We had lots of fun in the Pavilions today. Thank you so much to Mr. Clarke for inviting us.
First we went to visit Santa in his grotto. We were chatting to the elves and then we met Santa. He was very nice and he gave us all a present! We sang our Christmas Alphabet song and our rap as Gaeilge, 'Daidí na Nollag'.
A photographer from the Fingal Independent and the North County Leader took our picture. Hopefully we will all be in these newspapers soon!
Next we went to the Pedestrian Crossing. We all remembered our rhyme: STOP, LOOK, LISTEN before you cross the street. Use your eyes and your ears and then use your feet.
The Pavilions ran a competition to name each of their pedestrian crossings. Well done to all the clever cats who entered!
The three winners were:
Ben Byrne - "The Shoppers' Run"
Heather Ruane - "Tip Toe Crossing"
Billy Sexton - "Pav's Crossing"
The new names will be erected at each crossing in January 2013.
The children were so good Mr. Clarke had one more treat for them... a trip around the Pavilions on the train! We were singing, 'Is Mise Tiománaí traenach'.
We have been busy preparing for Christmas. We are learning 'The Christmas Alphabet' song and a rap as Gaeilge, 'Daidí na Nollag'.
We made Christmas decorations last week during play time.
We have been reading Christmas stories, 'Sam's Snowball', 'A Letter to Santa' and 'Merry Christmas Blue Kangaroo'. Last week we were learning new Christmas sight words and this week we are able to read our own Christmas story!
We are learning about night time and day time. Each group had to find night or day photographs in magazines and stick them onto a night or day poster. Then we used models of the sun, the earth and the moon to understand how the sun gives us light during the day.
We did an orienteering exercise in the yard for P.E. this week. Everyone had a control card and they had to search for the different animals and mark their control card with the correct colour and number!
Well done to Caoimhe and Olivia who won 'Neat Writing' certificates last week.
We were learning about road safety.
We know that zebra crossings have flashing beacons and black and white striped lines. Pelican crossings have a button which we press and wait for the green man. Here is our road safety rhyme for every time we cross the road:
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN
Before you cross the street.
Use your eyes and your ears
And then use your feet.
We wrote a letter to the manager of The Pavilions asking what the name of the crossing in the grounds of The Pavilions is called.