Archive for First Class

Shadow Puppet Show

  In first class this week we have been reading Them Gruffalo’S Child’. In the book we see how a mouses shadow made him appear bigger…”The Big Bad Mouse”. We explored shadows today playing shadow tag, and creating shapes. We also put on a shadow puppet show to retell the story. We had so much fun […]

Spreading Glitter Germs

In first class we’ve noticed how much hand washing and sanitising we do every day. Even though our hands LOOK clean. So we did an experiment. The glitter represented the germs and we used soap so that it would stick to our hands. The girls could see how quickly and easily germs spread if we […]

I Am…

We have been working on describing our personalities and qualities in first class, and what makes us unique. Each girl chose 3-4 words that they felt best described them. You can see the wonderful, positive words they chose in our display 🥰

All mixed up!

First class did a super job on making colours by mixing our primary colours together to create more colours. The girls learned how to mix the colours properly to get a nice shade of each! We also learned how use chalk pastels and how to blend it to make a nice background! There are some […]

While We Can’t Hug

It’s been a strange return to school, so in first class we’ve been reading the book ‘While We Can’t Hug’. A beautiful book that shows us different ways we can show people that we care about them, while keeping our distance. The girls put these into practice today. Some of the things we can do […]

Aistear in Junior and Senior Infants

The Doctor’s Surgery We had great fun in Aistear this September. Our theme was ‘The Doctor ‘s Surgery’. We learned how to make an appointment by phoning the receptionist, how to describe how we were feeling, the role the nurse and doctor play, what a prescription is and the importance of the pharmacy. We also […]

Hot Air Balloons in Mercy Primary!

The girls in Mercy Primary were treated to a very special surprise this morning, with the visit of a hot air balloon to our school yard. We got to take a peek inside the basket of “Big Brother”, learn lots of facts about flying, and were warmed by the heat of the balloon’s flames. A […]

A New School Year!!

First class have been super busy these first few weeks, and we have settled really well into our new class. Our maths stations have been super exciting with the inclusion of our school ipads! And not to mention the sunshine which got us out to the castle for a nature  walk ☀️  

Gardening Experts!

First Class were once again invited to do a little gardening with Mrs Murray and Mrs Hoare in our ever developing secret garden! We got the chance to plant a wide range of beautifully coloured flowers, which we hope to see blossoming in the coming weeks 😊  

Farmyard in your School

We had a visit from the Farmyard in your School team this week – it was lovely and the girls really enjoyed interacting with the farm animals. They learned lots too!

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