Yoga in the Nursery

We had a wonderful morning in the Nursery with our new intake enjoying a yoga session with Karen Bennet – the first of many weekly sessions.  From the start the children were  fully engaged, listening and following Karen’s direction.  The classroom was a haven of calm and we noticed the benefits for the rest of the day with the children being very settled and productive.  Thanks Karen for offering this service and providing our class with strategies to calm and self-regulate while improving balance and posture.  As you can see from the clip below the staff really enjoyed it also.

 

Maths Trail Treat

 

Summer’s coming quickly, but not to worry Primary 6 are keeping busy with a Maths Trail, set up by our Maths Co-ordinator, Mrs. O’Hagan. Lots of fun, lots of learning.Well done P6 for completing the maths and having fun at the same time. Thank you to Mrs.O’Hagan for setting up the Maths Trail.

Pictures and Post by Ena and Seona (P6)

Slipper Day

P3/4 are having our end of year party tomorrow. We thought we’d have a party with a difference so we’re having slipper day tomorrow.

Bring in your slippers or bed socks and we’ll have a relaxing day in class tomorrow. Mrs Mackin has the treats all ready and a movie set for play.

 

Wildlife Exhibition

Tomorrow, Thursday 14th of June we have an exciting opportunity for everyone to learn more about our native wildlife. Jim Martin will visit the school with his “Wildlife Exhibition” and all classes Nursery to P 7 will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition and take part in workshops. The cost is £2/child and all donations towards the cost would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your support

Grow Your Own Picnic

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The Nursery were busy bees yesterday at Finnegans Nursery. We had a delightful day filled with fun and happiness outside in the garden. Previously, the children have been planting and growing different vegetables and fruit, and yesterday they finally got to enjoy and eat them with their picnic. We went on a magical walk through the garden and looked at all the different plants and trees. Then we used our mathematical skills and measured each other to see who was the tallest! A truly enjoyable morning!

I hope you enjoy the photos and we would like to thank you for supporting the scheme ‘Grow Your Own Picnic’.

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Primary 3/4 Visit Bluebell Lane

 

Today Primary 3/4 visited Bluebell Lane Glamping site as part of our Eco Schools project. In 2016 pupils from St Mary’s helped to plant some of the 20,000 trees that are situated around the site. Our class took a trip back to see how they have grown over time.

We measured the height and circumference and found out more about the many different types of trees found in the woodland.

We then discovered some of the different plant life in our flower and plant hunt. Primary 3/4 were very lucky today to see small frogs and dragon flies in the pond area. We extend our thanks to Padraig Carragher for his time today, the children throughly enjoyed the experience!

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