Category Archives: Mr. Falvey

MarathonKids 2018

Fingal County Council launched the programme in our school today with International star David Gillick.  Over the course of 8 weeks fifth and  sixth class students  in schools in Fingal will run 25.2 miles during training sessions.  To complete the marathon distance of 26.2 miles, they will run the final mile together on the 14th of November in Morton Stadium Santry.

Below are some photos of the launch.

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Reader’s Theatre

We created scripts for Reader’s Theatre today, based on a chapter from our novel  Stanley. Stanley is a mischievous, but hilarious, child who has recently started school. His teacher, Miss Treacy kept him behind after an eventful day in Junior Infants and wants to hear his side of the story.

Miss Treacy: Now Stanley, there are lots of stories about you at the moment…

Stanley: Stories about me! Wow! Brilliant! Me in stories! Great, Miss! Tell me one please… Stanley and the Three Bears?

Miss Treacy: I’m afraid these are not those types of stories, Stanley. they are more like ‘Once upon a time there was a little girl called Helen who loved yoghurt until one day she found, instead of strawberry chunks, some tadpoles floating at the top of her favourite dessert!’

Stanley: Oh, that type of story.

 

We continued the conversation and used super expression, tone and pausing whilst reading our scripts. We dare you not to laugh at our version of events!

Strictly come dancing!

We have been focusing on creative dancing in PE over the last few weeks, transferring our talents and skills from our frequent GoNoodling in the classroom. At the start we pretended to have Magic Dust bouncing on various body parts, from our toes to our heads, and created individual movement pieces for 8 beats. Then we joined forces and made collaborative movement pieces in pairs and in groups, both mirroring each other and using completely contrasting moves. After that we experimented with a Space Bubble around us and practiced moving in different ways like running, skipping, hopping, walking, turning, jumping and floorwork. We then introduced different ‘flavourings’ to the main ‘ingredients’ of dance by changing direction, speed, levels, shapes and body parts. We love creating fun dances in pairs and with our friends every week, even though it’s thirsty work!

Gooooooo Noodle!

Whether we bound into school full of life and bursting with energy or traipse in with tired faces, there’s nothing we love more than letting off some steam and dancing our socks off using GoNoodle! We use GoNoodle and lots of other exercise breaks throughout the day, in order to keep our minds and bodies active and alert.

India Projects

We recently completed group projects on various elements of Indian culture, following our teacher’s trip to Kolkata last summer. Each group researched and presented on a particular aspect of Indian culture such as food, religions and customs, clothing and festivals, animals, traditions, sports and languages, famous people. We learnt a lot of thing we did not know about India and how different some things are there, in comparison to Ireland. After researching, each group illustrated their findings on a poster before presenting it to the class. We peer and self-assessed the quality of our project presentations just before the Easter holidays. Some children mentioned they would love to visit India in the future. We can’t wait for our next group projects!

Internet Safety Talk

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please find information below on a workshop on Internet safety which must be on all our minds at the moment. Further details from the library.

Balbriggan Library 
Thursday 8th @ 6.30pm

Children’s internet Safety and Cyberbullying talk for parents/guardians support by Barnardos

The workshop focuses on the topic of their children’s internet safety and cyberbullying, including time for questions. IT offers parents an opportunity to consider how they can increase their child’s online safety and what to do if they suspect their child is experiencing cyber-bullying.  Parents are encouraged to focus on how they can monitor their child’s use and online behaviour. There will be take home information that offers up to date information in relation to the apps their child may be using and associated safety considerations.

Please book at the desk, by phone 8704401, or email balbrigganlibrary@fingal.ie

Congratulations Senior Choir

Congratulations to the boys and girls of Senior Choir who won the Under 13’s competition at the Drogheda Youth Choral Competition on Friday 24th November. They sang ‘Ching a Ring Chaw’ and ‘Somewhere in my Memory’, taking home the trophy for the second year in a row.
That afternoon, they shared their music with the residents and staff at Sunhill Nursing Home in Termonfechin. The residents were delighted with their singing and even joined in with ‘The Foggy Dew’.
The choir are now looking forward to their carol singing in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs next Tuesday and at Millfield on Wednesday 20th December. The junior choir are also busy practising and hope to bring their Christmas tunes to local nursing homes in the coming weeks.

St. Molaga’s Closed on Monday 16th

St. Molaga’s S.N.S.  will remain closed on Monday, 16th October as instructed by the Department of Education &Skills due to red weather warning because of Ex Hurricane Ophelia. Please stay safe and we will reopen on Tuesday,17th. Hopefully, we will have no storm damage to our building or prefab classrooms.