Citywest & Saggart

Community National School

Junior Infants Rooms 1, 2 and 5 : Science Week

This week is Science Week in our school. Junior Infants had a very special team of scientists that came to do some fun experiments with us. Dr David Fitzpatrick from the National University of Ireland in Maynooth and his scientists visited us on Wednesday for a wonderful workshop. We got ready for the occasion and donned our laboratory coats and goggles! We grew bacteria in petri dishes, made our very own static electricity and even saw the scientists make ELEPHANT TOOTHPASTE!! For more photos please see here.    ...

Junior Infants Room 2: At the Fruit and Veg Shop

Room 2 learnt all about the Fruit and Vegetable shop last month! They had great fun singing and acting out their new rhyme ‘To Market’ , and dancing to the 7 potato song! They read a great story called ‘Handa’s Surprise‘, about a little African girl called Handa who decided to bring some fruit to her friend Akeyo but met some unexpected visitors along the way… watch it here  but turn down the volume so your Super Star can tell you the story! Room 2 got a surprise themselves, when Vinny brought them in ACTUAL fruit and vegetables to print with in art! They had great fun copying the shapes of the fruits and vegetables, and even got to try some during their ‘taste test’. Can you remember which ones you liked most? Room 2 have also been doing great learning in Maths, and have begun to write the numbers 1-5 independently. They have been sorting out all of Ms. Glynn’s collections into different sets, matching patterns, shapes, and animals, and are getting very good at it! They have been learning all about the season of Autumn in Science this term. They made lovely Autumn hedgehogs with Autumn leaves, and are getting really good at identifying the different seasons in their Autumn song! Check out the flags they made, celebrating how unique and special they all are as children of the world  ->   For more photos of Room 2 at work and play, please see here 🙂  ...

Junior Infants Room 2: Ready for Blast Off!

The Junior Infants in Room 2 have BLASTED into school this term and done fantastic learning so far! The children have been exploring the theme of ‘the family’ this month. They brought pictures of their own families into school, and have been taking turns telling all of their new friends about them! They have also been singing lots of nursery rhymes and songs about different families, such as the 5 Little Ducks , The Finger Family, and  They have reading stories about families too, using the pictures, and are becoming excellent storytellers! Room 2 have also been learning all about 2D shapes and love singing their shape song! They have become very quick at finding shapes in their environment too, in their classroom, school, yard, and even in their lunch boxes! They have been learning how to cut carefully, to colour inside the lines, and have started using pencils and practising tracing all sorts of lines so that they will become excellent writers later this year… According to the Room 2 Junior Infants however, their favourite thing of all in school is play time! They love playing with their new friends, and are getting really good at taking turns, sharing, and have really impressed Ms. Larkin and Vinny the class teddy with their clean up skills! Well done Room 2, you are SUPER STARS! For more photos of the Room2 Infants Blasting Off into school, please...