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In the run up to Christmas, we were joined once again by Maria, a very talented lady, for some flower arranging classes. The classes proved to be very popular and we have some very talented parents in our school. Well done to all the parents who attended the classes and showed such great talent. If you are interested in attending a flower arranging class, contact Yvonne in the school or Sr Rita in the Haven.

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5th Class @ The Yard

Ms. Dodrill and Ms. Flannery’s 5th Class have been working hard down at The Yard with Solas Project this year.

They have made two beautiful buddy benches which will take pride of place in our school yard.

Well done to everyone involved!

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Christmas Carol Singing

The school choir have been extra busy this year bringing lovely Christmas Carols all over Dublin!

The choir have performed in various places but most notably raising money for the school in Marks and Spencers in Dundrum Shopping Centre as well as the Black Santa Charity Fundraiser outside St. Anne’s Church on Dawson Street.

Well done to the choir who can now take a well deserved break from performing over their two weeks off!

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Nativity Play 2016

On Wednesday the 14th of December, Ms. Mahon and Ms. Ryan’s 1st Classes took to the stage under the directorship of Mrs. Barrer to perform the Nativity Play. The boys and girls put on an absolutely fantastic show and they all looked lovely in their costumes.

They were also joined by the school choir and children playing percussion instruments who all sounded fantastic!

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Maths Quiz

On the 28th of October a Maths Quiz was organised for 3rd to 6th Class for Maths Week. The boys and girls really enjoyed themselves and there was lots of prizes given out to the winners!

Thanks to Ms. Kealy and Ms. Waters for organising it.

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First Aid Kits sponsored by Haven Pharmacy

The boys and girls of St. James’s Primary School are very grateful to the Haven Pharmacy on James’s Street.

The pharmacy has kindly donated brand new First Aid Kits to the school as well as a new set of gumshields for our football teams.

Many thanks to Haven Pharmacy!


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Reading in the Sun

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Life Cycle of the Butterfly

We have read the Hungry Caterpillar whilst learning about the life cycle of the butterfly.  We even have our own caterpillars which are now in cocoons.  We can’t wait for them to become butterflies very soon!!20160602_134358 20160602_134450

Learning about capacity

We took advantage of the good weather and took our learning outside.  We played with sand and water to learn about the concept of capacity.  The children were so engrossed in this activity and used lots of maths language whilst chatting with their partners.  They talked about containers being full, empty, holding more, holding less.  They measured how many spoons would fill a cup and counted as they went.  We all had great fun!

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The Hungry Caterpillar


We have been reading the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.  We have learned all about the life cycle of the butterfly and have completed lots of activities based on this theme.

Today we made Hungry Caterpillar necklaces using painted pasta, beads and card.  It was a little tricky but we stuck with it and made some beautiful pieces.

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We even have our own caterpillars in our room.  We have watched them grow over the past two weeks.  We think that they might be hanging in their cocoons when we come back to school on Monday.