Last time we posted news from 1st class we were looking forward to Christmas! And we did indeed enjoy all the preparations and lead up to the big day! We learnt about “An Nollaig” as Ghaeilge, we welcomed Jesus into our hearts and we created lots and lots of Christmas art, lollipop stick reindeer, Christmas trees, fabric baubles, angels and cribs. For Green schools we had a calendar with an activity/action for each day of December! We enjoyed participating in football with Conor and yoga with Siobhán to stretch and relax after our busy weeks! Our joined writing is really improving too. We did lots of addition and subtraction and learnt about Time in Maths. We had a special visitor Benji the elf who came to visit our class to monitor behaviour for Santa!
On the 6th of January we received the awfully sad news about our beautiful Principal Mrs O Halloran leaving us to go to heaven. We were very upset and miss her so so much every day. We know that she’s watching over us all and we can pray to her whenever we wish. We wrote pieces and drew lovely pictures about her to hang up on our memory window in our classroom. Codladh sámh Mrs O Halloran.
To link with the cold January weather, we read the story Snow Friends and created beautiful robins in the snow in Art along with snowmen in the moonlight with chalk. In SESE we designed a playroom, explored magnets, the theme of Winter and games in the past.
With Spring in the air we learnt all about St. Brigid and created beautiful paintings of spring flowers and cherry blossoms. We went on a spring walk/hunt down to the village observing signs of Spring along the way! We took part in the Texaco art, Féile an Aonaigh art and Green schools poster competitions and learnt a poem called The Little Plant. This month we began learning the tinwhistle!
In March we learnt about weight and capacity in Maths. We sowed sunflower seeds in our new school garden and we painted pictures of sunflowers as we remember and pray for the people of Ukraine. In History we learnt about Ogham writing and wrote our names on ogham stones. We also celebrated St Patrick’s day with lots of art, dánta agus amhráin sa halla and we wore Éadaí glas! We started gymnastics with Rody and hurling with Conor to keep us fit and active!
As April arrived we started to look forward to Easter and the fun it brings! We made lovely chickens, eggs and bunnies in Art and we interviewed our grandparents about life when they were young. We prepared for a very special mass to remember Mrs O Halloran and we all sang beautifully on the day. We’re sure she was looking down on us all and would be so so proud of us 😊 Happy Easter everyone and enjoy the well earned break after all the super work this term…maith sibh🐣🐰🌻