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21 Jan

Inspired by our visit from ‘Sam’ the puppet today, Senior Infants decided that we would like to learn more about how to use puppets.  Our friend in 5th class has kindly offered to pay us a few more visits to help us out.  We are looking forward to introducing our own puppets to ‘Sam’ over the coming weeks and we hope to create a puppet show for other classes to show off our skills.

 

12 Jan

We had a great and busy start to the new year in 5th class! We started by sharing some of our New Year’s resolutions with each other. They included lots of different ideas including doing more exercise, reading more and trying to be on time to school every day. We’ve displayed our resolutions in our room to keep us motivated!

On Tuesday we had a visit from the Department of the Environment to learn all about climate change and biodiversity and our role in both. We learned that biodiversity relates to the variety of plant and animal life in our world and we discussed the important role we all play in ensuring that plant and animal life in our local area is protected. We suggested practical ways that we can help to ensure that plants and animals are not disturbed by our actions and also how to reduce climate change. Simple changes, like using reusable drinking bottles and putting our sandwiches in lunchboxes instead of tinfoil, can have really positive impacts. We are going to make a real effort to put these simple changes into practice. If everyone gets involved, real changes can be made!

Exploring hedgerows that help to support biodiversity. 

We’re learning all about World War 1 in History and as part of our Drama lesson we created some freeze frames that we felt represented a variety of people affected by the war. These included nurses working in the trenches, children saying goodbye to relatives who were going to fight in Europe, soldiers fighting on the battlefields and soldiers being captured by the enemy. We discussed the reasons the war started and escalated and life in the trenches. We hope to learn more over the coming weeks and are reading a new novel ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo which also includes some information on the war.

Working to create freeze frames.

 

11 Jan

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3 Dec

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1 Dec

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27 Nov

27 Nov

15 Nov

Since mid-term Senior Infants have been working on the clothes shop in aistear.  Have a look at what we have been getting up to…

In the socio-dramatic play station we have been operating a clothes shop where customers can browse, try on and buy different items of clothing.

The girls are dressed to impress for their holidays.

Our shop had so many different types of clothes.

We had great fun looking at ourselves in the clothes and costumes.

We always made sure to pay for the clothes with the shop assistant.

We had fun working as designers. We designed outfits for ourselves.

Team spirit in helping one another to meet our deadlines.

Planning our outfits.

 

  

Here are our finished products.

As you can see our clothing line caters for all shapes and sizes!  These are our spring-summer/autumn-winter lines.  We had great fun working with the material which was so kindly donated by parents.

We also investigated the properties and characteristics of materials.  We further extended our design expertise to design some suitable clothes for Teddy, which he could wear in hot weather, cold weather and rainy weather.

Measuring size carefully. Working on rain gear. We needed to use waterproof materials.

Clothes to keep Teddy warm in winter.

Displaying our creations.

In construction we compiled shopping lists and guided the beebots around the town from shop to shop to collect the items on our list.

This has been our favourite theme in aistear so far.  Next up it’s the post office!

 

15 Nov

Working on the weather!  Senior infants had great fun working at the weather station during aistear.  Here are some pictures of what we got up to…

Presenting and recording the weather in pairs.

It is so important to be enthusiastic when you are on the television.

Checking our recordings before trying to make improvements.

Making weather dials at the art station.

Next up for us is the clothes shop!