Two gardaí visited our school and talked to each class group about their job. They talked about the equipment they use and how the boys can keep safe. While the boys coloured pictures of different vehicles that the guards use - bicycles, motorbikes, helicopters, one of the guards went around to take the boys' fingerprints. When they were leaving they invited us down for a tour of the garda station.
We had great fun learning all about the Post Office in Aistear. Putting our writing skills on show we wrote letters for our friends and went to the post office to get stamps for them.Sometimes, the boys wrapped parcels to send. A different boy each day was picked to be the postman and delivered the letters and parcels to the boys. At the arts and crafts table the boys designed their own postboxes. We did such a good job that our postman John came into the class with his bicycle to tells us all about his job.
The boys were great detectives and found all the pictures hidden around the school.
Miss Bourke’s class planted cress seeds. The cress grew in just one week and we had tasty cress sandwiches !! The seeds needed water and sunlight to grow , we loved watching the seeds grow into cress plants !!
As it is Easter time, we decided to learn about the life cycle of a chicken.It was great timing as Mrs Harte brought some eggs to school and we were lucky to see the life cycle happen right in front of our very eyes. After watching them as they were put into the incubator and using a light to see them moving within the shell, the day came when they started to hatch and what excitement there was.
EAL boys from both junior infant classes visited the Post Office. The children are learning all about the Post Office in Aistear. We took pictures in the Post Office and pictures of some buildings we passed along the way.
When we were learning about hot and cold things we started chatting about what happens to chocolate when it gets warm, it starts to melt. As we were also learning the letter l we decided to combine both and make lollipops using marshmallows and melted chocolate. They were delicious.