"Hi Powerstown families! Want to help our school win sports equipment or some funding for sports equipment? Powerstown ENTS is participating in Aldi's Rugby competition. If you shop in Aldi and you spend €30 or more ask for a rugby sticker. If we collect enough to fill a poster we can send it away and be in with a chance to win €50,000 or some fantastic sports equipment. The poster will be posted up outside our parents room. Children and families are welcome to bring in the stickers and put them up on this poster. Any support you can give us would be much appreciated."
We love our new dry erase pouches! We can put any worksheet or template inside them and write on top with a marker! They are fun and brightly coloured so we love using them! We also like that using them saves paper and a Green School we know how important it is to reduce the waste we create.
We are already improving in our independent work in our morning literacy activities and having lots of fun while we learn! This morning we played a memory match phonics game; sequenced a story in pictures; completed some phonics worksheets; played a listening bingo vocab game; spun the wheels to read /th/ words (practising the long and short /th/ sounds); read our readers with teacher; played reading and spelling games on the ipad; and played a rhyming words jigsaw game! Needless to say we were starving by lunchtime!
In preparation for our swimming lessons we have been learning about water safety! Why not run through the lesson attached again at home to reinforce the important message around water safety.
Birch Class Swimming Reminder
You will need:
*Note: Children will be un/dressing themselves independently so this may need to be practised at home beforehand.
We will go swimming on the following Wednesdays:
*Note: Please bring in swimming gear every Tuesday so we are organised for swimming on Wednesdays and don't forget anything!
We are loving our different literacy activities at the minute! A few mornings a week we each work independently on different tasks to help us get even better with our reading - from reading games on the ipad; levelled readers; sound matching; cvc spelling; memory skills; handwriting; leapfrog high frequency words; word snap; worksheets; sentence builders and lots more!! Working by ourselves and taking turn working with Aoife/Pamela is also good for building independence, concentration, patience and persistence. Keep up the good work lads.
We made a clock from a hula hoop, rulers and number cards!
Our Friendship board is all ready for the month ahead!
In February we celebrate friendship through a range of lessons and activities - student council sell friendship bracelets (Amnesty); Anti-bullying lessons; Random Acts of Kindness; Getting Along lesson in the You Can Do It programme with Gabby & Gary Get Along; Assemblies and lots more.
On the board you will see a kindness wreath on which we invite children and adults to add a ribbon every thing they do something kind for another person. By the end of February we hope to have a lovely bright colourful wreath on show! 😃
The Birch Class were very busy this week preparing and organising a fashion show as part of our Drama lessons. They have been learning all about clothes this month so had all the vocabulary and adjectives ready to describe each models outfit as they walked the catwalk! Well done lads - it was a really fun way to end our topic!
Check out the photos in this montage:
We are working together on some collaborative art pieces using fabric and fibre! They look great!