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!


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!