Today, 4th class had a zoom call with renowned children's author, Alan Nolan.
Exciting news for our school!
In Maths we have been learning how to compare objects on the basis of height, length and width. On Thursday we went into our sensory garden to explore nature and to look for the longest twig, the tallest leaf, and the widest stone.
Letters in relation to Book Rental and other costs are going home today. If you wish to make the payment online, our bank details are as follows. Please make sure to include your child's name as the reference so we can keep track.
Look at the beautiful art pieces created by 2nd and 3rd class using all natural materials. We are learning about Autumn and what happens during this season in Geography and in Irish.
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Over the last few days some of the boys and girls in 4th class got creative and designed and built their own Lego models. Here are some pictures of what they made.
For any GAA person the dream is to play in Croke Park. If you take a stadium tour of Croke Park you are not allowed to step on the grass!
Our boys and girls finished their campaign with two great, brave and determined performances. Our girls beat Clonpriest and our boys had an amazing second half and missed out narrowly.
In 1st and 2nd class we have been learning all about reports in English. We now know that if you wanted to read facts and true information about something, a report is where to look!
First Holy Communion will be on May 6th at 11am in Little Island Church.
Our boys and girls teams have been training hard for the last few weeks. Some of them are learning the skills of Gaelic football for the first time. It has been great fun as well. Everyone is making progress and improving all the time. We look forward to our next match tomorrow.
6th Class explored our school environment looking for different 2D shapes.
This week in Junior Infants the children were learning the 't' and 'i' sounds. We read two books about tigers, The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr and There's a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart. The children really enjoyed listening to the stories and it sparked their creativity. So the children created their own tigers!
Yesterday was International Dot Day. Ms. Tobin read the Dot Book and the class then had to make a piece of art around a single dot on a page. The art our students created is amazing - zoom in and have a closer look!
2nd and 3rd Class have gotten off to a flying start this year. They are learning lots and having fun while doing so. In Science we learned about the bones in our body so in groups, they formed their own version of a skeleton.
As part of the ongoing staff training in the Primary Language Curriculum, our school will be closed on Friday October 14th. This is the last training for the language curriculum but the new Maths Curiculum is due to be rolled out this year.
Many of the second level schools are having open nights in the next few weeks. These nights will give you information about the school and about their enrolment procedures.
Today in 4th class we were learning about growth mindset and positive affirmations. We used the chromebooks to help with our research and to find out more about the importance of positive thoughts in order to foster a healthy growth mindset. Here we are at work today.
We have had a great start of the school year and Senior Infants have been settling in very well. The children have been working very hard, but they have also had lots of fun playing games while revising their phonic sounds in English.
Cork Sports Partnership are running a Cork Sports Ability Day tomorrow in the Mardyke Arena. It is a free event and is full of taster sessions, demos and information & advice.
During the week the children went a lovely walk around St. Lappens. We listened to the Safe Cross Code before leaving the school and we talked about the importance of walking on the footpath. We saw a sign along the way that showed children playing and on the road we read the words 'Caution Children Crossing Slow'. Thank you to Clodagh and Ronan from 6th class who accompanied us on our walk.
6th will be studying Italian this year with Ms. Ginevra. This week we did some mini-projects in groups on various parts of Italy and presented them to the rest of the class. They did a great job and we learned a lot.
Fifth class have started term 1 on a high note with a new musical instrument. We have been working on guitar chords and strumming. Hopefully we will play the chords to a song in a few weeks. 🎶🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸