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Lakelands art

Our last and final day with Jane took place at the end of May on a beautiful sunny Friday. With the weather in our favour it was an ideal opportunity to revisit Lakelands and explore the changes that had taken place since our previous visit. The girls were quick to note blossoms on the trees and little bursts of colour from the flowers.

To begin we set the girls the task of searching for a selection of textures and colours, very quickly everything was located.

Later  Jane suggested to the children that they might like to leave their very own Woodland characters on some trees. These would be made of clay, decorated with leaves and flowers and therefore would not harm the habitat. The imagination and concentration that followed was impressive! One and all thoroughly enjoyed looking at and admiring the finished pieces. The variety was huge and I think you will agree that they are very creative pieces.

Now at the end of their year in Senior Infants the children have been discussing their favourite memories of the year. As expected, many of the activities that they did with Jane were top of the list and were highlights for the class. Working with a visual artist really was a rich learning experience and a fantastic opportunity for the class to have had.  

Sculpture in the making

Oh wow, what a  busy day we had yesterday! The girls really had to cooperate and work together to design and create their cloud sculpture.

Work started with everybody having an individual willow circle,  then together in groups of four or five they combined the circles to form spheres. This  required good team work as it was quite tricky to stick the circles together but everyone did their very best.

Having successfully done this the girls then combined their spheres together to form the sculpture. 

Next came the messy bit which once again required cooperation, this time with a partner. Jane had some very special paper with her which the girls stretched to cover the cloud. It was really sticky and gooey!  The children collected some small leaves and petals to add texture and an element of colour to our sculpture. 

As you can see the girls did a great job and were very pleased with their work. After Easter the cloud will have  additional pieces added to it and it will be put  on display.  


Feed the birds

We made beautiful bird feeders to hang in our gardens and they turned out to be quite useful recently during the very cold weather. The girls have been observing garden birds as they feed from them.


Printing with Jane

On her  most recent visit Jane continued to explore printing technique with the children. It was an intensely busy session and the girls produced individually and in groups.

The group print involved all members working together, deciding on the content and what colours to use. There was a huge degree of excitement as each piece was revealed and they ended up creating beautiful prints to represent the four seasons.


Investigating habitats

Continuing our activities with visiting artist Jane Groves, Ms Flood’s class went on an exploratory walk to Lakelands, looking for  inspiration to help them  work later on in the classroom.   

The girls were full of energy and enthusiasm looking for natural elements which represented signs of Spring. They collected leaves, feathers and catkins, they heard a great variety of birds during the time they spent outdoors. They really enjoyed a mirror walk where they observed the habitat overhead, Great Fun!!

When we returned Jane and the girls began drawing, the level of concentration was  amazing.

Following this Jane showed the girls printing  procedure. The moment of revealing  the end product  was exciting and everybody was pleased with the result of their work.

We are looking forward to Jane’s next visit.



Artist in Residence

What an exciting start the girls in Ms Flood’s class had with artist Jane Groves.

The girls were very much looking forward to meeting and working with Jane in a creative and fun way.

As an introduction Jane began by reading ‘The Gruffalo’ to the children and from there a discussion about habitats followed. The children then began to design and make their own nests and webs. What amazing work they did individually and collaboratively.

This learning experience will continue…..  keep watching!


Building Sheds!

Ms. Donnelly’s girls had great fun this week building sheds.

We used lego to build  sheds for the tractors on the farm.

We worked together and had great fun.

Glenroe Farm 2017

The Senior Infants had a great time at Glenroe Farm. We met lots of animals. We fed the goats lots of grass and we got to pet the lambs too. We had a picnic outside and we had lots of fun in the huge playground.


Chicken Licken: Senior Infants

The Senior Infant girls are reading Chicken Licken. We painted Chicken Licken and we drew all the characters in the story even Foxy Loxy.

Can you remember all of their names?


The Bakery

The Senior Infants went on a visit to the Corner Bakery in Terenure. We saw lots of lovely cakes and buns.

Cara and Kate came to visit us in school. They showed us how to put on icing and decorate the cupcakes! Delicious! The cupcakes tasted so good.