Hallowe’en at Walterstown NS

Spooky, Hallowe’en vibes could be felt in Walterstown NS today as the children arrived to school dressed up in their costumes. Witches, goblins, princesses and cheerleaders were just some of the characters who we welcomed in the door!

The girls and boys had lots of fun and spent the day taking part in scary Hallowe’en activities, arts and crafts and pumpkin hunts. We all enjoyed the Hallowe’en atmosphere in the school and loved seeing all the different, colourful costumes and giving our teachers a fright! Well done to everyone for making such a fantastic effort and we hope you have a spooktacular Hallowe’en!!!

Maths Week 2022

Walterstown NS celebrated “Maths Week 2022” by taking part in a variety of activities across the school.

Look below to see how each club got involved!

  • Junior Infants worked on sequencing.
  • Senior Infants did lots of maths activities. They learned about 3D shapes, number, counting and played paired dice games. They also worked on number recognition and number formation on the iPads.
  • First Class made 2D shape monsters. They played counting jar games and dice games using double numbers.
  • Second class learned some strategies for addition. They played dice and card games to work on their addition and subtraction skills.
  • Third Class worked on addition with hundreds and daily brain snacks.
  • Fourth Class did a fun maths trail around the school while focusing on lines and angles.
  • Fifth Class did target board activities, multiplication pairs, dice games & maths challenges on Kahoot.
  • Sixth Class were working on tangrams
  • Le Chéile had fun with counting and number songs. They made 3D shape robots, worked on measuring skills with recipes & experiments, used money “going to the shop” and made a spooky Halloween number spell.
The Maths Committee organised a brain teaser quiz for each class. Well done to the winners and all who took part!

Senior Infants 2022/2023

Everyone has been working really well since we came back to school. This month we have been learning about the signs of autumn, the number 6 and an scoil. We went on a nature walk this week. We investigated the things that we collected and did colourful leaf rubbings. We also planted daffodil bulbs for spring. We are looking forward to Hallowe’en!

Autumn Nature Walk 🍂 🍁

2nd and 3rd class both enjoyed a nature walk with Bean Uí Riain this the week! They went on a tree hunt, searching for Irish native trees and their leaves. The children collected many fruits and seeds, some of which will be planted in the school garden in the coming weeks.

Everyone had a great time observing nature at work. It was lovely to see evidence of the changing season all around the countryside!