Friday, 13 April 2018

A visit to the cafe!

We visited a local cafe and placed and learned how to place an order- chipsticks and a drink please :)




Mothers Day
For Mothers day we made flower baskets. We walked down to the garden centre and we were able to get hands on with the flowers. We had to carefully take three different flowers out of their pots and place them in the basket. The biggest job was getting them back to school as they were quiet heavy!!


Spring has sprung in room 3! We have been busy learning all about the signs of spring. We have done lots of art based on spring such as creating our cherry blossom trees using our finger print, making sheep and learning about the life cycles of hens and frogs. We found the hen life cycle particularly interesting as we have chicks in our school for two weeks. We know what an incubator is, what hatching means and we complete a chick check every morning to see if any of our chicks have hatched! 



Every Friday morning we participate in D.E.A.D - drop everything and dance! We get to stop our work and dance! We've got some pretty unique moves!!






Our theme for next month is People who help us so we will learn all about people who help us daily fo example, fire fighters, docotors, dentists, teachers etc. We might even have visitors in to the school so keep an eye on the page for pictures!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Welcome to room 3!

In September we started school in room 3. We have had a great few weeks getting to know our new teacher 'Miss. Allen' and making new friends with everyone in our classroom. We have done loads of work since coming into Junior Infants- you can see some of our art work in our classroom and in the corridor outside our room.

We went on a sponsored school walk to Corkagh Park at the beginning of October. That was a fun as we got to play all day!!We were pretty tired when we came back to school for big lunch! Teacher took some pictures so have a look :)












Two weeks ago we went on an Autumn Walk around Sister. Mary's garden. We collected loads of orange and red leaves along with conkers. We saw a grey squirrel running across the grass collecting some food. We also learned a big word 'Hibernation'. Ask me to explain it and I will :) Here are some pictures from our Autumn Walk. 


Keep an eye on this space as there will be loads more to come :) Happy Halloween and have a safe midterm! 


Friday, 7 April 2017

Term 2!

Hello from room 6! We have had a very busy term, from making bread and pancakes, to hatching chicks and our Easter egg hunt!

Green fingers!
We were able to pay a visit to the local garden centre so we could talk to the gardeners there and ask them any questions we had about planting seeds and we also needed to buy our cress seeds and broadbeans. 




We decided as part of our Spring theme that we would plant broadbeans, cress seeds and grassheads! We first had to learn the important factors needed for a plant to grow, such as light/ warmth/ water and food. We had to make sure to water our cress seeds and grassheads everyday because otherwise they would not grow. We conducted an experiment using our cress seeds. We placed one lot of cress seeds in the window with food/ light and water, one in teacher's desk (without light) and the third batch was given light and water but no food. Our experiment was very successful as we saw the importance of needing food and light and water in order for our seeds to grow. 
We planted our broadbeans in our school garden. Take a look!



Art
We learned all about the famous artist Picasso. We learned that he started painting from a very young age and some of his paintings were very creative. We also learned that he was the inventor of Cubism and we created our own Cubism pictures.

 

World Book Day.
On the 2nd of March we celebrated World Book Day in school. We all dressed up, including the teachers! We brought in our favourite book and we got to talk about why we liked the book. One pupil got to read her book to the class, she used great expression and we really enjoyed her story! The sixth class girls also came down to us and in our groups they read us a story. We also took a trip up to the computer room with our favourite books and we read them in the dark with a torch! This was really fun!To celebrate world book day we made bookmarks for our books. Hopefully they will be used over Easter! :)





English
We have covered loads in English this term. We have read lots of stories and we have done lots of writing every day, we really are getting good at writing! So good that Miss. Allen has started presenting us with handwriting awards! We write about stories that we have read, our favourite parts, our news from the weekend, sentences that Miss. Allen calls out and we have to write on our own and we have even started working on jumbled up sentences, that we have to fix so they make sense, eg. sad I am = I am sad. We wrote loads when we learned about the chicks who came to visit us in school.
One of our big books was the Little Red Hen, which we learned all about bread! We wrote out a recipe for bread which we baked in school. It was really tasty along with the butter and raspberry jam!! We did tell teacher it was the best bread we ever tasted.....so teacher was very happy to hear that!!






Maths
We have been very busy counting from 0-20 in maths. We can now count all the way up to 20. Count backwards from ten and even play number line games from 0-20. We have gotten really good at adding up to ten and creating number stories using cubes and teddies. This month we focused on weight. Each group had a weighing scales and we were able to weigh different objects such as a banana, apples, a shoe, a book, a scissors along with other objects. This was really fun and we were able to use our new words that we had learned such as heavier than/ lighter than/ balanced and weighing scales.




This is us waiting for  the scales to balance! We found it's better to work as a team rather than on your own!


The Chicks
And finally! I am sure a lot of children were going home speaking about the new arrivals that came to stay with us on the 20th of March. Our seven chicks. The chicks came to us in the form of seven eggs. They stayed in the incubator until they hatched. On day two three of the eggs had hatched, but as we learned, the chicks needed to stay in the incubator for 12 hours where it was nice and warm before they could be placed in the brooder. By the end of the first week all seven chicks had hatched and we came up with some brilliant names such as Minion, Fluffy, Sparkles, Cutie Pie and many more! During the chicks stay we learned lots about eggs/ chicks and hens. Miss. Allen even showed us some pictures of her hens at her farm.We did loads of writing while the chicks came to stay and we had our very own 'Chick Check copy' which you will see hanging outside our classroom. You can ask me anything about chicks and I will tell you! . On the last day room 4, 5 and 6 went down to the hall where we made a huge circle and we let the seven chicks out of the brooder and into the middle of our circle. This was really fun! We learned how to hold them carefully, to cover their wings so they don't fly away and we also had to make sure they had enough food and water everyday!There is a video of the chicks hatching in room 4 if you would like to take a look! 
We were sad to see the chicks go but they might come back and visit room 6 before the summer holidays as our teacher brought home to female chicks. 



 
We hope you enjoyed reading this! Next month we are going to be learning all about animals- zoo and farm animals! 

Happy Easter! 

Room 6 :)