Busy bees hard at play.
Future engineers hard at work.
Spring has arrived and the Junior Infants have been busy using their green fingers.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to Ms Quinn’s class
We investigated the type of materials which magnets attract….
And the results are in…
Magnets attract some metals like iron and steel.
They don’t attract materials like glass, wood and plastic.
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.
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.
What shapes can you find?
Can you find a cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder?
We made a substation and wires going to a house.
We made the Leaning tower of Pisa! We hope it doesn’t fall!
Look at the robot we made together.
How many cylinders can you see?
Here is a windmill we made.
Can you name all the shapes in this photo?
What shapes can you see around you right now?
We are having great fun in second class trying to solve problems with this hopping frog! Here is a link to the website if you would like to practice at home:
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Look at the lovely penguins that Ms. Bohan and Ms. Gahan’s class have made! We are doing projects on penguins at the moment and learning lots of fun facts about these lovely animals. Take a look at our creations…
Meeting for Parents/Guardians on Monday, 17th November 2014
at 8.00 p.m. in the School Hall.
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
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.
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
The Green Team
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.!!
Senior Infants are busy learning lots of new skills at tennis and Gaa.They are having great fun and getting fit too!
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….
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….
The Senior Infant children are busy reading lots of books.