Senior Infants- Ms Larkin

We had a super Sports Day, which of course was topped off with a visit from the ice-cream van.

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The pupils really enjoyed having Nial O’ Connor and Andrea from the County Council in to chat to them about water in the local area. They had samples of water with him and the children got to examine the water. They came across all types of creatures including crayfish.

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We had a brilliant day on our School Tour. The Library, The Fire Station and The Peacelink were all fantastic. We had such a great time.
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We have been learning lots of songs about The Jungle and did some freewriting based on it. We made our own lions and spirally snakes.

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Senior Infants listened to the story ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’. We decided to make our own caterpillars using clay.
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The children enjoyed making their mosaics. They used their initial and then chose complimentary colours to display their mosaics.
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During history, we’ve been learning all about Irish legends. We loved The Salmon of Knowledge so decided to create our own fish. We covered our fish template with tin foil, painted them, then scraped out our own designs. We now have even more knowledge than before!
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In Maths, we’ve been doing all about money. Our shopkeeper, Siobhan was very diligent and the children could only buy things if they had the exact money!
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Easter – The children enjoying one of three Easter hunts!

1916 celebrations

As part of our celebrations, we joined up with the other infant classes to play games from 100 years ago, do some 1916 art and to listen to Mrs Smyth tell us some Irish legends.  We thoroughly enjoyed our day.

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Engineers Week
The children enjoyed being engineers for an afternoon. Each group had to try and design a bridge using the materials at each station. We definitely have some talented engineers among us.

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We have just finished our 6 weeks of Gymnastics. Everybody was able to do a sequence which involved travelling, a jump, a balance and a roll. We definitely have some super stars among us!!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Pancake Tuesday was great fun in Senior Infants. We enjoyed making the pancake mix and cooking it but we especially enjoyed eating them!!!

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The boys and girls really enjoyed being creative with the magnets during science.

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The children enjoyed making their ‘framed poems’ for their Grandparents.

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In history, we brought in photographs of ourselves when we were babies.  We chatted about how much each of us has changed and even about how much our toys have changed.  We had great fun trying to figure out who was who!!

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In science we have been doing about materials. We looked at the primary colours and how they mix to form new colours. We used kitchen paper to see how absorption works. We really enjoyed watching this experiment unfold.

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Our beautiful handmade Christmas wreaths.

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The children in Senior Infants have been very busy coming up to Christmas. Do you like our Santa’s?  We’ve also been learning  ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’.  We now know all the reindeer names.  Do you?

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We used the idea of ‘pointillism’ to make our Winter Penguins.
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/>Marvin the Magician came to teach the children all about Recycling. Marvin needed plenty of help and had some very willing and helpful assistants.


For Science Week, we became private investigators! We did our own fingerprints and then we had work in groups to try and match up the prints. We definitely have a few Sherlock Holmes in our midst!
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Halloween

Mrs Mc Nulty really enjoyed the Halloween songs!

Mrs Mc Nulty really enjoyed the Halloween songs!

It all got too scary for Ms. Flynn!!

It all got too scary for Ms. Flynn!!

We had a super time in the hall reciting all our Halloween poems and songs.

We had a super time in the hall reciting all our Halloween poems and songs.

Can you guess who we all are?

Can you guess who we all are?

The children were all excited getting dressed up for Halloween.

The children were all excited getting dressed up for Halloween.

The boys and girls made fabulous webs for their creepy little spiders.

The boys and girls made fabulous webs for their creepy little spiders.

There were a lot of friendly witches in Senior Infants this Halloween!

There were a lot of friendly witches in Senior Infants this Halloween!

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2015-10-15 11.14.55In maths, we were doing all about 2D shapes. The boys and girls made some fabulous designs with their 2D shapes.

In maths, we were doing all about 2D shapes. The boys and girls made some fabulous designs with their 2D shapes.

 

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Our Scary Scarecrows made sure that the hedgehogs were safe from any danger!

Our Scary Scarecrows made sure that the hedgehogs were safe from any danger!

The hedgehogs have joined our lovely autumnal trees.

The hedgehogs have joined our lovely autumnal trees.

During science we have been doing ‘All About Me’. We looked at how we grow from babies to adults, we examined the different parts of the body and we explored our 5 senses. We used a feely bag to see if we could guess what we were touching. We listened to sounds on the computer and tried to identify them. Some of us were blindfolded and had to try and walk around the classroom. Ms Larkin put items into containers and we had to try and identify them by smelling them. Finally we had a tasting lesson where we experienced bitter, sour, salty and sweet foods. We thoroughly enjoyed learning all about our senses. We hope you enjoy looking at our photographs.

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Matthew, Ella and Katie keen to taste the sour lemon.

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Cian enjoying the bitter sweets.

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Kate isn’t too impressed with the lemon!

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Anthony definitely got a sour lemon!!

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Saoirse, Oran and Cian enjoying the sweet chocolate.

We have been doing all about ‘Autumn’ in October. We hope you enjoy our colourful trees. Watch out for our hedgehogs which will be coming soon!

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We really enjoyed doing ‘The Three little Pigs’. We listened to two versions of the story, we sequenced the story, we dramatized the story and finally we did art based on the story.

 

The pupils in senior infants really enjoyed learning the alternative version of ‘Humpty Dumpty’.  They learned all about how ‘Humpty Dumpty’ went to the Moon!  Enjoy looking at their masterpieces.

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All the boys and girls were delighted to be back to school!

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