Tuesday, 30 April 2013

2D and 3D shapes that roll or slide

We had lots of fun with shapes today.
We had to name squares, rectangles, circles, triangles and hexagons and we had to find out which shapes roll, which shapes slide, and which do both.
Next we tried with our 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere, triangular prism, hexagonal prism, cone, triangular pyramid and square pyramid.
We discovered that all the shapes which rolled had circles in them.
Shapes with corners slide very well but don't roll!

Fun with sounds

We are learning all about sounds and hearing.
Today we made an elastic guitar and we noticed that the bigger the elastic is the lower the note it makes.
The opposite is true too.  The smaller the elastic is the higher the sound it makes.

Teacher had a tuning fork.
She showed us how it makes a note and we all took turns listening the the note it makes.
Next she showed us what happens when you put the vibrating tuning fork in water.  It makes a huge splash.  We found this hard to do, but once you get good at it, it is really spectacular.

Teacher also showed us how a ping pong ball will bounce when you put a vibrating tuning fork against it.

We were able to get rice to vibrate and jump just by putting the vibrating tuning fork against the rice cup.
Finally we listened to what spoons sound like when you tap them against a table and hold their string outside your ear.  We could hear all sorts of different bells!  Again, the larger the spoon the lower the bell's note and the smaller the spoon the higher pitched the sound of the bell.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Ways to travel data

Look at our favourite ways to travel!

Food pyramid game and insect game

We played two great games in PE
We played a food pyramid game where we each had to choose a card, then find a space on the food pyramid to sit on.  We really know where each food belongs on the food pyramid.
We also played a three legged game, which became an insect game when two pairs came together and tried to move with all 6 legs.  This game was a lot of fun!

Positional words

We had fun giving directions and getting our friends to put bugs or shapes on a grid on the board.
We used the words over, under, beside, to the left of, to the right of...
Check out this link for some cool mini beast songs:

We practised our colours and all our shapes including squares, circles, rectangles, ovals, triangles, pentagons, hexagons, octagons and decagons.

Super Dino and the aliens

Super Dino had a wonderful time last weekend.
He got a new suit of clothes and he met some fantastic aliens.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Photos from Doodle 4 Google

Check out some wonderful professional photos of the event on

Telling the time

 We are learning to tell the time.  We are all really good at reading the hours, and some of us are great at reading the half hours too!
We would love you to ask us at home and we can help you read the time!

We love snails!

Check out the Sammy the Snail powerpoint on the link below: (It's at the bottom of the page!)

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Number bonds to 10

We know all the ways to make 10. 10+=, 9+1, 8+2, 7+3, 6+4, 5+5, 4+6, 3+7, 2+8, 1+9, 0+10!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Well done to Ms. Conneely and her class

 Comhgairdeas Mhór
 do rang Naíonáin Shóisearacha Ms. Conneely
a bhuaigh roinn na naíonáin Féile Scoildrámaíochta 2013
le Na Trí Mhuca!
to Ms. Conneely and her class of Junior Infants
on winning the infant category
of the 2013 All Ireland's Féile Scoildrámaíochta with their Three Little Pigs drama!
Maith sibh go léir!

Our craftwork

Look at the super pirate ship that Lauren made at home.

Eva makes great pyramids!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A letter from Icarus

We love the legend of Daedalus and Icarus.
You can check out the story here:
We pretended to be Icarus today and we wrote to Mum before we flew home.
Check out our great writing here:

Fabric ladybirds

We have begun to make some very interesting bugs.  Today we cut the wings and stuck our bugs onto coloured paper.  
We can't wait to finish them off properly!