Polar Regions

We’ve enjoyed our topic on the Arctic and Antarctic. In class we’ve had a Polar Regions library with books to read and examples of various animals that inhabit the Polar Regions. We created our own books on polar bears and penguins. In art we painted an adult emperor penguin or a chick, recreated some Inuit art and made a scene showing a polar bear
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Antarctic Art

We looked carefully at some pictures of emperor penguins – the shapes and colours. We chose whether to paint an adult or a chick.


Arctic Art

Inuit art We looked at some examples of Inuit Art then tried our own versions.   Polar Bears under the Northern Lights First of all we used a purple and then a blue wash. After that we stuck cling film on the blue to create an icy look.  We used sparkly paint for the Northern Lights. Last of all we cut out a polar
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Junior Infants Inuit Style

For the last 4 weeks the Junior Infants have been learning all about the Arctic. They have learned about the animals and the people that live there.  We turned our dramatic play area into an igloo with an ice fishing whole and a sled with husky dogs to pull it along!! The children have had great fun learn all about the Inuit culture and
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School Tracksuits

Our school uniform consists of the school crested tracksuit and white polo shirt. The school tracksuit can be ordered directly online from our uniform supplier School Warehouse HERE or by phone on 074-9732185 or by email online@schoolwarehouse.ie


Our gazebo got a makeover!

First Class worked as a team to give our gazebo a ‘new look’!  It has been transformed into an Igloo!  This is to enhance our role play area, for our Arctic theme, which is running throughout the school this month!


Sewing

The children started sewing in 4th Class. First they learned how to ‘backstitch’. Once they had all mastered that skill, they could start on their art piece. They traced a hand print from either their grandparents or parents. They then drew that hand print onto hessian material. They threaded their needles and started to back-stitch the outline of the hand onto the material. Afterwards they
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Arctic Art – First Class

Some photos from our Arctic work in First Class…….


Balloon Trick!

Please see below for some photos and Instructions!! We did a cool science experiment with a balloon today! Instructions 1. Inflate your balloon until it is 3/4 way full of air. 2. Tie a knot in your balloon so the air doesn’t escape. 3. Look at both ends of your balloon.  At the very tip and at the knot the balloon is darker in
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The Model Gallery

Blog post written by Sarah  We went to the Model Art Gallery on the 10th of November 2016 and it was amazing! The building used to be a school but then a family bought it. Later they gave it to Sligo County Council and they made it into an art gallery. We went on a tour there. Our tour guide’s name was Chelsea Canavan.
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