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Good evening parents,
During September, we have been busy settling in, establishing routines and building relationships with each other. We focused on the theme 'All About Me' and completed lots of lovely activities to help us learn more about each other. This month, we will really see some great progress as our full weeks begin.
I often use this page to keep parents up to date with all that’s happening in the classroom. It is a window into our classroom and can help fill in the gaps when your child insists they did ‘nothing’ or ‘just played on yard’ during the school day!
Over the next few weeks I will focus on one of the three core subjects, English, Irish and maths and explain a little about this subject area.
Here is a useful link to help you understand the primary school curriculum. It includes suggestions of how you can support and extend your child’s learning.
If you do want to talk to me, please make an appointment at the office. I’m happy to discuss any questions you may have.
I am very excited to welcome our new junior infants and their families to our school. I also want to welcome back my lovely senior infants. I’m looking forward to catching up with them all again.
In preparation for the new school year, I have uploaded some images of our classroom to help students become familiar with their new classroom. The desk layout may change a little depending on the needs of the students. Each student is assigned a locker and a seat. These will be clearly labelled with your child’s name. We keep our school bags in the lockers and our coats on the hooks outside the classroom.
Please take note of the school times as they are different for junior and senior infants for the first two weeks. Junior infants are on a shortened day to ease their tranisition into primary school.
On Tuesday 28th August, Junior infants will gather in the school hall with their parents or guardians and I will take you down to the class at 10am. I will be encouraging all parents to leave the classroom promptly. I understand this is an exciting and anxious time for all parents and guardians but I will take good care of your little ones.
All school information can be found in the school handbooks which you received over the summer (also available on this website.) However, I have answered some frequently asked questions below:
- We have two lunch breaks each day. Our eating breaks are quite short so please ensure you provide your child with healthy lunches you know your child will eat.
- 11.30am (small snack)
- 12.30pm (main eating break)
- After each break students spend some time out on yard. The first break is on the courts and the second break is on the field.
- PE takes place with Ms. Finnegan every Thursday morning. Please ensure your child is wearing appropriate footwear.
- Weekly homework will begin in October. It is should take no more than 5-10 minutes each evening.
- Toys are not permitted in the classroom.
On Tuesday, senior infants will begin at 9am. We will spend the first hour settling in, sorting out our new books and catching up. There will be some activities on the tables.At 10am I will collect the junior infants from the hall. Parents will be asked to leave as soon as possible.
Here is the plan for the first day (all going well)
- Colouring pages
- Story time
- Circle Time
- Home Time
Here are some photos from our school tour. It was a fun filled day with a visit to the pettng farm, the hedge school, the fairy houses, the outdoor playground and the indoor zone. The kids had a ball.
A big thank you to Ms Finegan for all her hard work at sports day.
We kicked off Active Schools Week today with 'Walk a Mile with a Smile'. We partnered up with 5th and 6th class for the event and walked around the area.
Here is the plan for the rest of the week:
Tuesday – Tug of War with Tug of War Ireland
Wednesday – Sports Day at 1pm in the school yard. Parents are very welcome to attend.
Thursday – Team Games
Friday – School Dance
Please ensure your child is wearing appropriate footwear and has plenty of water.