The big move to First Class.......
Congratulations to all the boys and girls who moved into First Class on June 30th. I am so proud of you all and I wish you every success as you move up through the classes in primary school. Thank you so much for all the fun and the lovely memories over the last two years. I will miss you all.
Thanks for the music!
A big thank you to Grace's dad - David Miley - who came in to the classroom today to play the guitar and sing for all the boys and girls. With a range of songs from Ed Sheeran to Elvis Presley (Evan Greene is a huge fan!) we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you so much. I have your number......... I'm booking you in now for next year again!!
We had a visitor to our class recently who told us all about Antartica. Morgan has been to all continents to see the animals in their natural habitats. The children learned all about seals, penguins, whales, elephant seals and lots more. The children had lots of interesting questions. Now we would like to hear all about the Artic!!
Thank you Morgan.
Sale of Work
Many thanks to all the parents who sent in cakes, toys and books for the recent sale of work. This was organised by Ms. Morley, Mr. Murray and all the 6th class students who did a great job on the day.
The senior infants had great fun getting photographs taken, visiting the fortune teller, face painting, penalty shots...... not to mention eating lots of goodies.
One Book Project - Handa's Surprise
The children have really enjoyed hearing the story of Handa's Surprise. We have also watched an animated version of the story on line. There is a great display of the story in the hall in preparation for the visiting parents on Wednesday.
Today the children did a tasting of the fruits in the story. Some of the reactions were priceless!! Passion fruit was a favourite for many of the children while avocado got the thumbs up from very few of the children!
Mrs Ryan will be hearing about the story from the children on Wednesday after which, she will present all the boys and girls with their own copy of the book.
Sport Day Certificate and Medal Presentation
Well done to every single boy and girl who took part in the Clonburris Sport Day. You all did very well. You participated with great spirit, heart and most of all - great humour. I am so proud of every one of you. Well done.
The children enjoyed printing a boat scene. They used potatoes for the boats and cardboard for the waves and birds. They also made Father's Day Cards. We hope all the dads had a great day. The children have also been working with primary and secondary colours.
Wake up - Shake Up / Active Schools Week
We have been very active in Clonburris, taking part in Active Schools Week. The children started every day with a 'week up shake up' led by some of the teachers and children. Later in the week we took part in the egg and spoon race, javelin throwing, jogginh, relays and tennis. Well done to all the boys and girls. A promised penalty shoot will take place next week.
Stay Safe Programme
Congratulations to all the boys and girls for completing their Stay Safe Programme.
The Sponsored walk took place this week as well as our WOW from Lidl. Thank you to all parents who joined us for both walks.
Full Attendance Certificates
Congratulations to Katy and Olivia who received certificates from Mrs. Ryan. They missed no days between Christmas and Easter. Well done. We are very proud of you.
The Senior Infants had a wonderful day on their school tour on Monday 8th of May. We went to Imaginosity and because the weather was so good, we also visited Corkagh Park. There, we visited the playground, played with the parachute and some of the children enjoyed a game of football.
Thank you so much to the parents who offered to help with supervision. A big thank you to Nicola and Heather who accompanied the children on the day. Your help was very much appreciated.
Leading up to the Easter holidays is always a very busy time for the boys and girls in Clonburris with making cards, writing messages not to mention getting reading for the Easter bonnet parade. Well done to all the boys and girls (and their creative mams and dads!!) who took the time and effort to make a hat. They all looked fantastic - your creativity is wonderful.
Congratulations to Taylor who won the prize for best hat......again! Our very own Philip Treacy!!
Happy Easter Everyone!
National Spring Clean Week
We have been very busy making sure to keep our environment clean and tidy - beginning with our classroom and our school garden. Rose from The Clondalkin Gazette was on hand to see the boys and girls busy at work. Her article and accompanying pictures can be seen below. Thanks Rose!
Happy Mother's Day
The boys and girls were busy making cards for Mother's Day. They had great fun cutting, colouring, sticking and writing. Most of all.......they loved planning how to surprise mammy!
Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone from Senior Infants!
Golden Time - Who are these people?!
As an appropriate ending to the week - the children continued with the book / movie theme and were dressed as Trolls for Golden Time. A big thank you to Ruby's dad (Ruby is in
Ms. Goodwin's class) for providing all the boys and girls with the headbands.
World Book Day - 2 March 2017
The boys and girls had great fun dressing up as a character from their favourite book. We had a costume parade in the hall and one name was pulled from a hat to receive a prize. The winner from this class was Robyn Brady - well done Robyn.
We had a visit from a storyteller - Aideen McBride who told them about the first shoemaker in Ireland.
All the children received a 'money off' book token.
The photographs below show the huge effort made by everyone. Thanks again to all the parents for going that extra mile and getting the children sorted in their costumes.
A big thanks also to Ms. Carolan for organising the event.
100 Days Completed in Senior Infants - what are the thoughts of the children?
Catholic Schools Weeks - Grandparents' Day 2017
A massive thank you to all the grandparents
Week Commencing 30th of January is a very busy and exciting week for our school culminating with Grandparent's day on Friday February 3rd. This is a day which is eagerly awaited, much anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed by all the children. They are so proud and happy to see their grandparents in their classroom. I hope the photographs below capture even some of their joy and excitement.
To our class representatives in the hall - Molly Nolan and
Charlie Foley - well done, you did us proud.
To Mary Ryan - grandmother of Liam Hallows - thank you so much for reading the poem. You were brilliant. Well done to you all and thanks to Ms. O'Malley for making the event happen.
We are illustrators! Look at the new book covers we designed for 'The Ugly Duckling'.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
We have been busy getting ready for Christmas.
Well done to Taylor and Katy who had their pictures featured in the school advent calendar.
Jim Gavin brings the Sam Maguire to our classroom
Not only did we have the Christmas Concert taking place during the first week of December but we had very special visitors coming to our classroom.
Jim Gavin is a past pupil of Clonburris so we are incredibly proud of what he has achieved as manager of the Dublin Senior Football Team. Our congratulations also go to
Mr. Roebuck who is also part of that successful management team.
It's Christmas Concert Time.
The children put a lot of work into practising and rehearsing for their Christmas Concert - Hansel and Gretel. They were brilliant and I am so proud of every one of them.
I hope the pictures below capture some of the joy and excitement of their performance night.
Thanks to all those parents who put their names forward to help with supervision. Your help was very much appreciated.
Making some M words!!
Halloween is here!!! We have been very busy making clay pumpkins and ghosts. We have also printed bats and spider webs. Our classroom is a very scary place right now!!
We also took part in our Halloween costume parade. Huge thanks to all the parents who went to enormous lengths in getting costumes ready. The children looked fantastic (as you can see from the pictures below). Many of the parents should be working in costume design and make up artists. Anne and I were terrified in the classroom on one hand with mummies, ghosts and Chuckie. At the same time we had SWAT teams, ballerinas, Spiderman and other
superheroes - so we were well protected. Chuckie had no chance!!
The boys and girls did some lovely pictures for Friendship Week. We learned that 'A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be'.
Some of the children's written work to support The DUBS!
Come on the Dubs!
Welcome to Senior Infants 2016/2017
Girls and boys you are all very welcome back to school after the summer holidays. It is wonderful to see everyone with smiles on their faces coming into the senior infants. I cannot believe how much everyone has grown and how busy you tell me the tooth fairy has been while we were all taking a rest!
I look forward to working with you all again this year. You will learn many new things and you will have lots and lots and LOTS of fun! Enjoy it all.
The big move from Junior to Senior Infants 30 June 2016
Welcome to all the boys and girls - Junior Infants 2015/16
Our first week in school
We have learned about Van Gogh who painted a self portrait. We also saw some of his other famous paintings. This week we drew our own self portraits (or 'selfies' as one of the children called them. What do you think?
We have also learned the sounds of s, a, t and i and we learned songs and actions to go with each sound.
We also know many new words 'as gaeilge' - slán múinteoir, anseo, tá mé ar scoil, lámh, lámh eile, a haon, a do, súil, súil eile, cos, cos eile, cas timpeall, is mise (+name), suas, síos, amach, isteach, siar, agus trasna.
Our visit to the school garden.
We have just completed our first week where we were in class until 1.30. The teacher said we are settling in very well. We now walk out to line no. 4 to be collected. We stay on the brown cobbled area and our parents wait for us on the black tarmac area.
This week we visited the school garden. Can you imagine the surprise we got when we realised there were some fairies living there?! We could see their washing hanging on a clothes line! Then we got a chance to visit the worry tree. On the way back to the school building we saw a very colourful mural.
Today was Jersey day in school. We went to the hall for the first time with all the other big boys and girls. We got to sing our new song Molly Malone and we were waving our hands in the air. It was great fun.
Many people wore Dublin jerseys because Dublin will be playing in the All Ireland Final on Sunday against Kerry. The Dublin manager is a past pupil of Clonburris so we are all very proud of him and his achievements todate. We put up a sign in the hall wishing Dublin the best of luck with lots of 'thumbs up' for Jim and the team.
Fantastic Homework Week commencing 14 September '15
Fantastic Homework Week Commencing 5 October 2015
Walk on Wednesday - Bike on Wednesday BOW-WOW
Well done to all the boys and girls who walked or cycled or even skated to school today - Wednesday 7 October. What a great start to the day and a lovely way to get the brain cells working.
77% of the class make a huge effort to get involved in this fun activity. For those who were unable or forgot, don't worry there will be more opportunities where we will meet at LIDL at 08:30.
Waiting for Jim Gavin and the Sam Maguire to arrive...........
Singing Molly Malone.............. We are so looking forward to welcoming Jim Gavin to our classroom. As he is a past pupil of this school we are very proud of his wonderful achievements. Clonburris abú - Clondalkin abú - Dublin abú.
Maths Week 5 - 9 October 2015
We had some maths wizards visiting our class this week. Well done to the children who correctly answered the wizards' tricky questions!!
Getting ready for Halloween.
This week we painted pumpkins and coloured some witches. We also finger painted some bonfires. We learned from the girls in 4th class how dangerous bonfires are - but we had great fun just painting them. We must be careful at Halloween.
It is Christmas Concert time again - this year it is a performance of
'Little Red Riding Hood'.
The boys and girls from Junior Infants were dressed as sheep in a scene with Little Miss Muffet and Little Bo Peep. It was a great concert.
Thank you to the parents who supervised classes. Your help was very much appreciated.
Enjoy the pictures below - #sheepshades #scarletforya
Then it was time for mammy, daddy and grandparents to collect their little sheep!! Well done boys and girls, you were all brilliant. #soproudofyou
Christmas Time in Junior Infants
We wore our Christmas jumpers to school. We also did lots of lovely artwork - including a Rudolf jigsaw, a snow scene using chalk, creating a Rudolph and Christmas tree with ice-pop sticks and buttons, printing a Christmas tree using our handprints (our photographs were used as the trunk) and a second Christmas tree by printing with cardboard circles.
The highlight of the week though just had to be the phone calls from Santa. He rang from the North pole. The line was not very clear sometimes because he said it was snowing very heavily. He knew we were in Ms. Kinlough's class and he told each one of us that we were on the 'great list'. He even said we were all at the very top of it! Wow!
He asked some of us what we would leave out for Rudolph and he told others that he had received their letters. It was sooooooooo exciting!! Now it is time for the Christmas holidays - happy Christmas everyone!
Happy New Year Everyone. We welcome 2016.
We have been very busy since our return from the Christmas holidays.
We read the story of The Little Gingerbread Man. The fox was very sly - we did not like what he did to the gingerbread man! We coloured and cut out a gingerbread man - and got no help with the cutting. It is getting much easier to use the scissors. Then we got the chance to sequence the story.
Spring time has arrived!
We have put up a spring flowers display board showing hyacinths, snowdrops, primroses, daffodils and crocuses.
You can also see some of these flowers on display on our nature table. It is very important that we remember to water them. We don't know yet what colours the hyacinths will be - maybe purple or pink or white?
The first day of Spring is St. Brigid's Day (February 1st). We made St. Brigid's crosses which are on display outside our classroom.
We celebrated grandparents' Day on Friday 5th of February. Many grandparents came to Clonburris and even came in to our classroom. It was very exciting. We made 'Happy Grandparents' Day' cards and framed handprints for them. We also gave them 'super grandparent' certificates.
It was wonderful to see so many grandparents looking at the children's work and the grandparents'day wall display!
Thank you all so much for taking the time to be a part of a wonderful day and for the heart warming comments on the feedback form. We very much appreciate it.
Well done to Liam Hallows who represented our class so confidently when reading a prayer to all the visiting grandparents in the school hall. We are very proud of you Liam.
The photographs below give a flavour of grandparents' day activities in our classroom. We hope you enjoy them.
Ready Set Go Maths