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In Blue Class, we made some bird feeders during our messy play and hung them in the School Garden and the trees in the car park.
We had fantastic time last week learning about Marine environments. The Green school’s website provided lovely art activities and fact-filled mini-videos from which we learnt a great deal. We are very proud of the work that our students completed, and this can be seen displayed on our Green school’s notice board. With the return of our school bus outings this week we are aiming to conduct a beach clean-up. We will keep you posted! Thanks to An taisce, and especially to all of our staff and students for making it a week to remember! Well done all!
During the month of March we were delighted to take part in a fantastic initiative organised by Special Olympics Ireland – a Virtual Sport Competition.
Lots of our students took part in the motor activities and athletics.
At the start of the month we sent in our times/distances/ effort and then trained at least once a week, some even training three times a week for the month. The new data was then sent in and correlated.
In the Motor Activities we had students from three different classes participate in stepping, beanbag lift and small ball lift activities. They all worked so hard and as can be seen below
Orange class participants, well done girls.
Students in Green class, showing us how it’s done.
Navy class students working so hard, medals to prove it. Great effort.
There were lots of options for all students to participate. The students in White class decided on 25m walk or run and the tennis ball throw from the Athletics Programme. Below is a wonderful video compiled by Anna – one of the SNA’s in our school showing us some highlights from White Class training.
All students in White Class made progress over the month and as a result there were many first places secured well as lots of other medals.. We are so proud of them all and as you can see they were also really proud of themselves as they stepped onto our podium to cheers and applause from their classmates.
We are very excited about completing our work on the theme of Global Citizenship and Marine environments. Usually at this time of year we at St.Cecilia’s would be planning to conduct our annual beach clean-up, however, due to the current Covid-19 restrictions we are planning to raise awareness of litter and pollution by conducting a clean-up of our wider school environment. We have conducted our survey relating to awareness of marine litter and we have compiled a video for our Green schools assembly. We are also working in conjunction with Coillte and the Action Team Partnership to provide a home for two beautiful Willow tree saplings!
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Our March Newsletter is now available. Please click on the following link…
Since the start of our new theme “Growing” the students in Black Class have been set the challenge of running a half marathon before the Easter Break. They are completing this challenge by running 1km a day. Since the start the time have been tumbling and the enthusiasm is growing. Not only are we completing this challenge but we have been keeping up our fitness routine by using the indoor rowing machines and started using the battle rope.
Black class have also been measuring and comparing measurement using rulers, tape measures and even a trundle wheel.
In communication and language the students of Black Class have been following visual sequences to make their own healthy snacks.
We have also enjoyed looking at the signs of spring and creating pieces of art based on flowering plants.
Since returning to school we have been super busy in Red class focusing on communication and language and mathematics. We have explored measurements such as capacity and length. We have made great progress with our hand writing without tears programme. Lots of the students worked very hard on this at home over lockdown and have progressed to the next stage of the programme!
Before the mid term we made ourselves some lovely pancakes to celebrate Pancake Tuesday! We had fun mixing all the different ingredients and pouring them into different containers to create some yummy pancakes!
We really enjoyed this terms topic of colour and exploring everything colour! We mixed all types of colours together to make new colours and use these colours to make some art! We explored different colours when practicing our handwriting too!
We had big celebrations in Silver class this week. One of our Silver class girls turned 12. Happy Birthday Lauren!!!! We are so proud of the young lady you are becoming.
Our school will reopen fully to all students from Monday next March 1st. Thank you to everybody who worked so hard to ensure that the partial reopening went well and our students were successfully reintegrated into school. Special thank you to the teachers who supported the children who were in school and at home for the past 3 weeks. Please ensure that if your child is coming back to school for the first time that a return to school form is completed in advance of returning. If your child has any symptoms please adopt a precautionary approach and follow the public health guidance.
We look forward to seeing all the students back together again.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.