Exploring gymnastics in Ms Denieffe’s room

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Potato planting in infants

Today we planted potatoes in 4 reused car tyres in our vegetable garden. We bought potatoes that we allowed to chit in the glasshouse and when ready we planted them. We are eagerly awaiting them to sprout, grow, harvest, cook and eat!!

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Farmer Dean visits the infant room

Ms Denieffe convinced her busy brother to come and visit her room this week and talk to the boys and girls all about life as a farmer. He even dressed up for the occasion in his ‘New’ New Holland overalls. He brought some photos with him of some jobs that happen on the farm. All the boys and girls were so excited to know about life on a farm, animals, crops, new life and of course the boys were so curious about TRACTORS!  Dean explained to them all about the different jobs that he does, cutting, baling and wrapping silage, hay and straw. He even brought some of his own toys to demonstrate to the boys and girls.

He brought small samples of hay, stray, silage, sugar beet, needless to say some of the aromas were very interesting! His last job was talking to them all about the different animals on a farm, sizes, colours and breeds.

It was a very exciting afternoon and he promised to return another time!

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Visiting the community garden

Recently we go the lucky chance of visiting our local community garden in Leighlinbridge. Ann showed us around the various beds.  When the rain fell, we retired into the tunnel. We learned that theres more to gardening than just planting. We got to work and helped weed and prepare the ground for the next batch of seeds.

Needless to say we were rewarded with a biscuit after all our hard work. We got the chance to go out and plant onions with Ann in a vegetable bed.  We were very careful with our sets, hoping that they will grow into juicy onions. We promised to return before we finish school when the garden will be full of produce. We might even help out with the weeding again!

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Dining al fresco in infants

Ms. Denieffes class are lucky to have a small courtyard off our classroom. Whenever the weather is sunny we embrace the opportunity to eat our lunch outdoors and listen to the birds singing. We feed them every day and they repay us with beautiful songs.

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Hurling fun in infants

Ms. Denieffes class were lucky to try their hand at hurling this year. Nigel and some of his team mates from Naomh Bríd came and practised drills with us in the field. We had great fun putting on the helmet and dribbling the ball. Some even got the chance to solo the sliotar. Ms. Denieffe is hoping that Carlow will catch up with Kilkenny and its hurling legacy!

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6th Class wheelchair sports

On the 29th of March, 6th Class took part in some wheelchair activities. Joanne Wall brought in some sporting wheelchairsWe played activities that included going in and out through cones and rolling a dice, the first team to get to 30 won. We worked in teams of 5 or 6. There were 5 teams, team 2 won the tournament!!! We all really enjoyed it. It gave us a great insight into what it is like to be in a wheelchair.

By Shane and Luke

 

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Fairtrade Art Competition

Well done to Emma who did really well in the Co. Carlow Fairtrade art competition!

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World Book Day

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St Patrick’s Day Orienteering in Ms Hogan’s Class

The children in Ms Hogan’s Senior Infants and First Class had great fun on their hunt today. We used the old Ogham alphabet to figure out what words were on our cards. Here is a few photos and the alphabet and cards! Why not try figure them out yourselves at home? Clue: All of the words are associated with the story of St Patrick.

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