Senior Infants and First Class Christmas Update

We have learned all about the dentist and our teeth. It was great timing as some children had a visit with their dentist. We learned songs from ‘The Singing Dentist’, and loved watching him – he was very popular with everyone!

We have been participating in the Food Dudes initiative. We were so lucky to get to taste a portion of fruit and a portion of vegetables daily for 16 days. We got stickers and rewards each time we tasted something. Now we are going to try our best to continue bringing some fruit and vegetables to school as part of our lunches because we want to be fit, strong and healthy just like the Food Dudes!

We celebrated Science Week. We did lots of experiments. We enjoyed behaving like scientists. We made predictions, observed the outcome and recorded our results. We examined the effects of certain liquids on our teeth and now we have more of awareness of tooth decay and the importance of brushing our teeth. We completed an experiment called Walking Rainbow Water and a Rainbow Milk experiment. They were great fun!

We have enjoyed a seasonal History lesson on toys. We examined toys from the past and even watched an old episode of ‘The Late Late Toy Show’, when Gay Byrne was the presenter. It was so funny to see the types of toys that were popular when our parents were small!  

In Literacy we are all doing wonderful reading everyday. We are all getting more confident and fluent with our reading. We also did some persuasive writing as part of our literacy lessons. We had to persuade Eddie the Elf to come to live in one of our houses.We all did such a good job with our writing that poor Eddie couldn’t pick! He ended up having to pull a name out of a hat. We got to display our writing in our classroom for Eddie to see and we are so proud of it.

In Maths Senior Infants enjoyed learning the Story of 7 through the story, The Naughty Bee. We loved acting out the story on the carpet and pretending to be the bee! We have also been learning all about 2D shapes using lots of hands on materials and activities in groups and pairs. First Class have been using lots of concrete materials too to help with addition up to 20 and money problems. We found it easier to solve the problems when we were using real money!

Sa Ghaeilge, we learned a lot of vocabulary for An Nollag! We played Biongó, made cartaí Nollaig and read stories. Bhí a lán spraoi againn!!

During Anti-Bullying week we discussed how we should all be kind to one another and what to do if we feel we are being bullied. We did activities such as “Cup of Kindness” and “A Helping Hand”. We really enjoyed listening to the story Simon Sock and on the last day of Anti-Bulling week we got to wear odd socks!

We celebrated Christmas Jumper Day in honour of the Children’s Health Foundation. The school raised€600 in total. It was a lovely way to raise money and remember those less fortunate than ourselves.


Our class was lucky enough to be visited by Santa’s Scout elves. Mrs. Gleeson and Mrs. Conway were relieved that they were good elves and behaved themselves for the most part!

We went to the LimeTree Theatre in Limerick to see the panto, Aladdin. We had a great time! Some of the characters were so funny and we really enjoyed dancing and singing along to the songs. We were thrilled to get to bring Treat Bags with us full of lots of goodies. We want to say a big thank you to the Parents’ Association forgiving us these!  

We have had such a wonderful time preparing and performing our Christmas Shows! We loved our singing lessons and had such fun adding dances to each song. It was a great experience being on stage and we were delighted to have all our families in the audience. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful facility as the community hall.

Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir!

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