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Showing posts from June, 2017

Last day in Junior Infants!

Even though the weather isn't very Summery, the children are certainly ready and excited for the Summer holidays!
They had a Teddy Bear's Picnic in school today and went to the last assembly of the year to say goodbye to our wonderful 6th class who will be greatly missed around the school. 

Thank you all for your beautiful gifts and cards, so generous! I really appreciated your support throughout the year, it was such a pleasure to have each of the children in my class and I'm already looking forward to Senior Infants with them in September! 
Happy Summer everyone! 

Scratch Coding with Ashling!

We had a very interesting morning last week when a parent, Ashling, came into our class to teach us all about coding and show us how to make an image come to life on a computer screen! 
The children were extremely engaged and listened very well during this lesson and they all managed to make aliens, space ships and astronauts move around on the Moon or in Outer Space which I really was very impressed by! 
The children were given a small slip of paper with a username and password if you'd like to your child to try it during the Summer. I really couldn't believe how quickly they got the hang of it, so well done you clever Junior Infants! 

Outer Space!

We have been learning all about Space in school the last two weeks and the children loved this topic. 
They learned about the different planets in our Solar System, as well as how astronauts survive in Space and what other objects can be found orbiting the Earth! 
They got to play in a Space Station, make 'out of this world' art work and build their own rocket ships, very cool! 

Junior Infant Assembly

Hi everyone,
Just a reminder that we have our Junior Infant Assembly tomorrow morning at 8.30 so please be in on time. If you want to wear a jersey or something with a flag on it please feel free to do so, but no pressure to do that at all! See you then :)

Homework 12th of June

At Belmayne ETNS we value the holistic education of our children. As such a decision was made at our staff meeting to give NO WRITTEN HOMEWORK for the remainder of June. 
Allow your child to be busy with the work of the child....PLAY and BE KIND.
Instead use this time to:
*help your parents in the house  *Walk your dog *Learn a song *turn off all social media for one evening  *play /chat with your friend *visit the library *tidy your room  *plant a flower *climb a tree  *go for a walk *play your favourite sport  *read a book *play a board game  *chat to a friend *visit an elderly neighbour/grandparents *cook/bake a new recipe *organise a street clean  *make up a new game *draw, paint, colour,create *play some music *dance short.....just BE A CHILD
Please email pictures of June homework activities to for our website.
The children will be given the reader Where can GG sit?, as well as the reading homework guide to complete for another short period as it…

Sports Day!

What a great day the children had at the Sports day today! The weather was beautiful and the children had so much fun, playing a huge amount of different games. 
Our class was split into two groups and they got to play games like mini hurling, space hoppers, parachute, bean bag toss, snatch the bacon, water relay and musical chairs. Some children had burgers and sweets, lovely! 
Well done to GearĂ³id and Karl for organising it and to all the parents that volunteered to help... Happy Friday!