Middle Room Blog First Term 2018

Middle Room Blog First Term 2018

We are back to school with a bang and ready for action in 2018-2019. In September, along with all our usual hard work at school, we had time to go on tours away from school.

First Class went with Infants and Ms. Forde to see the beautiful play put on during the Babaro Children’s Festival. The play was titled ‘How to Catch a Star’ and we all really enjoyed the day out. 

On the 26th of September, 2nd to 6th classes had a fantastic time on a local history tour with Tom O Doherty. We got the bus to the Mausoleum in Cregclare and learned about the history of the people buried there. From there, we drove to the Round Tower in Kilmacduagh and learned many interesting facts about why the tower was built and the tactics the monks used to stay safe in dangerous times. We took some cool photos and they are on the website so you can join in on the fun!  Later, we popped into Coole Park where we heard about the Autograph Tree and saw the headstones for Lady Gregory’s little dogs. It was a very educational and fun day.

In September, the school hosted a coffee morning as a fundraiser for the Galway Hospice. The girls in the senior room had a stall for hot chocolate and treats, yum! It’s great that we can eat treats and raise money for a great cause.

In October, Ms. Fenlon and Ms. Leech are teaching us a programme to develop our wellbeing. Fun Friends and Friends for Life help us all express our feelings and learn ways to cope with worries.

We had the opportunity to play and experiment with Beebots for Maths Week thanks to Ms. Forde who got them for us to trial.

We continued our football, hurling and camogie training and we had great success with the Mini 7s Competition in Camogie. The girls won the initial group stages and we made it to the final in a wet and windy Annaghdown pitch. We were beaten by a great team but had nice treats on the way to celebrate our efforts.

Of course, the usual dress up for Halloween was on the day of the holidays and everyone got a bualadh bos for great effort in their outfits.

We had a very enjoyable Friendship Week where we buddied up with students from another class, did Art and reading together and had great chats about what it means to be a good friend.

We joined in with the Senior Room to do lots of work for Science Week. We worked in groups to do experiments on Heat and Light and also in October, we were able to watch presentations by the Senior Room on new business ideas that they wanted to put to ‘Dragons’ to see if they would invest.

In December, we held the Christmas Fair where we sold slime, sweets and everything in between! The Parents’ Council did a wonderful job in organising and preparing for the Fair and raised lots of money for our great school.  

After that excitement was done, we spent a lot of time preparing Christmas Carols and songs with Ms. Fenlon for our annual visit to the local nursing homes. We love going to the nursing homes and singing for the elderly people who live there.

We’ve had a great first term and are looking forward to term 2. Happy Christmas everyone, see you all in 2019!!!