Gerald Griffin St. Cork
 
 

2nd Class


Basketball with Ciarán

On Friday the girls from 2nd to 6th classes went up to Neptune Stadium where Ciarán from Cork Sports Partnership showed the girls some more basketball skills. The girls really enjoyed playing the games that Ciarán did with them and benefited from the skills that he showed them. They will be practising their new skills over the coming weeks and months when they go up to Neptune with their teachers.

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Puppets in 2nd class

2nd class had some new members to their class this week when they got to use puppets. For English the pupils had to introduce their puppets to the class and tell their group about them, before writing an info page on them. All the children had a great time doing this. On Friday the class had a great time putting on a puppet show for each other.

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Dress up Day

The whole school enjoyed dress up day last Friday. The children wore their costumes into school and some of the teachers joined in the fun as well dressing up. Junior and Senior infants went trick or treating to the older classes, while 4th, 5th and 6th classes entertained the whole school by showing us the Thriller dance. Early Start loved hearing the story "Room on the Broom" and 3rd class did some Halloween art.

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Road Safety Workshop

Second class visited the city hall today. There they attended a workshop on road safety. They learned how to cross the road safely, ride their bicycle safely on the road and how to travel safely in the car. After they listened to all of the safety advice they put it into practice in the play village. All the class showed great safety skills and were rewarded their safety licences.

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Friendship Week Art Competition

This morning we had another whole school assembly to celebrate the end of Friendship week in the school. Ms. Twohig's 2nd recited a poem about friendship while the girls in 4th, 5th, and 6th class led the school singing "How far I'll go" Shandon Street Credit Union kindly sponsored prizes for our Friendship Week art competition. The children had to draw a poster about friendship. Some of the older children wrote poems about friendship instead. Congratulations to the winners from each class. During the week there was a display up next to the Blue Room where examples of how the children were kind were displayed. By the end of the week, the board was full of kind things that the children from all the classes did. In the yard, also this week, was a friendship station. If children couldn't find anyone to play with they would go to the friendship station and some of the older girls would play with them or help them to find someone else to play with. All the children had a great time this week, made some new friends and learned how important it is to be nice to others.

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Shared Reading

As part of Friendship week the girls in the older classes read to the children in the younger classes. 2nd class went down to Ms. Healy's Senior Infants where the children there read book to the 2nd class while afterwards the 2nd class girls read to the senior infants. Ms. Buckley's 1st class went up to 3rd class where they enjoyed reading books together.

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Friendship Week

Today the school had an assembly to launch Friendship Week. All this week we are going to be kind to everyone in the school. The older classes will be reading and playing with the younger classes. There will be a competition for all classes where the children have to design a poster based on the theme of friendship. We will also be helping Ms Manley complete the display outside the seomra gorm by writing all the kind things that we did this week. During the assembly today the whole school sang "You are my Brother" and Ms. O Brien's 4th and 5th class sang a lovely version of Ed Sheeran's song in Irish.

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Lord Mayor's Visit

Today we had special visitors to the school, The Lord Mayor Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald and the Lady Mayoress. The Lady Mayoress was a past pupil of our school so we were extremely happy to welcome them. The children learned that the chain of the Lord Mayor's office is 230 years old. The Lord Mayor also reminded the children how important it is to keep ourselves fit and healthy and also to keep the communities that they live in clean and tidy.

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Attendance Reward

Our boys and girls were so proud of themselves for having full attendance during the last school year. They were rewarded by going on a trip to a local cafe for hot chocolate. We are sure these children can meet the 100 Days of Attendance Challenge and enjoy another reward in February.  

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Attendance Assembly September 2017

We held our first attendance assembly of the year on Friday 8th September. Entertainment was provided by Ms O' Brien's class. The girls made up their own anti-bullying raps and performed them for the school. Ms Murray challenged the children to an attendance challenge. Every child with full attendance for the first 100 days (7th February) will get a reward. The children who had full attendance last year were presented with certificates and were informed that they will be taken out for hot chocolate. Our assembly came to an end with some Zumba dancing.

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