Nurturing Nature

This week many of the classes took advantage of the beautiful weather to enjoy a nature walk, exploring the autumnal changes that are taking place.

Both the Junior Infants classes found berries, conkers and autumn leaves – there was even a mention that a fairy was spotted in the tress!

Ms. Ralph’s class enjoying a nature walk
Ms Bohan’s Class out and about in the sun

Some of the pupils from First Class helped our caretaker Kieran to put up some bird feeders. We hope the boys and girls can enjoy observing the birds coming to feast on some nuts and seeds.

First class also went on a walk through the convent garden, admiring and sensing the beautiful flowers and shrubs.

ahh…smells good!
First Class enjoying the sunshine in the convent garden

Senior Infants also have a very busy week. Here are some pictures of their nature trail, a visit from Mr. Healy and working with Ms. Nyhan on fine motor skills.

Senior Infants on a Nature Trail

As a reward for all their hard work, Senior Infants enjoyed a Friday afternoon treat in the sun.

School life is great!

First Week Highlights

Our first full week back at school proved to be one of calm and contentment. All the pupils were thrilled to be back among their friends and even though new Covid-19 measures are in place, they made little difference to the daily running of the school.

It was wonderful to hear busy classrooms and laughter on the school yard after such a long time. Pupils settled into the new norms with ease and like many changes brought about by Covid-19, some have proved to be for the better.

One of the new initiatives in use this year in Presentation Primary is called Spellings For Me. This programme combines a spelling book and an online spellings programme which assesses where each child is at when it comes to spellings and then assigns them an individualised list of words to learn each week. The children then complete tasks online and in their book to build on their spelling ability.

Pupils from 5th class using our new spellings programme
Ms. Ryan’s class enjoyed some morning yoga on Friday.
Kieran using our new Fogging Machine.

Finally we say a huge thanks to our caretaker Kieran and our cleaners Joan and Fiona who are working hard every day to ensure our school is clean and Covid-Free!