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September, October 2018

Welcome back, everyone, to a new school year and a special big welcome to our 4 new Junior Infants. We have been busy in our classroom since the start of September - have a look...

Gaeilge

We have learned all about Me Fein - we can name our body parts and tell you a bit about ourselves as Gaeilge.
We wrote about ourselves and the new infants learned the story of Sean, who hurt his leg playing football - they made a book of the story.

 

In October we learned about Bairin Breac - we brought in a bairin breac and found the fainne in it

 

English

We were very excited to learn about the cinema - we learned vocabulary associated with the cinema (Quiz question: where else, besides the cinema, would you see an 'usher'?).

As part of English and Drama, we had a cinema day in school, we set up a ticket booth, refreshments stall, seats, aisle and screen.
When everybody in the class had a job to do, including the usher with his waistcoat and torch, our cinema was opened for business - what a great day we had!
After watching a film, we talked about and read film reviews. We wrote a review of the film - infants drew their favourite scene and gave the film a rating (up to 5 stars); 1st and 2nd Class wrote about characters, the storyline, parts of the film they liked or didn't like and whether they would recommend it or not.

 

Science Art and English

In October, we learned about Harvest and Autumn in Science, Art and English. We studied Irish trees throughout the seasons and learned about what animals do in Autumn (did you know that squirrels build a nest, called a drey?). We learned all about pumpkins (they come in lots of different colours, not just orange) and together with the Senior Room, had a fun afternoon carving pumpkins. Having learned about procedural writing, infants sequenced pictures while 1st and 2nd Class wrote instructions to carve a pumpkin. We extended our learning in art, painting lines in Autumn colours to match our Autumn poem, and working with the Seniors to create a Harvest display.

 

 

 

Maths

1st and 2nd Class have been working on addition.
Junior Infants have been matching:

 

Senior Infants have learned that the "equals" symbol means "the same as":

 

Science

We discovered that flowers really do need water to survive when we added food dye to water and watched the flowers change colour as they drank the water!

 

SPHE

In September, we had a healthy eating day - we harvested our school vegetables, had a fruit and vegetable tasting session and then learned how to make 2 different types of soup using vegetables.

 

 

 

 

Why not try out the healthy soup recipe for yourself:

Vegetable and Oatmeal Soup

Ingredients

  • 1kg chopped, mixed vegetables (e.g. 200g each of carrots, broccoli, celery, onion, leek)
  • 75g porridge oats
  • 1.5L water
  • 3 vegetable stock cubes
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Heat the water and stock cubes in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the oat flakes and allow to simmer for 5mins.
  3. Add the chopped vegetables and season to taste.
  4. Cover and allow to simmer for 30-40mins. (if using broccoli, add it towards the end of cooking to keep the green colour)
  5. Blend and serve garnished with parsley (and a spoon of cream if you wish).

 

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