Science in Senior Infants.

We have been experimenting and testing the force of water on objects by investigating things that float and sink.

To begin we collected a variety of items from around the classroom to investigate. As a class we predicted which items would sink and float in water. Next, in our groups, we took turns to test the items to see if they would sink or float. Lastly we sorted the items into two groups; sink or float and we recorded our results.

The second activity we completed was ‘Design a Boat’. Firstly we experimented with a ball of plasticine to see if it would sink or float and if changing its shape would make a difference. Then in our groups we tried to use the plasticine to design a boat that would float. If we were successful we tested our boat to see how many ‘passengers’ (dried peas) it could carry. After a few attempts some groups were successful! 🙂

The last activity we completed was an experiment called ‘Dancing Raisins’. We predicted what would happen to the raisins in water and in soda water and then observed the differences between the two types of water. We were amazed to watch the raisins begin to ‘dance’ in the soda water! Why do you think this happened?! 🙂

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Book Character Day in Senior Infants!

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We had such wonderful costumes today in senior infants, well done to all the boys and girls for taking part so enthusiastically and putting in so much effort! Thanks also to the parents for their help in making sure all the children came to school dressed up. I hope you all really enjoyed it! Happy Halloween😊

Book Character Costume Parade

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What a busy and fantastic day! We had our annual book character parade. Well done to all the boys and girls who put a huge effort into dressing up as their favourite book character.

Be safe and have a wonderful mid term break everyone!

European Week of Sport 2018

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European Week of Sport takes place from 23rd – 30th September. Don’t forget to wear your tracksuit every day next week. #BeActive

 

Incredible Edibles – Senior Infants

This week we worked together to plant all of our seeds from Incredible Edibles! We now have such a variety of lovely fruits and vegetables growing in our garden. We sowed strawberries, potatoes, chives, lettuce, spinach and turnips. We will be busy caring for them over the coming weeks and can’t wait to watch them grow!