All smiles in our Infant class this morning as everyone was very happy to be welcomed back to school for yet another busy term ahead. Our Parents Association very kindly funded a new initiative for our Infant class called ‘Kinderarma’ which will commence tomorrow. This is a drama programme based on the principals of Aistear. Our Senior classes are also busy preparing for an Inter-School Chess Tournament at the end of January. Wishing all our students and their families a very Happy New Year...
Our Junior and Senior Infants enjoyed a day out at Grenagh Farm this week where they got to feed and pet farm animals, milk a cow , take a tractor ride and enjoy sometime at the playground . A great day was had by...
The past month the children of Junior and Senior infants have been very busy learning all about The Clothes Shop. In our socio dramatic area children have been taking on a variety of roles in our clothes shop. Children have been designing shoes and t-shirts at our junk art station. While at our construction and small world area children have been working hard to construct our new clothes shop. Next week we will be starting our next topic The Space Station where children will be learning all about Our Solar System. We look forward to yet another month of fun and learning in our Aistear room. ...
Aistear is proving to be a big success with our Junior and Senior Infants as the children head to our wonderful Aistear room everyday at 1pm for 40 minutes filled with imagination, creativity and fun. This Early Learning Framework facilitates active learning through play and hands-on experiences and supports oral language development. If you would like more information on this framework please follow the link below http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Parents/Early_Childhood/AFL.pdf The children of Junior and Senior Infants were very busy during the month of November as they have been learning all about The Farm.We started by learning about the different types of farms there are, before identifying the different animals that live on a farm, the types of homes they occupy and matching different produce to the correct animals. We sequenced ‘The Story of Milk’, finding out where our milk starts out and it’s journey before it reaches us in the shops. We also explored the different machinery used on farms, especially at Harvest time. During the month, the children got the opportunity to take on various roles at ‘The Farm Shop’. They also made farm buildings and the farmer’s house out of large construction blocks. At the Art Table, we made The Little Red Hen from fabric and fibre. Finally we learned about seasonal changes and the effect it has on our local wildlife. We have now begun the topic of The Post Office. The children will be very busy over the next month as there are vast amounts of letters and parcels to be delivered especially during this busy time of year. We hope you enjoy some of our pictures of Aistear time this month....
Upcoming Events :
Second Special Class for Pupils with Autism, Enrolment Deadline: Tuesday, May 7th. Please contact the school office for application forms. Applications will be accepted in accordance with Enrolment Policy.
Enrolment Deadline: Friday, November 9th, 2018. Applications received after this date will be placed on waiting list. Letters of Offer will be sent, week of Nov. 12th Application forms for enrolment are still available from the office. Please contact 022-55314 between 9.00am and 1.00pm to speak to our secretary Christine.
Scoil Aonghusa CNS has been awarded the Discover Science and Maths plaque for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths( STEM) excellence. We have also been awarded our 5th Green Schools Flag for Biodiversity and Our Health Promotion Flag.We are very proud of our boys and girls for these wonderful achievement
Important dates and times:
Intercultural Day -17th of May
RDS Science Fair- 22nd May
City Sports- 30th May
Information night for incoming Junior Infants- 5th June
Infant Induction Day- 6th June
Visit from Denis Leamy, Chief Executive of CETB, 7th June