Welcome back everybody to a new school year.
I hope to have a great year with my new class and from the start we are going to be busy.
September is a month for new beginnings and we welcome our new pupil Leah Butler to 4th class.
Sadly September was also marked with the sad passing of Klara Coughlan's Dad. We wish Klara the VERY BEST in her new school.
Coding classes have begun in the room and the girls are learning the Scratch programming series. It is free to download on any laptop computer for the children to practice.
During this term we will be preparing for our Christmas pageant which will be performed in the church. Auditions will be held very soon.
OCTOBER Coding classes are continuing to be very popular and the girls are really developing an aptitude for it.
Our Green Schools programme is now up and running. Our fourth flag will be themed TRAVEL and we hope to get lots of help from parents and guardians.
During october we will be doing lots of Maths activities for Mathsweek. We are hoping to organise Maths workshops for the Junior classes with the theme of "Construction".
We will also be preparing for our third annual Halloween recycling competition- open to classes 1st to 6th. More details later.
Some of the class helped to plant spring bulbs anf pansies in our flower boxes. Well done
25/10/19- Today we had our Halloween upcycling competition for classes 1st to 6th. The entries were AMAZING and the standard was so high. It made our judging job very difficult. Well done to everyone involved and I hope you enjoyed the disco in the evening.
DECEMBER- Our Christmas pageant was a great success after lots of preparation and singing. Well done to the class for their brilliant performance.
Swimming classes begin on our first week back.
On the 27th we travelled to the Lifetime Lab in Cork . Here we spent the day on Science activities and in particular Electricity. The girls were great and enjoyed doing some new exciting projects.
Grandparents Day--- all families and grandparents are invited to Mass and refreshments to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.
Ellen O Sullivan from An Taisce visited the class on 28th to do a workshop on sustainable travel to school. The girls learned about mapping and reading survey results.
FAB FEB__ walk offon Friday (WOOF). Fourth class are leading the way this month.....with their feet!!!. We are encouraging parents and guardians to PARK and STRIDE with their children or allow the children to walk to school on Fridays. As an incentive the children can leave their schoolbags at school and make the journey lighter!! So far over 90% of our class have joined up to WOOF. Well done class.
Confirmation......a big thank you to the 4th class for participating in the school choir for the Confirmation ceremony.
Engineers Week. This was a great success throughout the school this year with every class taking part and learning about different types of engineering. STEAM has now become a big part of our school curriculum and lots of emphasis is placed on creativity, planning, design, construction and science. The 4th class worked on the theme of electricity and produced great projects like the buzzer game, Siobhánai the brush, lighted houses and lighthouses and much more. Some pics below. Well done everybody on a wonderful display.
Walk to School- This has been a great success so far even though the weather did not help our walking challenge. A positive response from parents and thank you for helping your child with road safety. We hope to extend this initiative to the remaining upstairs pupils
Kanturk Arts Festival 2020....Art Competition- Congratulations to all the class who drew, coloured and painted for the festival. A special mention to Adrianna for winning her group competition and for all the girls who got highly commended for their efforts.
Write a Book project- We all enjoyed creating our own books for World Book day. The class decided to write their own stories suitable for the infants classes. They illustrated their books and learned about design, book parts and cover design. Books were ready to read on Friday 6th and we had a lovely reading session with Mrs Linehens Junior Infants in the halla.