3rd and 4th Class June Update

Well, we’re in the final few weeks of 3rd and 4th class and we can’t quite believe it. The last term has gone so quickly and we’re on countdown to summer holidays now. After the Easter break, we had the pleasure of having Ms. O’ Connor in teaching us for 3 weeks. Great learning took place and lots of fun was had. The children made their own Rosary Beads,took on challenges such as being Shadow Detectives and Tailors and they were very impressed with Ms. O’ Connor’s musical talents and the range of instruments she brought in to show us. The class was even treated to a special performance with Samuel Irish Dancing and Ms. O’ Connor accompanying him on the flute. What a show!!!

The boys and girls in 3rd and 4th class have worked so hard all year and all standardised and summer testing is now complete. The children are currently engrossed in our Novel Study ‘Bill’s New Frock’ and we are having some heated debates and discussions in class around the issues addressed in the book.

We are nearing the end of our swimming lessons in Askeaton and it is safe to say these are thoroughly enjoyed by all the kids. There is noticeable improvement in everyone’s swimming abilities and this is such an important life-skill. Back in the classroom Ms. Mann is covering aspects of Water Safety and Life-Saving skills prior to our summer holidays.  

Earlier this year the school signed up to the Food Dudes Healthy Eating programme and the children in 3rd and 4th really took on the challenge to up their daily intake of fruit and veg. This is evident from our Food Dudes Chart which was filled in daily at lunch time. Well done to all the boys and girls for making such healthy food choices and for trying new fruit and vegetables in school and at home.

Excitement levels are growing in anticipation for our school tour to Crag Cave, Crazy Cave and Mc Donald’s on Tuesday 18th June.It is going to be a great day out! Check back for photos to see us completing the Crag Cave Quiz, conquering the climbing wall and taking a spin on the rodeo bull…Yeehaw!

We also have our annual Kelly and O’ Donoghue Cup tournaments to look forward to. The pupils in 4th, 5th and 6th class will make up the teams and the rest of the school will be there to cheer them on.  Best of Luck everyone!

Have a great summer!!!

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