Ms. Newman

Hello and welcome to our page!

We are all very excited to be in second class and look forward to a busy, and exciting year ahead!

Please keep an eye on our page for lots of updates throughout the year.

 

World Book Day

Thursday March 6th 2020…. World Book Day of course…. and room 12 did not disappoint! Ms. Newman didn’t recognise the boys and girls, there were so many brilliant costumes, from books galore! We had Andy Ash, The Rainbow Fairy, Mary Poppins, kings, Greta Thunberg, Where’s Wally, Pippy Longstocking, Gangster Granny and her grandson Ben, Rapunzel, Rowley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dorothy, witches, Roald Dahl, Wonder Woman… the list goes on and on and on!! Thanks to all the helpers from home, the costumes were amazing! We enjoyed lots of reading throughout the day and even did some extreme reading. We hope you look at our photos to see more. Happy reading!

 

Grandparents’ Day

In room 12 Ms. Newman’s class celebrated grandparents day on Wednesday 5th February. It was an amazing day and we are so thankful to all the parents, grandparents and great grandparents who came and helped us celebrate. This video is a behind the scenes snapshot of all the hard work the boys and girls did to prepare. We want to say a special thank you to Mrs. Malone who helped us prepare for this day also. We are so so proud of them all! 

 

St. Brigid’s Day

Fr. Fergal visited us today for Catholic Schools Week. We had a lovely prayer service in the PE all with the whole school. Abbie Sheridan and Rachel said some prayers and Jake presented a candle. The whole class sang a song about Zachaeus.  As it is St. Brigid’s day this Saturday 1st February Fr. Fergal brought in lots of rushes. He showed us how to make St. Brigid’s crosses and we all got to bring one home! He also blessed our crosses with holy water. We took some pictures too….

 

Show and Tell Part 1

We have been so lucky lots of boys and girls from our class have enough dojos to bring in a show and Tell. Caoimhe brought Oscar her dog, Conor H brought some excellent Christmas arts and crafts he had made, Abbie L had a lovely mermaid Barbie, Ada had a beautiful shell,Lucy showed us her how to draw book, Holly choose some photos of her choir winning a competition, Abbie S showed us her Hatchimal, Owen showed his teddy hotel which he handmade, and Conor G told us about his book… how to be a coder and last but by no means least Julianna had a hand crafted snowman and a beautiful glass stone with an angel inside!

We cannot wait for the rest of the show and tells in the New Year! Keep an eye for Part 2!

 

Attendance

Congratulations to Lucy Maunsell, Jamie Sullivan, Holly Spain, Abbie Lynch and Caoimhe  Moore who all had 100% attendance in term 1  from September until our Christmas holidays! 

It is term 2 now and we will review the boys and girls attendance again after Easter! No doubt we will have another great term. 

Well done everyone on excellent attendance so far this year! Did you know our whole class won best attendance in November and featured on the board in the hall? We were so so happy and  hope we can do it again this term

 

Santa!

Santa took time from his hectic schedule to visit St.Joseph’s on Thursday 18th! We sang for him and he even gave us some yummy treats! 

We also watched The Snowman and created our very own class picture book based on the story. This book is hanging outside our room (12!) please come by and have a look any time! We even made some jigsaws based on The Snowman it was a lot of fun! We enjoyed this story by Raymond Briggs.

Christmas Projects

During December Ms. Newman gave us an exciting piece of homework! We had to learn about a country and how they celebrate Christmas! It was very interesting learning about the similarities and differences in various countries. 

On Wednesday 18th December we invited Ms, Carton’s class, some of the first and second classes, as well as Ms. Dowling to room 12. We displayed our projects and invited all the visitors to ask us questions about them. We enjoyed creating them and Ms. Newman is beyond proud of our ‘Christmas Around The World’ projects!

Please see some photos of our projects on display and a snippet of all the visitors who came to our classroom to see them! Enjoy 🙂

 

 

Christmas in Room 12!

December has been a very busy, but very fun month for us! It is our last Christmas in St. Joseph’s so wanted to make it a special one! We did some lovely Arctic and winter art! We travelled to the Helix in Dublin to see the Panto The Three Musketeers, and even got some photographs with Buddy one of the characters! It was brilliant! Did you know Buddy (aka Colin!) used to attend St. Joseph’s school too?! We were also very proud to sing carols in Tullamore Hospital. We even visited the big postbox down town and sent Santa some letters!

 

Show and Tell Part 1

We have been so lucky lots of boys and girls from our class have enough dojos to bring in a Show and Tell. Caoimhe brought Oscar her dog, Conor H brought some excellent Christmas arts and crafts he had made, Abbie S had a lovely mermaid Barbie, Ada had a beautiful shell, Lucy showed us her how to draw book, Holly choose some photos of her choir winning a competition, Abbie S showed us her Hatchimal, Owen showed his teddy hotel which he handmade, and Conor G told us about his book… how to be a coder and last, but by no means least, Julianna had a hand crafted snowman and a beautiful glass stone with an angel inside!  We cannot wait for the rest of the show and tells in the New Year! Keep an eye for Part 2!

 

Report Writing – Healthy Food

We are learning about report writing at the moment. After Bradbury’s visit we enjoyed writing reports about healthy foods! See pictures of our reports below.

 

Bradbury’s Nutrition Talk and Food Tasting 

On Tuesday 19th November, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Bradbury’s. During this visit with Ms. Spollen’s class they informed us about healthy foods. We also learned what various fruits and vegetables can do for our bodies. We loved tasting some of these healthy foods. Healthy body, healthy mind!! 

Draughts 

We are enjoying learning how to play draughts in second class! We cannot wait for next weeks lesson!

 

Buddy Reading 

We really enjoyed our visit to Ms. Goodings’ junior infant classroom during Friendship Week. Here, we each paired up with a pupil from Ms. Goodings’ class and read to them. We hope we can do this again it was lots of fun! 

 

Halloween

What a brilliant few days we had for Halloween in room 12! We enjoyed some traditional Halloween games in the PE hall such as apple bobbing, spooky musical chairs, and we even made our own smoldering cauldrons with dry ice! This was all topped off on Friday with the Halloween parade around Arden View. We loved dressing up in our costumes and had a great time. There are lots of photos attached, please have a look! 

 

Rain storm Body Percussion 

 

In room 12 we explored sounds and created a rain storm using various elements of body percussion. Attached is a video of us performing the rain storm, as well as a video of sound only! We hope you all like it!! We had a lot of fun creating this piece of music! Click on the image below.

 

 

Autumn in Charleville

On Tuesday 22nd October we made our annual Autumn trip to Charleville. All wrapped up for the cold and with our old runners and wellies on, off we went! It was beautiful, lots of the autumn coloured leaves had fallen to the ground and we collected some of them! We loved jumping in the muddy puddles and walking through the thick mud.  After a lovely nature walk we got on the bus and headed back to school. See our photos below…..

 

StreetSmart

The Road Safety Authority have set up an initiative which brings road safety to life for children. In room 12 we were lucky enough to visit the road safety village set up in our hall. We listened to lots of safety tips for use on the roads and footpaths. We practised being cyclists, walkers and drivers and discussed the different rules for each. We were so good and remembered ALL the safety tips!  As a result we all received our very own road safety licences. Be careful on the roads and footpaths everyone we will be watching 🙂

 

Roald Dahl Day

We loved celebrating Roald Dahl day on September 13th. We talked about and read his books and even watched some of Matilda as we had a birthday birthday for Roald Dahl! Did you know yellow is his favourite colour? See our picture where we are all wearing some yellow and holding our favourite Roald Dahl books! 

 

Music Generation

We really enjoy music and are learning new songs and actions with Ms. Newman and Deirdre our music Generation tutor. In these pictures you can see our actions and we even have some videos of our singing. We hope you enjoy looking and listening! We can’t wait to learn more new songs throughout the year! 

September Sun

We have been so lucky with the sunny weather this September and have been working very hard for our teacher Ms. Newman. As a big thank you she brought us to Spar and we all got ice cream cones! Ice cream, ice cream we all scream for ice cream!!! They were delicious 🙂 

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