The Senior Room pupils were off to a flying start this year. Everyone has settled back in well and enjoying their time in school. Chess lessons have been a very positive experience. Seamus is a great teacher and already the pupils have learned lots of information and tricks....its getting quite competitive!!! So far they have covered the theme of 'Ar Scoil' in Gaeilge, revised the physical Geography of Ireland, Addition and Subtraction and 2D shapes in Maths and the often forgotten Capital Letters and Sentences in English. The pupils also wrote brilliant Recount pieces about an adventure during the summer, and all pupils are putting a great effort into using their cursive writing in all their work. They also had great fun doing portraits of each other in Art class.
This year, because of the extra staffing, we are able to set up team teaching and in class support for Literacy and Numeracy. This is something that we have wanted to do in Scoil San Eoin for a long time but were unable to implement it due to lack of staff and high pupil numbers. Ms Fitzgerald is in the senior class three days a week for station teaching in Maths and Oral Language and for in class support in Maths one day. Ms Brennan is also undertaking to gain a Discovery Primary Science and Maths Award for the school, so is in the senior room for Science each week. This is fantastic for all the pupils and allows them to learn in a varied and more activity based way.