Welcome Note Week 1

Post date: 30-Aug-2016 23:15:18

Dear Parents,

Hello and welcome from Seniors/1st Class for 2016/17.

My name is Vincent Gleeson and I’m looking forward to working with you and your children this school year. This week I hope to get to know the children and for them to get to know me and the routines we have in the class.


My plan is that on Mondays I will give you a note in the homework folder with all the homework for the week. It will also let you know some of the things we are doing in class and the homework will usually tie in with what we are doing in class that week.

Jolly Phonics

We will be revising our Jolly Phonics sounds and words. There are 42 letter sounds in all and we will be working our way through them. If you want to know the letter sounds check out the Jolly Phonics link on our class website. The sounds are on the other side of this page


Next week I hope to give out one reader. I will endeavour to have them reading a book that is at their level. This may take a week or two to establish. Please fill out the Bookworm reading log so we can track your child’s reading progress. The Bookworm reading log can be kept in the homework folder.

This week we will start reading the names of the children in the class (see over), talking about our summer holidays from school and the All-Ireland hurling final. We will be sorting lots of items and finding out about some of the resources we have in the class.

I am committed to working with you the parents and guardians to help the children progress and enjoy school so please do ask me questions or let me know anything that might help me achieve this.

My school email is vincent.gleeson@pallaskenryns.ie and I usually check that most days.

Watch out for what we are doing in class on our class website at


or just Google “pallaskenry national school” and click on the Seniors and 1st link on the lower left side.


Mr. Gleeson

Seniors/1st Class Names 2016/2017

Jolly Phonics 42 sounds in order.