We took advantage of the good weather and took our learning outside. We played with sand and water to learn about the concept of capacity. The children were so engrossed in this activity and used lots of maths language whilst chatting with their partners. They talked about containers being full, empty, holding more, holding less. They measured how many spoons would fill a cup and counted as they went. We all had great fun!
We have been reading the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. We have learned all about the life cycle of the butterfly and have completed lots of activities based on this theme.
Today we made Hungry Caterpillar necklaces using painted pasta, beads and card. It was a little tricky but we stuck with it and made some beautiful pieces.
We even have our own caterpillars in our room. We have watched them grow over the past two weeks. We think that they might be hanging in their cocoons when we come back to school on Monday.
After enjoying a lovely lunch at the picnic tables in the garden we decided to explore the garden.
The sun has got it’s hat on and we’re coming out to play, hip hip hooray!
When the Gardaí came to visit the boys and girls got a chance to dress up in their uniform. I think you’ll agree that they make the cutest new recruits!
Junior Infants have had some special visitors over the past couple of weeks as part of our topic “People Who Help Us”.
On Friday 15th April the Gardaí came to visit us.
On Thursday 21st of March Nurse Sharon came into school to tell us all about her job.
On Thursday 27th April “Postman Pat” came to visit.
Thank you so much to all of our visitors. We really enjoyed your visits and learned lots from you.
We finished our Junior Achievement Programme and were invited to Pioneer Investments, Georges Quay Plaza, to celebrate our Graduation!
This programme helped us learn a lot about business. We learned about the different types of business, how they run and how to be successful.
When we arrived we got the lift to the 8th floor and looked out over all of Dublin city. We got certificates to celebrate our hard work. It was so cool being in the fancy top-floor boardroom!
Thank you to Alan in Pioneer Investments who worked with us and held this fun party for us!
Watch out world, Ms. Smith’s 4th Class are business savvy and shooting for the stars!
We turned into mice for the school concert in March.
We opened up the show and did our parents, our teachers, Ms. Barrer and ourselves proud! Squeak!
We think mice are rather nice,
Their tails are long,
Their faces are small,
They haven’t any chins at all.
Their ears are pink,
Their teeth are white,
They run about the house at night!
They nibble things they shouldn’t touch,
And no-one seems to like them much!
But, we think mice are NICE!
In October we were ‘away with the fairies’ in the Botanic Gardens.
For our Creativity in the Classroom with Liz the artist, we were exploring the small and magical world of fairies.
We looked all around us to see where the fairies live.
It was really fun searching for the fairies, we even imagined what it would be like to be fairies!
There were signs of them everywhere! We looked at their tools and some of their houses!
We even found some friends of the fairies in the Gardens!
The fairies had very interesting sculptures and creations.
We saw the beautiful flowers in the Gardens that the fairies keep safe and strong.
Thank you Liz for taking us to visit the fairies, we really enjoyed our trip!
Don’t we look happy Mammies, Daddies and Guardians?
We won the Cleanest Classroom Competition in December and we are working hard to do well this month!
We are working hard to get points by putting the right rubbish in the correct bin. We also make sure our floor is tidy and that we bring home all our lunch in our lunch bags.
Our orange bin is our recycling bin. We only put paper in this bin.
We love recycling and having a tidy classroom!