Well done to 5th Class who came 1st place in out first ever Reindeer Race at KCOINS! It was a close call all the way up to the last lap and they certainly worked hard for it! 6th Class were runners up coming in 2nd place, with 2nd Class coming in 3rd place. Well done to everybody for running your hooves off and training up the reindeer for Santa on Christmas night! Thank you also to the Active Team for organising a fun week's event.
Results Day 4
Oh my goodness! The leaderboard has changed again and 5th Class are coming in fast too!! The last day will make or break it for a few classes! Good luck tomorrow everybody.
Results Day 3
Day 3 results are in and a change of pace as the competitiveness is ramped up! Still 2 more days where anything could happen!
Results Day 2
After day 2, 2nd class are in the lead! Senior Infants are on a double run tomorrow, so they are not as far behind as they might look, watch out for them! Order goes fro JI at the top to 6th at the bottom!
check back tomorrow for day 3 results !
Results Day 1
Day 1 of the Reindeer Race
Our Reindeer Race started today! 5 minutes every day to do as many laps as possible and win the reindeer race this week!
Science Week in KCOINS!
You may have been able to spot rockets test flying and boats/rafts test sailing for the Billy Goat’s Gruff last week during Science week – these were just a tiny fraction of the experiments and excitement that could be heard and seen around the school! Some classes also had tasty treats and got active in different ways to monitor their heart rates!
Active Break Everyday Challenge - 3rd
Check out 3rd Class’ moves and 5th Class' ball skills as part of their Active Break Everyday Challenge! 5th Class are hitting 2 birds with one stone as they are practicing some catching to work on our FMS of the moment too. Well done 5th! We are almost 2 weeks into our challenge and every one is doing brilliantly. Ask some of our students what type of active breaks they have been doing and see how many different types of answers you hear between 2nd - 27th November.
Halloween Parade 2020
Thank you to our teachers for putting their heads together to surprise us with our annual Halloween parade! We didn’t think we could have one because we can’t all be in the hall together as usual, but a sunny day and special areas for each class bubble meant we had a great afternoon, finished off with a big Halloween dance in our class bubbles in the yard! Today was the best day! 🎃🧙🏼🦹🏾♂️🤡👻
Who knows what you might find us doing in the yard at break and lunch time these days! We are sharing the playground on a week-to-week basis, so it can be quarantined over the weekend before another class gets to use it. 5th Class have been getting really great at skipping - running in and out of the long rope without it having to stop! 5th and 6th Class are also so happy to have their footballs and have been using the football section of the yard to it's full potential - nearly the whole class was joining in yesterday! Lots of classes have been busy writing messages and doing drawings with chalk, while the infants are busy being explorers in the bushes in their section of the yard! The hula hoops have been a great hit this year too - some people have mastered the skill of running around with it swinging around their ankle, while lots of the classes have been playing the jumping rock paper scissors with them. One bean bag did get stuck on the gutter near the school roof...but it was rescued with a VERY long pole from one of the classrooms! Can you spot any other toys and equipment we have been playing with in our pictures?!
The handball tournament will be starting in March. The match times, teams and all other information is on the noticeboard between Mrs O' Kane's room and 4th class.
Good luck to everybody playing.
The Daily Mile
We are thoroughly enjoying how well the Daily Mile is going. Everybody is up and active everyday at 11:40 for 10 minutes to get a movement break and to improve their fitness. Well done!
Wowee! We got a playground!
We must be the luckiest children in the whole of Ireland! Thank you to the PTA for helping us get to our target for our brand new playground. Our break times just got even more exciting. From swinging on monkey bars, to spinning on the roundabout, twirling in the egg cup, rolling down the hill, sliding down the slide, crossing the balance obstacle course, making games and play in the Wendy house, our options are endless. What a fantastic addition to our school yard, and a great way to keep us active in lots of different ways! Take a look at some of us having fun in it from the pictures above.
NEWS FLASH: Active Mornings
New for 2019-2020! We know you love active mornings during our annual active schools week each June, so, we have news! No more waiting for the summer time to play outside with your friends coming into school, at KCOINS we are having active mornings every Friday morning (weather permitting) starting immediately. From 8:30-8:50 each Friday you are welcome to enter the school through the side gate, rather than the front door, and leave your school bag at the wall. You may play in any part of the yard that you would like to until the bell rings, when your teacher will bring you into the classroom.
We are delighted to see our 5th class partaking in their annual cycle safety training as part of the SPHE curriculum. No better way to learn than by experiencing it in real life.
Take a look at some of our students from the senior end of the school practicing their Maths skills outdoors!
We love it when bigger classes join forces with smaller classes to help them with their learning. Everybody's skills were tested when some of the junior end of our school headed on an SESE exploration today!
Easter Egg Hunt Orienteering
Thank you so much to the Student Council for organising the best treat for us - an Easter egg hunt! The infants had to go hunting for their eggs, while the older classes had to follow clues and use their maps to navigate their way around and find the treats. What a yummy way to end the school term.