Congratulations to Clíodhna who has been selected to play as part of the Primary Games team at half time in the Clare vs Kerry Munster Football Semi-Final on June 1st. Everyone at Cranny National School is feeling so proud to be represented by Clíodhna in the county colours on the day. Well done Clíodhna on this fantastic achievement.
Our theme for Aistear for the month of May is ‘At the Doctors’ Surgery’.
The children are introduced to new vocabulary such as ‘surgery’, ‘reception’, ‘receptionist’, ‘syringe’, ‘medicine’, ‘ vaccination’, ‘prescription’, ‘thermometer’, ‘patient’, ‘stethoscope’ etc. using our new oral language programme Starlight.
We then practice using this language during Aistear time through role play, finding and identifying items in the sand pit, using playdough to make items such as the stethoscope or thermometer and through art and craft activities.
Developing vocabulary is our focus for school self-evaluation this year.
The children at Cranny National School have been busy developing their rugby skills as part of the strand ‘Games’ in PE this week. Thank you to Aoibhín Cunningham for sharing her talents with the children in this area during her work experience placement.
The senior pupils in Cranny NS have just completed their Pangea Mathematics Olympic Competition. Pangea is a reputed competition organised in 21 European countries and now for the sixth time being held in Ireland. The Maths Olympics is a fun and challenging competition for primary and secondary students. It encourages an interest in mathematics and helps the children develop the ability to think about and solve complex problems. The successful candidates will attend the finals in May 2019, at Trinity College Dublin, together with the award ceremony. Best of Luck to all competitors!