What a wonderful time we had last week visiting Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Farm – the school trips were a great success! We will be bringing the older children on a visit to Sallins primary school where we get a little tour of some of the school – we are shown the library, fish tank, the playground full of children at break time, and we get to see one of the junior infants classes and learn vital information such as where the toilets are! Children can often become nervous at the thoughts of transitioning from the safety of preschool, and we find the visit to ‘big school’ really does a lot to reassure the children about this change, and opens up lots of conversations about it. Also, learning seemingly unimportant facts such as the location of the toilets can take the stress away from children about having to ask their teacher in school if they are shy or embarrassed about these sort of things. It is an exciting time for your children and we always focus on the positivity of this step in their journey in learning, even though we are dreading them finishing up with us as we will miss them so much!!
Also this week the children will be doing more of their All About Me photo books, as well as participating in our annual Sports Day down at the GAA pitch, which is always the best fun!!
Elsie The Elephant
Elsie the elephant loves to play,
She is musical and big and grey,
She is good at singing ‘Mi, Re, Do’,
That’s why the little children love her so!