Friday, July 8, 2016

Online resources

Having had a great school year 2015-2016 and with great progress made,it would be very beneficial for children to maintain   this by staying in touch with their learning during the summer holidays.
Reading and discussing books is of huge benefit to all. Parents can download lots of books, graded according to age, from an excellent online reading resource, Oxford Owl. These are the steps required to access this resource. 

Click on the link below  
Click on class login:
The username is : Stthomasns
The password is : reading

English reader

The following provide some other great online resources which children might enjoy,                                                                                              Maths fun

Hope everyone has a great summer.
Happy Holidays!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Useful website for spelling

In learning spellings, children often enjoy wordsearches as a means of consolidating and focussing on particular letter strings in words. As a parent you can create your own wordsearch for your child using the following website: 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

School Return

We are delighted to see all our children back  ready for a new year.  We hope they will enjoy 2015/ 2016 in St Thomas' National School. A big welcome to all of our new infants. Tá súil againn go mbeidh tréimhse sona sásta acu anseo.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

10 Good Reasons To Read To Your Child.

1. Reading to your child gives him/her the most valuable gift of all -your time.
2. You are nurturing a lifelong love of reading.
3. Reading to your child calms him/her at the end of the day.
4. You will enjoy the experience yourself.
5. Reading to your child will give him/her a head start at school.
6. you are sharing wonderful moments with them.
7. They will develop an appreciation for good art.
8. Your child is learning about the world, social skills, moral values, respect.
9. You are creating precious nostalgic moments for them to treasure.
10. They will love you for it.

Happy reading!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Shared Reading

Shared Reading

Shared reading is an excellent method of improving a child's reading,providing a positive experience for both parent and child.

The child chooses a book appropiate to her/his ability and age.
S/he reads the book for ten minutes a night with a parent or guardian.
When the child comes to an unknown word the parent or guardian reads the word and both parent and child read on together.
When the child is ready to continue reading alone, s/he nudges the parent or guardian to stop and reads on until such time as another unknown word appears and the same procedure is carried out.

Research shows that a child's reading benefits greatly from shared reading.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Fantastic Students!

Our teacher Ms Marron says we are all fantastic students. She asked us to publish some of our work on our blog.

Daedalus and Icarus

Setting: Greece and Crete
A man built a palace for a king. The king kept the man and his son prisoner. They tried to escape but Daedalus got back but his son didn’t.

I liked the story because it was interesting.

My favourite character was Daedalus because he built a palace.


My favourite place

My favourite place is the sea in Bundoran
because it is fun and I like to swim in the
water. It is lovely. I like to have a picnic.


My Favourite Place

My favourite place is Coole Park.
I like it because it is fun and I like the trees.
I like to see the deer.
I go with my cousins.
We play hide and seek.
I like to roll down the hill..


Bed Time

First I go into my PJs. Then I go in the bed. The time I go to bed is 9 o’clock. I look at the wall for five minutes. I am asleep in no time. I dream I’m a good girl and all my brothers are devils.


My favourite Place

My favourite place is Coole Park. I like to run down the hill and roll down the hill. I like to have a picnic. I like to have a walk . I play with my friends. I like to look at the deer. In the summer my cousins go to Coole Park and I go too.


Ted’s shed

Ted has a shed. It is red. Ted has a bed. It is red too.
Ted gets a pet. He puts him in the shed. The vet led
the pet to a wet shed. The pet’s leg was sore.
The vet set his leg. The pet’s leg gets better.


The Witch’s cat

Meg was running through the park. She heard a cat talking.
Meg saw it in the tree. She rescued it. His owner was a witch.
She fell off her broomstick. Meg brought it home. Her Mammy helped her dry it.


Tuesday, May 1, 2007

All Aboard

All Aboard

Ms Marron has settled in well in Peterswell. She also travels to Kilbeacanty and Derrybrien. Ms Marron is now familiar with all her students in Peterswell and will soon begin to post some of their projects and work. We are all looking forward to seeing students' work on our blog.