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February Aistear Theme – Space

During the month of February, Senior Infants have been learning all about the theme ‘Space’. We spent two weeks learning lots of fascinating facts about Space before we went into our Aistear Stations. It was a very popular theme because it was so interesting and lots of fun!
Over the month, we learned all about the solar system, astronauts and the first moon landing. We learned all about the stars, the moon and the planets. We now know that the sun is actually a giant star and the position of all the planets in relation to the sun (thanks to a very clever song!). We discussed what it would be like to be an astronaut in space, watched some you tube clips of astronauts brushing their teeth and washing their hair and even how they go to the toilet in Space!! We read a very funny book called Aliens Love Underpants and listed the top ten things astronauts would need to bring to space. In our history lesson, we also heard all about the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, and learned all about the crew in Apollo 11. We really enjoyed watching the video of the first moon landing from 1969; our favourite part was when Neil and Buzz danced around on the moon. We learned that Neil Armstrong’s footprint is still on the moon because there is no wind there! We even wrote a short poem about USA and Russia’s race to get the first man on the moon. At Music time we learned lots of lovely songs such as the very catchy Planet Song to help us remember facts about our planets. Have a look at our photos to see how much fun we were having!

At the Role Play area we had the opportunity to take on the role of an astronaut in The Space Ship. Here we had to fill in a space passport, travel to space, enter data into the Log Book using all the information learned during the teaching weeks.

In the construction area, we made space ships from Lego.

In the creative area, we drew our favourite pair of underpants from the story ‘Aliens love underpants’.

At the writing area, we wrote the ten things we would take to space with us.

At the playdough station, we created aliens with our playdough.

4th Class 2018-2019

Term one

Fun in Fourth!

 

Have a look at us on our first day.

We all got dressed up for Halloween.

There was great excitement when we saw the Heineken Cup!

 

We had lots of fun on our Maths Trail!!!

 

We Love Science

We found out what happens to our teeth, when we eat or drink too many sugary and acidic food items.

If you don’t want your teeth to have holes, turn yellow, brown or black, or go soft and bouncy then you’d better brush twice a day!!

 

Tennis Lessons and Active School
Day!

Harvest Time

Last year, fourth class planted lots of fruit and vegetables but they weren’t all ready to harvest in June.

We were so lucky to begin fourth class with lots of vegetables that were almost ready to eat. We harvested turnips, carrots and potatoes and took them home to eat them. Yum!

 

Vikings

We really enjoyed using the internet and researching all about the lives of Vikings. We also made viking longships from recycled materials!

Board Games at School!!!

We brought in a huge variety of board games to school. We loved learning how to play all of the amazing games!

Festive Fun in Fourth! 🙂

We all dressed up in our Christmas clothes and we enjoyed designing and making festive art!

 

Scrooge …. A Ghost of a Chance

Fourth class put on an incredible production for their Christmas play this year, thank you so much for helping out with lines, songs and of course, costumes and hair. 🙂

 

World Book Day

During the week we took part in many activities to celebrate World Book Day. From listening to the author Ruth Campbell share her story “Mr. Wisscoccally” and the inspiration behind it, to dressing up and taking part in some DEAR time- Drop Everything And Read. We really enjoyed getting involved and celebrating our shared love for reading!

Pancake Tuesday 🥞

We enjoyed decorating and eating some delicious pancakes this week! Some girls decided to get creative with their pancakes as you can see 😆

Damhsa Dearg

We had great fun dancing to our favourite songs and raising money for our school this Valentines Day. Everyone looked lovely in their pink and red outfits to mark the occasion.

Our Vehicle Survey

This week, we have been learning about transport and the different types of vehicles that we might see on the road. We completed a survey to see what sort of vehicles pass our school throughout the day. We had great fun spotting the different vehicles pass by!

What have we been up to?😄🌈

Spring has Sprung in Junior Infants🍃🐞 We ventured out on a nature walk of the school grounds looking for signs of Spring and illustrated our findings 🦋🐛 This month, we participated in Board Game day which was a fun way to practise our oral language skills. Some girls from 6th class played with us. It was lots of fun!😄 we were very excited to get the chance to take part in Yoga class 🧘‍♀️.

A Special Visitor!

We had a very special visitor to our classroom in December! We had a chat with Santa and sang him his favourite song!

A Christmas Miracle

We performed our Christmas play in December. We had great fun singing and dancing on the stage for our families.

Nollaig Shona 🎄

The girls in Junior Infants had a fantastic time in the lead up to Christmas. We performed our Christmas play ‘Shine Star Shine’ for our pupils and families. We even received a visit for Santa Claus! We were very excited.