The Middle Room studied all about electricity and the importance of being safe around electricity. So, I entered the children into the “Stay Safe, Stay Clear” programme that educates children about how to stay safe when they are playing outdoors near electricity poles and overhead wires.
The Stay Safe, Stay Clear poster competition asked students to create a poster sharing what they have learned about staying safe around electricity, demonstrating their knowledge of the ESB Networks’ 6 safety tips. What superb artwork created by the children, as demonstrated below.
The Middle Room participated in an Art competition, called Someone Like Me which promotes disability awareness. Through a range of resources and activities, the children studied all about people and children that have different abilities. The children expressed what they had studied, through the medium of art by creating an art piece, showing that we are all similar, regardless of the disability.
This competition opened their eyes to see beyond the surface and realise our similarities and unique differences. It serves as a tool for children to learn and engage in heartfelt conversations, sparking curiosity and empathy. Entries submitted, so here is a snapshot of the entries from the Middle Room. At the end of the day, it’s all about learning, and not about a winner. They all did fabulous work and should be so proud of themselves.
What an amazing week we had for Maths Week. From games to cube drops, whole school bingo and everything in between, the Middle Room had a fabulous week of learning and creating, all around the theme of Maths. We used our own initiatives also to come up with some fantastic Maths, using concrete resources.
We also had Maths Eyes in our neighbourhood, where the children brought in pictures, showing Maths at home. “Guess the Jar” was a great success, where we had two children guessing the same amount of caps in the jar.
Second and Third Class helped 1st Class to log in to Mangahigh for the first time. This involved great teamwork and listening skills, where it was superb to see the older children being the “Mini Múinteoirí”, explaining how to use it, to their peers. Maith sibh a pháistí.
The Middle Room joined a live zoom call, where we visited a dairy farm in Oranmore, Co. Galway. The children were very interested in the session. It was great to see the cows being milked from afar, but still being able to watch all that goes on, on the farm, from our classroom. The event was a great success, with 20,000 teachers and students from around the country joining us live also. This event was hosted by AgriAware.
We went for a walk with our guest speaker to the classroom, where we spoke about different plants and the way a person can listen to the sounds of the plants. It was a lovely morning spent in the outdoors.
There was great excitement last Wednesday morning when we welcomed our new Junior Infants to Feakle NS.
Check out the video of us singing Our Lovely Rose of Clare below – we recorded it on the last day of school. Wishing Aisling the very best! What a wonderful ambasssador for our parish and county. Have a great few days Aisling!