On Wednesday we had our first reading circle. We read with some members of the Firhouse Educate Together Secondary School. They read to us, and we had a chat about the story. We really enjoyed it and are already looking forward to our next reading circle. Thank you to Firhouse ETSS!
Today some members of the Dublin fire brigade came out to visit Junior Infants. The firefighters were extremely kind and took lots of time out of their day to show us the fire engine. We each had a turn to use the hose and to get into the fire engine. It was an absolutely amazing day!
Our daffodils are growing! Hopefully the tulips we planted will begin to grow soon.
Trip to the post office 13/12/19.
Some children in our class didn't miss a single day in November - well done!
Visit from the Sam Maguire, 11/12/19
We are learning about the post office. We have been writing letters, writing the address on the envelope, buying stamps and posting them! We have also been weighing our parcels and sending them. Soon we are going to walk to the post office and post a card home!
On Wednesday 4th December, we used our time in the library to do some buddy reading with second class. We really enjoyed reading some books together. Thank you second class.
On Tuesday 3rd December, Cathy from Artzone came in to our class. She did some amazing art using airclay. We made polar bears with scarves.
On Wednesday 20th November, we had some special visitors to our classroom - a vet, a veterinary nurse, and Lily the dog from Firhouse Vets! They told us about what they do each day, how they help animals and how we can look after pets. They answered all of our questions and we learned so much! What a fantastic way to end our theme of the vets. We even got to feed Lily the dog some treats and to listen to her heartbeat with the stethoscope. A massive thank you to Firhouse Vets for teaching us so much.
This month we have been learning about the Vets. We have had a lot of practice creating waiting rooms, waiting with our sick pets, ringing to make appointments and working as a receptionist, a vet or a nurse.
Over the last few weeks Adam from St. Anne's GAA Club has been doing P.E. with us. We have had a lot of fun and developed tonnes of new skills.
Science Week 2019.
We have loved doing experiments in school this week. Over the last two weeks, we worked together to design and make boats using recyclable materials. We spent some time painting and decorating them. Our challenge was to make a boat which floated for five seconds, with the three little bears on them. It was so much fun! We learned a lot about sinking and floating, and about waterproof materials. During Science Week, we made some predictions about which classroom objects would sink and which would float. We recorded the results. Finally, for our last experiment, we put some skittles into warm and cold water and observed what happened. The sugar coating on the skittles dissolved and made a rainbow!
Well done everyone for their fantastic work as scientists.
Monday 4th November. Today we planted daffodil bulbs. We made sure they were facing the right way. We each added some soil. We will make sure they get enough water and sunlight and hopefully they will grow in Spring.
Tree day 2019. We went for an Autumn walk. All of the children worked together to gather some leaves and make a pile. We sang the Autumn leaves song, and each child jumped into the pile of leaves. It was so much fun!
Look at all our wonderful Autumn art.
We have been learning all about the doctor's surgery and the hospital. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Nurse Sinead on Wednesday 16th October! She showed us some of the things that are used in a hospital, like bandages, stethoscopes and needles. Sinead explained the different things that doctors and nurses do and how they can help us. Thank you, Sinead, for visiting us!
We had our first class trip on Friday 11th October. We went to the Civic Theatre to see a show called Fairytale Friends. We all really enjoyed the trip, and the show was very funny! A huge thank you to all the parents who came, and all those who offered to help. We had a great day, and are already looking forward to our next trip!
We were so lucky to get to use the Beebots for Code Week 2019. We began to develop our coding skills. Thank you to the children from older classes who helped us.
It was European School Sports Day on Friday 27th September. We aimed to have 120 active minutes through our two yard times, some yoga, busy breaks, go noodle and best of all - we had extended P.E. and a dance party with all of the Junior Infants!
Developing our maths skills
We are learning about houses and homes.
We are working hard to develop our fine motor skills. This is so important for making sure we are ready to begin writing. We have been cutting, playing with playdough, making jigsaws and so much more!
We have been busy settling into school, playing and making new friends.