School News

October 16, 2020
Outdoor Painting and Playground Markings
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The children at Cranny National School have been very busy this week helping to make our school look bright and cheerful.  The children painted lots of nursery rhyme characters on our wall.  Our school yard was also brightened up this week with lots of colourful playground markings.  We cannot wait to play with our new games and recite our favourite nursery rhymes together.

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October 8, 2020
Improvised Storytelling and Puppet Making
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Today, the children engaged in an improvised storytelling and puppet making workshop through Zoom with Tommy from Your Man’s Puppets.

The children worked with Tommy to create a story.  They had a look around Tommy’s workshop and they watched a puppet show.

The children then made their own puppets using a piece of material and elastic bands.

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September 30, 2020
Yoga
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Yoga is one of our strategies for promoting wellness at Cranny NS.

The children have started a six-week yoga programme with our teacher Ms. Coyne.  There are many benefits to yoga including:

  • Improvement of posture, flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and motor skills
  • Helps children to recognise and honour all emotions
  • Teaches breathing techniques that increase energy and decrease anxiety providing effective coping strategies during these uncertain times.

The children are enjoying their yoga classes.

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September 30, 2020
Autumn Nature Studies
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All our students have been busy learning about autumn over the past number of weeks.

The children went on a nature walk with Mrs. Cunningham.  The children identified different types of trees, leaves, seeds, berries and flowers.

The children collected samples and brought them back to their classrooms.

The Junior Room displayed and labelled what they found on their trip.  During Aistear, they made rubbings of the leaves using autumn colours and practiced their new vocabulary by finding, identifying and describing some of the items in the sand pit.

The Senior Room also labelled and displayed their samples.  They then used the berries they collected to create natural dyes for an art project.

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