Category: Year 2017/18

Sponsored Walk 2018

4th Class had a fantastic time on their sponsored walk yesterday. They walked through Churchtown, down by the River Dodder and up towards Rathfarnham Castle before stopping in the playground for some well deserved play time in the sun!

Well done to everyone on the money that has been raised so far!

 

Autumn crafts and Sponsored Walk
Autumn crafts and Sponsored Walk

We had great fun today on our sponsored walk around the school yard where we got to explore new areas of the playground! We jumped in the piles of leaves and threw them in the air as well as hearing them crunch under our feet when we were walking. Thank you to all those who donated money, it’s greatly appreciated 🙂 Speaking of Autumn leaves, we also created some lovely seasonal art work…we finger painted red, yellow and orange leaves on a tree which we coloured in with brown crayons and we painted scarecrow masks with yellow and orange paper hair and sponge painted hats. We also listened to the song Autumn leaves are changing colours by the Learning Station on Youtube. We have really enjoyed learning about Autumn!

Trip to Rathfarnham Castle

In September we went to visit Rathfarnham Castle. We got a guided tour of the castle and afterwards we played in the park. It was a fun day!

Fun in the Sensory Room
Fun in the Sensory Room

We have lots of fun working on our gross motor skills in the sensory room! We climb up and down the slide, jump on the trampoline and have fun on the swings. Best of all we get to jump into the ball pool which is everbody’s favourite activity. For some quiet time we can sit in the dark tent which is a nice calming space or watch the bubbles change colour in the bubble machine. We are also learning to kick and roll the ball and crawl through tunnels, which is  a great core strength building activity! 🙂

Welcome to our new ASD class!

Welcome to all our new children who started in our ASD Early Intervention class this September. They have all been settling in very well and exploring their new classroom, playing with jigsaws, shape sorters and puzzles as well as building with lego and Mr.Potato Head. They are busy working on our fine motor skills by pinching pegs and lacing fruits and colouring in. The sensory room is a big hit where they get to jump into the ball pool and on the trampoline, go on the big slide and swing and play chase  and catch. Of course, we all especially enjoy learning our new songs on the big interactive screen, listening to animated songs about colours, numbers, letters, animals, days and months and many many more including action songs such as If You’re Happy, One Little Finger and Open Shut Them by supersimplesongs on YouTube. Come take a look at all the fun we have been having in our new classroom! 🙂

December – The Moving Crib

Our class and Ms. O Mahony’s class went on a trip to the Moving Crib on Parnell St. We saw loads of moving puppets and had great fun. We went to McDonalds afterwards for a treat.

Science week

We went to Dun Laoghaire to the Science of Bubbles Exhibition. We had a great time!
In school we made very interesting structures!

 

 

School Tour to KidSpace!
School Tour to KidSpace!

Our class had a very exciting trip to KidSpace Indoor play centre in Rathfarnham. The children really enjoyed climbing over obstacles and up ladders, jumping into ball pools and sliding down the big slide. Some of us enjoyed more calming activities like the bubble machines and playing with the musical instruments. We really worked up an appetite and after finishing play we ate some yummy lunch in the cafe. Everyone sat so well at the table and enjoyed their chicken nuggets and chips. It was an awesome day! 🙂

Active Week and Sports Day!
Active Week and Sports Day!

We had great fun trying out new activities for Active week this year including outdoor mini golf, football and bowling. Some of us even started stretching and learning some yoga moves! Some of the children in our class got to join Junior Infants and take part in the sack races, egg and spoon races and sponge relays! This was a great opportunity to learn to take turns, develop social skills and be part of a team. Lot of fun was had by all and we were

all delighted with our fantastic medals! 🙂