Room 4 – Ms Barrett

We are very excited to be in Senior Infants. We will have a great year!

We painted our self portraits in September.

   

We love to read in Senior Infants. We dressed up as our favourite characters and brought our books to school.  Have a look at us!

Don't we look great! 

Our class is so lucky! We won a #biggrow kit from GIY and Innocent. Inside our pack was pea seeds, carrot seeds and cress seeds. There was also some growing cups and potting compost. We are going to be learning so much about growing seeds over the next few weeks. We will learn about what plants need to grow and about the life cycle of a plant. We will be observing our plants growing and record how they are doing. We will even do an experiment to see what conditions are the best for seeds to grow.

Watch this space for all our BIG grow updates!

Plants need lots of things to grow. We learned they need sun, water, soil, air, space, warmth and a safe place to grow. Have a look at some of our work.

We listed four things that plants need to grow and drew lovely plants in the flower pot.

First we put the potting compost into the planting cups. Our teacher helped to add water to the cups so the compost would expand. It was like magic!

We put potting compost in our potting cups.

We put potting compost in our potting cups.

Next we added some pea seeds into our cups.

Planting Pea Seeds

When we planted all of our seeds we put them on the window sill so that they get good light, warmth and are safe. We keep them watered too so they don't dry out. We can wait to see them start to grow!

We put our peas in a safe place.

We put our peas in a safe place.

Did you know that when you cut a pepper in half it has the same shape as a shamrock?

We used peppers and carved out potatoes in the shape of a shamrock for our St. Patrick's Day art.

We made St. Patrick's Day wind socks.

First we printed shamrock shapes on pieces of card. Next we glued strips of crepe paper in green, white and orange onto the bottom. Then we stapled the card and handles together.

Shamrock Printing

Shamrock Printing

Shamrock Printing

Shamrock Printing

Shamrock Printing

Shamrock Printing

Finally we went outside to test our wind socks. It was so much fun!

Testing Our Windsocks

Testing Our Windsocks

Testing Our Windsocks

We are learning about the life cycle of a pea.

First you plant the seed in soil.

Second it germinates.

Third it grows roots and shoots.

Then is grows leaves.

Next is grows flowers.

Last is grows fruit - the peas.

Have a look at our lovely work!

The Life Cycle of a Pea

How a Seed Grows