Senior Infants had great fun during Seachtain na Gaeilge. We especially enjoyed teaming up with the rest of the school for a treasure hunt. We also loved our visit to Siopa Milseáin where we got to use the phrases we had been learning during the week. We enjoyed making hand print shamrocks and listened to some Irish myths and legends. Fifth and sixth class also read some stories to us as Gaeilge. We ended the week with a special assembly where we performed the poem ‘Breithlá Mo Dhaidí’. Our favourite part of the assembly was hearing the other classes singing songs ‘as Gaeilge’.
Third class had a fantastic week during Seachtain na Gaeilge! We made Sean fhocal posters for Seachtain na Gaelige, where we learnt lots of interesting sayings! We loved practicing for the Siopa Milsean and buying sweets at the Siopa Milsean too. We did Ceilí dancing led by Ms. O’Farrell and Ms. McConnell. We danced with 4th, 5th and 6th class and learnt two dances. We loved the tóraíocht tasice where we worked in teams with children from every class in the school to find all the pictures around the school and the yard, some people from our class were even on the winning team! On Friday we had a tráth na gceist with 4th, 5th and 6th class. Some of the questions really made us think! Our final activity for Seachtain na Gaeilge was the Special Assembly. We performed ‘Rachaimid amach sa Sneachta’ from Frozen, and some classes sang songs from the Lion King, as Gaeilge! Then the prizes were given out and Arthur and Matthew from our class won! Third Class would like to say ‘Go raibh maith agat!’ to Ms. McConnell and Ms. O’Farrell for all their hard work in orgainising Seachtain na Gaeilge!
Seachtain na Gaeilge was from the 23rd of February to the 2nd March. There were many activities including Irish Dancing, book writing (as Gaeilge of course) and Treasure Hunts. Almost everyone’s favourite part was Siopa Milsean! Children were allowed to bring in €2 and buy whatever sweets they liked. Different classes went every day and were served by Sixth Class as Gaeilge. Another highlight of the week was when we did Irish Dancing with Ms McConnell and Ms O’Farrell. We learnt two different dances and had so much fun. Another thing that we did was write Irish books and we read them to the younger classes. We also did an assembly with Irish songs and poems, quizzes and most importantly, we practiced our Irish!