Mr Smyth’s Class have begun planting some Water Cress as part of the Big Grow Programme.
It’s the beginning of Spring, February 1st Imbolc- Celtic Spring, (although Meteorologists would have Spring as starting March 1st and Astronomers on March 20th- depends on your perspective!) and it’s a time of growth! Days are getting longer and brighter and the world is springing back into life after the Winter.
Check out the pictures of the class planting Watercress. Check back later for updates on the growth. Next week we plan to plant Peas and the next week, Spinach.
On Tuesday, 2nd/3rd class took part in a workshop in Phibsborough library with the fantastic author Patricia Forde. We had lots of fun reading her book ‘Bumpfizzle the Best on Planet Earth’. She entertained us no end with her funny tales about growing up in Galway. She read extracts from the book and she was blown away by all the fantastic questions the boys and girls had for her. We gave this book a resounding thumbs up!
Ms Walsh’s class have been busy finding out about a patron saint of Ireland, St Brigid, whose feast day is the 1st of February.
They also crafted these wonderful St Brigid’s crosses in art, and gave them as presents (along with lovely cards) to each class. How kind!
This month in Mr Smyth’s First Class we have being working with clay.
The children worked on creating Pinch Pots with clay, adding their own patterns and designs on the outside and then painting the pots when they had dried. Click HERE to learn more about the process.
Maths Games started again in two classes this week.
Miss Reynold’s Senior Infants have Maths games on Monday mornings from 9:00 – 9:45am until 11th February.
Miss O’Dowd’s 2nd/3rd class have Maths games on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 – 2:30 until 12th February.
Parents/guardians, grandparents are invited to come and join the fun for one of the sessions! We’d love to have some of you in each week to help out and enjoy the games.
Other classes will have their turn after the February mid-term break.