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Early Start



Early Start is a one-year pre-school programme.

It is divided into two groups; a morning group (8:50-11:20) and an afternoon group (12:00-2:30). 

Susan and Maria run the Early Start classroom.

November 2018 in Early Start

The new Early Start children are now happily settled into school life.  We have had a great two months exploring the school and finding our feet. The children love to go to the P.E. Hall and love to play outside with all our bikes, scooters, slide, balls etc. We had great fun carving pumpkins with help from some parents and we all dressed up for the Halloween disco.

During the month of November we are learning about our five senses – touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell. We had a big messy play day on Wednesday. We played with flour, sand, rice Krispies and jelly. Here are some photos of all the fun we had!








April in Early Start

We have had a very busy month in Early Start learning all about Space.

We have learned about each of the eight planets in our Solar System. We have discussed the Sun, where stars are born, what an astronaut is and have even seen how they brush their teeth in space.

We loved dressing up as astronauts and blasting off into space. We tasted many different types of astronaut food – strawberries, banana, apples, grapes, peach and ICECREAM!

In April we also received small caterpillars. They have been very busy eating their special food. They have been growing bigger and bigger every day! Soon the caterpillars will form a cocoon and transform into a butterfly. When they do we will release them outside and watch them fly.

March in Early Start

March has been a very busy month in Early Start!

This Month we learned all about Dinosaurs. What they looked like? What they ate? and how big they were? We printed pictures using Dinosaur Stamps.

We celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge by having a big ceili in the hall.

Many of us made wonderful Easter Bonnets with our Mammies and Daddies at home. We put them on display in front of the school.

For Easter we made chocolate Dinosaur nests. They were delicious.




We had lots of fun in Early Start Halloween week. We made animal masks and painted Ghosts.  We made ghost rice krispie buns using white chocolate and chocolate chips. We had so much fun on the last day dressing up in our costumes and dancing at the Halloween disco.

We had lots of fun during sensory play. we washed our babies, cooked with pasta and spaghetti. we played with the sand and our ocean of pebbles.


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