Making 40 Shades of Green for St. Patrick’s Day!

March ’22: Spring on the Farm 

Pet Fun in February!

Junior and Senior Infants are having great fun at playtime this month as we explore the theme of Pets. Kilglass Pet Shop has been very busy and we are learning all the ways we can ask for help, help a customer, describe an item we need in the pet shop. We are building lots of pet home too and enjoying using our fantastic big blocks for this job.

Pet Fun in February!

Classroom pictures through the winter season

A quick selection of various pictures showing the children working, learning and playing through November, December and January.

Christmas and Winter Art

Take a look at a selection of our fabulous art relating to Christmas and winter. We also made Christmas cards, paper plate Santas and painted winter landscapes. The children loved hearing about the march of the penguins as they made their way into the Antarctic interior.

Art

See below three pieces of art from the last few weeks. For the Autumn Trees, we used our fingers to paint the leaves. For our rockets and planets, we used oil pastels.

Initial sounds

We did some activities involving matching words to their initial sounds and spelling three and four letter words.The children loved solving the puzzles and making matches.

Shoe box Appeal

Junior and senior infants were delighted to send their shoe boxes to poorer children around the world, to help make their Christmas a little bit more special. Thank you for all your support!

Gaelic Football Training

We started Gaelic football training with Stephen Henry. We began by working on our basic movement skills. Afterwards, we practised skills such as catching the ball, dribbling it with both feet, kicking it with both feet and bouncing it with both hands.

Class Photo
Taken 29th Sep.

November Parent Teacher Meetings

Due to Covid, parent teacher meetings for all classes will again take place over telephone. The meetings for Junior and Senior infants will take place  on Mon 22nd Nov. I am using an online form that allows you to choose a time slot convenient to you. Please find it here :

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4AABA92BA6FF2-mroboyles

Click on a suitable timeslot and then on the “Submit and Sign Up” button at the bottom (your details won’t be visible to others). I will then try to ring you as close as possible to that time. If for any reason you cannot access the signup form (or if those time slots don’t suit), just send in a note with your preferred time and I will of course try to accommodate as best I can, either that day or another. It’s no problem.

Kind regards,

Mr. O’Boyle

Halloween Costumes

Check out our spooky and wonderful costumes and makeup. The children really got into character 🙂 !

Paper Plate Pumpkins

We made these spooky paper plate decorations for Halloween.

Maths Week

The last week before midterm break was Maths Week and we played all sorts of games involving sorting and matching, recognising numbers, subitising, counting, shapes, adding and taking away.

October

Take a look at some pictures from our play during October.

Jolly Phonics Songs and Actions

Click on the links below to hear the Jolly Phonics songs and to see children performing the actions.

Group 1:        s, a, t, i, p, n

Group 2:        c/k, e, h, r, m, d

Group 3:        g, o, u, l, f, b

Group 4:        ai, j, oa, ie, ee/or

Group 5:        z, w, ng, v, OO

Group 6:        y, x, ch, sh, th

Group 7:        qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar

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