Christmas in Presentation Primary is always a very special time of the year. This year we had lots of fun singing carols, reenacting the Nativity story, speaking on Tipp FM, doing Fitmas, eating gingerbread men and we even met Santa! It was very busy indeed! Here are some highlights!
Our Junior Infant pupils continue to enjoy Aistear (in the ‘Playroom’ as they now call it!) This term the children are learning all about Home.
At each station there is a different task and experience for the children. At the art station they are cutting and pasting to create homes. At the Small World station they are retelling and role playing the story of Goldilocks. There is a construction station where the challenge is to build a home. But the firm favourite is the sand station where the children search for and sort pictures of different homes.
The children and loving this new theme and we encourage parents to chat to their children about their home and about what they have done at each station. These pictures will help start the conversation.
Our Junior Infants enjoyed their first taste of our new Aistear Room recently. Aistear is a play based curriculum which helps develop oral language and communication skills for pupils. The room has been freshly renovated and purposely prepared for Aistear. Huge thanks must be given to our caretaker Kieran Britton and our Junior Infant teachers for the hours of work they invested to prepare the new room.
This term the children are learning all about Halloween through play and social interaction. There is a dress up area, a Play Dough table, a water station and a building station. The children really enjoyed their first experience of Aistear and will no doubt benefit greatly from this opportunity.
On Friday the boys in Seoidín practised their fine motor skills by using water pistols to water the flowers outside. As you can see, the boys took this task very seriously at first and were concentrating hard on their jobs until someone discovered that the pistols could be used to soak people as well as plants…and then came the water fight!
Today Ms Walsh and Ms Drohan and the girls from Rang 3 and 4 put on their coats and hats and had a lovely walk to Bookworm. We were warmly welcomed by Johhny Butler. We had a lovely time choosing our books and we all came back to school happy with our purchases. Happy reading girls and remember the words of Dr Seuss
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book”