Today the Junior and Senior Infant children experienced a puppet show in school. The children thoroughly enjoyed it.
The show was based on the story of Hansel and Gretel, with a modern twist. Here a some photos of the puppet show…
The Road Safety Authority sent all the children in Junior Infants a high visibility vest. So today we went for a walk up to St. Lappens with our vests on. On the way the children used the Safe Cross Code.
1. Look for a safe place
2. Don’t hurry stop and wait
3. Look all around and listen
4. Let all the traffic pass you
5. Walk straight across
6. Keep watching
that’s the SAFE CROSS CODE!
We noticed signs on the roadside and writing on the road, warning drivers CAUTION CHILDREN CROSSING AHEAD SLOW.
The children are delighted to be able to bring the high visibility jackets home and they will use them when they are walking or cycling on the road!
Play is a very important part of the Junior Infant day. The children have the opportunity to form friendships, chat about things, share ideas and thoughts with others, solve problems together, learn from each other and the children have fun while doing so.
Last week the new Junior Infants took a tour of the school. They were met with a warm welcome in all the classes and some of the Junior Infants met their brothers and sisters! They also visited Jacinta and Mr. Rea!
Sixth Class have been very busy during the run up to Christmas. They started by helping to decorate their class and the school. They also worked very hard in preparing for the Christmas Carol Service, learning songs, moving furniture and helping the younger children get ready for their Christmas Concerts. Well done to everyone in Rang 6 for the great work they have done so far this year.
On Wednesday the 26th of November the girls went to a mini 7’s competition in Carrignavar. We went on the bus. The journey was about 30 minutes long. When we got there we went into the dressing rooms and waited for the other teams to arrive. Our first match was against Brooklodge which we won by a lot. Then we had some lunch while we waited to play the next team. Our next match was against Carrignavar. We felt we at quite a disadvantage playing the home team but we played marvellously and only let in a point due to Grainne’s brilliant saves. We played really well and won the game. We then found out that we had gotten to the final and we were delighted. We found out that we were playing Glounthaune. We knew this game would be tough but we still tried our best. It was hard knowing that Glounthaune had won a Sciath Na Scoil final only a couple of weeks ago. There were lots of goals and points scored and the margin wasn’t big between us. Unfortunately in the end we lost but really enjoyed the game. At the end we took a picture together. We all went back on the bus really happy. When we got back our teacher gave us Jaffa cakes. We wish Glounthaune luck in their final and hope they win. We really enjoyed playing and definitely would do it again.
Sixth Class had a wonderful trip to UCC. We got a taste of the life of a 3rd level student. We learned all about the history of the college and we visited many different places on the campus such as The Aula Maxima, The Honan Chapel and The Observatory.
On the first of December our class went on a trip up the road to Cork Golf Club. We were greeted at the gate by Matt, Fergal, Catherine and Robin. The tour of the golf club was started by visiting the church across the road there we visited Arthur Crawford’s and David Brown’s graves who were very important to the golf club. Then we went on to the golf club. The first thing we were shown was the board with president’s and captains of the club from the years past. Out through the windows you could see the immaculately kept golf course and a few golfers playing. Down the halls there were picture’s hung of different golfers playing the sport in CGC. There were trophy case’s full of all different trophy’s from all different competitions. We progressed on to the bar where there was even more pictures of golfers covering the wall’s, we saw a picture of a familiar face it was Clare Coughlan. As a fantastic end to a great tour, we got to sit down in the member’s only room and we all got sweet’s and drinks and headed back to school.
By Jake Shaw
Well done to the Scoil Inse Rátha girls past and present who represented Erinsown in Croke Park last weekend. They played 3 games in total, against Moyle Rovers Tipperary, Commercials Dublin and Ballinascreen Derry. The girls played fantastic camogie winning one game, drawing an another and losing one. They also happened to meet Sam Maguire along the way.
Sixth Class had a very exciting and busy maths week. To begin the week we discussed the importance of maths in our everyday lives, we also made some lovely pieces of Tessellation Art. On Wednesday we had a trip to The Lifetime Lab where we got to do lots of fun maths activities. There was also a brilliant playground in which we had loads of fun. To complete the week we did an unusual maths trail around our school.