Archive for First Class

Aistear in Junior and Senior Infants

The Doctor’s Surgery We had great fun in Aistear this September. Our theme was ‘The Doctor ‘s Surgery’. We learned how to make an appointment by phoning the receptionist, how to describe how we were feeling, the role the nurse and doctor play, what a prescription is and the importance of the pharmacy. We also […]

Hot Air Balloons in Mercy Primary!

The girls in Mercy Primary were treated to a very special surprise this morning, with the visit of a hot air balloon to our school yard. We got to take a peek inside the basket of “Big Brother”, learn lots of facts about flying, and were warmed by the heat of the balloon’s flames. A […]

A New School Year!!

First class have been super busy these first few weeks, and we have settled really well into our new class. Our maths stations have been super exciting with the inclusion of our school ipads! And not to mention the sunshine which got us out to the castle for a nature  walk ☀️  

Gardening Experts!

First Class were once again invited to do a little gardening with Mrs Murray and Mrs Hoare in our ever developing secret garden! We got the chance to plant a wide range of beautifully coloured flowers, which we hope to see blossoming in the coming weeks 😊  

Farmyard in your School

We had a visit from the Farmyard in your School team this week – it was lovely and the girls really enjoyed interacting with the farm animals. They learned lots too!

A Day in the Sun!

First class took advantage of the good weather to get creative and use their counting skills, making hopscotches!! Let’s hope for more good weather to keep practicing!      

Mr. Crofton visits Mercy P.S.

A huge thank you to Mr. Crofton for visiting our school on world book day and being the guest reader to 1st and 2nd class. We thoroughly enjoyed ‘The  Wonky Donkey’

Lights, Camel, Action!!!!! It’s strictly the nativity

          Just a few shots backstage before our performance last night.  We had soooooo much fun!!! What an experience 😉

Agri-Aware Talk

We had a talk on Farm Safety today with Alma. It was very interesting and we learned a lot about being safe on the farm. Thanks Alma!                                                 

Biodiversity in Rang 1 and Rang 2

    We were so lucky to have a visit from Dale Treadwell of RTE Jr during the week. He was very exciting with his prpresentation, and he even had us dancing by the end of it.  We learned a few tips of how to protect our beautiful planet

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