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Junior School News 4 March 2022

Dates for your Diary

7th-15th March         Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations

7th March                  J6W RSE Programme

7th March                  JACA Committee Meeting 7.30-8.30pm

8th March                  KG Lower immunisations

11th March                  International Coffee Morning 8-9am at the Dropping Well

11th March                  Father Daughter Pancake Day 7.30-8.30am

15th March                 Green Day (girls wear green, white and orange clothes)

From the Office

We have had a busy start to our term with Pancake Tuesday, the Book Fair and dressing up for World Book Day. A huge thank you to all the parents and girls who have supported the Scholastic Book Fair. This event provides an opportunity to purchase books for the girls’ enjoyment at home but also to fund books for the class libraries in school.

Junior and Senior School Father Daughter Pancake Day

A joint Junior and Senior School Father Daughter Pancake Day will take place on March 11th between 7.30-8.30am in the dining hall. The event is in aid of ‘Women in Need’ the Alex Women’s Charity. Entry is €10 per father and €5 per daughter. Dietary requirements will be catered for and the toppings will be nut-free. The Junior School girls should leave their bags in their classrooms and go directly to the canteen if they are attending. If a dad is not available, an uncle, grandad, brother or family friend is more than welcome. Your child can also join another dad in her class too.

 

Rock and Roll in KG Lower

In our class, we have been learning all about how to use dice. We know that each side is a different number and we use our dice so many times each day. We use it for our exercises and most recently we have started to use them to play Snakes and Ladders. Teacher even made up the game Snakes and Slides which is so much fun! Look at us playing our board games. 

Rock and Roll with KG Lower

Pancake Tuesday

The girls in J3W had a ball making and eating their own pancakes for Shrove Tuesday! 

J3W Pancake Day

J4R Exploring Viewfinders

J4R used viewfinders while drawing from still life. The viewfinder is a rectangular grid through which you may position objects to draw. J4R used their viewfinders to scale up their still life to create an abstract painting. We look forward to seeing their final piece. 

 

J6W Moon Work

J6W have been studying the moon phases and the impact the moon has on our tides. We finished off our unit on the moon by creating moon phases out of Oreo cookies. Of course, we were delighted to be able to eat our work when we completed it. 

World Book Day

World Book Day 2022

J4W Assembly on the Vikings

This week, J4W presented a project on the Vikings for assembly. We learned all about how they came from Scandinavia and where they settled in Great Britain and Europe. We learned that they travelled by longships, and their homes were made of wattle, wood and turf. We learned that they crafted their own jewellery from local metals, they believed in many different Gods, and they were such fearsome warriors. We presented our project, along with our pictures on Friday morning. We also included our Friday fun song, and had great fun learning it! 

Ms. Costigan and the J4Ws 

J4W All About Vikings