As Halloween is approaching 2nd class have been working on some monsters in art. They looked at some famous monsters from Monsters Inc and then carefully designed and created their very own marvellous monsters!
The children in Sarah C's first class have been working so hard on lots of new learning! In December, First Class were working on narrative writing, and each child dictated a story to Sarah C, and then wrote it out themselves in their own little book! The class really enjoyed reading their own stories to each other on pyjama day!
In Maths class, First Class were learning about money, and using money to count in 2's and 5's and 10's. The children really enjoyed working together and playing shopkeeper with their own imaginary shops!
The children were also learning about pattern and algebra, working together to put all the pieces in the right place of the puzzle.
First Class were learning about Length also, and used Maths books and other non-standard measurements such as pencils to measure things in our classroom. The children really enjoyed this. They also enjoyed lining up from shortest to tallest, or tallest to shortest in their pods!
The children love Gaeilge in Sarah C's class and they are very good at asking questions and answering them.
Here are some photos of Sarah C's First Class enjoying their Golden Time on a Friday! The children have been working on lining up and when they have a Golden Line, they earn steps up the Golden Ladder and every time they get to 10, they earn 5 minutes Golden Time for Friday. There has been a wonderful improvement in the line since term 1, so keep up the Golden good work! Well done!
Visit from our local community Garda, Colm.
First Class were really excited to have a visitor from Rathcoole Garda Station today. Garda Colm came to talk to the children about his job, he showed them the various parts of his uniform and explained a little about his job. The children enjoyed asking him questions and he allowed them to look at his walkie-talkie, his Garda badge and his hat! He hopes to visit us again in the new year! We are looking forward to it.
Green-School Rep Elections.
First Class made hedgehogs from clay. They were focusing on shape and texture, using clay tools to mark the clay to make the spikes on their hedgehogs. When the clay was dry, they painted their hedgehogs! Look how great they turned out!
Autumn Leaf Hunt and Art
First Class went on an Autumn leaf hunt around our school, and used the leaves we collected to make trees in art class.
Student Council Election.
First Class had their first student council election this term. The children learned about the duties of the student council. They also learned about running for election and they participated in the voting process. Well done to Artas who is our new student council rep!
Homes in Our Locality.
First Class took a walk through the housing estates near our school to see if we could spot some different kinds of houses. We saw terraced houses, detached houses, semi-detached houses and apartments.
School's Out for Summer!
Today marks the end of our time in Senior Infants. What a journey!
We started our day with Play Rota, followed by yard and a picnic. We then had a special moment in which we received individual certificates for successfully completing Senior Infants. We cheered and supported one another; we felt so proud of our progress.
A Message from Laura:
Congratulations to each and every one of you for successfully completing Senior Infants! I could burst with pride, love and joy. Thank you for your commitment to learning over the last two years. We have been a wonderful team.
I have no doubt that you will continue to succeed at school. Wishing you every success in First Class. Give it your best shot!
Take some time to unwind, to have fun and to create some new memories over the summer break.
Lots of love,
We All Scream for Ice-cream!
Monday, June 21st was a special day for our school. We had a visit from an ice-cream van!
After first yard, we made our way out to the front of the school to be greeted by a vibrant, colourful van. We made an orderly line and waited patiently for our turn.
We remembered to say "please" and "thank you" when interacting with the ice-cream van worker. He worked hard and fast; we were very impressed!
We walked slowly and carefully back to our classroom. We sat down and enjoyed our ice-creams together. Some of us got ice-cream on our faces, noses and in our hair!
Check out some photographs of our scrumptious, special day below!
Ready, Steady, Go!
Our Sports Day took place on Friday, June 18th 2021.
We spent the morning at different stations. These included the long jump, javelin, skipping/jumping, potato and spoon race and penalty shoot out. The sun shone; we had a super start to our day!
Following a busy morning, we settled down to eat our lunch. It was such a treat to have a picnic together.
Now that our bodies were fueled for more action, we moved to different stations. These included an obstacle course, beanbag throw, sponge race, racket and ball race and a sack race. It was great to experience such a variety of activities!
We had a super, successful Sports Day!
A Visit From Wooly Farm
Yesterday was a special day for us in Senior Infants. We had our school tour!
We arrived at school to see some animal themed balloons. We even saw some of the adults dressed up!
We started our day with some animal themed art. We used paper bowls, tissue paper, googley eyes and glue. We are proud of how they turned out.
After yard, it was time to prepare to visit the animals. First, we visited the shed. Here, we got the opportunity to hold some rabbits and to pet some chicks and guinea pigs. It was very exciting!
Then, we went on to visit some other animals. We were introduced to a goat named Oreo and her kid named Benji. They were kind enough to let us pet and brush them. We also met a hen. We approached her quietly and respectfully as she was sleeping. Farmer Al chose four children to hold the hen. This made us laugh!
Having said goodbye to the hen, we went on to visit some animals at the Snuggle Station. We met some lambs and a pig. We learned that the lambs were only born ten days ago! They were very cute and very affectionate. Time with these animals warmed our hearts.
The teachers also had lots of fun holding and petting the animals.
The snuggles were good for the soul!
What a super school tour!
iPads in Senior Infants
It was a wonderful surprise to learn that we would have access to some iPads this month. We spent some time discussing how to use and show respect to the iPads. Many of us have used iPads before; we shared some of our experiences.
Going forward, we hope to use the iPads during Play Rota. There is a cool phonics app which will help to consolidate our learning so far. It's fun, interesting and is sure to support us in becoming efficient readers.
Check out some photographs of us exploring the iPads in pairs.