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Aistear: Polar Regions

Aistear: Polar Regions

This month’s aistear theme in Junior and Senior Infants is Antarctica and the Arctic. The children are really enjoying learning about the animals who live in these regions. They have learnt about how these animals survive in such extreme weather conditions and we investigated with fat to show how a layer of blubber helps keep them warm in the ice cold water. The Junior Infants painted a backdrop for our artwork including the Northern Lights, The children learnt about Inuits and made igloos for out Antarctica display. We drew Walruses and Polar Bears and painted pictures using snow paint.

Walk for Water

Walk for Water

Today Mrs. Pam Wood came and gave a presentation to the children on the Oltiasika Water Tanks Project in the Diocese of Kajiado in Kenya. The money raised from our walk with water is being used in the refurbishment of these tanks to ensure clean water storage for the Maasai.

Raising the Active Flag

Raising the Active Flag

Derval O’Rourke and Mike Hodder raising the Active flag

 

Derval O’Rourke speaking to the children.

Children enjoying fruit skewers to celebrate the raising of the active flag.

Celebrating Animal Day

Celebrating Animal Day

To celebrate animal day this year Mark Riordan of Hive Mind came to speak to the children on Bee Keeping. The children learnt all about bees and got to sample some honey. This was followed by a talk on wildlife in Uganda and then a visit from Munster Lost and Found.