Following the School Library Grant webinar, we have created a "Reading for Pleasure" board which gives recommendations of various books based on authors they enjoy. We are very excited to discover some Irish author also! We love to read in Garrafrauns N.S!
BUDDY HALLOWEEN READING: The 5th and 6th class pupils read Halloween stories for 1st and 2nd class today. What a lovely way to develop friendships throughout the school!
READING FOR PLEASURE: If you liked the authors below, please have a look at other recommendations of similar books
If you liked David Walliams try......
If you liked Michael Morpurgo try......
If you liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid try.......
We have been working hard in 1st and 2nd class this month on our literacy stations.
1: comprehension station
2:familiar reading/ reading fluency station
3. ICT station: literacy games station
4: Handwriting/ letter formation station
5: Tricky words/ spelling and dictation station
This week, children from 1st- 6th class, were assigned the task of designing and constructing a robot from recycled materials. They then showcased their robots to the rest of the school. What creative and imaginative designs! Well done for putting in such effort this week with the maths project!
MATHS WEEK 2022: We have a maths project for homework this week. We have to construct a robot using recycled materials. We cannot wait to showcase them all on Friday! :) S.T.E.M
Well done to all in 5th and 6th class who participated in the GAA Blitz in St. Jarleth's in Tuam on Wednesday.
SPELLING HOMEWORK: Please find steps for learning your spellings below. Here are two examples of well presented spelling homework showing syllables and word shapes. Let's try our best!
ICT RESEARCHING: We were very busy researching on the tablets in 5th and 6th class. We have set up an ICT committee to take responsibility for the tablets, ensuring they are charged and teaching others how to use them.
CHESS CLUB: Our 5th and 6th class introduced "The Knight" to 1st and 2nd class today. We had loads of fun revising how to move the pawn and capturing pieces! Can't wait until next week!
We received a beautiful gift of a height chart from our 2022 6th class parents today. A beautiful wooden chart that will be fixed to the wall. It is a wonderful symbol of the growth that takes place in the body, mind and heart over their 8 years here.
Collaborative Learning: Chess Tutorial: The 5th and 6th class pupils shared their chess knowledge with 1st and 2nd class this week!
The pupils of 5th and 6th introduced "The Pawn" to 1st and 2nd class. They explained how the pawn moves, how it captures and even showed them the coordinates on the board! We all worked on our skills of respect, eye-contact, listening, following instructions, turn-taking, accepting defeat, forward planning and patience. We can't wait for next week! :)
SPHE: What does Bullying Look Like? We have learned about the different types of bullying in our school.