Junior/Senior Classes

December 13th 2017

Christmas Season Begins...

 

The St Colman's Christmas season got off to a flying start this morning with our first Christmas Play. The boys and girls in Mrs Gavin's Junior Infant Class performed 'Shine Star Shine' for family and friends. Despite missing a day's rehearsal on Monday due to the snow and many coughs and colds among the cast, the children did a wonderful job!

This was just one of many plays that will be performed in the coming days. We also have our Christmas Fair on Sunday coming and the annual Carol Service next Thursday, so there will be plenty to keep us busy and in the festive spirit in the run up to getting our Christmas holidays.


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October 25th 2017

Chocolate Apple Treats


Today, Mrs Gavin treated the children in her junior infant class to a very special surprise because they had worked so hard during their first term in school. They were making chocolate apple treats!

First, Mrs Gavin gave every child a chocolate button to hold between pressed hands. Of course, the heat from their hands melted the button but that wasn't a problem as the children really enjoyed licking their hands clean! Mrs Gavin explained that they would need a quicker way to melt the chocolate so everyone headed to the staff room to use the microwave. Then each child took it in turns to dip their apple into the melted chocolate. After decorating with sprinkles, the excited children tucked into their well deserved treat!


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October 6th 2017

October Nature Walk


The boys and girls in Mrs Gavin's Junior Infant Class had their first nature walk this morning. Wrapped up nice and warm, the children started their walk by crossing the path that leads to St Paul's Church. They gathered any leaves they could find in the many shades of Autumn colour, seeds, berries or acorns and not forgetting the must have 'helicopter' seeds from the Sycamore tree! Soon it was time to cross the main road in search of conkers from the Horse Chestnut tree and there were plenty to find. With bags full of autumnal treasure, the children returned to class to fill out a 'Nature Walk' worksheet and create their own 'Nature Table' that I'm sure they will add to over the coming days and weeks.


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September 22nd 2017

Cleaning up can be Fun!

 

I think we can all agree that cleaning up isn't top of our list of favourite things to do! The boys and girls in Mrs Gavin's Junior Infant Class have turned this job into a fun task by singing the 'Clean Up Robot' song as they tidy up. Today, during their art lesson, the children painted their own clean up robot and had great fun doing so.


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September 8th 2017

Settling in Well

 

Our new junior infant students have just finished their first full week in school and are settling into their new surroundings very well! By now, many are walking to class on their own in the mornings, eager to start the day!  

The school playground can be quite daunting to these new students and in an attempt to help them settle in, our sixth class students spent some time with them today and taught them some of the old playground games that have been keeping children active and healthy for decades. This will become a weekly event and I have no doubt that both the junior infants and the sixth class pupils will be looking forward to it each week.

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