Today saw the start of the Food Dudes programme which will last for the next 16 days in the Junior classes. The chosen fruits and vegetables for the first day were oranges and cucumbers. There were some very interesting reactions to the cucumbers in particular...
What Is Food Dudes?
For the next 16 days, the Junior classes will take part in the Food Dudes programme. The Senior classes will take part in the programme for 8 days beginning next week. Food Dudes is a programme developed by the University of Wales 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.
Tips and Ideas for Parents
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.
Maths Problem Of The Week
Liam McCarthy Comes To Visit!
We were delighted to have a visit from a couple of very special guests this week. Tipperary hurler and All Ireland winner, John O'Keeffe and Tipperary Games Development Officer, Kevin Hally came to visit along with the Liam McCarthy Cup and Irish Press Cup. John gave the pupils some great advice and answered lots of questions. Hopefully we'll see John back in the school this time next year again along with both Liam McCarthy and the Irish Press Cup!
Matilda - When I Grow Up
All of the classes went to see the production of "Matilda - When I Grow Up" in St. Ailbes, Tipperary Town on Thursday. Congratulations to all involved in such a fantastic production but we have to say a special well done to past pupil Molly Hogan who was part of the show. We're looking forward to next year's production already!
The pupils in 3rd and 4th Class received a visit from Eddie and Wesley this week, who are both members of the Tipperary Fire and Rescue Service. They came to deliver the Fire Safety Message along with asking all pupils to ensure that their Smoke Alarms are tested in their homes on a regular basis. Many thanks to Eddie and Wesley for giving such an informative talk.
As a result of receiving some fantastic books from Grandma and Grandpa Greenstein, the pupils from 1st and 2nd Class have turned into serious bookworms. Having been set the challenge of reading ten books each, the pupils have certainly surpassed that challenge and have read an incredible 320 books between them over the past few weeks. Each pupil was presented with a prize on Friday. They have also been set a new target to reach.
Ten Out Of Ten Club!
Well done to the pupils in 1st and 2nd Class who all scored ten out of ten in both their Maths and English tests this week. Impressive stuff from everyone!
Cross Country Success For Ella, Anna and Sam
Congratulations to Ella O'Donnell, Anna Keane and Sam Hall who had a very successful outing recently with their running club Dundrum AC in the County Juvenile Cross Country Championships. Ella's team finished third overall in the U/11 championship and were presented with bronze medals, Sam's team finished second overall and took home the silver medals in the U/11 competition and Anna's team finished third overall in the U/13 section and won bronze medals. Well done Ella, Sam and Anna.
Maths Problem Of The Week
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