Last week Mrs Byrne our Nursery teacher and Mrs Murchan, Board of Govenors’ Parent Rep. visited our Erasmus Partner school in Amiens, France. They spent a wonderful few days visitng classes, meeting Staff and Pupils and finding out about the French Education System and of course French culture.
Last week in Nursery we hosted “The Great Nursery Bake off “. The class was divided into three groups, each group decided on what goodies they were going to produce. We looked up recipes and wrote out our ingredient list before setting off to our local Spar – McCreesh’s shop. Lots of learning took place in our adventure to the shop, exploring food origins, talk of recycling plastic bags, and money handling, thanks to the shop assistants who were very patient with their visitors.
On return to Nursery our budding bakers set to work, measuring and mixing. The treats were enjoyed by all, with all participants being crowned worthy winners of The Bake Off.
Yesterday our Nursery class went on a trip to Armagh planetarium. Our topic for the month was Space so the trip was a fitting conclusion to this very intriguing subject. The excitement getting on the bus was priceless, the vast majority had never been a bus before with COVID restrictions.. I have to commend the class on their behaviour, manners and interest, we were so proud of them. Enjoy the following video of our first trip…. hopefully many more to come. https://youtu.be/yAlKDtRKVPQ
A reminder to Parents we are fast approaching the closing date for applications for Nursery for next school year 2022/23. Follow the link below for further information on the online application process.
Last week the Nursery walked over to the local Post Office in Spar to post a very important letter to the North Pole. Our sincere thanks to Grainne and Co for their warm welcome and for very kindly giving each child a selection box , the children were delighted. The speed of the postal service was extraordinarily fast because when we returned to the Nursery the presents we had asked for from Santa had magically appeared under the tree. This surprise caused huge excitement, our thanks to those that made the purchase of the toys possible. We look forward to lots of fun in the New Year with our new resources.
Christmas would not be Christmas without our annual Nursery Nativity play. We have gone virtual for a second year now, we really hope you enjoy the performance as much as we enjoyed making it . Congratulations to our three and four year old superstars, we are very proud of you and your hard work.https://youtu.be/gi9WoCA7oHE
It was a busy week in St Mary’s as we celebrated Maths Week Ireland 2021. Everyone from Nursery to P7 enjoyed participating in an array of Maths Week activities. Congratulations to everyone who participated, all of our prize winners, P3a for guessing the correct amount of pumpkins in the jar, P6 for correctly guessing the weight of the pumpkin, and a special shoutout to Master McCoy’s P7 class for winning one of the St. Paul’s Maths Week Challenges. Thank you to everyone who helped to make Maths Week such a great success. Have a lovely Halloween break!