What do we get up to?

Welcome to our First Class Page!

This year our First Class teachers are Ms. Moynan ,Ms. Callanan , Ms. Lanham, Mrs. Redmond and Ms. Meade. 

Our Learning Support teachers this year are  Ms. Hanafin, Ms. Lynam, Mrs. Ryan  and Ms. Grennan.

Please keep an eye on our page to see what we have been up to!



lift-off-to-literacy-150x150Literacy Lift Off

Literacy Lift Off is an intensive 6 week reading intervention programme run in First Class. Children are tested before and after the programme and evidence has shown a considerable increase in the children’s reading ability after the 6 weeks. The programme runs for an hour 3 times a week typically Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. During this hour there are 4 adults in the room working at the following stations


  • Phonics
  • Writing
  • Familiar reading
  • New reading

Ms.Callanan’s and Ms. Lanham’s classes were the first to start and participated in the programme during the months of November and December. 

Mrs. Redmond’s and Ms. Meade’s classes are currently doing Literacy Lift Off and really enjoying it! 



Library visits

All classes will visit the Library on the first Tuesday of every month (weather permitting). Please ensure that your child brings their library card with them on these visits. All parents are welcome to meet us at the library to assist their child in selecting their reading material.

Science Week

We got to see lots of cool experiments during our Science Show in the halla for Science Week!!