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3 Oct

Smiles all around for their first day in Senior Infants last month.

3 Oct

We started learning about Autumn in September, we all put on our hi-visabilty jackets and off we went for a walk around the green. The children saw the changing colours of the trees, we found conkers, acorns and many more items. The children are really enjoying learning about Autumn, we are are learning about hedgehogs, hibernation and bears this week.

3 Oct

For the whole month of September the girls and boys in Senior Infants were all working hard cooking and baking in our restaurant. In our role play area the children got the chance to become waiters, chefs waitresses and customers. Here are a few pictures of the students enjoying our restaurant. In our construction area the children built restaurants. In our fine motor skills area the children make cakes for our restaurant using straws. In our art section we created Gingerbread men and we read books about food in the library.

 

 

 

 

26 Sep

Welcome back to school every one! We’re thrilled to be starting the year together again.

We celebrated Roald Dahl Day together.

We were so excited to start our Twitter and blogging adventure in 4th Class. We started the year with a good look at internet safety.

We are enjoying a dodgeball tournament this month, and we’re back running every Friday.

We’re working on our writing and reading strategies.

We started the ClassDojo empathy series.

We are really enjoying our literacy games!

Our Guided Reading sessions are going well too!

We’re also doing great work in Maths.

We started our Go Noodle brain breaks too.

And we’re reading the best book ever!

We set our attendance goals for the year!

We also started our Friday tests.

We LOVE Art class in 4th Class.

All of this work meant that we deserved some golden play time!

We’re hard at work on our SAlfies.

Our library corner is growing all the time.

We have started looking at local history too.

And our meditation and mindfulness sessions are so popular.

Phew! We’re off to a busy start! See you soon for another update!

From 4th Class.

21 Jun

In Senior Infants, we’re very proud of our two Green Schools reps – Aaron and Joey!

Lately, we’ve been learning all about litter and the importance of keeping our environment clean. We went on a walk to see if we could find litter in our local area and members of our class have been helping Ms Ward and the Green Schools team to do litter picking. We also designed posters to encourage our school community not to litter. Here are some photos of our activities!

Here are our posters!

19 Jun

Singing Club 2017 from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo.

Congratulations to our fantastic singing club who created this music video recently. Keep an eye out for our special guest, Adam Nolan! Thanks to Paddy for directing our video and for our lovely end-of-year party!

16 Jun

We have experimented with baking and cooking this year, overall, I think we have some budding chefs in the 6th Class Classroom! I’m not sure if many of the tasty treats made it all the way home for parents to taste!

Throwback to the time we got so engrossed in our science experiment and (with a broken clock!) managed to spend an extra 15 minutes in school…every pupil’s dream!!

Halloween was a lot of fun with great art projects like these! The class created 3 full- size creatures to terrify the guests at the Halloween Disco! (I’m not too sure how James feels about being the monster model in this snap…!)

What an amazing memory that will stay with us for a long time! Spending weeks measuring our own feelings and emotions, and comparing these statistics with differing weather conditions was all worth it to be given a fantastic report and award by none other than Evelyn Cusack!

The final result of weeks of hard work!! I could not have been more proud or impressed with the children’s diligent efforts and amazing manners and presentation skills on the day. They really did the school proud.

We have gone on some really fun trips this year, most notably to Sealife! Look at how enthralled Dylan is with the stingray! (or is the stingray enthralled with Dylan?!) Having an aquarium in the classroom for a few weeks was also another exciting treat!

I can’t forget to mention all of the amazing sports trips we have been on (with great thanks to Paddy and to John for training us)! Rain or shine, the Peter’s boys and girls were out doing us proud several times this year, always with a great attitude and super team work!

6th Class is a huge year as we spend a lot of time preparing for the celebration of Confirmation. This image from the Service of Light only gives a snapshot of the amazing art produced by the children. What you can’t see or hear here is the children’s amazing behaviour on the day and the beautiful singing and readings from the pupils. A really nice memory and a terrific day all round!

We have had some fun in the classroom, for example using marshmallows to create 3D shapes! Some really impressive work, even an octahedron was made!! (I am still finding mini-marshmallows everywhere in the classroom…!)

When the kids earned a thousand points we had a great day making and eating pizzas and watching movies! Some terrific chefs in the 6th Class Classroom, future careers are being forged!

A shout out to the three children who showed up to school the day after Confirmation!! Well, I thought they deserved a treat so off we went to Lidl to buy lots of goodies for a movie afternoon!

6th Class are so lucky to be able to experience the new Computer room/Library before they leave for Secondary school! It is really fun to explore and learn using interactive methods and the kids LOVE it!

What an amazing day spent at the park just last week! Thanks to Paddy for setting up lots of fun activities, a great day had and a lovely memory made.

12 Jun

In March, Dylan and Adem (3rd Class) and Kyra and Carla (2nd Class) made their way on the Dart to the Royal Irish Academy of Music, in Dublin City Centre.

They had worked hard every Tuesday for months, after school, on their poem, mime, story, reading and theory, in preparation for their Grade 1 and Grade 2, Speech and Drama exams.

After the exam, Dylan, Adem, Kyra and Carla enjoyed some treats in a lovely little cafe beside the Academy, before hopping on the Dart back to Bray.

Their results arrived last week and all 4 of the boys and girls did incredibly well! They should be SO proud of themselves and this wonderful achievement.

Congratulations to these boys and girls!

12 Jun

Junior Infants are coming towards the end of their first year in St. Peter’s, and what a year it has been!

Last week, we had a chat about our favourite memories of our first year in school, with some recounting their first day in school to others chatting with excitement about Sports Day, the day we each made rockets for Space Week, our time spent in our Aistear areas and so many more special moments besides. Garylee exclaimed “I want to stay in this school forever” … he will have to be reminded of that at the Sixth Class Graduation in years to come!

You can see the work completed by each of the children outside the Junior Infant classroom on their favourite moments of the school year. Feel free to pop in and have a chat with your child about their work.

I scrolled through my many photos of this wonderful class and all they achieved in this special, first year in school. I remembered fondly our Christmas Play, the Three Little Pigs and the time we had a visit from the doctor and Ella dressed up in the Dr. Maria’s scrubs! Or the time Oisín was the first child to get to spend some ‘chill’ time in the classroom tent. Then there was the time we worked together in small groups, to respond to an illustrators design work, as part of an Art project one Friday morning. With so many memories I will forever hold dear, it’s hard to recap an entire year in only one blog post!

 

I’ve put together some photo collages below. I hope you enjoy them. Don’t forget, lots of photos exist in previous blog posts – just search Junior Infants on the blog and you can take a trip down memory lane in recapping some of the highlights of 2016-2017.

Thank you, very specially, to all the parents of Junior Infants and everyone who helped me in and outside the classroom throughout my year with this amazing little class!

I hope everyone has a lovely, happy summer!

Ms. Farren

8 Jun

Wow, how busy have we been? We’ve already packed so much into our last term! Read on to find out more!

We made a video about friendship!

We also made news recordings!


Breaking news from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo.

Breaking news from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo.

5th Class Breaking news from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo.

Breaking News from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo.

We’re working on our coding!

We’re also keeping up our reading workshops!

We’re working on our mindfulness!

However, there is always time for tea!

We were learning about China and we built a terracotta army!

We also built homemade catapults in a STEM lesson!

We’ve had great fun with Frankie in Music class!

Some inspectors came to visit our class and they loved our work! They were very kind to us.

Our Roots of Empathy journey came to an end!

We learned all about how to look after our teeth.

We now watch the news everyday. It helps us to learn about the world.

We prayed to Mary every day in May.

Our students have shone in their local community!

We put together our Science project for the school Discover Primary Science entry.

It has been a sporty couple of weeks!

We’re cycling 60km every day as a class!

We’re designing t-shirts!

As always, past pupils came to visit!

We celebrated Tech Week 2017!

We relaxed with some brain breaks!

We’ve been working on our dramatic performances!

We are simply in love with our new computer room!

We learned about new saints!

We’ve been as creative as ever!

Phew! Can you believe we only have 2 and a half weeks left together? Bring on the summer fun!