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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.

 

 

Third Class update!

Third class have been busy learning about China and Chinese New Year. At assembly in January, third class sang “Kung Hei Fat Choy!” and spoke about the important traditions and festivals associated with Chinese New Year. 2018 is the year of the dog, and Chinese new year will be celebrated on February 16th. .

Third Class News!

We really enjoyed meeting some of the fascinating reptiles from the National Reptile Zoo when they visited our school in January. We learned about tarantulas, lizards and snakes. Here are some of Ms O’Neill’s girls who decided to take a closer look!
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A Visit From Dog’s Trust

Junior Infants were very lucky today as they were visited by Lucy the Cavalier King Charles and her owner Audrey. They work for Dog’s Trust Charity and they taught us how to take care of a dog and also how to safely pet a dog.

Audrey taught us the three important rules of safety with dogs.

1. If they’re eating….leave them alone.

2. If they’re sleeping….leave them alone.

3. If they’re not with their owner…..leave them alone.

We really enjoyed our special visit today as we are learning about the Pet Shop in our Aistear home corner.

Our next theme will be the Garda Station so we are hoping to visit Terenure Garda Station. Watch this space for an update soon!

 

4th Class News

The girls in 4th class have been very busy learning all about the Ancient Romans. We were inspired to design some mosaics.

 

We designed some mini Roman soldiers shields

We have also been learning about Italy. We drew the Leaning Tower of Pisa

We read a story called Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We drew some messages in a bottle

We have some wonderful knitters in 4th class. Some girls will be learning to crochet during the coming term.

We had a visit from The Reptile Zoo from Kilkenny last week. We met a tortoise, a tarantula and snake !

Dr. Norah Patten

The girls from 3rd to 6th class were delighted to meet Dr. Norah Patten today. She’s from Ballina Co. Mayo and she’s training to be Ireland’s first woman in Space. She told the girls about her long fascination  with space travel and her long years of study and training. She showed us her space suit with a mission patch designed by primary school children from Mayo. She also showed us a number of videos of her training wearing a space suit and getting ready for the next steps in her great adventure. She has written a book called Planet Zebunar which should inspire and motivate the next generation of engineers, astronauts, scientists and innovators. She gave the girls a very important message “Reach for the stars:the sky is not the limit”

 

Second Class Update

We have been learning about the American artist Laurel Burch and we drew cats in her style.

We have been learning all about penguins and Polar Lands. We drew cute penguins and their young. 

 

We created Polar habitats for our penguins. Look at them having fun on their slides. Can you see the penguins hiding under the ice-bergs? 

Choir News

Ms. Keating’s choir are busy rehearsing at the moment for the Córfheile in March and other upcoming performances. Check out their beautiful singing !

 

 

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!