St. Kieran’s NS engaged in a shared reading programme. Children paired up with a different partner each day to read to one other. The children worked very well together and enjoyed reading to their peers. One can see their confidence and competence in literacy improving as they read in small groups with the benefits of a low pupil teacher ratio.
The school set up a breakfast club with the objective of promoting the importance of a healthy nutritious breakfast in the diets of all the children. As the children delved into their healthy breakfasts, teachers took the opportunity to teach pupils about the importance of a good nutritious breakfast and the benefits of healthy eating. All pupils enjoyed sitting down together and eating a different breakfast each day of ‘Healthy Breakfast Week’. Children tried everything from healthy cereal, fruit, porridge and beans on toast.