Time flies when you’re having fun and we can’t believe the mid-term is upon us already! All the boys and girls in 3rd and 4th class are settling back into the school routine and working hard. A big welcome to Liam, Willie and Samuel who joined our class this term. The three boys have made lots of new friends already and we are delighted to have them in our class! What a busy few weeks back it has been. The pupils completed a series of Listening Tasks at the beginning of the school year to develop their listening skills and help them follow directions and instructions promptly in class. We have commenced our Graded Readers, enjoying time daily to get engrossed in our books and promote a love for reading. We spent lots of time learning the Counties of Ireland in Geography and had great fun making up rhymes and mnemonics to help us remember the counties in each Province. The pupils participated in a Scavenger Hunt around the school as part of their learning on trees and plants and everyone worked really well with their group to solve all the tasks. The pupils are taking pride in their work and making careful selections for their SALF (Self-Assessment Learning Folders). We thoroughly enjoyed participating in Maths Week activities and also are continuing with some work in relation to Mental Health Week. We are in the process of reading a book called ‘Headbomz’ which deals with problems and worries children face in their everyday lives. The book is funny and engaging but most importantly promotes the fact that ‘Talking Makes Us Stronger’. We are so excited to have started rehearsals for our Christmas Show ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and cannot wait to perform on the night.