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Wind Socks

During our topic on weather. We made wind socks and took them outside to test them in different areas. “On the basketball court we could tell the way the wind was blowing” Sarah “We went onto the infant yard, it was strong and it was blowing our wind socks really high” Jack “You could tell it was strong because of the height the wind
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We made marshmallow snowmen!

We made melted snowmen out of marshmallows and decorated them .Our snowman sat on chocolate swissroll.The best part was eating them .!!!!! We made little cribs , Christmas trees and Christmas stockings.


Some of our Christmas art in First Class!

Christmas Stockings “We sewed Christmas stockings with a needle and some wool.  Then we decorated them, I am going to hang mine up on my Christmas tree!”, Patrick. “My stocking is beautiful!”, Aoibhe. “We had so much fun sticking pom poms and gems on our stockings!”, Isabel Snowglobes “I really liked making our snowglobes, especially when we put the glitter in and it went down
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An Nollaig

The children in 4th Class have been doing a drama ‘as Gaeilge’ portraying the story of the first Christmas. 2nd and 3rd Classes came to watch them act it out. Well done to all! In Art the children also drew and painted the Nativity Scene. They turned out beautifully!


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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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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