STEM week

Some images from our STEM(science, technology, engineering and mathematics ) week at Scoil Aonghusa CNS. Our wonderful STEM committee with STEM coordinator Mr Lehane organised a variety of science experiments for each class to enjoy throughout the week. Some students presented their own very interesting experiments during  assembly on Friday also.  Students from Mr Buckley’s  class have begun Scratch programming which develops creative thinking , systemic reasoning and...

Seachtain na Gaeilge

This week we celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge in our school. All classes enjoyed getting creative and dressing up for Lá Glas. Bhaineamar sult agus spraoi as Ceilí, Tráth na gCeist agus amhránaíocht. Rinneamar an-iarracht an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Maith sibh!!...

Great Day Out!

There was great excitement at Scoil Aonghusa CNS last Friday as all the children from Junior Infants to 3rd class went on their school tour to the Let Go school tours. They enjoyed challenging, fun and unique activities that suited all age groups. A great day was had by all. We hope you enjoy some of our pictures from the great day.            ...

Paired Reading

Ms Mulcahy and Ms Regan’s class have been busy doing some paired reading over the last few weeks and have really been enjoying it! Each pupil from 1st to 3rd  class is paired up with a pupil from Junior and Senior Infants and they take turns reading. Paired reading gives both classes the opportunity to spend some extra time reading and practice our good reading skills. There are lots of benefits for each partner! Junior and Senior Infants get to practice their reading, and also get to listen to an interesting story. The 1st to 3rd Class pupils get to practice reading for an audience, so they have to use their best reading voice to keep their listener interested!! We had great fun reading with our new friends.   Paired reading can also be done at home with your child. Research has shown that children who do paired reading with their parents show huge reading improvement. Reading allows children to choose interesting material, to control the amount of help they get from their parent and to be praised for success. Above all, regular reading improves accuracy, pace, fluency, and confidence.   Allow your child to choose his own book/comic etc.  Ensure the text is neither too difficult nor under-challenging. Sit side by side so both of you can see the book. Begin by reading the text together. Adjust your speed and rhythm so that you are both reading in-time together. You should correct any errors or stops by modelling the correct pronunciation of the appropriate word. When your child is ready to read alone, they should tap you on the...

Our Latest Green Flag!

Green-Schools in Ireland is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental  Education Unit of An Taisce . Over 3,600 primary, secondary and special schools in Ireland (>88% of all Irish schools) are currently participating part in the programme and 2573 schools have been awarded the Green Flag. Green-Schools is a themed and seven-step programme. For more information see http://www.greenschoolsireland.org/       This year Scoil Aonghusa Community National School was working towards our fourth Green Flag. The Aim of this flag is to promote and increase the amount of pupils walking, cycling, park ‘n’ stride, carpooling or using public transport,which will ease congestion by reducing the amount of private cars arriving at the school. It will also lessen the overall impact on the environment by reducing emissions and pollution.The journey to school is an ideal way for children to take part in regular physical activity, to interact with their peers and to develop the road sense children need as pedestrians and cyclists. Our Green School Travel Mottos: Our Action Day We had our Green School Action Day in April. Because we are trying to get our travel flag, the committee decided it would be a good idea to have a big walk around the GAA grounds that morning. Everybody wore green and we had balloons and banners celebrating the day. Our Green School officer Fiona Barry came along on the day and did some travel games and activities with all the classes. Some of the boys in 3rd Class even composed and performed a Travel themed rap! All the classes focused on travel based lessons for the day. Our Action Day...

Aistear in Junior and Senior Infants

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.  ...