The children have settled in well to their new surroundings. We have been really busy! Some of our activities included using the small community hall for drama games, ciorcal cómhrá , a zoom call with a strength and conditioning coach and we also took a trip to the sensory garden. So we have been super active and have done loads more as well!
Below are some pics of the first week and a half back. The first photograph is of the children working on their Gaeilge. They conversed as gaeilge and then moved onto the next person asking a different set of questions. Fair play thú rang a cúig!
The second photograph shows the children meditating in the hall. They have taken to mindfulness really well and we have already got to 3 minutes of meditating whilst concentrating on their breath.
The last photograph shows us in class participating in a zoom call with Eamon Flanagan, the strength and conditioning coach of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes! It was a fascinating chat and we got so much out of it. Thanks to Ms. Flanagan for arranging the call and thanks to Eamon for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions!
So, one week down and we are off to a great start!
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it is a sad and happy day for us here in UGNS today. We are sad to say goodbye to this wonderful group of children but happy for them to be moving onto the next stage of their lives. They will be sadly missed here in UGNS.
It has been a different school year for all in Scoil Naomh Micheál. As you’ve not been able to come in and join us, we have shared just a snapshot of what our school term has been like. We hope you enjoy!
This week was National Biodiversity Week. As we are working on the Biodiversity theme in the Green-Schools Programme, we decided to get involved. Classes took part in Zooms on topics such as Birds, Insects and Biodiversity. The weather interfered with our plans to get out and about but we have started our Biodiversity patch. We hope to encourage a wide variety of creatures to this space by planting insect friendly shrubs and creating a ‘bug hotel’. We will be choosing a name for our patch before the end of May. Make sure to let your teacher know what your suggestions is before then. We will keep you posted in the coming weeks and share pictures of our progress. Below are some before pictures.
Last week our school took part in Active Schools Week, with our children being active every day in the yard and Community Field. The video below is just a snapshot of the activities that took place on Friday. Enjoy!
Our children in Ms. McDonald’s class returned to a nice surprise after Easter following the installation of our new sensory room.
When Covid restrictions are no longer with us, the room will be available to all children in the school, with the equipment to be moved to a purpose built room in our planned extension.
We are extremely grateful to the Parents Association for their fundraising which has covered the cost of this wonderful addition to our school. Thank you to all parents for their support of initiatives over the past few years!