Junior and Senior infants had lots of fun learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly recently. There was great excitement when our baby caterpillars arrived from Insectlore.co.uk. The children were captivated watching the caterpillars grow and they were even more captivated when the caterpillars made their chrysalides. It was like Christmas morning when the butterflies emerged from their chrysalides. The children couldn't wait to watch them feeding on the flowers and fruit they had placed in the butterfly tents. They learned that the butterfly eats using its long proboscis. The class named the butterflies Rose, Lily, Daisy, Ella, Simona, Daffodil, Fairy and Petal. Eventually the day came where we had to say goodbye to the butterflies and release them. Luckily we have some lovely flowers growing in the garden so we put the butterflies on the flowers. The butterflies happily fed for a while before they flew off much to our excitement!
Closures for 2019-2020
The Junior and Senior Infants really enjoyed their school tour to Nore Valley Pet Farm in Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny recently. We were blessed with glorious sunshine for the day. The children started off their tour with go-karting. This was followed by a trip to the playground. After that we were given a guided tour of the pet farm. We loved taking turns to feed the donkey. We saw many different animals and learned some interesting facts about the animal. We even got to see some new baby goats that were only three days old!!! Following our guided tour of the farm we got to do some pet handling. We held baby rabbits, chicks and ducklings. They were so cute! We enjoyed having our lunches outside in the fresh air at the picnic tables. After lunch we were taken to a maze!! It was challenging but we all made it out. We then went on a tractor and trailer ride to visit the river. We were told to keep an eye out for Charlie the crocodile!!! Some of us were lucky enough to spot Charlie splashing about in the water. We sang some songs on our tractor ride. We had a lovely time at Nore Valley Pet Farm but it was time to head home again.
We were given goody bags when leaving, much to our delight! We were tired from all our activities. Some people even had a little nap on the bus! Thanks to Mrs.O'Brien, Mrs.McNamara and Ms.Gleeson for joining us on the tour, it was lots of fun.
1st and 2nd class school tour to U.L.
First and second class thoroughly enjoyed their first ever school tour to the University of Limerick Adventure Centre. Our first port of call was the Olympic sized pool where we all splashed and raced one another to our hearts content. After a quick snack and a change of clothes we tried our hand at 'Last Man Standing'. This activity was a firm favourite of all the students. The aim of the game was to be the last remaining person, standing upright, on a bouncy castle style trampoline. There were laughs and giggles galore as the spinning lever knocked a lot of children down! Staying indoors, our next activity was the 'Ninja Challenge'. Two teams raced one another in a relay style challenge, through the biggest bouncy castles we'd ever laid eyes on! After putting fuel in the tank (another snack!) we walked outdoors, down to the River Shannon. Feeling excited and nervous, we carefully clipped on our life jackets and helmets and braced ourselves for the icy depths of the river. One group of children practiced their kayaking (and tried not to get pulled downstream by the current!), whilst another group of children balanced on a raft and the courageously jumped off! Despite the cold chill of the water, most children jumped off the raft two or three times... shrieking and laughing all the while. Under the careful guidance of the UL instructors, all children really enjoyed the rafting and kayaking very much. Fortunately, the weather held whilst we did these outdoor activities. After working up an appetite, we showered, changed and ate our well-earned lunch 'al fresco'. Unfortunately we could not make the much anticipated trip to the shop as a very heavy shower of rain had arrived and stayed for the rest of our time at U.L. Luckily we found a couple of well stocked vending machines and happily got a treat or two. Four o'clock had arrived and it was time for us to return to Lisronagh N.S. Many thanks to Ms.O'Connell, Mrs.O'Meara and Ms.Moclair for their help and support on the day. We hope we can return to U.L. again someday!
Aistear - Minibeasts
Maths Stations in the Infant Class
Junior and Senior Infants have had lots of fun revising their Maths skills recently, working as groups in Maths stations. They revised making patterns, counting, addition, weight, shapes etc.
Lisronagh National School,
Phone: 052 6122167
Principal: Angela Mcgrath
Enrolment: Boys: 62 Girls: 40 (2019/20)
Primary School/Roll number: 06789H