The Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme

As part of the 1916 celebrations we were delighted to welcome Commandant Paul Clarke and Sergeant Major Jim Ahearne to St. Matthew’s for the presentation of the Irish flag and proclamation. Commandant Paul Clarke and Sergeant Major Jim Ahearne gave a very informative talk about life in the army, and their many peace keeping missions….

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Maths Trail – Junior Infants & Fifth Class

As part of Maths Week, Junior Infants undertook a Maths Trail with wonderful help from Fifth Class and Ms McConnell! Each child from Junior Infants was partnered with a Fifth Class helper. We looked for one tree, two stones, three twigs, four leaves and five pieces of bark. We made a triangle out of twigs,…

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Miss Scannell

We have had so much fun with Miss Scannell over the past three weeks in Junior Infants! We have planted cress seeds, learned all about the zoo, read ‘Elmer the Elephant’, ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ and ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. We met Miss Scannell’s teddy bear called Liam who only understands Gaeilge! In…

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Engineering Workshop

Engineering Workshop An interactive engineering workshop took place last Friday morning. Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First class really enjoyed the experience. The children completed a variety of experiments based on wind, water and heat energy. The children were told about a product design competition during the w orkshop. Everybody left the workshop with a…

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Aistear – Term 2

Junior Infants have been learning about the bakery in Aistear! We have been painting pictures of our bakery at the Art Station, cooking lots of delicious things and serving them up to customers in the Home Corner, building a bakery at the Construction Station, making cakes and cupcakes at the Play Dough Station, writing recipes…

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Pancake Party

Junior Infants: On the Tuesday before mid-term beak we had a pancake party in school! After drama class with Oonagh we walked down to the hall. Arlo’s Mum and Lucy’s Mum and Dad were there with some other parents. We had one yummy pancake each and lots of lovely toppings like chocolate sauce and sprinkles!…

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Aistear

Junior Infants have had so much fun doing Aistear this term! We have learned about school, homes, Autumn, the doctor, the dentist and Christmas! There are five stations Art, Home Corner, Construction, Play Dough and Small World. We divide into groups and play together at a different station each day. We have made all sorts…

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