Thursday, 24 December 2020

Nollaig Shona from the Junior and Senior Infants

 A chairde,

As you may know the junior and senior infants were hard at work learning some lovely Christmas songs! They learned 'Féach an Leanbh Íosa' (Away in a Manger), 'Bualadh Bos' (Jingle Bells) and 'Walking in the Air' from the film 'The Snowman' in Makaton sign language.

Unfortunately, families weren't able to attend the traditional Christmas concert or play, which is a very special occasion. In lieu of that, we recorded the three songs in the classroom on Tuesday so that you can get a front row seat for their performance! They did a beautiful job and should be very proud of themselves.

Wishing you all a happy Christmas and New Year.

Fan slán,


Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Snowball the Elf

 We had a very special visitor to room 2 during the month of December. Our elf arrived all the way from the North Pole. We read a letter that our elf brought us and the children decided to name our elf 'Snowball'. 

Snowball's first week in room 2 was spent in quarantine where he had a great view of all the boys and girls in the classroom. When Snowball was finally free to explore, he brought the children a lovely chocolate advent calendar to say hello! Each morning, Snowball was found in a different spot in the classroom. Snowball was cheeky, clever and full of mischief. Snowball and room three's elf  'Sticky' became the best of friends and were often found together getting up to all sorts of tricks!! 

We have had great fun searching for Snowball each morning and he even helped us out with some marshmallows so that we could have our very own hot chocolate party. 

We have been so lucky to have an Elf in our classroom this year and we wish Snowball and Sticky a happy Christmas and a safe return to the North Pole!

Check out what Snowball has gotten up to since his first arrival! 


Elf Mischief in Room 1

Friday, the 27th November appeared a normal morning in school until the children noticed a special delivery all the way from the North Pole. One of Santa's little helpers arrived in the classroom for some festive cheer and of course elf mischief.

Check out the various antics Sticky, the elf, got up to over the last few weeks in Room 1 below.

Sticky was very responsible and completed a 7 day quarantine class stint before venturing around the room.

There was definitely a lot of elfin' around in Room 1!


Sticky often played with Snowball from Room 2. Luckily, Sticky never mingled with elves outside Bubble 2.

Sticky's daily adventures made the children smile bright every day.

On Tuesday, 22nd December it was time for both Sticky and Snowball to have a long rest in their cosy teepee before their final flight back to the North Pole in 2020.

All the children, Ms Martin and Fiona loved seeing where Sticky landed every morning. Ms Martin is certain Sticky reported all the good deeds and superb work to Santa Claus every night and is positive all of Room 1 are on the nice list this year! Hip hip hooray!

Monday, 21 December 2020

Merry Christmas from Seomra 4


December has been a very busy month for the children in Seomra 4. We have really been getting into the Festive Spirit!

On December 1st we learned all about Advent. We put together a classroom display, created some beautiful Advent Wreaths and made an Advent ‘kindness’ calendar.

In Art we created some fantastic Christmas scenes and constructed Christmas Cribs (which I’m sure you will agree, look amazing!).

In English we read the novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. We had lots of discussions about the true meaning of Christmas and decided that it would be nice to write a letter of thanks to our parents for everything they do for us!

Dabbledoo Music produced a wonderful Carol Service and we enjoyed taking part in it.

On wet days, when we didn’t get outside for break, we watched the movie ‘Angela’s Christmas Wish’.

On the last day of school before the holidays we had a big Christmas Quiz and watched the movie ‘Home Alone’ while enjoying some hot chocolate!!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas.

See you all in the new year!