Be Active · Be Active Week · Be Well Month · Coming Up

Be Well Month

Next week is the start of Be Well Month and we kick off with Be Active Week.

This means there will be guided dancing in the yard at 8.50 each morning. The set up this year is slightly different.

At 8.50 I will collect my line as normal. Children will leave their bags (and parents!) and line up in rows in front of the speakers. Ms. Brady will lead the dancing. Junior Infants will be in the front row and Senior Infants will be in the second row – so that we can see the actions and hear the music. Parents can watch from the back row or feel free to join in!

After the dancing, parents will leave and I will take my class back to their line and make sure I have everyone. We will pick up our bags and head inside to start our day.

Fingers crossed for a dry morning on Monday!

Be Active · PE

Hockey

Since dancing has finished we have our normal hall slot back. We have been learning hockey and the boys and girls have been doing great work.  So far we have worked on gripping the stick, controlling a variety of objects with the stick, taking shots and passing. Take a look at some of the photos!

Be Active · Coming Up · English · Jolly Phonics · Maths · PIP

This week…

This week we are working on the letter /k/. It has the same sound as /c/ so we do the same action – clicking castanets. 

We are revising our 2D shapes- circle, square, rectangle and triangle and concentrating on how many corners and sides they have. (For a circle we say it has 1 side and no corners)

In other news we had a gorgeous day on yard today and it was our turn to play with the Polydrons. Between castles and dance floors there was some amazing construction going on!


Official school photos are being taken tomorrow and I am still waiting on 2 outstanding forms – please return tomorrow if you have not already done so. 

We also have a big treat for parents and children to say thank you for attending the PIP meetings throughout the year. (We have one more in May) Stay tuned for news!

All for now!

Be Active · Halloween · Irish · Uncategorized

Coming up this week …

This is Be Active week in St. Fergal’s. At 8.50 every morning we will be dancing to a different song. Tomorrow it will be YMCA. Here we are practising our moves in class!

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Every now and then we use some of the interactive resources from an Irish programme called Bua na Cainte such as games, songs and animated stories. Today we started Oíche Shamhna (Halloween). We are working on cailleach (witch), púca (ghost) and úll beag buí (little yellow apple). The animations are brilliant and very engaging for the children.

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**Just a reminder to anyone who needs a morning appointment for their child’s parent teacher meeting – please let me know asap.**