19th – 21st December

The Children’s House will close for Christmas holidays on Wednesday 21st December, reopening Monday 9th January

Welcome to the last few days of 2016 at The Children’s House!! It’s hard to believe Christmas is almost here, the time has really flown since Hallowe’en, but that’s probably because we’ve been so busy having fun and learning loads! This week each class will be putting on a show with some songs and poems that we’ve learnt since September, and then on Wednesday we’ll be finishing with a party and a visit from a very special jolly person…have a wonderful break everyone and we look forward to seeing you all again in January!!

Monday: 9am class Christmas songs @ 11am

Tuesday: 9.30 am class Christmas songs @ 11.30am

Tuesday: 1pm class Christmas songs @ 2.30pm

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring, to you and your kin –
We wish you a merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!

12th – 16th December

Well it’s the last full week of school at The Children’s House for 2016, and it’s going to be a busy one!! This week we will be making some Christmas angels from doilies, making winter playdough & then modelling snowmen from the playdough, and also using the musical instruments and doing drama with the puppet theatre, as well as practising our songs & poems for next week’s shows! Thanks so much to everyone who’s given in their €1, we’re making a donation on the children’s behalf to Barnardos Children’s Charity to support vulnerable children in Ireland this Christmas.

Father Christmas

Father Christmas, Father Christmas,
He got stuck, he got stuck…
Coming down the chimney, coming down the chimney –
What bad luck! What bad luck!

November photos!

5th – 9th December

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Children’s House!! We started last week by making imitation stained glass trees, and then made salt dough decorations, and to top it off a kind parent made us our own large Christmas tree from a pallet, which the children all helped to paint! This week we will be doing some Christmas cooking – delicious cinnamon banana bread muffins! – as well as doing yoga to help us remember how to relax at this busy and sometimes over-stimulating time of year, and finally making Christmas cards, and focussing on what we have to be thankful for at Christmas time. To this end, we are asking everyone if they can bring in €1, which we will put together to make a donation to Barnardos Children’s Charity to support vulnerable children in Ireland this Christmas.

Bualadh Bos (Jingle Bells in Irish)

Bualadh bos, bualadh bos,            (clap hands, clap hands)
Bualadh bos go léir,                        (everyone clap hands)
Tá San Nioclás ag teacht anois,    (Santa Claus is coming now)
Anuas an simléar;                             (down the chimney)
Bualadh bos, bualadh bos,            (clap hands, clap hands)
Bualadh bos go léir,                        (everyone clap hands)
Tá San Nioclás ag teacht anois,    (Santa Claus is coming now)
Anuas an simléar!                             (down the chimney!)

5 Little Christmas Trees

5 little Christmas trees were standing all alone,
Their hearts were very sad, cos they hadn’t found a home…
Then CHOP went the axe, and down fell a tree,
And off it went with a happy family!

4…3…2…1…No little Christmas trees were standing all alone,
Their hearts were very happy cos they all had found a home!!