School Calendar

JUNIOR ASD CLASS

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Welcome to Mrs. Nolan’s class!

Here in Mrs Nolan’s class the focus is on fun and learning. We are very lucky to have a beautiful state of the art multi-sensory room, play room, soft play room, computer area and an interactive TV screen. Please log on each month to see all the exciting things we do!

June

What a busy and exciting month June has been. Homework finished for the year and we made the most of the fine weather and played outside when possible.

We had our school tours to The Watershed in Kilkenny and to Kia Ora farms in Wexford. Both tours were a big success and the class really enjoyed them. This month’s theme was being active. Each day we exercised in and out of the classroom. For Active School Week we had Dance, Boxercise, races, water play,
yard games, Yoga, Sports Day and Basketball.

In Art we made beautiful Father’s Day cards and a fish mobile. The class created a piece of art work for the Tullow Show. This year’s themes are The Farm and My birthday. They did an amazing job and I’m sure we will see some winners.

Last but not least we had an end of year party to celebrate finishing the school
year. Each boy received a certificate, balloon and a bag of treats. On behalf of myself and all the staff we would like to say thank you for your hard work and support throughout the year and hope you have a wonderful summer.

May

What a busy month May has been. The students went outside to watch the FCJ tractor run and there was great excitement. They learned about Mother Mary and made a beautiful May altar. In art they created Mother Mary stained glass windows and painted maps of France. We participated in The Blue Flag Programme for Primary Schools. We learned about the European Union and how it affects the lives of primary school children. The country we learned about was France. The students enjoyed learning some French phrases. It is that time of year again where we perfect or entries for the Tullow show. The boys created some colourful and creative entries. We hope we will be as successful as we have been in years passed.

April

This April we have been enjoying the much needed return of some good weather. The students had PE outside, are playing football on the pitch with their friends at break times and are very excited to start rugby again this year. All the students are excited to train with John our coach. They continue to work hard in class each day. For history we learned about a garden in bloom where we learned how flowers grow and located different flowers throughout the school grounds. In geography we learned about different types of houses and the students enjoyed putting the furniture in the correct room in our doll house.

March

March has been a month full of hard work and excitement. We had Mother’s Day where the students made beautiful flowers for their wonderful mothers. Leo turned six and to celebrate we had a little party. Leo brought in some yummy treats for everyone.

In SPHE the class learned about their bodies and how to take care of a baby.

In Science and Geography we learned about the life cycle of the frog and the eco system of a pond.

Then there was Lá Glás. We had a day full of fun, singing and dancing. Lá fhéile Padraig Shona Daoibh!

February

What an exciting month February has been. It began with Grandparents day. The day started with mass and the children said prayers for their Grandparents. They decorated the classroom, made cards and some Grandparents came to visit our class where the children asked lots of questions and danced to Go Noodle.

Then there was Valentine’s Day. The pupils made beautiful heart puppets for
their Valentine.
The themes this month were People at Work and Spring. We learned about different careers, the people who work in our community to help us and the boys enjoyed dressing up as Firemen, Gardaí and Doctors.

For the theme Spring we searched the school yard for the first signs of Spring. We found snowdrops, buds on trees and daffodils. For Art we made felt flowers and cotton wool lambs.

January

In January we read the story of Peter Rabbit and created a scene from the book for our class art board. The children enjoyed working together painting, colouring, cutting and sticking to create the art scene of Peter sneaking into the farmer’s garden. We are also very fortunate to have GAA football training again this year. Kevin trains the students each Tuesday and they really enjoy it.

December

This month the halls rang with Christmas songs and reading lines in preparation for our school Christmas plays. The boys helped make props and decorated the school. There was also a big celebration. Eden turned 6 and we had a little party for him where we ate some treats and watched a movie. Swimming came to an end for this year. We will miss the bus journey and having so much fun in the water but we look forward to doing it again next year.
We went on our Christmas walk to Huntington Castle and our friends the local Gardai came to say hello to all the children. It was lots of fun sitting in the Garda cars and listening to the sirens.

On behalf of our class we would like to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

November

This month the halls rang with Christmas songs and reading lines in preparation for our schools Christmas plays. The boys helped make props and decorated the school. There was also a big celebration. Eden turned 6 and we had a little party for him where we ate some treats and watched a movie. Swimming came to an end for this year. We will miss the bus journey and having so much fun in the water but look forward to doing it again next year.

October

What a spooktacular month October has been. The children learned a Halloween poem with lámh signs called ‘Halloween’, made amazing pumpkin puppets, completed a colourful entry for the Credit Union art competition, learned about The Pied Piper, magnets, read the story The Ugly Duckling and enjoyed Yoga. However, on October 27th no children came to school. Instead Clonegal NS was filled with goblins and ghouls who played games, haunted Huntington Castle and ate treats until it was time for them to return home!

September

It was great to be back in school and to see all of our friends. September was a very busy month.  We were learning about new beginnings in our class. A new school year, new friends and new teachers. We have been greeting old friends and getting to know our new Junior Infants. We are fortunate to have Music Generation again this year and all the pupils are enjoying each lesson.