On Friday last we said goodbye to Ms. Ruth Halpin as Mrs. Forde returns from her leave. We would like to thank Ms. Halpin for all of her hard work and for the dedication shown to her pupils during her time with us.
Last week our school was a hive of activity for our annual Active Schools week. Each class made a big effort both in school and at home to get out and be more active.
First and Second class, worked very hard to get their steps up.
And also demonstrated that you do not need good weather to get some exercise done!
Fourth and Fifth Class took some Maths lessons outdoors and did some Maths relays to help them work on their multiplication and division tables.
Third class are taking part in the ‘Run Around Ireland’ challenge. Each lap of the yard that they run is 1km. Their aim is to run to famous tourist landmarks around Ireland. Last week they ran to the Giants Causeway. It is 495km away from Shanagolden. They were a busy bunch indeed!
3rd Class playing 3 in a row.
We were delighted to welcome the sunshine and made the most out of it by taking our class novels outside.
Some of our Fifth Class had the job of tidying up our outdoor containers before we planted some flowers.
We had great fun doing some skipping on National Skipping Day- Friday, April 23rd.
In Visual Arts we studied the Artist Wassily Kandinsky and created our own pieces.
We also made Totem Poles as we are studying the Native Americans in History.
You can find more of our Art work on the ‘Artists corner’ section of the website.
Here in Shanagolden N.S. we have been very busy with our Green Fingers.
Junior Infants to Second Class loved sowing Sunflower Seeds. It was wonderful to watch them grow.
Meanwhile, our Third Class took control of our Raised Beds. They are busy tending to potatoes, strawberries, carrots, lettuce, chives and spinach and they cannot wait for their produce.
We are all looking forward to getting some more Gardening done in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for our lovely flowers.
Funky Fingers happens in the infant room, it is a series of fun activities for children to build up their upper body strength (gross motor skills) and finger/hand strength and control (fine motor skills). There are a wealth of activities that you can do with your child to improve these skills and get them ready to write.Continue reading “Funky Fingers”
Aistear is the early childhood curriculum framework for children from birth up to the age of six years. Early childhood marks the beginning of children’s lifelong learning journeys. Irelands early childhood curriculum framework is called Aistear (the Irish word for journey).Continue reading “Aistear, the early childhood curriculum framework”
The boys and girls in 3rd class wrote letters to the residents of the Beech Lodge Care Facility in Bruree, Co. Limerick.Continue reading “The Residents of the Beech Lodge Care Facility”
A selection of science experiments from various classes.Continue reading “Science Week 2020”
In Shanagolden National School, we are now in the very fortunate position to be able to purchase extra novels and the PM Guided Reading Scheme for use with 3rd to 6th classes. This is possible due to a very generous donation from the Madigan Family, Clashganniff, Shanagolden, in memory of their late mother Kitty.Continue reading “Generous donation from the Madigan Family, Clashganniff”
From the 12th-16th October, we held a very active and enjoyable Maths Week in Shanagolden N.S. From Junior Infants to 6th Class the children explored maths through games, puzzles, ICT and many other fun activities.Continue reading “Maths Week 2020”