The last week of Junior Infants!

We had a fabulous last week in Junior Infants. We talked about and celebrated our learning and the friends that we’d made during our first year of school. It was fabulous to share our song with people from home and also with our friends in school. We had some super fun playing in the forest […]

Junior Infants at Karibu Pet Farm

We had a fabulous time at Karibu Pet farm for our school tour. The weather was super and we had a great time exploring the playground and going for a tractor ride. We got to meet lots of animals and even got to go on some go-karts! The Junior Infants were absolutely brilliant and were […]

Investigating under the sea!

This week in Junior Infants we’ve been investigating the topic of ‘Under the Sea’. We had great fun making our own paper plate crabs, cutting and gluing our underwater pictures, playing in the water in the role play area and making mala sea creatures. We also wrote stories about the adventures of sea creatures and […]

Down on the farm in Junior Infants

This week we continued to look at the farm in Aistear. We had lots of interesting discussions about the job of being a farmer and their role in helping to provide us with food.  We talked about the fact that some farmers grow crops and that others raise animals for food and what we thought […]

Healthy Living in Junior Infants

This week in junior infants we have been learning about healthy living and making healthy choices. We have tasted so many fruits and vegetables in class with Food Dudes. During role play we played in the doctors surgery, we exercised with gonoodle, relaxed with mindfulness colouring and choose healthy foods to cut and stick. We […]

Food Dudes and Toys in Junior Infants

This week in junior infants we were learning about the sound o in phonics. In Gaeilge we have been looking at caitheamh aimsire (past times) and in maths we are really enjoying adding numbers together. In aistear we continued looking at toys from the past, we made our own version of snakes and ladders, played […]

Discovering toys from the past

It’s been a lovely first week back after the holidays for Junior Infants. Everyone enjoyed seeing their friends and sharing their news. Some of us had been on long journeys to see family or friends and others had wonderful stories of celebrations and presents! In Aistear this week we began to look at ‘Toys from […]

Polar Explorers!

This week in Junior Infants we’ve continued to look at the icy environments of the North and South Poles. We enjoyed watching some videos of polar bears and penguins and talked about the people who live or explore the polar regions. We made clothes for polar explorers and gave them the  equipment we thought they […]

Pushes, Pulls and Twists!

This week, as well as continuing to look at transport, we’ve investigated ‘Pushes and Pulls’. We looked at different forces and how they make things move! In Aistear we made our own pull along cars, made straw planes, investigated different forces in the role play area and discovered the different forces we could apply to […]

Space continued in Junior Infants

This week we continued learning about space in junior infants, we made our own rocket ships, made space stories with a beginning, middle and end. We made pictures of our journeys through space and played in the outer space role play area. In phonics we looked at the sound ‘h’, we have been blending our […]

Dress up in Junior infants

This week Junior infants had loads of fun talking about Halloween. We loved singing amhráin Oíche Shamhna, painting pumpkins and dressing up. We had a party on Friday in David’s room to celebrate all the hard work we have done since September. For our party we drank witches juice in cups we designed ourselves. We […]

Autumn Woodlands

This week in junior infants we continued learning about Autumn and the Autumn woodlands. We painted our clay animals and made them homes using a variety of recycled materials. We also cut out woodland animals and stuck them onto a woodland picture, we had to be careful not to cut out pictures of monkeys and […]

More Gruffalo fun!

Its been another busy week of learning in Junior Infants!  We continued to look at the story of The Gruffalo in Aistear, this week we created clay Gruffalos, made Autumn stamp pictures, drew our own woodland monsters and continued to explore the Gruffalo woods. It was super fun and the children really enjoyed exploring Julia […]

A fabulous Sports Day and super workers!

Junior Infants impressed everybody with their fantastic attitude to Sports Day. It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves and taking part in all of the fun activities. We were all very tired at the end of the day! The bouncy castle, obstacle course and the water races were definite favourites! Thank you to all […]

A week on the farm in Junior Infants

We’ve had another super week in Junior Infants. We’ve been looking at farming and the jobs that farmers do. We talked about the animals that live on farms and the crops that farmers grow. In Aistear we put Old MacDonald’s animals in the order of the song, designed and made our own farms and investigated […]