We had a brilliant day on our school tour to Glenroe Farm and Zoom. Thank you to all the parents who came along and helped out on the day. A huge amount of planning and preparation went into making the day a success and I’m delighted that the boys and girls had such a lovely time on their JI school tour! We are lucky to have so many great amenities on our doorstep in Wicklow. Take a look at some photos of the day below:
Over the next couple of weeks I will gradually send home completed books and work belonging to the children. Yesterday I sent home the Grow in Love workbook. You can keep it at home.
I will also be sending home the maths books, the handwriting book, the scrapbook and a variety of worksheets.
You may want to complete any pages in the book which your child has missed.
All for now.
This week is Active Schools Week in our school. Everyday we have a different active activity. Today was a hip hop class – Sly came in to teach us some moves and the boys and girls had a ball!
*You may notice my poor editing skills – we shared a dance slot with children from another class and as I do not have permission to use their photos I have edited them out.
All for now!
Great news: Our pumpkin seeds have started to sprout, if all goes according to plan St. Fergal’s will be well supplied with pumpkins for Halloween 2017🎃
We’re still waiting for our marigolds to make an appearance but our cress seeds are doing well. They’ll be going home with the children soon!
Our school garden has been transformed by Joe, our caretaker, and lots of other volunteers and helpers. It looks fantastic and was constructed using lots of recycled materials. We were entered into a competition for school gardens in the Bray area and were awarded a prize! It’s going to be a great resource for everyone in our school! Take a look at some photos below:
We had a beautiful day on Monday for sports day. Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day – standing at finish lines, refereeing penalty shoot outs and ferrying drinks back and forth. Take a look at the photos below:
Our cress plants have made great progress while the marigolds are taking a little more time. We have been having great debates about why our plants are bending towards the window so we have discussed the three things plants need – water, air and sunlight!
A reminder that Sports For All day will happen next Monday (as long as the weather stays dry) This means children should wear their tracksuit and bring an extra drink. Sun block is also a good idea as we will be outdoors for most of the day. The day starts with a parade in the big field opposite St. Kilian’s. After that there are a variety of races for the infants.
Parents are very welcome to come and cheer us on but please be mindful that this is a new experience for Junior Infants and it is important that the children stay with me at all times.
In the afternoon we will have a variety of activities in the school yard. For health and safety reasons parents can not attend this part of sports day. For infants that will be the entirety of their activities but there is a staff / parent tug of war later on in the day if any parents are interested!
All for now.