Category Archives: Room 26

September Middle Assembly

Assembly for Middle Classes (1st-3rd Class & Room 26) takes place next Friday. The winners of our ‘Best Attendance’ award will be announced and we will hear news from each class.

We hope Ireland do well in the Rugby World Cup! Click play below to practise your song for next week.

IRELAND’S CALL

Come the day and come the hour
Come the power and the glory
We have come to answer our country’s call
From the four proud provinces of Ireland

Ireland, Ireland

Together standing tall
Shoulder to shoulder
We’ll answer Ireland’s call

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June Assembly

1st-6th Classes will have their final Assembly of the year next week. We will look back at our favourite moments of the past school year and present end-of-year attendance awards.

Click play below to practise your song!

Middle Assembly (1st-3rd): ‘Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah’

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

Zip-A-Dee-Ay

My oh my, what a wonderful day

Plenty of sunshine heading my way

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

Zip-A-Dee-Ay

Mister bluebird on my shoulder

It’s the truth

It’s actual

Everything is satisfactual

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

Zip-A-Dee-Ay

Wonderful feeling

Wonderful day

Senior Assembly (4th-6th): ‘School’s Out’

Well we got no choice

All the girls and boys

Makin all that noise

‘Cause they found new toys

Well we can’t salute ya

Can’t find a flag

If that don’t suit ya

That’s a drag

School’s out for summer

School’s out forever

School’s been blown to pieces

No more pencils

No more books

No more teacher’s dirty looks

Well we got no class

And we got no principles

And we got no innocence

We can’t even think of a word that rhymes

School’s out for summer

School’s out forever

School’s been blown to pieces

No more pencils

No more books

No more teacher’s dirty looks

Out for summer

Out till fall

We might not go back at all

School’s out forever

School’s out for summer

School’s out with fever

School’s out completely

May Assembly

Children from 1st-6th Classes will gather for our next Assembly on Thursday. Prizes will be given to the winners of our Attendance awards as well as our recent ‘Green Schools’ poetry competition.

As May is the Month of Mary, we will  sing the song ‘As I Kneel Before You / Ave Maria’ during our Assembly.

AS I KNEEL BEFORE YOU

As I kneel before you,

As I bow my head in prayer,

Take this day, make it yours

and fill me with your love.

 —

Ave Maria,

Gratia plena,

Dominus tecum,

Benedicta tu.

All I have I give you,

Every dream and wish are yours,

Mother of Christ,

Mother of mine, present them to my Lord.

Ave Maria,

Gratia plena,

Dominus tecum,

Benedicta tu.

March Assembly

1st – 6th Classes will gather in the hall on Friday 13th March for our next Assembly. Beidh Céilí Mór ar siúl sa halla agus ‘Lá Fhéile Pádraig’ á cheiliúradh againn.

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Rincí don Céilí Mór:

  • Rang a hAon, Rang a Dó & Rang a Trí: Ionsaí na hInse (The Siege of Ennis)
  • Rang a Ceathair, Rang a Cúig & Rang a Sé: Baint An Fhéir (The Haymaker’s Jig)

Amhráin le cleachtadh:

‘Peigín Leitir Móir’

Curfá:
O gairim gairim í,
Agus gairim í, mo stór;
Míle grá le m’anam í
‘Sí Peigín Leitir Móir!

Éirigh suas, a Pheigín
Agus seas ar bharr an aird
Comhar do chuid bullán
Agus féach an bhfuil siad ann.

Curfá

Tá Bríd agam ‘s tá Cáit agam
‘Sí Peig an bhean is fearr;
Pé’r bith fear a gheobhas í,
Nach air a bhéas an t-ádh.

Curfá

Chuir mé scéala siar chuici
Go gceannóin di bád mór;
‘Sé’n scéala ‘chuir sí aniar chugam
go ndéanfadh leathbhád seoil.

Curfá

Tá iascairí na Gaillimhe
Ag teacht anior le cóir
Le solas gealaí gile
Nó go bhfeicidís an tseoid.

Curfá deiridh
‘S ó, gairim, gairim í
‘Gus gairim í mo stór
Míle grá le m’anam í
Is gearr go mbeidh sí mór!

 Amhrán na bhFiann

ireland-flag-645x250Sinne Fianna Fáil,
atá faoi gheall ag Éirinn,
Buíon dár slua
thar toinn do ráinig chugainn,
Faoi mhóid bheith saor
Seantír ár sinsear feasta,
Ní fhágfar faoin tíorán ná faoin tráill.
Anocht a théam sa bhearna baoil,
Le gean ar Ghaeil, chun báis nó saoil,
Le gunna scréach faoi lámhach na bpiléar,
Seo libh canaidh amhrán na bhFiann

Writing Genres

Children from all classes have been learning about different writing genres this year. We have learned about Recount Writing, Procedural Writing and Persuasive Writing – keep an eye on the blog for some of our amazing work over the coming weeks.

poetry 2Our next genre is Poetry Writing. We have lots of very talented writers in St. Kevin’s and look forward to seeing some budding poets emerge over the coming weeks!

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Free Writing in St. Kevin’s

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The children in St. Kevin’s have been regularly engaged in ‘Free Writing’ this year.

Free Writing is when children are encouraged to choose their own writing topic and to write for a specific amount of time. The time allowed is based on the child’s age in minutes plus two minutes, i.e. an eight year old would be expected to write for ten minutes and a ten year old for twelve minutes etc.

Free Writing is never marked or corrected. It is read and commented on by the reader – a teacher, a parent or another child.

writeThe children enjoy this approach to writing and are very proud of their work. Free writing allows the teacher to assess and monitor children’s progress. It gives children confidence to write.

Children learn to walk by walking, to read by reading and to write by writing.

 

February Assembly

1st- 6th Classes will gather for our next Assembly on Thursday. We will prepare for the beginning of Lent, celebrate some of our achievements and learn about some exciting new competitions and initiatives coming to St. Kevin’s.

Song for Middle Assembly (1st – 3rd): ‘We Thank You God’

1. I’m happy, I’m happy,

I’m happy through and through.

We thank God for happiness,

We thank you God, we do.

2. I’m friendly……We thank God for friendliness…

3. I’m clever……We thank God for cleverness……

4. I’m gentle……We thank God for gentleness……

5. I’m quiet………We thank God for quietness……

6. I’m thoughtful……We thank God for thoughtfulness……

7. We’re children……We thank God for childhood, we thank you God we do

Song for Senior Assembly (4th – 6th): ‘This Little Light of Mine’

Chorus: This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Light that shines is the light of love,
Hides the darkness from above,
Shines on me and it shines on you,
Shows you what the power of love can do.
Shine my light both bright and clear,
Shine my light both far and near,
In every dark corner that I find,
Let my little light shine.

(Chorus)

Monday gave me the gift of love,
Tuesday peace came from above,
Wednesday told me to have more faith,
Thursday gave me a little more grace,
Friday told me to watch and pray,
Saturday told me just what to say,
Sunday gave me the power divine
To let my little light shine.

(Chorus )

Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine!