Today, we went on a maths trail outside to celebrate maths week!
This week, Junior Infants, 4th and 5th class went on a nature walk to Herbert Park. This month, we have been learning all about Autumn and the changes it brings. The older boys and girls helped us to find some signs of Autumn in the park. We had a scavenger hunt and collected conkers, Autumn leaves, twigs, acorns and much more! These will be great for the nature table in our classroom. The Junior Infants had great fun on their first school tour and are looking forward to their next trip!
Now that summer has arrived we are looking forward to planting flowers in our school garden. We visited it for the first time last week and we are very excited to start gardening! This week, our AIstear theme is "The Doctor's Surgery". We are having lots of fun pretending to be doctors, nurses and patients. Today, we visited Ms. Finnegan's class to paint our clay pots. There, we also saw Ms Finnegan's caterpillars for the first time. Over the coming weeks, we will watch them grow into beautiful butterflies.
There are many budding scientists in Junior Infants. Have a look at our most recent experiment where we investigated floating and sinking! We predicted whether different objects would float or sink in water. We were very excited to find out whether our guesses were correct and we were surprised with some of our findings!
Ms Finnegan's class visited our classroom and we made clay pinch pots together! We loved working with the boys and girls from another junior infant class. We also played a game so that we could learn about about our new friends! We are going to visit their classroom too!
Our sunflowers have gotten very tall over the last month. We have been watering them regularly and have kept them in the sunlight as we learned this is very important for plants to grow. This week, we measured the height of our flowers using cubes. We are all very proud of our sunflowers! We have also planted vegetables such as carrots, turnips and spinach! Yummy! Soon, we will put them in our school garden. On Tuesday, we used the school ipads to practise our reading. We really enjoyed playing the phonics games and cannot wait to use them again!
This month we are learning all about "Transport and Travel". Our first book on this topic is "Rosie's Walk". We enjoyed the story and loved learning new words using hula hoops!
Welcome to Junior Infants!