Exploring technology

We were very busy in Senior Infants during Tech Week 2016.  We learned more about programming through the use of our floor-robot, Bee-Bot and practised our letters too!  We practised their photography skills by taking individual photos on the digital camera during our technology hunt around the school; and we made lovely digital pictures in Art using MS Paint for Digital Art Week.

Tech Week 2016

We practised using the digital camera to take these photos.

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We love our floor robot, Bee-Bot

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We had great fun working together to create our digital gardens!

Valentine’s Day Collages

The Senior Infants were very busy making these fabulous Valentine’s Day collages, piecing them together bit by bit.  They sketched their pictures first and then searched for their colours in magazines, finding varying shades of each colour.  They then cut their selection of coloured paper to the right size to make their collages look amazing!

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The Post Office – Aistear in Senior Infants

The children in Senior Infants had a wonderful time learning about the post office in Aistear during the month of November. Special thanks to parent Michael Keogh of An Post who visited our classroom to talk to the Junior and Senior Infants.  The following is a video which shows all of the great activities each team was a part of in the different Aistear areas – role-play, creative, construction, fine-motor and small world:

   

Science Week 2015 – How Plants Grow

The Senior Infants have been celebrating Science Week 2015 with fun lessons on how plants grow – labelling parts of a plant, finding out what a seed needs to grow, the growing seasons and planting their own Spring bulbs.

The children had great fun investigating how plants ‘drink’.  They loved observing the celery and white carnation gradually turn red as the plants ‘drank’ the dyed water during the week.

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Watch the video below to see how we planted our own Spring bulbs in class and we are looking forward to watching them grow over the coming months.