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.
Santa took time out of his busy schedule to visit all the boys and girls in school today.
Take a look at his list and check it twice to see if your name is on it!!!
On Wednesday the 11th of November two members of the Irish army arrived at our school to present us with an Irish flag and our very own copy of the proclamation of the Irish Republic. We learnt how to look after our flag and what the colours represent. We also had a very special visitor, John Stephenson, whose grandfather fought at the GPO in 1916. He told us all about the rising and about all the interesting places in our locality where fighting actually took place. We had a great day.