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PostHeaderIcon Pancake Tuesday 2019 in Room 1

March 5th 2019

On Pancake Tuesday Ms. Downey’s boys and girls listened to the story of The Big Pancake and they knew it wasn’t a good idea for the pancake to take a ride across the river on the pig’s nose : Yum! Yum! 

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They said the rhyme Mix a Pancake. Then it was time to

toss a pancake

decorate a pancake

eat a pancake

Thanks to Linda for all her help and for taking such great photos.

Thanks to Abdul’s Mum who made 24 delicious crepes for the class.

Yum! Yum! Such fun!

PostHeaderIcon February 2019 in Room 1

We cannot believe how fast February 2019 has gone in Room 1.

When will it be Spring?

At the beginning of February it was still Winter and we drew Winter Scenes on black paper using chalk.


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Group of the Week

We had 3 Groups of the Week this month.


Orange Group


Blue Group


Red Group

Now that we have all had a chance at being Group of the Week, for March we get to pick who we want to sit beside!

Say No to Bullying Week 2019


We learned all about friendship and how to be a good friend. We learned the rhymes in the School Porch:

Ask someone to play,

A friend for the day.


Being kind and having fun,

Is the best for everyone.

We learned that bullying is when someone annoys or hurts us again and again and again. We learned what to do if we are bullied:


Walk away.

Tell an adult.

Keep on telling.

Follow the adults’ advice.


We read the book Chester Raccoon and the Big, Bad Bully and learned that sometimes bullies are sad and lonely and just want to play too but don’t know how to ask. It is really important to always use your words!




We got to use the Parachute in P.E. and had great fun trying to make the ball jump and get it through the hole, swapping places by running under the parachute and trying to guess who was hiding under it.



Next week we will be starting GAA Football with our new coach.

Valentine’s Day

We made I love you to pieces Collages for Valentine’s Day.


Show and Tell

Each Friday a different group is chosen for Show and Tell. They get to bring in their favourite toy or special thing from home. They talk about it and then the other children ask them questions. Everyone has spoken very well so far.





Junior Infant Literacy Lift-off

On Friday March 1st Ms. Downey’s Class and some parents, along with Mr. Brady and Linda, took a walk around the school grounds to look for signs of Spring. We noticed The Four Seasons Mural painted on the walls inside and outside the School Porch. We saw lots of flowers including daffodils and crocuses. There were buds on the trees and the creepers were creeping. Snails had left their shells. There were little ants. Lots of birds were singing and the sun was shining. Spring has certainly sprung! When we returned to the classroom we drew some amazing spring pictures.

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                                                         Thanks to the parents for their help!

PostHeaderIcon January in Room 1

January 2019

January has been a very busy month in Room 1.

Group of the Week

We have had two Groups of the Week this month: Green Group and Yellow Group. Both groups worked together as a team, did their best at all times and were good at tidy-up. Their prize included a treat, a trophy and a cushion to sit on for the week.


Green Group


Yellow Group


Ms. Downey bought golf tees and we used them to make people, animals and aliens with our playdoh.

Hot Chocolate and  Jelly and Ice-cream

During the month of January we learned about hot and cold in Science. We made Hot Chocolate in the Staff Room. Ask your child to tell you what we needed: the ingredients and how we made it: the instructions. It tasted delicious!

We also made Jelly so again ask your child what we needed and how we made it.  Some new words we learned were dissolve and set. Ms. O’Doherty very kindly bought us ice-cream to go with our jelly. Thanks Ms. O’ Doherty. As you can see from the photos it was yummy!

Thanks to Mr. Brady and Linda for all their help!


During January we played some winter games on We also did activities and games on to practise our numbers, letters, sounds and new Sight Words from our green and pink cards.


Junior Infant Literacy Lift-off

On Friday lots of Mammies and Daddies came in to the classroom to help the children to improve their creativity,  oral language, turn taking and motor skills. We have some wonderful wooden games, magnetic shapes, threading activities, pen pusher boards and books. The classroom was full of talking and laughter. Sr. Marie Carroll, Chairperson of the Board Of Management, joined us and was very impressed by the parents, children and the resources too.