Tag Rugby2020-02-25-6th classes have just begun weekly tag rugby sessions with Stephen Maher of Leinster Rugby and they have already learned lots of new skills. When they are finished the programme, 5th classes will be participating in the sessions.
Being active!2020-02-15-For the past few months, we have enjoyed our Friday GAA sessions! We know that being active and getting involved in sports is good for the mind and body. We love doing the daily mile every day too, which not only gives us extra energy and helps us to focus in the classroom, but also […]
Books and Buddy Reading2020-02-15-The children in Maria’s first class have been focusing on reading for enjoyment this year. Together we have read the first Famous Five novel, Five on a Treasure Island, which was a huge hit! The children also presented some of their favourite books during ‘Show and Tell’, choosing particularly funny or interesting pages to share […]
Co-operation!2020-02-14-The school’s core value for February is co-operation and the children of D7ET have been busy working collaboratively and learning about the value of teamwork. This week, classes grouped together for co-operation assemblies to share the wonderful work they have been doing. There has been a very varied and interesting range of work done throughout […]
Co-operative Games2020-02-14-Our school’s core value for February is co-operation. Many classes used the whole school focus on co-operation as an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of co-operative games (and Michael’s class even did co-operative yoga!), which tied in nicely with our renewal of the Active School Flag. Have a look!
Yard Games in D7ET2020-02-12-Every Wednesday, our Active Committee have been co-coordinating and leading games with the younger classes. This encourages everyone to have an active break and introduces new games to try out. We have had lots of fun with ‘Bandaid Tag’, ‘Dance Freeze’ and ‘Where is the bunny’?
Junior Infants Nature Hunt in Grangegorman2020-02-10-The sun shone on the three Junior Infant classes as they went on a nature hunt last Wednesday to Grangegorman looking for signs of the changing seasons. The children used their senses of sight, smell, touch and hearing to identify elements of nature around them indicating the end of winter and the arrival of spring. […]
Daily Mile in D7ET2020-02-06-The whole school from Junior Infants to 6th Class have been taking part in running our ‘Daily Mile’ each school day. It has improved our fitness, energy levels and sometimes even our mood! Here is a snapshot of our efforts.
Intercultural Day 20202020-01-31-We celebrated our Intercultural Day on Wednesday 29 January. Each year on Intercultural Day, we use a different theme to explore and celebrate all of the cultures present in our school community. After a day of music in 2018, and food (and full stomachs!) in 2019, our theme this year was story. A variety of […]
Intercultural Day2020-01-29-We had a great Intercultural Day. We learned about all the different cultures in our class and located the countries on a map. We had three wonderful visitors who told us fascinating stories. Satomi told us “The Rolling Riceball” story from Japan. Adam told us the Kenyan story about how the zebra got its stripes. […]
Katrina’s Senior Infant Class Winter Walk2020-01-29-Senior Infants went on our Winter Walk to Grangegorman. We were on the look out for birds, Winter clothes, holly, snowdrops and daffodils, frost and ice and the signs of Winter on the trees.