As a reward for all pupils in 3rd and 4th Class reaching 30 Class Dojo points for all their hard work this term, we took a trip to the playground. We had great fun and we were lucky to have the sun shining down on us! It was a well deserved treat for all the boys and girls.
3rd and 4th Class were delighted to be on the pitch today enjoying Hurling training with John. We really appreciate the fun activities John plans for us and we look forward to his visit every week.
Today it was the turn of the Infant class to enjoy spending time with the Ipads - we used their specially chosen apps to support our literacy and numeracy learning in the classroom. The Ipads are on loan to us for the week - each class in the school has been benefitting from time with them. The infant children had great fun playing educational games and developing their ICT skills. Huge thanks go to the 6th class children who came to the classroom to help us during Ipad time!
There was great excitement when the sixth class students came to visit us today. They showed us all the educational fun you can have on i-pads. The children loved exploring the different apps especially the Easter 1916 app. Thank you to the boys and girls of sixth class for sharing this invaluable knowledge.
Pupils were working with i-pads in 5th and 6th class today trying out lots of educational apps that support literacy and numeracy. The i-pads are preloaded with apps based on content from the primary school curriculum. The Professional Development Support Team for teachers have given the i-pads to Kilkishen for a week to try out and report back how the pupils got on.
The children in 4th Class were exploring 3D shapes during the Maths lesson this week. They carried out a range of Cube activities including, investigating how many cubes were needed to make different sized cuboids.
Enjoy some of the images from the First Holy Communion held in Kilkishen church on Saturday. Thank you to Kevin Donovan for these beautiful photos.
On Saturday at Kilkishen church, pupils from 2nd class made their First Holy Communion. After a beautiful ceremony, there was a lovely reception organized by the Parents Association held at the school. Thank you to everyone that donated food and helped out with the refreshments. It was a great occasion and really added to the special day. A special word of thanks to Noni Donlon for donating a beautiful cake and Niki Zimmerman for the beautiful flowers which decorated the school and the personalized plants that were presented to the boys and girls making First Holy Communion.
Well done to last weeks winners of "Pupil of the Week" from Ms. Maxstead's, Mr. Walsh's and Ms. Fawl's classes. A number of pupils received their 15th principal's stamp on their reward charts and they will receive a medal for outstanding effort during next week's principal's visit. Keep up the great effort everyone.
Yesterday, Miss Fawl and four representatives from the Green Schools committee, attended a Green Flag Awards Ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway. We had a great day, complete with dinner, chocolate cake and a fun presentation, where Jimmy the Green Schools mascot kept us entertained. Kilkishen NS now have two Green flags, one for Litter and Waste and one for Energy, all thanks to the hard work of the Green Schools committee, Mike Hogan and all the pupils in the school. We are very proud to be part of such an important international programme.
Pupils of 5th and 6th class were presented with their JEP certificates of achievement and participating school flag at a county ceremony held at the West County Hotel in Ennis today. 17 participating primary schools in Clare gave a summary of their participation in the programme and showcased their JEP projects. Keep an eye out for next week's Clare People JEP supplement and read about Kilkishen N.S. involvement in the programme.
We made the most of the beautiful sunshine we have experienced over the last few days by reading our novels and by doing our Show and Tell outside. We wish we had wonderful weather like this all the time!!
The children in 3rd and 4th Class had fun exploring capacity in the Maths lesson. They estimated and measured the capacity of a variety of containers.
Pupils from all classes and pupils from Glór na nóg playschool showcased their great Limerick Run T-shirts and medals today in Kilkishen N.S. Well done to everyone that took part and supported our school in the process. Thank you to Monica Greaves, Edel McInerney and Martina O'Hagan for coordinating the schools participation.
Last Friday, the children of Kilkishen N.S. saw the return of the Buddy Reading Programme in the school. At 10.15am, the children of Junior & Senior Infants 'buddied-up' with the children of 5th & 6th class. Likewise, the 1st & 2nd class children joined the children in 3rd & 4th class for some shared reading. 'Reading Buddies' is a programme in which two or more children read together. Older pupils read with younger pupils - this allows the older students the opportunity to develop fluency as well as a sense of pride in their reading accomplishments. Reading to a younger child can help to develop an older child's love of reading and develop in them a greater motivation to read, while building their confidence and self-esteem. The younger children also had an opportunity to read for their Buddies - practising their reading skills at their own level. The children loved the time they spent together - in addition to the great benefits the programme has in terms of literacy in the school, the children also benefitted from the chance to get to know some of the older/younger children - building friendships and enhancing the climate of care and kindness which we enjoy in Kilkishen N.S.
We are already looking forward to next Friday's Buddy Reading time!!
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