Monday, 11 June 2018

School Tour

As you know our school tour is taking place this Friday the 15th of June and we are going to the Zoo.

The children are to be dropped off to school at the normal time of 8.30am and picked up from school at the normal time of 2.20pm.

The children will have their school lunches with them that day, but as it is a long day we advise you to pack an extra snack and plenty of water/drinks.  
**They are also allowed to bring a few treats with them.

***Keep an eye on the weather also and dress accordingly. Apply suncream on your child in the morning and pack a coat/raincoat encase of rain during the day as the tour is mostly outside.

If you have any questions please send me an email.



Obair Bhaile

Hi All,

For the month of June, homework has been reduced to just one or two things per week.
Reading will continue every week and it is important that you listen to your child reading every night. We have recently learned about the dictionary so please try to encourage your child to look up the meanings of new words when reading.

Last week the class had to draw a picture and write a sentence about their favourite place outside.

This week there is a little more written work. I have given the class a set of interview questions for them to ask a grandparent or an older family friend. I have also asked them to look up photo's that they might have of said person and any other information they can find.

Once they have gathered the information at home we will then put together their grandparent project in school.

They do not have to do the project at home. They are just gathering information. We will then organise the information on card during school.

If you have any questions please send me an email.



Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Prize Day!

1st Class have been working really hard this term and have achieved 2000 Dojo points! The award for receiving these points is to have a party day in class.

Reminder of items for the children to bring in if they want (they do not have to bring in anything):

A few sweets or healthy snacks,
A pillow/cushion
PJ's or a costume (children's choice for movie time)
Props or items for the Talent show (If they need something to do their talent)
A teddy for a picnic

Well done to all the boys and girls, it is a brilliant achievement and not easily done!

Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, 22 May 2018


Dear Parents and Guardians,

This year 1st Class will be going to the Zoo for their school tour! They will have time to walk around and explore the zoo and also take part in a food from the farm workshop.

The school tour is taking place on Friday the 15th of June. 

The cost of the tour is €20. 

The children will be coming to school at the normal time on the Friday and will be back for normal collection at home time. 

A note will be sent home tomorrow regarding this. Please fill out the note and send it back in with your child.

More information will be sent home closer to the tour.



Monday, 21 May 2018

~Obair Bhaile~

Hi All,

** Apologies** Homework has been sent home tonight

Sound of the week: er/ir/ur


Extra words:


Read -Discuss-Understand-Use: (new words in the novel)

Tables - Revision +10
English - Phonics

Tables - Revision +10

Tables - Revision +10
English - Grammar

Tables - Revision +10
English - Comprehension

Sunday, 20 May 2018

** Biodiversity Week **

Hi all,

This week is Biodiversity Week in the school! The class will be a hive :-) of activity! The children are busy putting together their Bee projects and have been learning about the importance of recycling and the dangers of plastic. We have written a letter to McDonald's  encouraging them to rethink their packaging and have provided them with some creative ways in which they could do so. The children have also started to think of ways they can reduce and  reuse packaging and have started their waste free picnic posters.

This week the school is taking part in Spring Clean up on Wednesday. 1st class will be cleaning up along the river bank and beside the school from 9.30 - 10.30. If any parents would like to volunteer at this time please get in touch with me. 

Also on Friday, Dave Treadwell will be coming in to talk to the class about pollinators and bees. Weather permitting this will take place in Fr Collins park. If parents would like to volunteer to help out at this workshop please contact me. It will take place around 8.50/9.00 till 10.20.

The weather is suppose to be good this week so please make sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing i.e. sun hats and has sun cream on. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Waste Free Lunch

The class started their poster yesterday. Here are some of the tips they were using in their posters. The deadline is the next Wednesday.