Archive for the ‘Senior Infants’ Category

PostHeaderIcon A Monstrous Science Event 2017

Gardiner Street School held its annual Science and Maths Open Day with even more fantastic experiments being carried out this year.     Thanks to Ms. Kelly who organised the event.  The children not only hosted experiments at STATIONS, but also had the opportunity to see each other’s experiments. Mr. Shovlin introduced programming at his STATION.  The children had great fun programming the Bee Bot around a map!     Parents attended in great numbers.   Some brave parents volunteered to be blindfolded for a taste test in Ms. Doyle’s class.   Thanks for your support.  Well Done everybody! 

Science and Maths Open Day 2017 1 A

Children and parents programme 2 A

We made electricity 3 A

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4th Class showed us how to remove stains 5 A

Junior Infants made rockets 6 A

Junior Infants changed 7 A

Room 6 blindfolded our parents in a taste 8 A

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PostHeaderIcon October in Room 6

It was a very busy month for the Senior Infants in Room 6. We were busy learning about autumn and Hallowe’en. We reused bubble wrap to create some very cool autumn trees. We think our trees turned out really well.

We learned a lot about Hallowe’en during our Aistear time. We made mummies using wool and paper plates. We worked with partners to spell a number of Hallowe’en words. We played a Hallowe’en matching game. We designed and made scary monsters from junk art. In our play corner we created a spooky witch’s cave. It was filled with magic potions, spiders and eyeballs. It scared a lot of our visitors! Our witches, wizards and warlocks had a great time concocting potions,casting spells and flying on their broomsticks.

On the day of the Hallowe’en holidays we were lucky enough to have one of our very talented mums to visit our classroom. She painted our faces until we were almost unrecognisable! Later in the day we went trick or treating around the school. We gave a number of classes a treat by singing them some of our favourite Hallowe’en songs. It was a really great day.


PostHeaderIcon An Interesting Visitor

It has been an interesting few weeks in Room 6. Lots of people have come to visit us. Today, 26th October, our local community Garda, Andrew, was in the school to talk to our senior students about how to stay safe around Hallowe’en. Room 6 were very lucky that Andrew decided to call down for a visit too.



We sang Andrew some of our Hallowe’en songs. He thought they were really spooky. We have been learning about length and height this month too. We compared Andrew’s height to the height of the shortest and tallest children in our class. We will all need to eat lots of healthy food to grow as tall as Andrew!




Andrew told us all about how he helps to keep us safe in our community. He showed us all the different parts of his special uniform. We spotted some similarities to our uniform. His trousers and tie are similar to ours. He also showed us his walkie-talkie, baton and handcuffs. We even got to hold the handcuffs and try them on. Some of us were a bit afraid of them but others had no problem giving them a go.




A big thank you to Garda Andrew for taking the time to say hello to us and telling us all about his job. We really appreciate all of the work he and his colleagues do to keep us safe in our community.