Our Last Walk to The Convent
We sadly made our last journey to our neighbours the nuns, to present them with a little memento of our school and to wish them well in the future.
Fourth Know how to Grow!
We have been very active outdoors this year.
We kept our green fingers by preparing the soil, planting, weeding and watering vegetables.
Active Schools Week 2019
Fourth class enjoyed learning GAA and hockey skills during Active Schools Week.
We continued to develop our Hockey skills for the rest of the year 🙂
Our School Tour to The Cyrstal Maze was AMAZING!!!!!
We continued to have a very active third term at school with our School Sports Day Team Games.
Third and Fourth Classes joined forces and then were split into Colour Coded Teams and engaged in lots of fun activities. We had a practice day to organise groups and play the games and then we were all set!
We finished off the day with lovely, cool ice-cream cones 🙂
Fourth Class are always very fond of weighing up their options!
We enjoyed the wonderful weather this year and made good use of our lovely lawns with interesting class novels.
We loved going on investigative nature walks this year and found lots of insects on our travels, which we studied, drew and used in our group project work and in our art.
Artistic, Talented, Creative
Just a few words to describe the amazing girls in fourth class, thank you for all your hard work this year which was displayed on every wall and window of the school and enjoyed by all!
Fourth Class gained excellent cycling awareness training to keep us safe on the road to and from school.
Fun in the Sun
We had lots of fun during our last few days at school, with large scale outdoor games for all and of course card making and concerts for the girls leaving us for other counties and countries! We will miss you Magda and Elyza and hope you like the group photo of everyone in the sun!
We had fun dressing up for Valentine’s Day.
We made unique stringed instruments using recyled materials.
Fourth class have made great progress with our Tag Rugby Skills this year 🙂
We enjoyed adding lemon juice, sugar and nutella toppings to pancakes this year, we gobbled them up too quickly for a photo though…….well, with pancakes… when they’re gone….they’re gone!
Swimming hats on and ready to go!
Fourth Class took to Swimming Lessons like ducks to water and all received certificates at the end of our six week session in the pool.
Geography and the Environment.
We did a bit of digging, we investigated the characteristics and properties of rocks and discovered that there are dinosaur footprints in the rocks around Ireland! We made a 3D dinosaur.
Magda kindly brought in seed pots for the whole class, we started growing them in school and took them home to flourish. Thank you Magda 🙂
We performed the Irish Haka and a fun Irish rap for the school for our Saint Patrick’s Day performance.
The whole school got involved in WBD events this year, pupils and teachers all dressed up as characters from their favourite stories. Pupils had to guess which teacher was reading particular books from photos in the front hall.
Fourth class won lots of awards for their amazing drawing skills by recreating characters from their favourite stories.
We also had a lovely time reading and sharing stories with enthusiastic junior infants.
Thank You Mrs Rust and junior infants! 🙂
The girls in fourth class brought in books, pamphlets and stories from home in lots of lovely languages, which they kindly shared with all of us and they tried to teach us a cúpla focail nua!
Fourth Class work neatly in groups in class however some days they can arrive to school with wonderfully unique and very stylish hairstyles!
We gave our taste buds a treat when we made lovely lemony Easter Creams.
We had a great time performing our assembly on Sustainability for the whole school.
We’re still ‘Walking on Sunshine!’
Here are some pictures from our Sports Day. Everyone was brilliant and ran as fast as they could to reach the finish line! Well done to all the girls for taking part and showing great sportsmanship on the day.
We really enjoyed our School Tour to the Armagh Planetarium. We learned some very interesting facts about space and the different planets. We even got the chance to make our own rockets and launch them into the sky!! It was an amazing day and everyone had great fun.
We were testing out lots of different materials to check to see if they were magnetic. We worked together in groups. We had lots of fun being scientists!
We had lots of fun during Active Week. We played lots of different games. We did our 10 @ 10 every morning. We had a dancing workshop with Ms. Kerr. We finished off the week with Fitkids!
We brought our scooters and helmets to school to learn how to scoot safely. We were taught how to wear our helmet correctly. We had a small obstacle course to scoot around! We had great fun!
We had so much fun going to O’Dowd’s Veterinary clinic. We walked down and saw lots of animals. Mary Kate brought us to visit different parts of the clinic. We saw where the animals have surgery, where they are groomed and we even saw an x-ray! It was a great afternoon even thought we got soaked in a shower on the way back!!
Our Active Week took place on May 7th – 10th. We worked hard to provide FUN and INCLUSIVE physical activity opportunities for ALL members of the school community. We wanted to allow our students to experience a wide variety of sports in our attempt to achieve 60 minutes of activity each day.
Wake Up, Shake Up
Ms. McKenna’s 4th and 5th kindly lead our Wake Up, Shake Up dance routine every morning to the song Cheerleader. All the girls enjoyed dancing and singing along. What an energetic way to start our mornings!
Tuesday 7th May
On Tuesday morning, our senior girls were treated to a visit from Fergal O’Callaghan who delivered a presentation on the envolvement of women in rugby. The girls all felt very empowered after it. Fergal also carried out rugby workshops with many of the classes.
On Tuesday afternoon, Lucy Kernan gave the girls an insight into Gaelic football. The girls thoroughly enjoyed engaging in these GAA stations that helped introduce and develop essential Gaelic football skills in the girls.
Rebecca Kerr carried out Irish dancing workshops with out infant classes. All the girls enjoyed practicing their 123’s 💃🏻
Wednesday 8th July
On Wednesday, the girls got a chance to try their hand at Karate. Many girls had never tried Karate before so the excitement levels were high in SMNT! A lot of fun was had.
The younger classes also had their turn at rugby on Wednesday.
Thursday 9th May
Lucy Kernan then brought hockey to Scoil Mhuire an Trócaire on Thursday. The girls enjoyed trying a new sport and the challenge of using hockey sticks.
Friday 10th May
It was FitKid Fridays to end Active week with a bang. Niall delivered 30 minutes of intense activity to the girls of SMNT.
In an attempt to ensure all girls were reaching their 60 minutes of activity a day during Active Week, lunchtime activities were organized. Some girls attended a jiving workshop with Ms.Sheridan and a multi-sports activity session with Ms.McGeeney. The infants were also given equipment at lunch to ensure they were staying active.
10 @ 10
During Active Week, all classes made a fantastic effort at participating in 10 @ 10. This helped the girls edge that bit closer to achieving their 60 minutes of activity a day. We also heard it put a few teachers to the test too 😉
Everyone at Social Mhuire na Trócaire would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who made Active Week possible, especially those who volunteered from the local community.