Friday, December 3, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A day in the life of a Ugandan child: Senior Infants

The children performed a short show about Uganda last week.They were excellent -singing in English and Runyankole and dancing Ugandan dances! They showed how children in rural Uganda like the same games as us - hopskotch,football and playing with dolls and how they have to do lots more chores than we do - fetching water and firewood,minding goats and sweeping up at home and in school.We will send pictures of our play to our link school Nyabbani Primary School in Kamwenge,Uganda. Thanks to the parents who kindly lent us the beautiful,colourful fabrics -they brightened up the stage!

More pictures of the Ugandan show: Senior Infants

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Living in Uganda: Senior infants

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Ms. Tierney invited us to the halla to see her class production of "A day in the life of a Ugandan child".  It was a wonderful production, complete with Ugandan costumes, masks, footballs made from banana skins and dolls made from wood.  We saw how Ugandan children often have to fetch water and firewood for cooking before they come to school, we saw pictures and heard sounds of some of the animals that are in Uganda, we heard the school children speak and sing songs in 2 languages, and we heard some Ugandan songs and saw an African dance.  Well done to Ms. Tierney's class.  We especially loved the last song, and we learned lots about living in Uganda.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Visit to the recycling bins: Senior Infants

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
We went for a short walk to see where the recycling bins are.  We found bins for clear glass, green glass, brown glass and old clothes beside the Kingfisher club near our school.  Teacher had 2 clear vinegar bottles.  We helped her recycle them in the correct bins.  When glass bottles are recycled they are made into new bottles.  This is much better for our planet than always making new ones.  We are going to try and recycle as many bottles as we can.

A day in the life of a child from Uganda: Senior Infants

We went to see Miss Tierney's Senior Infant class perform a play today in the halla. It was about a day in the life of a child from Uganda. It was very interesting. We saw how the children there begin the day with getting water from the well and collecting firewood to cook breakfast. The children then made their way to school and sang a lovely Good Morning song to the teacher. At break time the children had lots of fun playing together and they played with a ball made out of banana skins. We heard lions roaring and monkeys going wild. The children finished the play by singing and dancing to a lovely song about Africa. Well done to all the children in Miss Tierney's class. We really enjoyed your play.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The day I was born, Senior Infants

We talked about what we were like when we were babies, what we could and couldn’t do and what we can do now. Everyone in the class with the help of their parents filled out a Birth form with the date and time they were born and what weight they were. They also stuck a baby picture on it and we put them up in our classroom so everyone could admire us and say how cute we were as babies! We also brought in toys and clothes we had when we were babies and one person even brought in a “Dodi”, it was really funny!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Toys from long ago

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
Our baby toys
 We have been talking about toys from the past.  We brought in toys that we played with when we were babies, and some toys that we play with now.
Toys we play with now
Teacher showed us toys from long ago, on the whiteboard These are the kinds of toys that our grandparents played with long ago.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Some of our parents occupations in Senior Infants

A Medtronic Scientist in our class: Monday, September 20th, 2010
A Nurse in our class: Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
A Software Technician in our class:  Friday, October 8th, 2010
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Safety First

Thursday, September 22nd, 2010We have been talking about safety. We watched and sang some fun safety songs (you can see them in the links on the History and Geography page). Some of the safety tips we talked about were
  • playing away from roads, keeping our eyes and ears open when crossing roads
  • wearing bright clothes and reflectors so cars can see us
  • walking on paths, not on the road
  • wearing seat belts and travelling in car seats or booster seats in the car
  • not letting mum or dad talk on the phone when driving

We alway STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, THINK before we cross the street.

Stop, look and listen

Before you cross the street

Use your eyes, use your ears

Then use your feet!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

History: Baby clothes line

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
We have been talking about when we were babies, what we looked like, what we were able to say/do/eat. We have brought some of our baby photos and our baby clothes and things to school so we could all have a look at the things we used when we were tiny babies. We have grown a lot since then, and can do so much more. The stories of us as babies are all history stories - stories of (not so) long ago.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Living History Lessons

In Room 5 some of our grannies and grandads are coming to visit us, and to tell us about their lives when they were young.