World Book Day Character Hunt

We were very excited in Junior Infants to search for the many book characters that hid around our school for World Book Day.

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Junior Infant Engineers

The teddy bears in Junior Infants were delighted that a team of architects and engineers designed and built them some lovely new homes. Watch out Dermot Bannon!

Senior Infants Spring Hunt!

We have been learning all about the signs of Spring and the changes that happen at this time of year. We loved going on a ‘Spring Hunt’ around the school grounds in search of signs of Spring. We found lots of new things growing, such as seedlings, buds, blossoms and flowers. We saw new leaves growing on the trees. We saw lots of birds flying around but did not come across any nests, so we will keep an eye out for that and more signs of Spring over the next couple of months!

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Art in Senior Infants!

We love art in senior infants, especially painting. We looked at examples of art from two famous artists; James Rizzi and George Klee. We then created two of our own paintings based on their work. We used paint and blocks to print a castle and sun based on the work of George Klee. We also drew and painted our own birds based on the work of James Rizzi. Our beautiful art work was displayed during our Art Exhibition, we hope you were impressed! 🙂

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Sound in 2nd Class

Sound is an energy, caused by vibrations that makes sound waves.

We completed a dancing rice experiment to see sound vibrations. We made ‘String telephones’ to hear sound waves.

We investigated which material would be the best sound insulator. We measured how far away from the sound we needed to walk before the sound disappeared when blocked by each material. We predicted that the cardboard box would be the best sound insulator and we were right!

Some materials allow sound to pass through them easily. Other materials absorb sound.

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