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Our Christmas Wishes


Our Christmas Wishes

Fifth & Sixth Class, Newmarket Boys NS


Dear Santa,

My Christmas wish this year is that the homeless people around Ireland and foreign countries can have a warm meal this year and presents from you. Also, I would like if people in hospitals can get the medical attention they need and help them make a full recovery this Christmas. Furthermore, I would like some presents to go to charities for the homeless and the Hope Foundation and other great charities around Ireland and other countries.

This is my Christmas wish this year.

Merry Christmas!

Shane Doody 5th class



Dear Santa,

My Christmas wish for this year is that my family and I could work in unison to make our house and the surrounding area look vibrant with the colours of Christmas. There could be little reindeers in the yard with Santa looking over them checking that they are having fun and helpful little elves by Santa’s side. There could be Christmas lights in every tree to make it look effervescent. I wish that we could have different colours of tinsel hanging all over the house. I wish that we could have various different colours and shapes of baubles all across the tree to give our house that magical, Christmas feel. I would love if there could be Christmas lights on every wall to get us all in the Christmas mood. I wish that we could have a Christmas tree that could be as tall as the ceiling with as many branches as possible on it so we could decorate it with Christmas trinkets; it could be the most beautiful tree in all of Cork! I would love if there could be a Holy Angel on top, to remind us that Christmas is really all about the birth of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

However, my most important wish is that I could spend quality time with my loving family as between school and work we don’t really get to sit down by the table and tell each other about what has been happening in our lives and they are my favourite people in all the world.

Rory Lynn, 6th class




Dear Santa

This year my Christmas wish is that young kids who have no homes or kids that are fostered get gifts like all the other kids around the world and put a smile on their faces. I hope people who are sick or are in hospital will be able to have a lovely Christmas like use all. I hope teachers, people who work hard all year and last but not least the people of the community have a lovely Christmas.


Gavin Fleming, 5th class



Dear Santa,

Hope you have had a great year. I hope globe warming has not affected the North Pole. I think I am growing up and learning to behave. During the year I cannot name all the good things I have done but there are still a few problems. This year, along with getting presents, I have a few wishes to make. I want the less fortunate to receive their presents first. I would like to see every child with a smile on their face. I would like the less fortunate to have a roof over their head. I would like everyone, either working or staying in hospitals, to be safe at Christmas. I wish that everyone will have something to eat or drink. For myself, could we please have a white Christmas here in Ireland?!

Eoin Goggin, 5th class




Dear Santa,

This year my Christmas Wish is that you could give a present to a poor child who does not have as much as I do.  Many other children and I have all the things we could ask for. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for some kids. Some have no toys or even a home. So Santa, my Christmas Wish is that you could give a present to a poor child and put a smile on their face this Christmas.

Kevin Daly, 6th Class




Dear Santa,

This year my Christmas wish is to get presents and to have a great Christmas overall. However, I also want the less fortunate people to have a great Christmas too. These people are homeless and orphans. I would love to see them all happy at Christmas as they have tough lives. I hope they all have plenty of food to eat and can experience a Christmas to remember, with toys to play with. Most people don’t know how lucky they are compared to the less fortunate people all around the world.

Cathal O Riordan, 5th Class




Dear Santa,

My wish for Christmas is that the children, who live in orphanages, will get adopted and I wish that people who are fighting in wars will survive. I wish that the homeless families will find a hotel to stay in and have a lovely Christmas. I wish for a White Christmas with plenty of snow so that my Dad Chris and I could make a snowman and play chess. If I get a LEGO Star Destroyer from you he could also make it with me. My sister Ella wants a Qurio and can you please give one to her because that would be great (please keep this a secret!)

Charlie Saville, 5th class



Dear Santa ,

For Christmas I wish that the homeless will have food, presents and warmth. I hope people that have lost family members will be ok over the Christmas. I hope they will not be too sad.

I also hope that you can bring me a Farming Simulator 17 Steering Wheel. My brother would like to get a PS4 and my sister would like a doll. That is all I want for Christmas.

Enjoy the festive season!

Conor Kelly, 5th class




Dear Santa,

I have just two wishes this year. My first wish is, if you have time, would you please stop by every refugee camp and orphanage and give them the finest toys that could be made such as pool tables, plastic dolls, some board games and electrics like phones and consoles and also video games for them to play on the consoles.

For me, I would love if you could get me a Lenovo tablet. But can I give you a bit of advice? Do not tie it up loose in your bag because if you do it might hit off the chimney and chip the tablet – that would be a disaster!

Brion O’ Keeffe, 5th class




Dear Santa,

For Christmas I want it to snow because it has not snowed in years. I think a lot of people would like it to snow to. My two brothers want it to snow too! My other wish is that the children who have no families will have some people to care for them this year, by giving them food and presents.

Oran Moynihan, 6th Class





Dear Santa,

This Christmas I want it to be the best yet. I wish I could get a PS4 and Fifa 17 and 18. The only reason I want it is because my x-box360 is old and GameStop don’t sell any games for it. I wish I can give some of my old toys to charity. I also wish that my family will be nice to each other and that we can sit on the couch by the fire eating sweets and watching Christmas movies. Also, there is one more thing I really want – please make this year a white Christmas!

Cillian Saville, 5th Class



Dear Santa,


My Christmas for this year,

Is to sing a song for all to hear,

I’ll play my guitar, and I’ll sing with my heart,

Now that’s how I’d like my Christmas to start


Joe McAuliffe, 6th Class




Dear Santa,

This Christmas I want most of the injured and ill to be able to come out of the hospital in time for Christmas and for all families around the world to spend quality time together in front of the fire

Colin O’ Leary, 5th class.



Dear Santa,

My Christmas Wish is to go to England to see my cousins who live in London. Their names are Anne, Ryan, Glenn, Zoe. The others are Pat, Cian and Saoirse. Anne got a new dog and he is a German Shepherd. Pat already has a dog. The last time I met them was two or three years ago.

This is my Christmas Wish

Anthony O Donovan , 5th class.



Dear Santa,

My Christmas wish this year is to get many gifts such as Zombie Island 2, Bluetooth wireless headphones in the colour  white, a Territorial Blues jersey and also Assassins Creed Origins .I also have another wish – that all the less fortunate people around the world will have a good Christmas, spending time with their families.

Aidan Buckley, 5th Class



Dear Santa,

I hope this Christmas all the less fortunate families around the world will be able to spend time together and receive all the presents they asked Santa Claus for.

Jack Moynihan, 6th Class




Dear Santa,

My Christmas wishes are that all the homeless people will get a hotel or a B&B to stay in, a white Christmas with lots of snow, I wish to spend as much time with my family and to cook Christmas dinner with my Dad.

Dara Weathers, 5th Class




Dear Santa,

My Christmas wish is to sit down with my family, eat a Terry’s Chocolate Orange and watch Christmas movies such as Home Alone, Miracle on 23rd street and Elf. I hope for a tasty Christmas dinner. I want all the sick children who need medical attention to get the help they need.

(I would also appreciate a LEGO TITANIC)

Ben Walsh, 6th Class




Dear Santa,

My Christmas wish this year is to do the one thing that makes Christmas what it is; sitting down in front of the warm, crackling fire while snow is falling outside, watching Christmas movies and exchanging gifts with my family, eating chocolates and not having breakfast until 2pm. This is a recipe for a joyful Christmas in my family, and I hope for everyone else to enjoy Christmas as much as I do, no matter who they are or what they’re doing. In my opinion, everyone, including the homeless and the hungry, should have a chance to enjoy this wonderful holiday.

Calum Cronin, 5th Class




 This year my Christmas wish is for a beautiful, white Christmas for all my friends and family to have fun in.

I also wish that the homeless are kept warm and have food to eat.

My third wish is that all the kids will get what they asked for this Christmas.

My final wish is that all the unhealthy and sick people get better and be able to celebrate this Christmas with their families.

Aidan Higgins, 5th class




Dear Santa,

This year I want it to snow so I can play in it and have a snowball fight with my sister. What I want most for Christmas is to not get bored by twelve o’clock because most of the time I’ll end up sitting down and watching television. I also want a say in the decorations because my mom and sister don’t give me a say every year!

                                                                            Graham Cottrell, 6th Class


Dear Santa,

This year, my Christmas wish is that I will enjoy myself over the holidays with my family. I wish that families who are less fortunate than me will also have a great Christmas and for those who are homeless to have a roof over their head. If you have a chance, please stop at an orphanage or refugee camp and deliver presents to some poor kids. My final wish is that it will snow this year because it hasn’t snowed for a few years. In my opinion the most magical part of Christmas is when it snows.

Ronan Brosnan, 5th class




I hope I get what I asked Santa for this Christmas; a Lamborghini car, an Elf on the Shelf, an Nintendo Switch and a PS4. I wish that my dog gets a lovely bed to sleep on, treats and a Christmas hat. For my fish, a big bowl with a filter and rocks.

I wish that the kids with no homes get a place to stay and that everybody who is in hospital gets a present.

Christian Barry, 5th Class



Dear Santa,

My Christmas Wish this year is that the poorer people in the world get what they want. I hope to spend a happy Christmas with my family, sitting down in front of the fore, watching movies and eating sweets. I hope we have a nice Christmas dinner. I would love to receive a desk this year.

Eoin O Driscoll, 5th Class




Our Imaginary Pets!

My Imaginary Pet

My pet is called Patcher. She is 12years old. Patcher is a furry, blue worm. She is very mean. She can fly. Patcher likes to take things from people. She flies over people taking things from their hands with her teeth. She makes a mess with the things she steals in her house.

Her home is a very scary cave and she frightens herself with her owl growl. Her favourite things to drink are milk and water and sometimes orange. At breakfast Patcher has orange juice, weetabix, toast and a beef sandwich. At lunch she likes tomato soup and bread but at times she only has bread,

She has a mat in her sitting room. She has rollerblades and rollerskates. Her favourite thing is her pencil case which she brings to pet school. In pet school Patcher is learning how to balance on rollerblades.

By Peter Mc Carthy

My Imaginary Pet

My imaginary pet is a goat.

His name is Jerry.

He lives on a farm and eats hay and vegetables such as potatoes, lettuce, broccoli and carrots.

He is grey in colour. He has yellow eyes. He has big ears.

He lives in a big red and white barn with his friends. His friends are the pigs, ducks, sheep, a horse and a barn owl.

He likes to run super fast like an ambulance or a police car.

For fun Jerry and I like to play Cops and Robbers, and Cowboys and Indians.

By Ryan Jones

My Imaginary Pet

My imaginary pet is called Ginger. He is a dragon. He is five years old. Ginger is nice and shiny. Ginger is green and has blue spots. He has black eyes. He is a boy-dragon!

He drinks water and eats sausages. I think he would like noodles too.

He likes to play all the time. He likes me to play and rub him. I think he would like to be inside our house when it is raining. He chases me in the garden. I think he is sad when we go on holidays, but very happy when we come back

I wish my dragon had super powers.. I think he would like to come to school someday in my bag, but Múinteoir Jennifer would get a fright!

I love my dragon.

By Eoin Lynch


My pet is called Ra-Ra.

He is my per dinosaur.

Ra-Ra is a T-Rex.

He is very big, has sharp teeth and has a very long tail.

Ra-Ra has very small arms.

He lives outside in a cave.

He loves to eat sweets and cake.

Ra-Ra likes to play and run around the garden and hide.

By Kieran Moynihan

My Imaginary Pet

My pet is called Koala Bear.

My pet is a wolf.

His fur is pink, red, orange and blue.

He lives in a kennel space ship.

He likes to eat dog food and drink milk.

Koala bear is a boy and he likes to play ball.

He is little and his big teeth. He has very good eye-sight.

He is very loud and he howls and cries.

He fights and bites when he is cross and he can battle people.

He can do karate.

He has 5ears because he is 5 years old.

He has 4 legs.

He likes to eat biros.

Koala Bear comes to my house when I invite him.

By Odhran Murphy

My Imaginary Pet

My pet is an elephant. His name is Harry.

He is grey in colour.

He lives in the jungle with other wild animals.

He is 13years old.

I am his best friend.

He likes to eat peanuts, cheese, ham and marshmallows.

He drinks water and coke on special occasions.

He likes to give me rides on his back.

He lifts me up with his trunk. I can see everything when I sit on his back.

Sometimes he lets me sit on his trunk.


By Daragh Clifford







My imaginary pet is called Moo.

My pet is a puppy.

She is black and white.

Moo lives in a dog box just outside my house.

She eats dog food, bread, scraps and even some of my chocolate!

I like to tickle Moo’s tummy and then she roll’s over and stretches her paws.

Sometimes I bring her into the school and Daddy goes mad!

Moo is my very favourite pet.

By Darragh Daly

My Imaginary Pet

My pet is called Spiky.

He is a 3 headed spinoboat.

He is brown and yellow.

He has 19 legs and 3 heads.

He has scaly skin and a spiky tongue. He has 15 wings.

He eats frogs and drinks water from the pond.

Spiky loves to fly and play catch with my brothers per dog Rudy.

He also likes to scratch my back with his 19paws.

He likes to fly away from me and I try to catch him.

Spiky has a pillow bed beside my bed and he likes to cuddle up at night with his favourite teddy ‘Brother Conor’.

By Fionn Mc Auliffe

My Imaginary Pet

My pet is a donkey.

His name is Buttons.

He is back and white.

Buttons lives in our back garden.

Buttons eats grass and horse food.

Buttons likes to run and jump.


By Morgan Haugh

My Imaginary Pet!

My pet is called Spike.

My pet is a shark who can fly.

He is grey with green zig-zag designs.

He lives in a big pool outside my home.

Spike eats fish and old clothes.

He loves water and milk to drink.

He likes to jump out of his pool and fly around the field.

Spike likes to swim and fly up in the clouds with the aeroplanes.

He is a friendly shark.

By Aidan Fitzgerald.

My Imaginary Pet

My pet is a dog with wings.

His name is Bailey.

He is ten years old.

He can shoot fire and knock down caves while he is flying.

He is red and black.

He lives in a jungle with have lots of caves.

Bailey likes to drink lava and eat dead meat,

By Kevin McCann





My pet is called Speedy.

He is a horse.

He is brown in colour.

Speedy lives in a field.

Speedy eats grass and nuts and he drinks water.

Speedy likes to jump over ditches and run fast.

By Aaron Casey


My imaginary pet’s name is Oscar.

He is a unicorn.

He is blue with white strips.

He also has a green horn.

Oscar likes to eat vegetables especially tomatoes, carrots and cabbage.

He likes to play in the air near my house.

Oscar also likes to tell jokes.

By Brían Moynihan

My Imaginary Pet

My pet is called Stormfly.

He is a dragon.

He is brown and red.

Stormfly lives in a big cave on a beach near the ocean.

He eats fish and sometimes rocks.

Stormfly likes to fly upside down and loves to scare people!

By Cormac Fitzgerald


My pet is called Henry.

He is a giant dog.

He has big ears that are great for hearing with.

He is brown and white and he has big white teeth.

Henry lives in the bushes near my Granda’s house.

Henry eats giant tins of dog food and drinks lots of water.

Henry likes to jump over gates and wires and loves rolling around in muddy puddles.

I love to play with Henry!

By Jamie Cronin

My Imaginary Pet

My pet is called Pudsey.

He is a dinosaur.

He is black and red.

Pudsey lives in the forest near my house.

Pudsey eats apples, pears and sausages.

He loves to drink water and milk.

Pudsey loves to play with me.

He won’t sleep at night if he doesn’t have his teddy.

By Niall Walsh

Tom the T-Rex

My pet is called Tom.

He is a T-Rex.

He is green and yellow with blue hair.

He lives in the island wood, under the bridge.

Tom loves nuggets and chips. He likes cheese and burgers too.

He drinks orange juice and cranberry juice when he is thirsty.

He plays cops and robbers with me. He is always the robber because he is big and scary.

He gets angry when he sees zombies.

He loves senior infants.

By Philip Mc Carthy



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Cinquain Poetry

Junior and Senior Infants learn lots of rhymes and poems in school, but they also love to create their own! Below find some examples of cinquain poetry the boys created in class this year.


Furry, brown, cheeky, funny,

Taking people’s hats,

Happiest climbing trees.





Brown, small, fast, silky,

Cantering around the field,

Happiest when he is racing.





Small, grey, furry, fast,

Hopping in the long grass.

Happiest when free,

Cute as can be,



Big, strong, brown, fast,

Hunting in the jungle,

Happiest when he is sleeping,





Golden, small, happy, busy,

Dashing around the field,

Happiest when we play together,





Big, brown, strong, busy,

Flying high in the sky,

Happy to help Santa,





Brown, big, loud, furry,

Swings in the branches,

Delighted when eating bananas,






Tall, slender, fast, happy,

Racing over fields,

Happiest when running around,





Yellow, big, slippery, sad,

Swims slowly in the fish tank,

Sad because he has no space,


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I would wish for……

This week in school our  teacher read us the story ‘The Fish who could wish’.

fish who could wish


After hearing the story we thought about what we could wish for…..

Fionán would wish for a holiday in Spain with Dylan O Connor for two weeks, and Ciaran Lynch said he would like to live in Spain because the weather would be lovely there.

Morgan and Philip would love to live in Symths’ toystore, and Kieran Moynihan would wish for all the toys in the world!

Alan closed his eyes and wished really hard for a grey horse, who would live in the field near his house.

Aidan said that if he was the fish in the story he would have wished to live in a big, glass bowl with clean water.

Kevin would like a gun for shooting rabbits!

Josh, Ciaran Roche, Reese and Darragh Daly decided that they would wish for a skateboard.

Jack wanted  a star from the sky because he is afraid of the dark.

A small, brown dog called Lucy would be just perfect for Coiln Lehane.

Michael and Diarmuid both wanted red cars to drive around Newmarket!

Tyler would wish for a red bike, Niall would love a rally car and Dylan wanted a motorbike.

Daragh Clifford would wish for a  REAL tractor to play with!

Would Batman and Robin have a room for Fionn in their house?

Denis would have plenty rooms; he would wish for a castle!

And Alex thought long and hard about his wish; in the end he decided he would wish for a hundred more wishes!



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Developing Oral Language with your child

Top Ten Tips for Parents/Guardians

Infants to First Class

  • Listen to what your child is saying /trying to say and respond to contributions.
  • Make and maintain eye contact while talking with your child. He also needs to maintain eye contact when speaking to you.
  • Explain the meaning of words.
  • Talk through activities.
  • Talk through everyday experiences.
  • Involve your child in discussions / plans.
  • Ask / Answer questions.
  • Teach your child nursery rhymes /songs / poems/ raps.
  • Develop your child’s receptive language by asking him/her to follow simple instructions.
  • Assist your child to express ideas in an orderly fluent way.
  • Read to your child each night.

 Second Class to Fourth Class

  • Set aside 10-15 minutes to discuss the day’s happenings.
  • Encourage your child to express and justify opinions.
  • Involve your child in adult conversation when appropriate.
  • Talk about the child’s favourite T.V programme.
  • Play language games which focus on words i.e. Scrabble, crosswords.
  • Encourage your child to talk about experiences with a wide range of people, peers, relations and other adults.
  • Listen carefully and clarify meaning, ‘Do you mean/or is this what you mean?’
  • Encourage your child to give reasons for decisions.
  • Encourage your child to listen courteously to the opinions of others.
  • Talk about school topics and assignments.

 Fifth and Sixth Class

  • Encourage your child to develop a positive attitude to speaking / listening.
  • Discuss your child’s school work successes/concerns/interests.
  • Respect your child’s opinions and feelings.
  • Involve your child in adult conversations.
  • When appropriate, help your child to extend his range of words in specialised subjects.
  • Encourage your child to listen and respond courteously to others.
  • Watch and discuss T.V. news / current affairs programmes together.
  • Assist your child to locate information in local library and internet.
  • Talk about school topics and assignments.
  • Play commercial games that focus on word building.
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