Sunday, 11 February 2018

A Little Taste of Winter......

A Little Taste of Winter.......

We have had a very cold January-it was a good time to discuss all those winter words in Room 1-cold, snow, raining, freezing, frost, bitter, winter woollies, snowflakes, snowmen, ice, short days, dark nights etc.

One cold day in January, we set out on a 'Winter Walk' around the school. We made sure to wrap up that day. We put on our coats, jackets, woolly hats, gloves and scarves to keep warm. We hope you enjoy the pictures-you will see that there are no leaves on the trees, plenty of sticks on the ground and some snowdrops under the beech tree.

We could see our own breaths it was that cold..........

We had so much fun crunching the ice with our feet...

Check out our very own snowmen.....made from clay and painted once dried. 

It is important to keep warm in Winter so we brainstormed on all the ways to wrap up in the cold weather....

Winter art in Room 1.....

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Grandparents Day

We had some very special visitors arrive at our school this month-our grandparents. Some grannies and grandads came to visit our classroom-they played games with us and we were proud to show them what goes on behind the red door. We listed some of the things we have learned in school so far! Children had the opportunity to show grandparents some of the hard work that goes on each day.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Happy holidays

Wishing you all a happy and healthy Christmas! All the best for 2018!

Lots of love,

Room 1

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Darkness into Light

Darkness into light

It was Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 and all the children arrived in school at 8.50. Something was different.....all the lights were off. Children were asking lots of questions..."why is it so dark?", another child spoke out "I can't see". I explained to the children that today we were having a 'low energy day'. We were going to use natural light as electricity costs money. I opened the blinds and children realised that the sun provides us with lots of light. We brainstormed and came up with lots of alternatives that provide light and cost less money. We also decided not to use any electricity that computer, no whiteboard, no CD player....there was panic around the classroom!!!!

 Guess what???? We managed just fine :)

Here are some pictures of us reading in the dark....we used torches!

We recorded our results on paper.....sources of light!

Yummy Butter

Butter making.......

We were little scientists during Aistear this week. We were busy making butter-all we needed was a glass jar (with the lid tightly screwed on), pouring cream and a marble (helps the cream to move around the jar). all we had to do was...."SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE"

Here are our results.......


The liquid (cream) turned to a solid (butter)......the colour also changed to yellow. It tasted yummy.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Our trip to the cafe

As our theme in November is 'Food', we set up a cafe as our role-play area in Aistear. It was important to have a real cafe experience before setting one up in the classroom. We visited the local cafe where we ordered food and drink from the waiter. We paid the waiter with our €2, took our seats, ate and chatted with our friends. The manager informed us of all the different work that takes place in the cafe. We now love acting in role in our cafe in the classroom. 

Food Glorious Food.....

In November, we learned a lot about food and where certain foods come from. We now know that some fruits grow on trees and some vegetables grow in the ground-some vegetables are root and others are leafy. It is important to eat lots of fruit and vegetables to grow big and strong-we talked about foods that are good for us and not so good for us. Have a look at this journey through photographs.....we hope you enjoy!!!

We tasted lots of different, banana, orange, strawberry, pineapple, mango, blueberries, raspberries and even melon. Our favourite were the strawberries. They taste delicious. The melon was yucky!

We painted fruits from observation-some fruits have skin we must peel and others must be washed before we eat them. Fruits have lots of different shapes and feels-some are smooth and others are rough like the pineapple.


Carrots, Peas and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.
For my snack and in my lunch,
Veggie sticks are great to munch.
Carrots, Peas and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.

Ms. Walsh brought in lots of vegetables for us to look at and feel. We had never heard of some of these vegetables before such as the courgette, aubergine and sweet potato. We eat vegetables every night for our dinner as they are important for helping us to grow. They are healthy foods.

We drew as many vegetables as we could think of-like fruit, they have lots of different colours. 

We are learning to write some of our letters but it is important that we have the correct pencil grip so we even practised drawing and writing some fruits and vegetables as a morning activity.

Children were given the opportunity to try out some healthy snacks...carrot sticks, celery and pepper. We dipped these into hummus which made it even tastier. We're not a fan of celery in Room One.