Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Space and rocket display day

We had a wonderful Space Day.
We invited our parents, our friends and the other classes in the school.
We were able to explain all about our solar system, the planets and life in space.
Afterwards we went outside to launch the big air and water rockets.
Here are some short videos of our space day:
Balloon rocket race.
Foam rockets in action.
Straw (paper) rockets.
Fizzy rockets.

More fizzy rockets.
Air and stomp rockets.
Fizzy rockets.
Balloon rocket race.
The big ones: Air rocket launch.

Water rocket.
More water rockets.

Still more water rockets.
Last rocket.

What Ms. Connolly's class said about our day:
We went to see Ms. McLoughlin's class launch rockets in the junior yard today. It was so exciting. We had to countdown from 10 to blast off!! We thought a rocket might land on our heads! It reminded us of senior infants when Ms. McLoughlin was our teacher. Even though Ms. McLoughlin was so busy , she still had time to wave at us and say hello.


Friday, November 8, 2013

Visit to the bottle bank

We have been learning all about re-using and re-cycling in class this week, so today we went to visit the Bottle Bank beside our school. We had to help teacher decide the correct bins to put clear or brown glass bottles/jars into. We also saw the can bank, which we can use to re-cycle our tins/cans. There was also a Clothes Bank where we can bring clothes which are too small for us or we don't need any more. The proceeds from these clothes help many charities. We know that it is really important to re-cycle things(both at home and at school) and every day in class we sort out our rubbish and we use the green bins to put paper, card, clean plastic and newspaper into. We bring any left-over food home (there is usually not very much of this!!!), so that it can be put into the correct bin at home for food. It is very important for our world to re-use and re-cycle. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Junior Achievement - Saving money

We are really enjoying our Junior Achievement lessons with Siobhán.
Today we heard an interesting story about saving to buy a present.
We had a nice sticker task which we very much enjoyed.
Then Siobhán gave us all a lovely money saving box.
Now we can save for Christmas!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Space

Click on this picture of the planets to go to our space and rockets page.  The links there are great!
We are learning all about our solar system and the planets around us.
Today we made some wonderful straw rockets.  They fly really well.
Have a look at some of the marvelous films we are watching.
These videos help us learn lots about space.
We are learning all about the 8 planets in our Solar system.  There is a great song about our planets which we are watching on 
Have a look at the planets on