Summer bounty from our school garden
School Sports Day in Ballyanly
We had a lovely picnic today in the sunshine.
Great fun was had by Senior Infants on their school tour to Trabolgan. They enjoyed Crazy Golf, the Jungle Safari play area, learning all about Birds of Prey and some exotic animals, and of course a lovely picnic lunch.And we can't forget the excitement of travelling on a double decker bus...
First we read the story Flat Stanley. Next we pretended we were Flat Stanley. We wrote about ourselves and only put our initials on our sheets of paper. Then we posted them under another Senior Infants classroom door and they had to guess who we were. It was so much fun.......but really hard to guess.
Stained Glass Windows
Isabella's mum did some lovely Aladdin art with us. We made stained glass windows. You can see them on the front windows of the school.
Cork City Sports
Best of luck to Niamh, Emma, Keelan and Fionn who will be representing Senior Infants in Cork City Sports Thursday 1st June. Go n'éirí libh.
We had great fun working together as a class to create a large summer picture. We were very proud of the finished product!
Doing a Science Experiment
We did a science experiment on Floating and Sinking. First we had to predict if an object would float or sink. Then we put the object into water. We found it very interesting. Science is lots of fun.
Our School Musical
We are getting ready for our school musical Aladdin. We are learning songs and doing art work.
A Visit to the Church
We performed our poem "The Class Outing" at assembly this morning. It went very well. Everyone gave us a big round of applause.
Fun in the Sun!
We took advantage of the recent fine weather and had our lunch outside in the glorious sunshine!
Busy in Senior Infants
Active Schools' Soccer Blitz
There was a soccer blitz on the Astro Turf today to finish up Active Schools' Week. Teachers and pupils were playing together. We went to cheer them along.....
Fun on Friday
We did our play "Fun on Friday" today. It was great.
Mrs. Lynch's nieces are visiting from America. They are very good Irish dancers and are participating in the Irish Dancing World Championships in Dublin.
Our school walk for Active Schools Week
Active Schools Week
What fun we had today in the Halla when all the children in Junior and Senior Infants, and First and Second classes got together to exercise for Active Schools week. We will do it every day this week, and hope we can do it outside in the fresh air.
Monday Morning Skipping
No time in Senior Infants for Monday morning blues as we start Active Schools' Week with skipping.....
Fun at the Races!
What fast runners we were today at the races!!!!
A Visit from John Spillane
Our school had a visit from John Spillane today. We really enjoyed listening to and singing along with his music down in the Halla.
Gardening with Mr. Keady
Today we planted potatoes with Mr. Keady. It was a beautiful spring day and Mr. Keady told us all about the potato and what it needs to grow.
Mary's Dad is a gardener and he came into school to plant seeds with us. He brought in a big wheelbarrow! We planted Nasturtium, Pansy and Marigold seeds. We can eat them when they grow because they are edible flowers. we also got to see worms and tadpoles.
Ag canadh is ag damhsa sa Halla
Bhí an-spórt againn ag canadh 'Tóg amach mé' is ag damhsa sa Halla.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
We went to the Halla today to see a display of Irish Dancing by pupils here in Cloghroe School. They were very good and we really enjoyed their performance.
Goodbye and Thank You Brian and John!
After eight fun weeks we said a sad farewell today to our Blarney United Coaches Brian and John. We had great fun over the eight weeks and our ball skills have definitely improved! A big thank you to Brian and John!
World Book Day
Children from 3rd and 4th classes read us stories today to celebrate World Book Day. We got to make new friends. We really enjoyed it and hope that they will come back again soon.
Danny the Superhero!
Here we are practising and performing our play. It was fun dressing up.
Spring has arrived!
Here we are busy at work making a gigantic spring collage.....
Voting for Isabella
We are voting for Isabella with her doodle for Doodle for Google. Best of luck Isabella, we are very proud of you.
10 at 10
Children all over Ireland participated in 10 minutes of activity at 10 o clock on the 10th of February 2017 as part of being active and fit in school. Here we are in Senior Infants. It was great fun.
We are learning all about Biodiversity in school this year. 5th and 6th classes put on a display in the Halla for us. They told us all about their projects. They worked really hard at them. Well done.
Matt's Dad came into school and told of lots of different things about France.
Blarney United F.C.
Coaches from Blarney United are teaching Senior Infants ball handling skills. The children are really enjoying it and are learning lots!
Senior Infants will participate in the Literacy Lift-Off programme this term.
Waterproof or not?
We did a science experiment on whether certain materials are waterproof or not. It was very interesting.
A Visit from Santa
Frosty the Snowman
Great fun was had by all at Silversprings Hotel where we went to see Frosty the Snowman. We laughed , we cheered, we sang and we helped Mrs. Claus and Frosty find Santa, who had been kidnapped by Jack Frost.
Dress Rehearsal for our Christmas Play
A Trip to the Post Office
Senior Infants learned about the Journey of a Letter and the Post Office. They wrote invitations to their parents, to their Christmas Play which they then posted. They enjoyed the experience of walking to the Post Office and dropping their own letters in the post box.
Peace - keeping in the Lebanon
Lieutenant Philip O' Leary is just back from the Lebanon where he was on a peace-keeping mission with the Irish army for 6 months. He told us all about life in the Lebanon and the important job that the Irish soldiers do there. It was very interesting.
We are busy practising for our christmas play "Snowman at Sunset". We hope that everyone can come to school for our performance on Wednesday 7th December at 11.15am.
We had lots of fun during Science Week. We watched 3rd Class launch the rockets they made and we had great fun experimenting with balloons and static electricity in class!
Chinese Jump Rope
We are learning how to play Chinese Jump Rope
Too Much Sugar!!!!!
We had a visit from Alison, who is involved in the Spraoi Project here in school. She told us all about sugary drinks and how we should not drink them every day. We learned that water and milk are the best drinks for us. Did you know that small juice boxes can have 8 teaspoons of sugar in them, a can of fizzy drink has 10 teaspoons, and some have caffeine in them. Caffeine is not good for us as it makes our heart beat faster. We will try to drink lots of water and milk and only have sweetened drinks as a very special treat. Look at the photos to see how much sugar is in each drink.....
Blue and White Day
Today we wore blue and white to school to support the Inniscarra Camogie Team in the Munster Final tomorrow. Best of luck!!!!
Odie from Dogs' Trust Comes to Visit!
Jack O' Lantern
We carved some pumpkins in school and made Jack O'Lanterns.
Hallowe'en Fun and Games in Senior Infants
We found evidence of a birthday party when we did an archeological dig.
Senior Infant classrooms have turned into Animal Hospitals, caring for all the sick and injured animals.... Luckily we have very experienced vets, doctors and nurses from Aistear last year. The animals are in good hands....
The sun shone as we wandered through the woods looking for signs of Autumn. We sat, had a rest and sang a song......
It is Maths Week. We had a great time on our Maths Trail and playing Maths games both inside in the classroom and out in the yard. Maths is fun!!!!!
Our School Garden
We visited our school garden where Mr. Keady showed us lots of lovely vegetables, fruit and flowers.
PE was lots of fun as we learned how to play lots of playground games.
Settling into Senior Infants
We are busy settling into school in Senior Infants.
Our Buddy Bench
The buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. We use a Buddy Bench as a visual tool to help instill much needed lifelong social skills.
If your child does not have anyone to play with, they simply sit on the bench and children from their year are asked to invite them to play. Our sixth class sheriffs monitor the buddy bench and help us spread the message of inclusion and kindness!
As you can see, the buddy bench is proving a popular resting place. In time however, and with the help of our sheriffs, our children will understand that the buddy bench is only to be used when children need a friend.