Senior Infants

images (1)Here in Senior Infants, we love writing about all the things that happen.  Have a look at the video below to check out the ‘News Team’ here in Seniors!

Today the Junior and Senior Infant children experienced a puppet show in school.  The children thoroughly enjoyed it.

The show was based on the story of Hansel and Gretel, with a modern twist. Here a some photos of the puppet show…

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Here in Senior Infants, we LOVE telling our stories and news.  Watch our video to see what happens on a News Day in our classroom – enjoy!!

 

Here in Senior Infants, we LOVE telling our stories and news.  Watch our video to see what happens on a News Day in our classroom – enjoy!!

 

Sports day is one of the most anticipated days of the school year and this year was no exception! We had a fantastic day where all the pupils participated in a variety of races, including space hopper races, bean bag races, wheelbarrow races, spoon and potato races etc. We also had races for all the mothers, fathers, grandparents and toddlers too! One of the highlights of this special day is of course the soccer match between sixth class and the teachers. The teachers got off to a flying start this year as they scored the first goal but the sixth class pupils weren’t long making a terrific comeback, making the final score 3-1 to sixth class. This was an extremely enjoyable event in the school and we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the parents and relatives who kept the enthusiasm going for the whole day as they cheered and supported everybody throughout the different sporting events. Below are some pictures of our fun sports day.

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Senior Infants have been learning all about money.  Take a look at our video to see what a Maths lesson in Senior Infants is like!

 

Junior and Senior Infants recently took a trip to Rumley’s Farm for our school tour – a great day was had by all! We saw cows, hens, ducks, sheep and also some slightly more ‘unconventional’ farm animals such as wolves, bison and an albino skunk!!  Have a look and see the fun we had…!

 

What a brilliant day we had in Rumley’s Farm yesterday.  The weather was perfect, the bus trip was fun and the children had such fun on the farm. We used all our senses on the day, our sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste.

We saw lots of new things for example the smallest monkey in the world, water buffalo, wolves and an eagle owl.

We smelt farm smells!!! The smelliest animals were the guinea pigs!

We felt the woolly sheep Rosie and we gave her a bottle of milk. Later she followed us around the playground.

We heard all the sounds on the farm like the milking machine, the tractor, the ducks, the parrots, the cows and lots more.

Of course we had very tasty, healthy lunches that our moms and dads made for us!

Mary and I slept all night soundly dreaming about all the fun things we did and I am sure the children were all very tired after also!!

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On Tuesday the 28th of April we had our Science Day in Scoil Inse Rátha. The function of this day was to develop a knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas. Classes 4th, 5th and 6th set up science displays and experiments in their own classrooms and they invited all the other classes in the school to observe and ask questions about the displays and the experiments. Pupils were also invited to take part in some of the experiments.  This was an extremely enjoyable day for all the pupils and teachers. Below are some pictures of our exciting Science Day!

 

Fourth Class Displays/ Experiments:

1. Circuits and Electricity

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2. Wind Turbines

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3. Growing Herbs 

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4. Inflating Balloons

 

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5. Forces- Milk 

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6. The Drinking Bird

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Fifth Class Displays/ Experiments

1. Mirror Writing

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2. How much air is in your lungs?

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3. Rocket Launch

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4. The ‘Test Yourself Quiz’

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5. Magnetic Car Race

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Sixth Class Displays/ Experiments 

1. Test your sense of touch

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2. Oobleck- is it liquid or solid?

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3. Paper Aeroplanes

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4. Test your sense of smell

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5. Lava Lamps

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We love art so much in Senior Infants that we decided to try making paper maché easter eggs – no easy feat!! However, everybody did a super job; take a look below to see our efforts and the beautiful brightly-coloured eggs that we created!!