On Saturday we had the joyful occasion of the First Holy Communion which was celebrated by Fr. Joe Walsh is the beautiful Cathedral of the Assumption. The girls looked angelic as they gathered to receive the holy Eucharist for the very first time. Although it was a very different ceremony with only parents present, it was lovely and personal, and provided each girl with a very special moment as the received their communion. We thank Fr. Joe and all the priests for their work in making sure this day was possible. We also thank Ms. Walsh and Ms. Ryan for their work this year and last in preparing the girls so well.
First class were learning all about 2D shapes this week and went out into the sunshine on a 2D Treasure Hunt. They really enjoyed working as a team as the opened their Maths Eyes to search for 2 D shapes in our environment.
First class planted Cress seeds as part of Science this week. These seeds will need plenty of sunshine, water and a little love over the next few weeks to help them grow – well done boys and girls!
Junior Infants are really enjoying Aistear and this month’s theme is Autumn. Aistear is used to teach language and SESE (History, Geography and Science) through guided group play. Ms. Bohan’s class enjoyed doing leaf rubbings, learning about hedgehogs and much more.
Sixth class were busy reading the monthly news magazine Primary Planet this week. In addition to the magazine, the girls enjoyed some of the activities on https://www.theprimaryplanet.ie/ using our iPads. The magazine is a wonderful way for the girls to learn about our world, politics, sport, current affairs, agriculture, literature and more.
One of the highlights of the week was a virtual visit of the author Megan Wynne to the 4th and 5th class pupils. Via Zoom, Megan spoke to the class about her new book The House on Hawthorn Road and about her inspiration behind the characters and plot. There was a very interesting questions and answer section at the end and we hope that this visit may inspire some of our girls to become authors in the future.
The week ended to the sound of loud dance music and cheerful giggles as the children enjoyed a Dancing Lunchtime on Friday. DJ Healy played the tunes as the children(and staff!) danced happily to mark the end of another very successful week in school – something we value even more these days and no longer take for granted! Stay safe and stay apart…so we can stay together. Thank you.