep an eye on the website to see how they grow!

Here are the peas Sally planted

Clay-tastic work in First Class

This month in Mr Smyth’s First Class we have being working with clay.

The children worked on creating Pinch Pots with clay, adding their own patterns and designs on the outside and then painting the pots when they had dried. Click HERE to learn more about the process.

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Maths Games are Back!

Maths Games started again in two classes this week.

Miss Reynold’s Senior Infants have Maths games on Monday mornings from 9:00 – 9:45am until 11th February.

Miss O’Dowd’s 2nd/3rd class have Maths games on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 – 2:30 until 12th February.

Parents/guardians, grandparents are invited to come and join the fun for one of the sessions! We’d love to have some of you in each week to help out and enjoy the games.

Other classes will have their turn after the February mid-term break.

Tens and Units

1st Class are learning all about tens and units in Maths.

Here is a super interactive game for you to play around and learn about tens and units. Click on the image below…

Good Friend’s Week features on RTE’s News2day

Look out for pupils from Miss Walshe’s 3rd and 4th classes on RTE’sNews2day this afternoon around 4:20pm.

A camera crew and news presenter visited the children from Miss Walshe’s class to find out all about what it is to be a good friend. They had heard about our Good Friend’s Week, and thought it was such a great way to start a new school year, they decided to share the idea on the children’s news!