Junior Infants worked very hard at creating a restaurant in the classroom lately.
In the role play area, we set up the kitchen and the tables and took turns working and eating in the restaurant. We had expert advice from professional chef Yann Delalande, who was kind enough to come in and explain his work to us. He showed us his tool box of kitchen tools, which included whisks, spatulas, Parisian spoons and some very sharp knives. He explained how he sharpens the knives using a stone or a steel rod. Yann told us about the long day worked by a chef, starting to prepare food in the morning and finishing up late at night. Finally, he also brought us in a duplicate book, which is the notebook used by a waiter. He showed us how to fill in the order page and then give the white original sheet to the chef and retain the yellow for helping to add up the bill! We learned a lot about the workings of a restaurant from him. Thanks Yann!
At the creative table, we made food from playdough for the restaurant, as well as placemats, menus and tasty pizzas!
Junior Infants had great fun in the run up to Halloween.
We played trick or treat and made spooky Halloween spiders and witches’ cauldrons!
We also opened our very own costume shop and made Halloween prints!
Finally, on the day of the holidays, we played traditional Halloween games like snap apple and bobbing for apples. Here are some pictures of us at work and at play!
We recently learned all about the important work done at the post office and by the people who deliver the post every day. The school post person, Bernie, came and told us all about her work. She explained how she starts work really early in the morning and sorts the mail into different boxes, depending on what part of Schull they must go to. Then she loads up her van and gets to work. She told us about the little cart she has for wheeling the post around the village and told us of how important it is for her to wear her high-vis vest on dark mornings and evenings.
We set up our own post office in the classroom and took turns being the postmaster, postmistress, post person and customers. Customers wrote letters and filled in forms and the people in the post office weighed and stamped the letters. Once the letters were in the postbox, the post person collected them and sorted them for delivery. It was great fun.
The creative table made a post box for the post office and a mail train for taking the post to Dublin!
The construction area produced lots of great lego models of post offices and post vans.
Here are some pictures of us busy at work!
Cork County Fire Service visited the school today and gave a very interesting demonstration of how to extinguish a chip pan fire, with the help of members of Schull fire brigade.
They ensured that we were all a safe distance away before advising us of what to do in the event of a chip pan going on fire.
They advised us:
In the event of a chip pan fire:
Thank you to Cork County Council Fire Service for the demonstration and all the advice!
Greetings from all the new Junior Infants at Scoil Mhuire NS! We had a very exciting first day at school with Ms Jones. We played with the toys, sang rhymes and songs and played in the yard . We are all looking forward to the weeks ahead now that we know our way around!
Here are some pictures from our first couple of days at school!