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Here you can read all about the activities that keep us busy. To download a photo, click on the icon 'Open image in new window' in the upper right-hand corner beside the photo, then right click on the image and choose 'Save image as'. Go to the news archive in the right navigation for activities of previous school years.

January 2019
Happy New Year! We are enjoying the Yoga/Mindfulness classes with Catherine Callaghan every Monday. We have enjoyed sensory play with water and we also used the water in our Science class to investigate which objects float and which objects sink. We continue to enjoy our movement sessions with Craig Coffey on Wednesdays. We have been watering the narcissus bulbs we planted. Roots appeared at the bottom of the pots and shoots and leaves have grown up through the compost. We love to play with our visitors during Golden Time on Fridays. We prepared for Grandparents day by looking at photographs of our Grandparents and telling the class our special name for our Grandparents. We were very excited to attend the Prayer Service in the church and afterwards welcomed our grandparents into our classroom where we brought them on a guided tour. We have been working on initial sounds in words and on our letter formation in English class.
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December 2018
December was a busy and exciting month preparing for Christmas. We listened to the story of the first Christmas and put the crib in the window. We enjoyed learning and singing Christmas Carols. We were nervous and excited performing at the Carol Service in the church in front of our families and friends. It was a brilliant evening, enjoyed by all. We decorated the Christmas tree and did lots of Christmas Art. The elf on the shelf visited our classroom and we had fun each morning finding his new location. Can you spot him in our photographs? We walked to Huntington Castle where we were welcomed by the Durdin Robertson family. We saw a beautiful Christmas tree, the Nativity scene and a snow scene with a moving train. Mr McDonagh from the Credit Union returned to give more prizes to two very talented artists, Ben Priestley and Rhys Power Nolan. Both boys’ art work went on to Stage 2 of the Credit Union Art competition, Ben’s picture came second place in the 8-10 years group and Rhys’ picture came second in the 7 years and under group. Santa came to our school and we got to visit and speak with him in his grotto. He gave each of us a selection box of delicious chocolate. Nollaig Shona Duit.
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November 2018
We collected leaves and made interesting pictures with them. We planted narcissus bulbs. We touched, looked at and smelled the small bulbs, no two were exactly the same. As we having being planting bulbs now for a number of years we are very adept at putting the compost in the pot, sitting the bulbs roots facing down and covering the bulbs with a warm blanket of compost. We gave the bulbs some water and put them on the window sill. On Wednesdays we do lots of fun games and activities with Craig Coffey, the sports coach. Our favourite is the colourful tunnel. In SESE class we talked about homes and what you would find in the different rooms. We enjoyed moving the furniture around the doll’s house and deciding on the best layout. We all were absolutely thrilled to win prizes in the Credit Union Art competition. On November 30th, Eugene MacDonagh came to present us with our prizes. We are very proud of our achievements and delighted with our prizes and certificates. Mr MacDonagh told us that Rhys Power-Nolan’s picture and Ben Priestley’s picture have gone on to Round two of the competition. We are learning lots of Christmas Carols and have started rehearsing in the church for the Carol Service.
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October 2018
Another busy month in the Junior ASD class. We took part in the Maths week challenge and made boats from lollipop sticks. We went on a nature walk to look at the Autumn leaves and collected horse chestnuts. We celebrated a birthday. We continue to have fun and learn lots with Mr Comerford our GAA trainer. When it is raining we train in the hall. We decorated our classroom for Halloween with witches, ghosts, spiders and webs. We examined pumpkins. We drew faces on the pumpkins and watched while Mrs Ryan carefully cut out the features. We all enjoyed dressing up for Halloween. We had a very entertaining assembly with songs and poems about ghosts and witches. We walked to Huntington castle and went on a spooky tour of the castle and grounds, thank you to the Durdin Robertson family. We especially loved playing in the front garden.
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September 2018
We are all settled back to school after our sunny summer holidays. We were all delighted to hear we did well in the Tullow Show with our Art. We are very proud of the medals and trophies we were presented with. We are thrilled our school, Clonegal National School, won the best large school for the work the pupils entered for Art, Handwriting, Poetry and Stories. The trophy is very impressive. Back in the classroom we have enjoyed lots of activities and work: singing, listening to stories, drawing, painting, reading, number work, writing, water play, dressing up and lots more. We have started GAA training with Mr Comerford and really enjoy the skills and techniques he is teaching us. We are attending swimming lessons in Graigcullen pool. We love travelling on the bus every Tuesday. The school apple tree had lots of apples for us to pick and eat, they were delicious. We planted winter window boxes, the plants smell and look so beautiful. On Fridays our friends from Ms O’Brien’s, Mrs Abbey’s and Ms Brooks’ classes visit during Golden time. We have great fun sharing our games and activities with them. We enjoy visiting our friends in their classrooms and joining in the work they are doing.
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