Junior and Seniior Infants had so much fun learning about China.
This is the Chinese Year of the Dragon. We made masks, puppets and paper lanterns. We even made real fortune cookies.
At Assembly, we performed a dragon puppet dance and sang 'He's Got the Whole World in his Hands'. We sang 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' in Chinese too. Our friends in Second Class gave us lots of information about things like The Great Wall of China - it took hundreds and hundreds of years to build! We exchanged 'little red envelopes' and we gave everybody sweets just like they do in China to celebrate their New Year.
Here we are with our puppets and the huge dragon which we made...
What a time we had in Junior Infants; outside playing, exercising, and learning about nature, and inside playing some more and learning lots of Irish, English, Maths, even Science, History, Geography. We painted, we sang and we acted.
We went to the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery on a special bus. Camille’s Mum came with us. We made snow scenes in boxes. We used cotton wool, animals and glitter. They were really nice. We saw famous paintings. It was really exciting.
We had a Service in the Church and we sang some Christmas carols. Then, we got our Christmas holidays and Santa came to us all. We told Mrs Morton all about our presents when we went back to school in January. She thought we deserved all our fabulous presents because we are so good and so kind to each other.
The snow came. It was great fun. We were able to build snowmen and throw snowballs. Our class went to the yard and we pretended we were skiing and skating. We drew pictures in the snow. We came back in after a while because our hands and feet felt cold.
We had a writing competition. Mrs Morton said we were all amazing. Sophie D and Úna even got important awards from an INTO EBS competition.
We learned about our teeth with Úna’s mum, and we learned some French with Colin’s dad. Thanks so much...
We went on a tour to The Playbarn in Johnstown. That was the best day ever. We took a special lunch and we went on the bus, downstairs in the double decker on the way there and upstairs on the way back. We sang lots of songs. We did lots of climbing and sliding. There was football and disco dancing too.
Sport’s Day arrived. We had practised lots and were able to do all the activities really well. We ran fast, we went through hoops, we tossed beanbags into hoops, we had a skittle relay and we took teddies for a race. It was brilliant. Everyone got a medal, and then we queued up and got an ice-cream cone from the van. It was a lovely sunny day and we had a great time.
We graduated on June 28. We wore special hats called mortarboards that Mrs Morton had made for us. We felt so good. We did a little play and we sang songs. The funniest ones were the one about the three monkeys, the one about the crocodile and the one about the centipede.
Mrs Morton, Mr Packham, Sarah, Miss de Lacey and the parents said we were so good. We got certificates, bubbles, sweets, water bombs and a ball..