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Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

Super Gardeners!

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Junior Infants are engaging in many different ways in our new theme of gardening, growing and biodiversity this week.  We are learning about the importance of bees in our world and we have have set up a mini garden outside our back door where we have have planted some wild flowers. We also planted sunflowers and are starting them off inside. During our Aistear sessions, we are “sowing”, “growing”, building, creating and working in our pretend Garden Centre. We are looking forward to seeing the fruits of our labour!

 

Class-to-3K 2021

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All the boys and girls from 3rd to 6th class have started their training for the annual Class  to 3 k which they will undertake towards  the end of the term. Their training schedule will be built on daily and their teachers and support staff  are taking part  and encouraging them every step of the way.

Outdoor Learning

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Now that we are all back in school and the weather has taken a turn for the better, we are are taking some of our learning outdoors at various times during the day. Many pupils  and their teachers can be seen out and about reading, doing number work, science, Aistear and more. Whatever we can do inside is being adapted for the outdoors whenever possible. Ms. Stapleton has acquired some electrical cable reels and will be setting them up in the very near future to create a very unique outdoor learning space.

Happy Easter 2021!

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The Staff and pupils of Ratheniska N.S. would like to wish everyone in our school and local community a happy and safe Easter! We are looking forward to Term 3 which will start on April 12th.

 

Easter Hunt in Seniors

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Despite the unseasonal weather today Senior Infants went outside for their Easter Egg hunt. They had great fun  practicing their reading skills looking for clues and they had to use their Orienteering skills to make their way around the school grounds!

First Class Chefs!

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First Class have been working on procedural writing this term. We decided to write about how to make giant chocolate buttons. We made a list of all the ingredients and wrote out all the steps in the recipe. Then of course, like all good chefs, we had to do a taste test!!! They were scrumptious!

Outdoor Learning in Infants

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As Easter approaches and the weather is on our side, we are taking our class work outside whenever possible. Senior Infants decided to get going on their Easter Art and enjoyed being in the fresh air while the Junior Bunnies practise their sight words outdoors daily!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2021

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In a year where we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home with our families, we got into the spirit in school today.  We dressed up, danced, played music, got creative and generally enjoyed celebrating our national feast day with all our friends. Click on the video and enjoy!

Happy Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day from all the boys and girls in Ratheniska N.S.

Nest Building in Rang 1

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As Rang 1 explore the theme of An t-Earrach, they took their learning out of the classroom and into the local environment to try out their skills at building nests! Great hands-on learning with very impressive results!