Horse chestnut trees

Most of our trees have grown.  We planted the conker seeds last October.

We are taking them home to plant in the garden where their roots will have more room.

They will grow into huge trees and bear conkers too.

Some fluffy visitors!

Thomas and his Mum showed us his little baby duckling, silkie and quails. The duckling was only 4 days old. They were very soft but they liked to peck! We saw little speckled quail eggs and a large duck egg too.  Thank you Theresa.

Garden update

We put straw under the strawberries to keep the fruit clean and dry. They’re delicious!

Many of our flowers are starting to bloom.

 

Junior tour

We had a great time on our trip to Tullyboy farm.

See Gallery for more photos.

School Garden

Work continues in our school garden.

Our sunflowers ready for planting out..

 

We planted seeds directly into the vegetable beds. We sowed carrots, spinach, peas and beetroot.

Here we are planting out our sweet pea plants to grow on frame.

 

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Water Safety

We had a visitor in our classroom.

Róisín taught us how to be safe in the water.

 

 

St. Patrick's Day

We made a tasty green treat for St Patrick’s Day. We used lots of green fruit and veg.

 

It was delicious! Sláinte!

A thirsty visitor!

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

 

Visit from Sr. Anna

Sr. Anna visited our school. We told her all about St. Brigid. We prayed together.

 

Little Green Fingers!

We planted seeds to grow fruit and vegetables in our garden.

Success! Our sunflower and sweetpea seedlings after two weeks.

It was soon time to plant out our broccoli and onions.

 

Visual Arts

We looked at the “Pop-art” works of American artist Andy Warhol and explored his life story.  The children recorded the following interesting facts.

1.    He loved to print.   (Ruairí)

2.    He wanted to be rich and famous.  (James M.)

3.    When he was little he was very sick.  (Donal)

4.    His Mam gave him tomato soup every day when he was little. He loved it. ( Finn)

5.    He had lots of cats and he named them all Sam. ( Mark)

6.    He had huge parties. Everybody wanted to go.  (James W.)

7.    A woman tried to shoot him but he survived.  (Séamus)

8.    He had lots of grey wigs and he put on a different wig every day. (Diarmuid)

We tried printing hibiscus flowers using peppers. We used paint and wax resist effects to complete our pieces.  We displayed them together as Andy Warhol’s painting might have appeared.

After the Concert....

Our concert is over.

I was very good.

I was an Innkeeper.

The concert was good.                                             

 

Finn’s News 19/12/16

 

It is six days till Christmas.

I was an Innkeeper.

I did Martial Arts.

My Mum said I was very good.

I loved it.                                                                    

 

Mark’s News 19/12/16

 

It is six days till Christmas Day.

The concert was brilliant.

I was good being an Innkeeper’s son.                  

 

Donal’s news 19/12/16

 

Science Experiments - Hot and Cold

We talked about hot things and cold things.

We made jelly to show what hot water can do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We tried to make jelly with cold water. We watched and waited but it was unable to dissolve the jelly cubes. Then teacher tossed the jug on the floor by accident! The water was still clear and the jelly cubes were still the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next day we took the bowl out of the fridge. The jelly we had made with the hot water was now cold and hard but wobbly! We ate it with cold ice-cream –yummy!

 

Christmas Concert

There is great excitement as we prepare for the performance in the hall.  We all helped to paint the props.

The Nurse visits our classroom

Nurse Edel visited us. She said she was not afraid of blood.

She said that injections are not sore.

By Diarmuid McGovern

 

Nurse Edel visited us. She said injections have medicine to make you better. She said you would find green footsteps in the hospital.

By Ruairí McManus

 

 

 

November prayers

This month we remembered those we know who have died.

 

Hallowe’en is here!

We had great fun dressing up for charity.  See the gallery for close ups of all the spooks!

We baked a báirín breac.

The Senior Infants took to the kitchen to measure, pour, chop and mix. After an hour in the oven we just had to wait till it cooled before sampling and finding the ring!  Spot the future Nevin Maguires in the pictures below and in the gallery!

Planting a tree

We brought in milk cartons and planted conkers in them. We will have to wait till Spring for little trees to appear.

See gallery for more photos.

We met our Caretaker.

Our caretaker Michael came in to talk to us about his job and how we can help in caring for our school environment.  We promised to put all our rubbish in the correct bins and to sweep up the sand very carefully after playtime.

Autumn Walkabout – Sept ‘16

We took advantage of the Autumn sunshine to have a good look at our surroundings within the school grounds. The children had a checklist of creatures, flora and man made features to find.  Only the black beetle proved elusive – even though we had just evicted one from the classroom last week!

Grandad Séamus visits the Infant Room –Sept ‘16

Séamus came to talk to the children about family life long ago. He brought in a photograph of his family as young children which showed how much larger families were in the past. Séamus talked about how homes were different and how food, cooking, travel and school had all changed. The children had to imagine life without electricity, running water and toilets!