Senior Infants in Room 1, 2 and 3 went on a really special trip this week to the Natural History Museum on Merrion Square. It was fantastic! First, we hopped on the Luas to Dawson Street and travelled over the Rosie Hackett Bridge across the River Liffey!
When we arrived, we could see that the Museum was an old and important building – we were so excited to get inside! Our guide told us that the Museum is over 160 years old!
We were each given an animal teddy to bring around the Museum…and we saw the real animals too!
Some of us had panda teddies…and learned about how pandas have to eat a lot of bamboo each day!
Some of us had giraffe teddies…and found out that giraffes have really long tongues which they can use to clean their ears!
Some of us had elephant teddies…and got to touch a real elephant tusk!
And some of us had brown bears and cheeky monkeys!
Some of us were monkey-ing around in the Museum and even enjoyed some bananas in the park afterwards!
We had lots of fun in the sun in Merrion Square!
We had a really great day out and would love to go again!
The Active Schools Committee have met twice this term to talk about how well our yoga went in term 2 and to decide on our goals for term 3. The children reported back on how yoga went in their classroom. They said it was fun, easy and made them feel fit, stronger and relaxed with some classes reporting they did yoga every day, some reporting they did it as part of P.E. and others doing yoga once a week.
We then chatted about our goals for term 3. We decided to focus on improving our running skills. We want each class to start running every day to increase our stamina and fitness. Junior infants are going to start by running 1 lap daily, senior infants will run 2 laps daily and first class will run 3 laps daily. We hope to increase our distance every week to prepare ourselves for race day in Mountjoy Square in June.
Some of our Playground Leaders measured our 100m distance for our lap around the yard. We will record how many laps we have done on our Central Model Infants’ School 9 Peaks challenge sheet in each classroom. If each class completes the challenge they will have run 9000m. If the whole school completes the challenge we will have run 81000m which is 81 kilometres!