Activity Time.

Busy bees hard at play.

Mathematicians at work.

 

Construction in Infants

Future engineers hard at work.

Planting seeds in Rooms 1 and 2.

Spring has arrived and the Junior Infants have been busy using their green fingers.

Reading in Junior Infants

Junior Infants are well on their way to becoming fantastic readers. They have been working really hard at blending sounds to make words. They are now so good at reading that they beat their teacher in the decoding competition every single day.

 

A visit to the Post Office!

The children wrote a letter to Santa to see how he was getting on and to tell him how good all the children in Room 13 have been this year. We went out for a walk to deliver our letter personally at the Post Office! Everyone was very excited and had a wonderful time. We also called into the church to look at the Advent wreath.

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Junior Infants go on a nature walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On Tuesday the 20th of October all of the pupils in our school went on a nature walk. The Junior Infants had a fantastic time. Ms. Burke from the Green School Commitee gave  us all Hi Vis vests so that cars could see us. We wear them when we walk to and from school now.

On our walk we spotted lots of signs of Autumn. We collected leaves,helicopters and conkers. We also saw lots of animals. We even found a fairy door.

We all want to thank our parents and relatives for their sponsorship money.

Fun Days in Junior Infants

Junior Infants have been very busy since their arrival in September. Have a look at just some of the hard work that they have been doing.

Junior Infants have been very busy since their arrival in September. Have a look at just some of the hard work that they have been doing.

Maths Challenge!

We asked each other REALLY hard maths questions….
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Can you figure out this one in the picture below?

? +? +? = ?
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Eleven 11, that’s right! Well done!

 

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We had MAGnificent fun investigating magnets….

 

We investigated the type of materials which magnets attract….

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And the results are in…

Magnets attract some metals like iron and steel.

They don’t attract materials like glass, wood and plastic.

Spring has sprung at last!

Our beautiful garden.

We all got a lovely surprise on Monday morning when we returned to find our school garden in full bloom! Now that the weather is getting warmer we have all had an opportunity  to get out to the courtyard to admire the beautiful flowers. We even spotted our resident frogs and their frog spawn. We try to be very quiet when we are in the courtyard as we don’t want to frighten our frogs.

Green fingers

The boys and girls in 2nd class have been selected by Innocent Smoothies Sow and Grow Project to develop their green fingers. We were delighted on Monday when a box full of goodies arrived at our classroom door. As part of the project we have been asked to plant cress, courgette and pumpkin seeds. In addition to this we will be reporting our gardening progress on our blog. You can read our blog at https://sowandgrow.innocentdrinks.ie/diaries/. We hope you enjoy.  IMG_2689IMG_2695 IMG_2697

Celebrating World Book Day

The children in Rooms 5 and 6 dressed up as some of their favourite characters from books they have read. You just might spot Horrid Henry, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Pippi Longstocking or Harry Potter in the pictures below! There’s also a Wally from Where’s Wally hiding!

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Researchers

The boys and girls in Room 5 have been very busy using our laptops to research for our mini projects on space. We have gathered a lot of information and have become very quick at finding information on the internet. Thanks Mr. King for all of your help!!

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Marc Chagall

We spent some time looking at ‘Bonjour Paris’ by Marc Chagall.

Marc Chagall was a famous artist. He was born in Russia but lived in France for most of his life.

We used chalk to draw our own ‘Bonjour Paris!’.

Can you see the Eiffel tower?

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What animals can you find in the picture?


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3D Shape fun!

 What shapes can you find?

Can you find a cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder?

We made a substation and wires going to a house. 

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We made the Leaning tower of Pisa! We hope it doesn’t fall!

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Look at the robot we made together.

How many cylinders can you see?

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Here is a windmill we made.

Can you name all the shapes in this photo?

IMG_2744We made our own Eiffel Tower. Just like the one Marc Chagall painted in ‘Bonjour Paris!’

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 What shapes can you see around you right now?

 

Busy at Maths!

We have been very busy………

…learning about ZERO!

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We’ve been playing some fun Maths games!

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Look at our great group work!

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Look at all the counters we have in our bags! Poor Zero though!

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Danse Macabre

We have been listening to ‘Danse Macabre’ by French composer Camille Saint-Saens.

It’s a spooky piece of music about skeletons coming up from their graves to have a party and dance about.

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Try not to SCREAM!!!!

We have been very busy learning all about ‘The Scream’ by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.

We wondered why the person in the picture was screaming.

What do you think?

We used online colouring and twistables to make our own SCREAMS!

Look if you dare!!!!!

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Chicken Big!!!

We read the story of ‘Chicken Big’.

All the other chicks thought he was not a chicken but…….. an umbrella, an elephant, a squirrel, a sweater, a hippopotamus and even a cow.

It was a very funny story!

Look at our lovely pictures and writing about this story….

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Green Schools Update

Hi Guys,

We have started work on our next Green Flag. This year we will be trying to win a flag for Travel and Transport.

We have set up a new Green Team and we went out together on a walkability audit with Sandra Pokrant from An Táisce.

We are trying to establish a safe walking route to school where people might carpool and then Park n’ Stride from Bayside Shopping Centre. As the name suggest this would mean parking your car at the shopping centre and then walking to school from there. This would hopefully mean less traffic around the school in the mornings and afternoons.

On our walk we discovered lots of interesting things

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Here we are outside the school looking at the road markings that make it safe for us to cross the road.

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Outside our school we have yellow markings on the road and railings. The yellow markings help to remind traffic that they must slow down and they cannot park outside our school. The railings are there to stop any cars from parking on or mounting the path. They also stop children from running out of the school gates and straight onto the road.

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This is Sandra, she told us lots about raod safety

We are very lucky to have a safe pathway from the shops to the school. There is plenty of room for people and buggys to walk along. On our walk we heard the birds singing and saw some lovely trees and plants.

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Nice wide path

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Speed bumps on the road help the cars to drive at a safe pace

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Concrete pillars in the middle of the path ensure that no cars can access it. This keeps it safe for walkers

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When we got to the carpark there was plenty of parking spaces and space.

We think that it would be really super if some families that travel to school by car might consider having a go at “Park n’ Stride” from Bayside shopping centre, especially coming into the lovely summer weather

Thanks,

The Green Team

Halloween

We did lots of Halloween Art. Cats, ghosts, and scary castles were to be seen in all the Junior Infant rooms. Here are some of the pumpkins we found.!!

Tennis and Gaa skillls

Senior Infants are busy learning lots of new skills at tennis and Gaa.They are having great fun and getting fit too!

Monet’s water-lilies!

We looked at some paintings by Claude Monet. We learned all about Impressionism. We really liked the painting of The Japanese Bridge (The Water-Lily Pond)  in his garden.

We then decided to paint our own pictures using lots of bright colours for our water lilies…..take a look!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

We are busy preparing for St Valentine’s Day.Look at the cards we made for our Mums and Dads.We cut out lots of hearts and wrote a nice message.We also made wreaths with hearts hearts and more hearts.Happy Valentine ‘s Day to everyone

 

The Year of the Snake

The Chinese new year celebrations began on Sunday February 10th.It is the year of the snake. We learned all about how Chinese people celebrate this special time.

We had great fun colouring in our snakes and painting yellow and red borders around them.

St. Brigid’s Day

On February 1st we celebrated the feast day of St. Brigid. We learned all about how she was a very kind and special  person.

We saw some lovely St. Brigid’s crosses and heard the story about how her cloak grew and grew. Later on we coloured in lovely pictures of her and using coloured sugar-paper made a beautiful collage of her cloak.

Let us show you our work….

The Liffey Swim

Ms. Crean’s class looked at a painting by a famous Irish artist called Jack B yeats. The painting was called the Liffey Swim. He painted lots of Dubliners  long ago watching the annual swim in the river Liffey.

 

Later we had great fun painting our own pictures using lots of bright coloured paints.

Take a look at our Liffey swim pictures….

When I grow up….

In Ms. Crean’s class we discussed what we might like to be when we grow up. We came up with lots of different career choices and drew some lovely pictures of ourselves. Take a look at some of our colourful work.