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Monday, 30 January 2017 16:25

Library

Please see the below list of events in Lucan Library for February: 

Please find following our events and activities for the month of February. Booking is as given for each event. Most of the children's events’ booking is via www.eventbrite.ie from Thursday 2 February, 1.30pm, except for Toddler Time which is now booking.

 

Regards,

 

Lucan Library

 

Story Time

Tuesdays, 3.00pm

For 3-5 year olds

All welcome

 

Toddler Time

Wednesday 1 February, 10am

Fun, educational joint activity for pre-school children and their parent/guardian who helps their child participate, promoting literacy skills. One-off workshop.

Booking essential, from Saturday 28 January, 1.30pm, via https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/toddler-time-010217-tickets-31442643794

Please have your library card with you when booking.

 

Creative Writing for Teens

Saturday 4 February, 12-1.30pm

Have fun forming dynamic characters and creating a convincing setting in this 1.5 hour interactive writing fiction workshop with writer and facilitator Shauna Gilligan. Numbers are limited so book early! For 13-18 year olds.

Now booking, contact the library on 016216422, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call in.

 

Musical Tots

Tuesday 7 February 10.30am

Booking essential, from Thursday 2 February, 1.30pm.

Fun, interactive workshop for 6 months to 5 years and their parent/guardian.

Booking essential, from Thursday 2 February, 1.30pm, via https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/musical-tots-70117-tickets-31453607587

Please have your library card with you when booking.

 

Art & Creativity with Elena

Wednesday 8 February, 3.30pm

Exercise your imagination in this seasonal/topical workshop for 6-8 year olds.

Booking essential, from Thursday 2 February, 1.30pm, via https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/art-creativity-6-8-yrs-tickets-31510246997

Please have your library card with you when booking.

 

Art & Creativity with Elena

Wednesday 15 February, 3.30pm

Exercise your imagination in this seasonal/topical workshop for 9-11 year olds.

Booking essential, from Thursday 2 February, 1.30pm, via https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/art-creativity-9-11-yrs-tickets-31511395432

Please have your library card with you when booking.

 

Gymboree

Friday 17 February 10.00am

Booking essential, from Thursday 2 February, 1.30pm

Fun, interactive musical workshop for 6 months to 5 years and their parent/guardian.

Booking essential, from Thursday 2 February, 1.30pm, viahttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/gymboree-170217-tickets-31514618071

Please have your library card with you when booking.

 

Cuidiú

Monday 20 February, 1pm-3pm

Local parenting support group, focussing on breastfeeding. Contact group via www.cuidiu.ie

 

Looped - string art

Saturday 11 February, 11am-3pm

Hand-crafted art made and sold by students from St Joseph's College, Lucan.

All welcome.

 

Lucan Library Book Club

Wednesday 22 February at 7pm

Discussing 'As I Lay Dying' by William Faulkner

New members welcome

 

Children’s Book Club

Tuesday 7 & 21 February, 3.45-4.45pm

For 10-12 year olds

Group full for now.

 

Home Delivery Service

Friday 17 February, 10am-12pm

Delivery service for people who are unable to get to the library.

New borrowers welcome, contact the library on 016216422.       

 

Lucan Knitting Club

Mondays 10.30am – 12noon

All welcome

 

Adult Creative Writing Group

Thursday 2 & 16 February, 10am – 12pm

New members welcome, contact the library.

 

Positive Parenting: Building Self-Esteem and Positive Behaviour

Monday 6 February, 7-8pm

with Stella O’Malley. How parents can relate better to their children and how to encourage positive behaviour.

Now booking, contact the library on 016216422, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call in.

 

Exhibition: Battle of the Somme, with particular focus on two Lucan residents who lost their lives during this episode of World War I. There is also a collection of WWI recruitment posters on display. Runs until 12 February. All welcome.

 

English Language Class for beginners

Tuesdays 6.00pm -7pm

Class now full.

 

English Language Class for improvers

Tuesdays 7.00pm -8pm

Class now full.

 

Basic Irish for Beginners’ Class / Rang Gaeilge

Thursdays, 6pm – 7pm

Class now full.

 

Irish for Parents of Children Learning Irish

Thursdays, 7pm – 8pm

Class now full.

 

Japanese Family Group

Thursday 2 & 16 February, 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Parent and children group with arts and crafts activities for local Japanese families.

Monday, 09 January 2017 10:56

Twitter

Welcome back to a new year and a new term. Please follow us on Twitter @6thclassred to stay up to date with everything we do !

 

https://twitter.com/6thclassred

Monday, 09 January 2017 10:24

Lucan Library

Lucan Library is a great local resource, there are plenty of free and low cost events every week. 

Here are just a few:

 

Dear Friend,

Please find below our January events and activities, including the English and Irish classes. Booking for Musical Tots is from this Friday 6 January via www.eventbrite.ie as it takes place on Tuesday 10 January. All the other events are bookable from Thursday 12 January, 1.30pm, viawww.eventbrite.ie, unless otherwise stated. Please note, you will need your library card when booking on Eventbrite. This will become a required field from March 2017. Thank you.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

Regards,

Lucan Library

Story Time
Tuesdays, 3.00pm
For 3-5 year olds
All welcome

Musical Tots
Tuesday 10 January 10.30am
Fun, interactive workshop for 6 months to 5 years and their parent/guardian.
Booking essential from Friday 6 January, 1.30pm, via ww.eventbrite.ie/e/musical-tots-100117-tickets-30581824059

Toddler Time
Wednesday 18 January, 10am
Fun, educational joint activity for pre-school children and their parent/guardian who helps their child participate, promoting literacy skills.    One-off workshop.
Booking essential, from Thursday 12 January, 1.30pm, via www.eventbrite.ie/e/toddler-time-tickets-30843586999
Please have your library card with you when booking.

Art & Creativity with Elena (6-8 yrs)
Wednesday 18 January, 3.30pm
For 6-8 year olds
Booking essential from Thursday 12 January, 1.30pm, via www.eventbrite.ie/e/art-creativity-with-elena-6-8-yrs-tickets-30843863827
Please have your library card with you when booking.

Art & Creativity with Elena (9-11 yrs)
Wednesday 25 January, 3.30pm
For 9-11 year olds.
Booking essential from Thursday 12 January, 1.30pm, via www.eventbrite.ie/e/art-creativity-9-11-yrs-tickets-30849360267
Please have your library card with you when booking.

Minecraft Workshops
Saturday 21 January, 11.30am-1.30pm OR 2-4pm
For 9-12 year olds
Booking essential from Thursday 12 January, 1.30pm, via www.eventbrite.ie/e/minecraft-workshop-1130am-tickets-30849747425 for 11.30am OR www.eventbrite.ie/e/minecraft-workshop-2pm-tickets-30850898869 for 2pm.
Please have your library card with you when booking.

Gymboree
Friday 27 January, 10-11am
Fun, interactive musical workshop for 6 months to 5 years and their parent/guardian.
Booking essential from Thursday 12 January, 1.30pm, via www.eventbrite.ie/e/gymboree-270117-tickets-30851203781
Please have your library card with you when booking.

Chess Club for Improvers
Saturdays, 10-11.30am
10 week course for 9-14 year olds to improve their skills. Starting Saturday 28 January
Booking essential from Thursday 12 January, contact the library.

Cuidiú
Monday 16 January, 1-3pm
Local parenting support group, focussing on breastfeeding. (www.cuidiu.ie)   

South Dublin Volunteer Centre
Tuesday 31 January, 2-4pm
Information stand promoting local volunteering opportunities
All welcome to drop by.

Lucan Library Book Club
Wednesday 25 January at 7pm
New members welcome   

Children’s Book Club
Tuesday 24 January, 3.45-4.45pm
For 10-12 year olds - group full for now.

Library to Home Service
Friday 20 January, 10am-12pm
Delivery service for people who are unable to get to the library.
New borrowers welcome, contact the library on 016216422.

First Aid for Parents/Carers
Monday 23 January, 6.30-8.30pm
Interactive First Aid workshop invaluable for parents/carers of small children and babies.
(First of a three-part “Positive Parenting” series)
Now booking, contact the library.

A New Year, a Healthy You
Monday 30 January, 6.30-8pm
With Barbara McAteer.
Simple and effective techniques and tips to integrate into your everyday life, which will incorporate health & nutrition for mind, body & spirit.
Now booking, contact the library.

Lucan Knitting Club
Mondays 10.30am – 12noon
All welcome

Adult Creative Writing Group
Thursday 5, 12 & 19 January, 10am – 12pm
New members welcome, contact the library.

English Language Class for beginners
Tuesdays 6.00pm -7pm
10 week course. Starts 24 January.
Booking essential from Thursday 12 January. Contact the library on 016216422.

English Language Class for Improvers
Tuesdays 7.00pm -8pm
10 week course. Starts 24 January.
Booking essential from Thursday 12 January. Contact the library on 016216422.

Basic Irish for Beginners’ Class / Rang Gaeilge
Thursdays from 6pm – 7pm
10 week course. Starts 26 January.
Booking essential from Thursday 12 January, 1.30pm, via www.eventbrite.ie/e/basic-irish-for-beginners-class-rang-gaeilge-tickets-30852569867
Please have your library card with you when booking.

Irish for Parents of Children Learning Irish
Thursdays from 7pm – 8pm
10 week course. Starts 26 January.
Booking essential from Thursday 12 January, 1.30pm, via www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-for-parents-of-children-learning-irish-tickets-30852795542
Please have your library card with you when booking.

Japanese Family Group
Thursday 5 January, 1-3pm & 19 January, 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Parent and children group with arts and crafts activities for local Japanese families.

St. Mary’s Photography Soirée
Landscapes & Portraits.
Runs till 7 January

Battle of the Somme
Month of January
Lucan soldiers, by South Dublin Libraries Local Studies Section

Class/crèche etc. visits welcome by appointment. Monday – Thursday mornings.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:22

SEAI Energy Workshop

6th Class Red were lucky enough to participate in a free Science workshop last month. We carried out experiments based on electricity and energy, played games and learnt about renewable energy sources. 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:12

Science

In September we spent lots of time working on science projects and lesson in Nano Science from Trinity College. Scientist at the university skyped our class when we had completed our lessons to answer our questions. They also demonstrated how to use an Electron Microscope to see the fine, nano-details on everyday items. We saw a butterfly's wings, a fly's eye, a spider and human hair! 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:00

The Ark & The National Archaeology Museum

We had a great day out in the city along with 6th Class Green. We explored the National Archaeology Museum and even seen some mummies from Egypt. We then headed to the Ark for a wonderful performance. 

The National Archaeology Museum is located on Kildare Street beside the Dail and is just one of many wonderful free galleries around the city. 

http://www.museum.ie/Archaeology

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 20:43

Lucan Library

We took a trip to Lucan Library before the midterm for a morning of story telling with Roisín Murphy. Roisín delighted us with old Irish stories in English and Gaeilge. 

The library always has a great programme of events for free so checkout their website http://www.southdublinlibraries.ie/find-library/lucan

Monday, 21 November 2016 21:59

Food Dudes

http://www.fooddudes.ie/main.html

 

FoodDudes is a healthy eating initiative that is starting in our school on Wednesday. The children will be studying the importance of a healthy, balanced diet in SPHE lessons. You can help by visiting the FoodDudes website to gain more information and by helping your child to make good choices with their school lunch, for example picked fruit and or vegetables over flapjacks and juice. 

What is the Food Dudes Programme?

Food Dudes is a programme developed by the University of Wales, Bangor, to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables both in school and at home. It is based on positive role models (the Food Dudes characters), repeated tasting and rewards.

In large-scale studies in schools in England and Wales and pilot studies in schools in Ireland, the Programme has been shown to be effective and results long lasting across the primary age range, regardless of gender, school size, geographic and socio-economic factors. It is ultimately designed to enable children to enjoy eating healthy diets, and to create a healthy eating culture within schools.

 

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The programme in Ireland received a “counteracting obesity” award from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2006.

The programme is managed by Bord Bia and to date over 3,100 primary schools have participated in the National Roll Out which will be completed in 2014. Funding has been made available by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the EU School Fruit Scheme for schools that previously ran Food Dudes to implement it for current students at junior level including specified tasting days for senior classes.

 

The Role of Parents in the Food Dudes Programme

As well as eating fruit and vegetables at school, it is important that children eat them at home too. Parents can help by encouraging children to eat and enjoy a healthy amount of fruit and vegetables, and set an example by eating them too.

Give praise and encouragement every time your child eats fruit and veg, and don’t offer sweet foods as ‘rewards’ for eating fruit and veg. There is no need to argue about food, just make sure that you make fruit and veg available for your child and stay positive.

If your child has a Food Dudes Home Chart you can help him/her complete it daily, and encourage him/her to try new fruit and veg - variety is good for health.

When your child receives his/her fruit and veg containers you can spend time together choosing interesting ways to fill them, to contribute towards a healthy packed lunch. Below are some tips and ideas which may help you to create lunches that are healthy, interesting and varied.

Tips & Ideas

Children need lots of energy and nutrients from food, particularly when they’re growing. Try to encourage them to eat lots of fruit and veg (you should aim for at least 5 portions a day) to help ensure they have the required amount of vitamins and minerals. Variety is one of the keys to a healthy balanced diet and this applies just as much to the fruit and veg you eat. The more types of fruit and veg included the better, because different fruit/veg contain different nutrients. Including a range of colours, flavours and textures can help make food more interesting and enjoyable.

  1. Sandwiches are a popular choice for packed lunches and can be easily filled with a variety of salads. Or a mixed salad could be put in the veg tub, to be eaten with the usual sandwiches.
  2. Use fruit and veg in different forms, whether cooked or raw.
  3. Some vegetables taste good grated (e.g., carrots) and some (e.g., carrots, celery, peppers) can be cut into sticks, and perhaps eaten with a dip.
  4. Have a variety of fruit and veg in a pot and create a ‘salad’. You might like to try a fruit salad of banana, orange, pineapple slices with a sprinkling of raisins and a veg salad of lettuce, sweetcorn, grated carrot, peas or tomato.
  5. Stir-fries can include fruit and/or vegetables. Save some from the previous evening meal and put in one of the lunchbox tubs.
  6. Mix cheese (cubes or grated) with a portion of fruit and/or any of the above vegetable items.
  7. Pack fruit juice in your child’s lunchbox instead of cordial or fizzy drinks. Make sure it’s 100% pure juice with no added sugar. Smoothies (made mostly of fruit) are also a healthy fruit drink. 
Monday, 21 November 2016 21:38

Maths Week

6th Class Red participated in Maths Week this year. We did extra problem solving in class, completed a Maths Trail with the help of our fantastic parents and played Maths games.

One challenge we particularly liked was completing games and problems bases on the curriculum though the online programme Mangahigh. This proved to be very successful as we challenged other schools to Maths competitions and completed challenges.

One pupil in particular excelled and I would like to say a big congratulations to Seifo for deservedly winning a gold medal as a high points scorer over Maths Week.

 

Well done Seifo ! 

Monday, 21 November 2016 21:30

Health & Wellbeing Week

Esker held a Health & Wellbeing week back in September. We learnt about different ways to look after our physical and mental health. We created a poster to promote wellbeing in the school and won a yoga lesson with yoga instructor Siobhán. 

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