We worked really hard in Senior Infants this term. We learned all about the zoo. We designed and mapped out a zoo, wrote letters to the zoo, built a zoo using Lego and made zoo animals.
We also studied mini beasts. We went on a nature walk with Mr. O’Leochain to find mini beasts in the school environment. We recorded what we found. We learned lots of information about mini beasts and displayed our fact files in the classroom.
We learned about folktales in History. We learned about the story of TIr na nOg. We imagined that we were Oisin and wrote postcards to Fionn and na Fianna.
Spring Senior Infants.
During February we learned all about the farm. We designed our own farms. We built farms using small world toys and Lego. As part of our role-play activity we took some sick animals to the vet and discussed the ways we can care for animals correctly. We also painted a farmyard and fields, exploring using different colours and patterns for each field.
During March we focused on Spring. We wrote about changes that occur in Spring. We planted seeds in our “Flower Shop” and made beautiful bouquets of flowers using paper and pipe cleaners. We painted sunflowers using forks and cotton buds.
We explored floating and sinking in Science. We had great fun investigating which items floated and which ones sank. We also explored forces using playdough and found that a force can change the shape of an object.
In April, we celebrated all things scientific with our Science Fair. Parents were invited to come and learn about experiments with Senior Infants. They learned about the lifecycle of a frog, how plants drink, floating and sinking, magnets, creepy reflections and mixing liquids.