Category: S.P.H.E.

A Visit from the Tooth Fairy

On Wednesday 19th December the Tooth Fairy visited our school. She told us all about how to take care of our teeth. Here are some of the interesting facts we learned.

  • Brush your teeth well twice a day – after breakfast and last thing before going to bed. Don’t have anything to eat or drink after you have cleaned your teeth before going to bed. Drinking water is ok.
  • Use fluoride  toothpaste. From 6 years of age you can use adult toothpaste, but make sure you spit it out when you have finished cleaning your teeth. Children under 6 need to use a special children’s toothpaste.
  • Gently and thoroughly brush each side of every tooth and the gums. It should take about 2 minutes. tooth fairy

 

RINKA Workshop (#ASW19)

The children really enjoyed their RINKA session this week. RINKA classes offer an alternative approach to developing fitness because there is no element of competition whatsoever. They do not focus on the fastest runner or strongest footballer but rather encourage each child to develop at their own pace.
They focus on making fitness fun for all, not just for the children who love sport already. The children also learned about the importance of healthy diets and making healthy lifestyle choices.

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Pancake Tuesday

We had lots of fun on Pancake Tuesday. We incorporated our skill of procedural writing to create a recipe for making pancakes. Every class got the opportunity to make a pancake and decorate it with their favourite toppings. Yummy!

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Revised Stay Safe Programme

The Child Abuse Prevention Programme (CAPP), or the revised Stay Safe programme, is a primary school based approach to the prevention of child abuse. The aim of the programme is to reduce vulnerability to child abuse and bullying through the provision of a personal safety education programme for children at primary school level, continuing professional development for teachers, training for Boards of Management and information sessions for parents.

The Stay Safe programme itself is a personal safety skills programme designed for use with primary school children from Junior Infants through to 6th class. The programme seeks to enhance children’s self-protective skills by participation in lessons on safe and unsafe situations, bullying, inappropriate touch, secrets, telling and stranger danger.

The programme aims to give children the skills necessary to enable them to recognise and resist abuse/victimisation and teaches them that they should always tell (an adult that can help) about any situation which they find unsafe, upsetting, threatening, dangerous or abusive.

The revised Stay Safe programme is presented at four levels in line with the Primary School Curriculum.

Click here to visit the Parents section of the Stay Safe website or download the STAY SAFE – Parents Guide for further information on the revised Stay Safe programme.

Fire Safety

Two fire officers visited our school. They told us all about fire safety in our homes. We learned so much on the day and we did some exercises that night for homework on what we learned.

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Confirmation

On Thursday 7th February our 5th and 6th class received the sacrament of Confirmation in Ballymore church. All of the pupils worked hard in preparation for the day. Well done to all of you.

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Mindfulness

The children have been introduced to guided relaxation and mindfulness over the past few weeks.Mindful awareness exercises help children develop concentration and self-awareness. The pupils look like they are in the zone!

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