Junior Infants- 1st Class had a great day today in Loughwell Farm Park. There was lots do both indoors and outdoors and the rain stayed away!
Thursday, 6 June 2019
Last Thursday we welcomed our Grandparents to the school. We wanted to show them how much we appreciate all they do for us and show them how special they are. We sang songs, played the violin and tin-whistle and recited some poems. The parents association put on a delicious spread for everyone and some of our Grandparents told us about what school was like long ago.
Martin Curley spoke to parents and grandparents about the Family History project he has been helping the Senior classes with. He explained how the classes have been using the censuses and marriage records to explore their family trees.
The whole school have been busy weeding and preparing our raised beds for planting. Kay Synnot gave us a hand planting some incredible edibles! Everyone has been giving a hand watering and looking after our crops and we can't wait to try them in September.
Ann Bingham came to give us a talk on birds as part of our Junior Ranger Programme. She showed us video clips of birds of prey and even brought in a few feathered friends to meet us.
Thursday, 30 May 2019
We were so lucky to have been chosen by the Marine Institute to take part in their Explorers Education Programme. Padraic Creedon, outreach officer with the Institute, visited our school at the end of April and delivered our very own fish tank to take care of for the month of May. He talked to the children about marine life, gave a very interesting quiz, and then set up the fish tank. He talked to the children about caring for the fish and the duties the children would have to undertake each day.
Throughout the month of May the students took their duties very seriously and cared for the fish exceptionally well, completing a checklist of work each day. When Padraic returned after 4 weeks, the children recalled their tasks they carried out. Padraic then had a surprise..... it was time to dissect some squid!!
Take a look at the photos!👀