Can you believe that this school year is nearly over? We cannot either, so let’s have a look back at what we got up to in the past few months.
Having learned all about Irish trees and biodiversity, some of the First Class pupils went on a great trip to the Botanic Gardens way back in February! Who can forget the inquisitive robin who tried to join in on our tour?
Ruth in Residence
We were very lucky to meet Ruth who acted as our ‘Reader in Residence’ this year. The boys and girls were introduced to so many wonderful stories and were even brought to the Central Library in the Ilac Centre. Here, they checked out their own book using their new library cards! We really, really enjoyed our time with Ruth so we made her a card featuring all our favourite books being gobbled up, just like in the story ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’. One day Ruth surprised the class with some fantastic presents…. I’m pretty sure you can guess what she brought?
We’ve learned so much in Science and carried out lots of experiments throughout the year. We had so much fun creating clouds when we learned about the water cycle. We even pretended to be weather presenters like those on RTÉ News! We also made rockets which told the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
For our International Assembly we learned about Georgia and performed a play pretending to take a trip to visit Maria’s family. To help us learn more about the country, Maria’s real family came into school and taught us lots of interesting facts. Who could forget the tasty Georgian styled pizza called Khachapuri? Yum!
Many of our Maths lessons have been very interactive and here are some photos from the ones we enjoyed most recently. We learned how to measure things in different ways, including finding out an items weight and how much it can hold (capacity).
Active Week was such a success and we barely sat down for the whole week. Take a look at some of the photos from our Race Day.
Room 3 recently visited Dublin Zoo for our Senior Infant School Tour. We had such a wonderful day roaming around the Zoo grounds and observing so many different species of animals. For many of us this was our first time to visit a zoo and to see these animals in real life, so there was huge excitement among the group.
We were lucky enough to get to see the Asian elephants at feeding time; the Zoo just recently celebrated the birth of a female elephant calf. The new arrival is the fifth elephant calf born at Dublin Zoo in less than three years. Everyone was so excited to see the elephants (especially the babies) eating and enjoying a water fight afterwards.
The hippos, sea lions, snow leopards, chimpanzees and tigers were other favourites among our class and the next day upon returning to school each of us picked our favourite animal and wrote a report on them.
To finish off an amazing day everyone enjoyed a picnic and some playtime in the indoor adventure area.
Room 3 had a marvelous time in Dublin Zoo!