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Meadhbh’s Class

Class Blog for Meadhbh’s Class (Senior Infant Class) 2022-2023

Ranelagh Gaels GAA coaching in HTETNS!

Today our Junior & Senior Infants enjoyed some gaelic football coaching from former Dublin star and Ranelagh Gaels GAA Club, coaching officer Simon Lambert. The children all had terrific fun working on their agility, balance and co-ordination with the ball. We cannot wait to see Simon again next week! It is great to be able to develop a partnership between Ranelagh Gaels GAA Club and the school. We look forward to this developing further in the future!

What Senior Infants Have Been Up To!

Senior infants have been very busy since we returned to school, learning and having lots of fun too! Our theme this month is “Homes” so we tried to incorporate that into a lot of our learning activities. Check out a few snippets of what we have been up to!


We have been doing lots of fine motor tasks during morning activities to get our hands nice and strong for writing.

In art we drew self portraits!

In English we learned the story of Hansel and Gretel – we designed our own ginger bread house and learned what characters and settings were!

In aistear we had a lot of fun in the home corner!

We had lots of messy fun pouring, measuring, emptying and imagining we were baking at the tuff tray!

In small world we played with different types of homes including animal homes!

We built and designed some really cool types of homes in Construction!

We have been very busy and looking forward to lots more learning next week!

Our First Assembly of the year!

Today we all came together to celebrate our first assembly of the year. We welcomed all of our new children and staff to the school. We had some winners from Senior Infants in an Art competition that they entered in June. Their winning entries were displayed in the Hugh Lane Gallery. A huge thanks to Siobhán for organising all of this for our children. What an honour for our school!

Look how much we have grown this year!

#communityliveshere

Second Class Learning

Have a look at what we have been up to recently!

Science and STEM:

In Science, we investigated floating and sinking and how and why a boat floats. We made our own boats out of paper, some were successful and some were not but we learned a lot!

We did a STEM challenge where we used only one piece of paper to create a column that would hold up the heaviest books in our class. We all used different strategies and really used our engineering brains!

 

In Maths we had a lot of fun recently doing a Maths Trail in our car park. We collected data on the colours of cards, the make, the year and what county they came from. All of the cars in our carpark were from Dublin except for one from Kerry! Black was the most popular colour and Ford was the most popular make of car.

In Learn Together we recently learned about the Buddhist festival of Wesack. We made lanterns to celebrate this festival and learned about the life of Buddha.

During Autism Awareness month our class word was “Inclusion” we created a collaborative e sign to represent this.

Finally, during May we wrote some Poems check some of them out here!

 

Sports day 2022

A huge thank you to all staff, parents and children who made our Annual Sports Day such an enjoyable event for everyone. We had fantastic weather and the children gave an exhibition of sporting skills throughout the day.

A special note of thanks to our parental photography team who captured the day beautifully in this video.

Have a look to see how we got on:

 

Check out this folder to view some of the photos taken:

Sports day 2022 Website

Yard Transformation in Harcourt Terrace E.T.N.S.

A huge thanks to all the parental volunteers who organised a big clean up on Saturday. The new plants and trees have been really appreciated by everyone in our school community. As well as that our parental community received fantastic stencils for yard markings which have really enhanced the children’s enjoyment during breaks. Well done to the parental volunteers who worked in partnership with David at the Dublin City Sport and Well-being Partnership on this initiative. Also Johnstones in Rathmines donated the paint used in this project which we we really appreciate. Harcourt Terrace E.T.N.S is a community of people and children, and that is what makes our school great.
Maith sibh!

 

 

 

Student Council meet with our P.G.T.A to discuss our yard!

Today in Harcourt Terrace our active Student Council met with representatives of the P.G.T.A to discuss how to lay out some yard markings for our playground area. The children all decided through a democratic process. Thanks to the the parent representatives for including our Student Council in this important decision. As the saying goes “nothing about us, without us”.

The P.G.T.A will be assembling on Saturday from 11Am-3PM to paint the yard markings onto the ground via the stencils we kindly received this week. If you can lend a hand please get in touch with the P.G.T.A and pop along on Saturday.

Newly elected Student Council in HTETNS!

Today in Harcourt Terrace E.T.N.S our newly elected student council met for the first time to make two very important decisions. The student council has two representatives from every class in the school.

They decided that the school will pursue the Green flag as our next new initiative following on from the Amber flag. Further information on the Green flag is available here: Green-Schools – Working together for a sustainable future (greenschoolsireland.org)

 

The second important decision taken was our school motto on well-being was decided. The motto is: “If you see someone without a smile give them yours.” This motto was created by Junior and Senior Infants. All classes put forward a motto but the student council thought that this was the best one for our school.

The Student council will meet every fortnight to make important decisions. As the saying goes “Nothing about us without us”.

Well done to all involved!