A lovely first week back

We had a lovely first week back after the winter holidays. Everyone was really happy to see their friends.  We all drew pictures about the different things we did during the holidays and shared our news with each other and the class. On Thursday we were very lucky to have Niall De Burca, a storyteller, come […]

Making the Gruffalo’s Child

It was a really busy week this week, with visits to the Winter Fair, the Gaeilge assembly, and building a class Gruffalo! This week in our Aistear time we read the book ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ by Julia Donaldson. Everyone really liked the super book and we enjoyed discussing the different things that happen at the […]

Architects and Construction Workers in Junior Infants

It has been another super busy week in Junior Infants.   In Maths we have continued to look at sets with more, less and the same in them. In Gaeilge we learnt the names for homes in the house and in Phonics we learnt the new sounds ‘m’ and ‘d’ as well as revising and […]

Planting trees and caring for the woods.

In Aistear time this week we continued to look at Autumn and the woodlands. We recycled milk and juice cartons to use as plant pots for Horse Chestnut, Sycamore and Hazel trees. We are really looking forward to seeing the trees grow in the Spring!  Thank you to everyone at home for all of the […]

Helping Autumn Animals in Junior Infants

Its been another busy week here in Junior Infants. We have continued to look at the topic of Autumn in Aistear time. This week our focus was on helping woodland animals. In the Role Play Area we pretended to be animals such as hedgehogs and squirrels preparing to hibernate and collecting nuts and berries. In […]

Learning About the Senses in Junior Infants

Junior Infants were again working really hard this week and we have been amazed at how much progress everyone has made settling in and getting used to the new school environment. Its really great to have seen how independent the Junior Infants have become, lining up and walking into class all on their own! Well […]

A Wonderful Second Week in School!

Wow what a busy week in Junior Infants! We completed loads of exciting learning activities. In Literacy we learned all about the sounds S and A and how to write the letters. In Maths we discovered how to sort objects by colour and had loads of fun playing maths games outside with both classes. In Gaeilge […]

Doodle for Google

Thank you to all the children who entered the Doodle 4 Google competition. We had a fantastic response again this year, with loads of fantastic entries. Unfortunately, none of the NETNS entries won this year, but there is always next year! You can see the overall winning entry on the Google.ie homepage. Congratulations again to […]

Doodle 4 Google Competition

Thank you to all the children who entered the Doodle 4 Google competition. We had a fantastic response again this year, with loads of fantastic entries. The invited judges, Gerry and Shay,  commented on how fabulous all the designs were and how difficult it was to choose the 6 designs N.E.T.N.S. is allowed to send […]

Bottle Greenhouse – Almost there!

6th have worked fantastically hard over the last couple of weeks to help construct the bottle greenhouse. We’ve made great progress and have almost all the sides built.  Unfortunately the weather over the last couple of days has meant that we didn’t get it finished. We will get it finished as soon as we can […]

Baby birds in the Wildlife Garden!

Yesterday we were super lucky to see many wonderful things in the wildlife garden. When I came into school I  found the Squirrel had knocked over the bird feeder and was busy stocking up on peanuts. I had to be quick, but I managed to get a photo before it ran away!   Then we […]

Bottle greenhouse materials needed!

Hello teachers, pupils and parents, we need your help to build a bottle greenhouse for the school garden please. We already have these materials; All the wood we need Some pieces of bamboo 350 Bottles! Now we need your help complete the project. We would like you to bring in any spare; Bamboo minimum 1.8m […]

One super rocket video!

>Over the last few weeks, Aidan and I have been building a super rocket. Aidan called it the A-17.    We had to work really hard to build it. First we had to design it and think about how it would work, then we to find the right materials and had to build it. We […]

The N.E.T.N.S Soccer Team strikes again!

The N.E.T.N.S Soccer Team strikes again! Yesterday Newbridge Educate Together National School soccer team went to Kilcullen.  They took part in a 5 a side soccer tournament. All these boys went and represented our school. Here they are; Brandon, Jamie, Josh, Sam, Nosa, Patrick, Jack, Brian Terry, Dan, Sean, Mark, James and the coaches were […]

A Hare visits the NETNS Wildlife Garden

Today we’ve been very lucky to have a visitor to the Wildlife Area of the garden, an Irish Hare.  It spent most of the morning eating grass and twigs and hiding in the long grass in the woodland. At one point a local cat was trying to catch it and we had to shoo the cat […]