We had a very special and exciting day in Central Model Infants’ School as we celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick’s Day! All the children looked wonderful dressed in green, white and orange.
The day began with the children showcasing their Irish dancing skills for our families and friends.
Here we can see the Be Active Club performing “The Walls of Limerick” (Ballaí Luimnigh).
Senior Infants performed “Mairi’s Wedding”.
To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge each class also performed as Gaeilge. It was lovely to hear such a mixture of songs and poems all in Irish!
Bhí tionól speisialta agus spreagúil againn i Modh Scoil Láir Naíonáin toisc gur raibh Seachtain na Gaeilge agus Lá Fhéile Pádraig á cheiliúradh. D’fhéach na daltaí go halainn gleasta i nglas!
Tá súil againn go mbaineann gach duine taitneamh as Lá Fhéile Pádraig!
We hope that everyone enjoys St Patrick’s Day!
We have been exploring food recently and focussing on food that grows in the ground. We learned about how plants can grow from just a tiny seed and grew our own cress in the classroom – we kept a diary each day as we watered them and monitored their growth. It was amazing how quickly and tall they grew…unfortunately, we learned a tough lesson about taking care of plants and the importance of watering them each day – because when we were not in school, they wilted!
As well as this, we have also been having some super art experiences around the theme of food. We experimented with (messy!) mark making and printing using vegetables like celery stalks, potatoes and corn on the cob!
We made some oil pastel drawings after works by Cezanne, who we discovered loved painting pictures of apples – we especially loved all the different shades of colour he used in his images.
At the moment we’re keeping an eye on the potatoes that Helen brought us and waiting for them to sprout because we’re REALLY looking forward to planting them in the garden!
Ms. MacDonagh and Room 1