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Senior Infants had a great morning out at the playground. They were so well behaved and had a fantastic time playing together. Thanks to Ger and some of our friends from 6th Class who came with us, they were a great help!
They may not have been at school but Senior Infants were certainly very busy during lockdown! Sophie got a lovely new puppy, Emma was on TV, lots of families got involved with our virtual sports day and Maisie even received a letter from An Taoiseach! There's been lots of lovely baking, trips to the bog, long walks, cycles, fishing, birthdays, art, learning new skills at home, science experiments, fun in the sunshine and some school work thrown in too!
We may have had a shorter year together than any of us expected but we still managed to pack a lot into those few months! We were fascinated by the giant vegetables from Grandad McWalter's garden in September. We had lots of fun outside in the sunshine. We worked really well together in our groups for Ready, Set, Go Maths and Literacy Lift Off. The highlight for December was of course our Christmas play and not forgetting our trip to Gurrane to see Santa and all the animals. In January we began gymnastics lessons and learned lots of new skills. We had great fun during Aistear this year too and really enjoyed playing and working together in our groups!
On Easter Monday, four of our butterflies were released from the net. The oldest was about 5 days old by then and it was important to release them before they began to lay eggs. I had heard that the butterflies often land on little hands and faces before they fly away so I asked my niece to help me to see if this was true.
The butterflies all landed on her hand before flying away so this story does seem to be true! The last butterfly didn't seem ready to go just yet, he was having a little trouble trying to fly away so we kept him for an extra day and released him on Tuesday. Interestingly, when he was taken out of the net, he flew off in the same direction as the ones released yesterday.
Our Painted Lady butterflies can be found on every continent except for Australia and Antarctica. They are very clever and can live in a variety of different environments. After being released, they can often be seen in the area for a few days afterwards so I'll keep an eye out for them. It's a pity we didn't get to finish this as a class but hopefully you all enjoy the photos!
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