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27 Nov

15 Nov

Since mid-term Senior Infants have been working on the clothes shop in aistear.  Have a look at what we have been getting up to…

In the socio-dramatic play station we have been operating a clothes shop where customers can browse, try on and buy different items of clothing.

The girls are dressed to impress for their holidays.

Our shop had so many different types of clothes.

We had great fun looking at ourselves in the clothes and costumes.

We always made sure to pay for the clothes with the shop assistant.

We had fun working as designers. We designed outfits for ourselves.

Team spirit in helping one another to meet our deadlines.

Planning our outfits.

 

  

Here are our finished products.

As you can see our clothing line caters for all shapes and sizes!  These are our spring-summer/autumn-winter lines.  We had great fun working with the material which was so kindly donated by parents.

We also investigated the properties and characteristics of materials.  We further extended our design expertise to design some suitable clothes for Teddy, which he could wear in hot weather, cold weather and rainy weather.

Measuring size carefully. Working on rain gear. We needed to use waterproof materials.

Clothes to keep Teddy warm in winter.

Displaying our creations.

In construction we compiled shopping lists and guided the beebots around the town from shop to shop to collect the items on our list.

This has been our favourite theme in aistear so far.  Next up it’s the post office!

 

15 Nov

Working on the weather!  Senior infants had great fun working at the weather station during aistear.  Here are some pictures of what we got up to…

Presenting and recording the weather in pairs.

It is so important to be enthusiastic when you are on the television.

Checking our recordings before trying to make improvements.

Making weather dials at the art station.

Next up for us is the clothes shop!

31 Oct

Lot’s of really great work going on by teacher to improve attendance with each class having their own attendance display board and competition for children to win prizes as a group. Well done to all those who are working hard on their attendance and congratulations to our All Star Attenders for October listed below. Happy Halloween!

All Star Attenders October

 

 

 

Junior Infants

Taylor    Buckley

Zara       Butler

Ava        Dowling

Jamie    Lawless

Mia        McAuliffe Quinn

Corey    Mullen

Nevaeh                Murphy

Hallie     Murphy

Nicole   O’Brien

 

Senior Infants

Lucy       Byrne

Kaylum Cahill

Eva         Cox

Richard Gall

Amira    Grefaldeo

Filip        Jankowski

Sam       Johnston

Mia        Keating

Noah     Kelly

Martin  Kenna

Nevaeh                Maguire

Mia        Norton

Cian       Shanley

 

1st Class

Kyle       Breen

Fia          Clucas Keogh

Oisin      Clucas

Anthony Delaney

Kaiden  Hipwell

Jessica  Jin

Leon      McAuliffe

Natalia  Miedzinska

Ella Jayne O’Sullivan O’Carroll

Agata    Wnuk

2nd Class

Maja      Bessler

Aaron    Chumakson

Joey       Chumakson

Heidi      Clucas Keogh

Abbie    Coen Troy

Jasmin  Coogan Moorhouse

Izabel    Devics

Noah     Johnston

Max       Murray

Brooke Tobin

3rd Class

Carl        Barry

Daniel   Byrne

Jake       Clucas

Tobias   Farrell

Lauren  McCann

Liam       McGrath

Lee         O’Shaughnessy

Sophie  O’Connor

Cian       Petty

 

4th Class

Ellie        Byrne

Carla      Cheevers

Tiana     Doyle

Kayleigh Fell

Liam       Mullen

Tristan  O’Brien

Haylie    Treacy

Oisin      Troy

5th Class

Benjamin Bessler

Jaiden   Buckley

Josh       Coen Troy

Brian      Grefaldeo

Alec       Kealy

Dylan     Lawless

Sean      McDonald

Ruairi     McFarland Bolger

Summer Murphy

Ava        Reynolds

Jack        Roche

Adem    Standage

6th Class

Ava        Byrne

Tristan  Byrne

Tadhg    Cahill

Nathan Douglas

Madeleine Farrell

Shauna Garton

Callum  O’Sullivan Carroll

Sean      Popovici

Leon      Reynolds

Desmond Traynor

Jerry      Wall

MR. FOLEY’S CLASS

Marie    Delaney

Avaleigh O’Hagan

 

 

 

25 Oct

On Thursday, we dressed up for Halloween! Les, Mr Vance, Mr Foley, Mr Kinsella and Paddy dressed up as the Jamaican bobsled team, while the rest of the staff were Halloween Class Dojo characters!

 

Lots of our students dressed up and everyone really enjoyed seeing each other’s costumes. A big thanks to the Parents’ Association, who organised a Halloween disco for all of our classes. We had great fun!

Look at our beautiful costumes in Junior Infants!

Here are some of our costumes in 6th class. 6th class made their costumes as part of their October projects!

13 Oct

First Class completed their first STEM activity this week.  We have been learning all about houses and homes in SESE and completed a STEM activity based on that. We read the story of the three little pigs and talked about the different materials used in each house. The class were then presented with a challenge.

Their challenge question was:

‘Can your team design and build a house that the big, bad wolf cannot blow down?’

The children split into six teams. Two teams made a house from straw (plastic straws), two teams made a house from wood (lollipop sticks) and two teams made a house from bricks (strong card).

We talked about fair testing and decided each team should get the same amount of materials to work with and each team should have the same amount of time to complete the task.

The children planned what their project would look like by sketching.

     

The children worked together to create their houses.

 

The straw houses:

 

The wooden houses:

The brick houses:

 

The children then tested their work by placing it in front of the ‘big, bad wolf’. The houses had to last 10 seconds of ‘huffing and puffing’ (Fan setting 1) and 10 seconds of ‘blowing the house down’ (Fan setting 2)

All of the houses passed the test of the big bad wolf!

 

The children reflected on their work afterwards and discussed some things that they would do to improve their houses.

Well done First Class on some great STEM work! 😊

  

  

10 Oct

We have been learning about parables in school. Parables are simple stories used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels. One of our favourite ones is  called “workers in the vineyard.” Click on the link below to read the parable. We home you enoy it as much as we did.

5 Oct

Welcome back to another year and to our monthly All Star Attenders’ Post. For those of you who are new, each month we make an effort to recognise all those students who have had 100 % attendance for the month. Each student with perfect attendance is given a stamp in their attendance booklet and can claim a prize each month or save their stamps for bigger prizes.

We also run a class competitions and if the class beats their attendance for the same month last year they win a prize. Some of the prizes last year included trips to The Mermaid Arts Theatre to see a show, Cinema Experience in the Classroom, Ice-cream and Smoothie making lessons and more.

Check out the list below for all students who had full attendance for the month of September.

All Star Attenders September

 

 

 

Junior Infants

Taylor    Buckley

Zara       Butler

Dylan     Byrne

Georgia                Chimboya Tobin

Layla      Clarke

Harley   Dodd

Kayleigh Doyle

Tori        Doyle

Jade       Fitzpatrick

Jamie    Lawless

Nevaeh                Murphy

Hallie     Murphy

Nicole   O’Brien

Fionn     Troy

Senior Infants

Jake       Barry

Lucy       Byrne

Kaylum Cahill

Eva         Cox

Tadgh    Doyle

Richard Gall

Filip        Jankowski

Sam       Johnston

Riley      Kearney

Mia        Keating

Noah     Kelly

Martin  Kenna

Nevaeh                Maguire

Ellie        McCormack

Elena     Moran

Cian       Shanley

Tadhg    Troy

1st Class

Kyle       Breen

Anthony Delaney

Kameron Keating

Natalia  Miedzinska

Ella Jayne O’Sullivan O’Carroll

Amber  Plunkett Power

Agata    Wnuk

2nd Class

Maja      Bessler

Aaron    Chumakson

Joey       Chumakson

Heidi      Clucas Keogh

Taylor    Coakley

Jasmin  Coogan Moorhouse

Noah     Johnston

Kayah    Keating

Oskar    Matysiak

Max       Murray

Louis      Murray-Coyle

Zuzanna Siakala

Jake       Thomas

Brooke Tobin

3rd Class

Carl        Barry

Tadhg    Coster

Chloe    Farrell

Tobias   Farrell

Chloe    Fitzpatrick

Jodie     Fitzpatrick

Cameron Martin McAteer

Kurina   Mason

Liam       McGrath

Lauren  O’Brien

Sophie  O’Connor

AJ           O’Neill

Cian       Petty

 

4th Class

Ellie        Byrne

Tiana     Doyle

Kayleigh Fell

Liam       Mullen

Sean      Sweeney McMaster

Naoise Sweeney McMaster

 

5th Class

Benjamin Bessler

Jaiden   Buckley

Thomas                Fitzpatrick

Amalia  Gall

Alec       Kealy

Dylan     Lawless

Liam       Mason

Tadgh    McDonald Hemp

Summer Murphy

Jack        Roche

 

6th Class

Tristan  Byrne

Nathan Douglas

Madeleine Farrell

Shauna Garton

Callum  O’Sullivan Carroll

Jerry      Wall

MR. FOLEY’S CLASS

Luke      Cahill

Grace    Carton

Poppy   Cunnane

Avaleigh O’Hagan

 

 

 

20 Sep

On Thursday morning, there was great excitement in St. Peter’s when we heard that Martin O’Neill, manager of the Irish soccer team, would be visiting!

We were delighted to welcome him to St Peter’s, where he took part in a press conference and answered some of our questions. He had great advice about believing in ourselves and working hard to practise our football skills. Afterwards, 6th class and some of 5th demonstrated a drill for him and had the chance to shake his hand. Judging by the levels of excitement, it was a day not to be forgotten. A big thanks to Martin O’Neill, the FAI and the local Sports Promotion Unit as well as our press conference co-ordinator, Paddy Mullen. Here are some of the photos from the day…

20 Sep

Welcome back to last year’s Litter and Waste committee, who have moved onto the challenge of the Energy Green Flag. We’re delighted that every member of this dedicated group really wanted to stay on the committee and they’re looking forward to making big changes to our energy consumption in St. Peter’s.

So far, Carl and Lauren have been taking meter readings, we’ve discussed hot spots in the school for energy consumption and we’ve arranged to carry out our starting audits and interviews.

Watch this space!