Luke, Stephanie, Martine, Danny, Filip and Ciara along with Emer, Sinead and Helen are so thrilled to be learning and having fun together this year.
APRIL HAS ARRIVED! On our first week back to school after Easter, we got a wonderful new surprise in our grassy playground - a new super duper slide!
One a cold but fine soft day, Junior 5 went for a stroll down the old long walk! and we a fine time!!
Everyone is busy in the classroom working hard and playing with their favourite activities.
Its March! The biggest news so far in the month of March is that everyone is back to school every day and having so much fun on the school playground! We also had an outside St. Patrick's Day celebration and the Easter Bunny visited us outside our classroom window. It was a lot of fun.
We also enjoyed being with each other and playing together in the classroom!
Its February and we are back at school! Its fantastic to be back at school and having fun again. Just look at the photos below to see us enjoying our classwork and our new playground.
While we cannot be together at school While we are all at home and not meeting each other at school, Helen, Sinead and Emer have been busy putting together some fun activities that you may enjoy. We will update these activities regularly so keep watching for new projects. We miss you all so very much. Spring has sprung! February has arrived and all around us, there are spring flowers begin to pop up and in gardens and parks. There are also little lambs jumping and frolicking around their mummies in the fields. I hope everyone goes out to explore the outdoors and discover the signs of spring. All around our school too, there are flowers beginning to bloom and buds beginning to appear on the branches of trees. All getting ready to welcome you back to school soon.
Spring flowers found around our school - the snowdrops are blooming but the daffodils need another week before they pop open. The heather is beginning to flower too.
Fun activities to do at home
Find below screen shots for a number of websites and Youtube clips that the children might enjoy. Some are new ones that they have not seen in class and some are old favourites! All are free to view. Click on a screen shot to find link.
Movement videos to enjoy - get up and dance!
Story Time Watch this space for videos of your favourite stories.
January Everyone in Junior 5 are eagerly awaiting to return to school. While we have been out of school, there have been some wonderful surprises appearing in our playground and classroom. When we return to school, everything will be ready for us. Look at the video below to get a sneak peek at our new playground equipment. We also have a new train! It just arrived this week. Oh so much fun awaiting us on our return to school!
December It is hard to believe that we are approaching the end of our first term at school for the 2020-2021 school year. It has been an very happy and exciting term for us all, with lots of fun being had during our blended learning time on our new playground equipment. And, we are all having so much fun exploring our new outdoor play shelter. The children have worked hard in class and are learning lots of new skills. They have also enjoyed putting together their online Christmas concert presentation.
Everyone in Junior 5 wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas.
NOVEMBER November has been an exciting month so far with our new swings in the playground and we had lots of fun too during science week in our classroom! We explored energy and forces with a magic glove experiment, skittle colour magic, colourful milk as well as making gloop and volcanoes! A great week was had by all! Cormac surprised everyone during music class by bringing a snare drum to class. It was very exciting and everyone had a turn playing the drum using drum sticks and learning to keep a beat.
OCTOBER The children have been enjoying the outdoors during the past month and are playing so well together on our new climbing structures. They are so happy to be back at school and playing together. In our classroom, everyone has been so busy learning and surprising us with their great work and accomplishments. Halloween comes to St. Joseph's Special School
We had fun examining and exploring the parts of our class pumpkin. We picked out the seeds for roasting and carved out a funny face. It was so exciting on a dark day to see our Jack O Lantern shine.
Baboro at St. Joseph's Special School We had a very special class presentation from Philida and her friends for the Baboro festival. Everyone enjoyed the sensory experiences. Picking apples, catching fish, building a camp fire and watching the night fall and the sun rise inside the tent. What a very special event.
October fun inside and outside the classroom
SEPTEMBER Welcome back to school - we have missed you.
Junior five had a busy and fun first week back at school. Check out the photos below to see what we have all been up to!
We had a wonderful first day to our new school year. Look at all those happy, contented faces!
We are so very excited that school is opening today. Our classroom is ready and we are waiting patiently for the everyone to arrive!