Junior/Senior Classes

October 9th 2019

Plants and Flowers

 

The boys and girls in Ms Hamill's Senior Infant Class are learning all about plants and flowers and they're loving every minute. Student teacher, Ms Allan, first introduced the subject during their Science lesson. She told them exactly what a plant needs to grow ie: sunlight, air, water and soil containing nutrients. She also explained the structure of a plant. Above ground, there is a stem, leaves and a bud which blossoms into a flower. Below ground, there are the roots.

Ms Allan also got the children to decorate yogurt pots and they planted cress seeds in them. Over the coming weeks, the children will water their plants when needed and will watch the seeds grow into a hairy plant! What better way to learn about nature, than to see it happen before your eyes. To complement all this learning, every morning during Aistear, the subject continues. At the creative table, the boys and girls designed and made the most beautiful flowers, which now decorate their classroom. Over in the role play section, they are running their very own flower shop, all the while sharing all the information they have learned.


plants and flowers

 

September 13th 2019

Settling in Well


The first two weeks of school have passed very quickly and by now, everyone has settled into their new routine. Our junior infants are really enjoying their new experience in 'Big School'. Although their days have ended at noon so far, they have still managed to pack plenty of work, play and fun into each day! From Monday, they will begin their longer days, ending at 1.30pm, but I don't think that this will be a problem for this hard working group. Pictured below are some of the students from Ms Kelly's and Ms Mc Laughlin's Junior Infant Classes.


settling in well 2019

 

June 13th 2019

Outdoor Obstacle Course


Our indoor obstacle course has been in use throughout the week, but today the children from Ms Clarke's Junior Infant Class had the opportunity to try out an outdoor obstacle course on the green in front of the school. The obstacle course was assembled by Ms Campbell's Sixth Class students, who were on hand to help the junior infants and encourage them as they worked their way through the course. Team work at it's best!


outdoor obstacle course

 

June 10th 2019

Tug of War

 

The boys and girls from Ms Clarke's and Ms Hamill's Junior Infant Classes enjoyed learning a new non contact sport this morning. Cathy Sheerin returned to the school once again, to impart some of her extensive knowledge of the sport with us.

Tug of war teams consist of eight members. The person at the back is called the anchor. To begin, you should grip the rope, keep your arms and body straight and lean backwards with your upper body. The winning team is the one that pulls the other team past a predetermined point.


tug of war 2019