1st class is an exciting place to be although it is hard to get used to being at school until 2.45pm! That extra hour is long and tiring for the first few weeks but we soon get used to it.

We enjoy Literacy Lift-Off so much in Senior Infants that we continue it in 1st Class. We love the Bookworm Club where we get new books to read at home. We are lucky that we get to read on the iPad too.

Bua na Cainte is as much fun as ever. We enjoy using the Gaeilge that we learn throughout the school day. Sometimes other teachers read stories as Gaeilge for us sometimes we get to chat to boys and girls from other classes too!

We learn the violin this year! Marian Ryan comes to our class every week and we really look forward to the concert that we will put on in June for our families and friends.

We visit the Science Room and get to do lots of investigations and experiements there. We will learn how to code this year using Scratch Junior and Beebots.

Our Maths classes are very exciting also and we love discovering new things when we work with Numicon. We also get to play games and do problem solving online.

In 1st class we get to learn the Siege of Ennis and the Walls of Limerick so that we will be ready to perform at any wedding or party we are invited to! Robbie Kelly teaches us these dances and if we are lucky, we get to have a céilí mór in the halla.

Our class tree this year is the Mountain Ash and we visit the various Mountain Ash around our beautiful school. We love watching the changes in the colours of the leaves. It is hard to believe that in Winter it will be bare.

Yard time is possibly our favourite time of the day as we get to meet and play with  all our friends from the other 1st classes. We have hopscotch and skipping ropes in the yard. If ever we need to find somebody to play with all we have to do is stand at the Friendship Stop and somebody will come along and ask us to join in with them.

Our Visual Art classes can get very messy sometimes but we love all the cutting and sticking, collaging and painting, mixing and constructing, drawing and printing (not all at the same time of course!). We want to bring home everything straight away but teacher likes to keep them at school for a while to decorate our classroom.

There are lots of things to look forward to in 1st class. We play basketball, go for runs in the Shannon Fields and visit the Outdoor Classroom too!

Some of us can be little nervous coming to 1st class but as our Grow in Loves song says "It's good to be together again!"

We look forward to an exciting year ahead.