School day begins at 8.30. Children will be marked late after 8.40. Your child will need a note if they have been absent or late for school. Alternatively contact the office.
There are two baskets per group, one big basket for books and one small basket for copies. Classroom jobs change every week. Group leader in each group changes every week.
Core Curriculum-Main Subject
Strands: Myself and others, Development Education, Care of the Environment/ Sustainable Development, Moral Development, Faiths and Festivals - Judaism and Buddhism.
Children have agreed on the classroom rules and they have signed a class contract. The Code of Behaviour and the Anti-Bullying policy is available on the website and in hard copy from the office. Focus on Anti - Bullying in term 2. (SPHE).
Every night: Written exercise, maths, oral work, spelling, tables, reading to take up to 45 minutes.
Healthy lunches are school policy. Children need to take any unfinished food home. There is a NO NUTS policy in the school. 4th Class are in Mount Pleasant/park on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
English, Maths and Gaeilge
Aim to read three novels this year. Focus on creative writing (brainstorming, drafting, editing). Spelling: My Spelling Workbook - One Unit per week. Pre-test on Monday - Test on Friday. Please sign both tests weekly. Maths: Team teaching approach (small groups). Gaeilge: An rud is tabhachtaí ná go bhfuil na páistí ag caint Gaeilge! Use the Gaeilge booklet at home. 4 abairtí gach seachtain - 4 sentences a week.
Children will be given tasks twice a month. Given certain criteria which must be included in the project. Projects- based on topics covered in class.
Friends for Life Programme:
Team teaching with Assumpta Neylon (trained instructor). An email will be sent to you to inform you of the topics that will be covered. We encourage you to talk to your child about these topics.
20 minutes in the morning for quick word, after school in yard, Email – firstname.lastname@example.org, through Office, P/T Meetings last two weeks November. Please do not hesitate to inform me of any concerns, questions or issues you may have.
Maria Dillon Assumpta Neylon Christina Dowling