The Very Hungry Caterpillars!

Our Aistear theme in room 6 in January was ‘Food’. We enjoyed taking part in lots of different activities.

Our role play area was a restaurant. The waiters and chefs were very busy taking orders and preparing delicious meals for the hungry customers…we built restaurants using blocks, played food themed games, made food themed jigsaws and continued practicing our cutting and sticking.

Our artwork this month included some still life painting of delicious fruit bowls. We listened to the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and made caterpillar and butterfly crafts.

Also this month we learned about 2-D shapes and went on ‘shape walks’ looking for squares, rectangles, circles and triangles around the school. In science we explored floating and sinking by doing an experiment.

We learned lots of new sounds in JollyPhonics but our favourite was probably /ch/ because we got to make a choo-choo train all around the classroom.

Last Friday we had a great surprise when two local firemen came to visit us to tell us all about their work in the fire brigade!

Sugar Skulls

We learned about Dia de los Muertos in school this week. We designed our own sugar skulls in Art. We hope you like them.

South Leinster Drama Festival Art Competition Winners

As part of the 62nd South Leinster Drama Festival Gorey Little Theatre held an art competition. Children from St. Joseph’s entered an art competition in St. Joseph’s first and entries were then sent to Gorey Little Theatre. St. Joseph’s students achieved many awards in the competition with a special adjudicator’s award also going to one of St. Joseph’s students, Emma Walsh from 1st class with her interpretation of the drama “Proof” from Wexford Drama Group. The standard was incredibly high and Gorey Little Theatre Group were very impressed with the standard of entries.

Junior Category
1st: Emma Walsh (1st Class)

2nd: Sofia Leavy (Junior Infants)

2nd – 4th Class
1st: Pola Pietrasik (2nd Class)

2nd: Luke Lennox Hughes (4th Class)

3rd: Beth McCarty (4th Class)

5th – 6th Classes
1st: Angelo Miranda (6th Class)

Emma Walsh with her winning entry which was also chosen as the adjudicator’s award.

Some more fantastic entries….