Miss Newman


Welcome to our class page, we are in room 7 this year and we are settling in nicely. There are 20 boys and girls in our class, please read on and see what has been happening in our class!

World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day on 7th March in St. Joseph’s. The boys and girls in room 7 turned into a variety of book characters for this special day! We had characters such as Harry Potter, Gangster Granny, Elsa, The Queen, Batman, and Superman, amongst many others! The pupils also loved taking part in a fashion show for World Book Day.


Spring Has Begun!!

We Love Reading!

 In room 7 we love reading our books every day. We enjoy DEAR (drop everything and read) time! We are currently participating in the ‘Read Anytime’ initiative with Tullamore Town Library and we will read for ten minutes every day until we break for Easter on the 23rd March. We are also celebrating World Book Day on Wednesday 7th March and we cannot wait to dress up as our favourite characters in room 7! Please check back for photos of this in the coming weeks.


The boys and girls in room 7 joined forces with room 6 to attend an engineering workshop. We loved working as teams to build our very own roller coaster tracks. We analysed,experimented and investigated until we could successfully roll a marble down our tracks into a cup at the bottom! We even added hills to our tracks to make them even more exciting! We used our science knowledge of forces such as pushing and pulling, amongst other knowledge, during this workshop. It was great fun!

Eddie the Penguin

Thank you all so much for supporting us with our class play. We had a lot of fun preparing and performing Eddie The Penguin for the other classes in the school, and for all the parents and other family members! Here are some photos….

Good Nutrition in important!


Jill from Bradbury’s came to talk to us about healthy eating! We now know the top ten healthy foods we should eat to help our brains work well, and our muscles grow. We were so lucky we got to taste all the yummy food. We will try very hard to eat healthy food in room 7 in line with our healthy eating policy in St. Joseph’s.  Look at some photos below 🙂

Dancing Fun

We had a lot of fun when Aisling was in the school teaching us some dance moves! We can perform all the moves to ‘The Penguin Dance’ now.  We also practised them in our classroom with Ms. Newman so we do not forget the actions!

Penguins ATTENTION…… Penguins BEGIN!!

Sensory Room Fun

The sensory room is a fantastic facility which we are lucky to have in St.Josephs. Here are a few shots of pupils from room 7 enjoying this amazing facility.

The Senior Infants Lime Tree

 We went to visit the Senior Infants lime tree last week. It has changed a lot since Autumn. The children noticed it had no leaves, and its branches had also been cut.

There was a new flower bed underneath the lime tree – we cannot wait until Spring to see what flowers will grow there! We think there will be daffodils, snowdrops and crocuses.

We drew some beautiful pictures of our lime tree in Winter time. We used chalk pastels to do these drawings. You can see them displayed outside our classroom.

The Nutracker

We really enjoyed listening to The Nutcracker story. We enjoyed it so much we decided to draw our very own Nutcracker. Ms.Newman drew her Nutcracker on the board to help us with the different shapes. We also looked at pictures of The Nutcracker to help us with our drawings. You can see us painting our Nutcrackers in these pictures! We love painting!

Christmas Singing

Check our these videos of our Christmas singing.


Our Christmas trip to the library and our Christmas Elf Art.

Santa Dash

We love Christmas time in room 7! We especially enjoyed the St. Josephs ‘Santa Dash’. We ran around the school and when we got back to the yard Santa was waving and cheering us on! We were lucky enough to get a class photograph with Santa. Ms. Dowling had Christmas music playing and we all danced and sang in the yard. It was a lot of fun.

Biodiversity Walk in Charleville. 

On Thursday 9th November Junior and Senior infants went by bus to Charleville for a Biodiversity walk. It was a lovely sunny day and the boys and girls collected lots of Autumn leaves, acorns and pine cones. They saw colourful fairy doors along the walk, but no one was lucky enough to spot any fairies! Maybe next time!



We celebrated Halloween on Friday 27th October and room 7 did not disappoint! The boys and girls wore costumes and masks. There were superheroes, witches, zombies and the teachers dressed up as emojis. We had great fun walking around Arden View for our annual Halloween Parade. We sang songs and played instruments as we paraded around! We played Halloween games, carved our own pumpkin, created Halloween art and we even put our hands in slime!

2D Shapes – Numeracy


We have been having a lot of fun learning about 2D shapes. We made shape patterns, tangrams and shape robots. Our shape robots are on display outside room 7 please come and have a look. We also played eye spy within the classroom based on 2D shapes. You could play this this at home too!

Aistear – Houses and Homes.


Our Aistear theme for September was houses and homes. The children loved all the activities during this topic. They engaged with small world activities, dolls houses, construction with blocks and Lego, as well as play-dough. They enjoyed making houses and furniture with match sticks! See some pictures below.

Our next Aistear theme will be based around Autumn and The Little Red Hen.

European Week of Sport: 


On Friday 29th September St. Joseph’s participated with National Fitness Day. The children completed a 10 @ 10, they did excellent exercise during this! We also had golden time outside where lots of different activities were set up for everyone to enjoy! Over the course of the whole week senior infants ran the distance to Dublin, we did two laps of the school daily to complete this challenge. Finally Ella and Kayla Mc were chosen to complete the egg and spoon race with other senior infants pupils, against the 5 senior infants teachers and of course they won hands down!!  Well done boys and girls it was a great week of fitness, let’s keep it up!

Roald Dahl Day:

We celebrated Roald Dahl Day on the 13th September and the room was filled with yellow. Did you know yellow was Roald Dahls favourite colour? The pupils did some beautiful colouring based on his most famous books. They learnt some exciting facts about Roald Dahl, and even watched some of James and the Giant Peach. It was a great day!