The Gruffalo in Junior Infants

This week in junior infants we read the story ‘The Gruffalo”, we loved it so much that we did loads of fun aistear activities about the Gruffalo. We made Gruffalo masks, we played in the deep dark wood, we even made mala Gruffalo characters to play with, we made owls, snakes, mice and even some […]

Making woodland animals and their homes!

  It has been lovely to see the Junior Infants exploring the woodlands again this week. For  Tree Day this week we all planted our own nuts or seeds!  We decorated our pots and hopefully in the springtime we will begin to see some saplings grow! We also planted our own class tree and cannot […]

A super first week in school!

Well done to all the Junior Infants this week for their super hard work in school. It was a great start to what will be a fantastic year! The children really liked seeing their new classrooms, the different work areas and playing in the yard. In David’s class the children really liked singing and dancing […]

Magnets and Magnetism!

Another jam packed week in Junior Infants saw us investigating magnets and doing some great phonics, maths and Irish work. It was lots of fun learning all about magnetism, exploring magnets and seeing what is attracted or repelled by them. We made fridge magnets and magnetic poetry and then used our investigation skills to sort […]

Pom Pom after Pom Pom!

This week has been another busy week in Junior Infants! We spent sometime looking back and talking about our school tour, continued enjoying working hard during our power hour and also helped create pompoms for the “Yarn Bomb” in the Linear Park in Newbridge!  We also all made a pompom each to take home with us! […]

A Super Time at Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park

What a brilliant day! The sun shone and we all had loads of fun on the Junior  Infant School Tour. The children were all fantastic and it was fabulous to see them be super friends and play and explore with their classmates. We went on a train ride through the bog, explored a fairy forest, […]

The Dinosaur Dig!

This week in Junior Infants we had lots of fun looking at the topic of dinosaurs! We learned all about the job of paleontologists and finding fossils! There were lots of questions about dinosaurs and we found out lots of great facts by looking at non-fiction books. In the role play area we searched for dinosaur […]

Junior Infants Care About Animals!

We have had a great week in Junior Infants. Our Aistear theme was The Vet Clinic so we have enjoyed learning all about how to care for animals, large and small! We constructed our own animals, created Lost Pet posters and built our very own small world vet clinics. We also really enjoyed exploring our […]

Down on the farm!

This week saw the Junior Infants learning all about The Farm in Springtime! In Aistear, we enjoyed making farm animal finger puppets and masks, exploring our new Farmyard role play area and creating small-world farms complete with matchstick fences and gates! The Junior Infants were very excited about welcoming some of their grandparents to our […]

Worms, spiders, slugs and snails!

It’s been another busy week here in Junior Infants. As well as some super work in Maths, Phonics and Gaeilge, we looked at the world of mini-beasts in Aistear! We talked about nature and how important it is to respect and look after living things. We talked about some of the mini-beasts that help in […]

A great first week back working in the garden!

It has a been a lovely first week back for Junior Infants after the holidays! We’ve been looking at planting and things that grow in Aistear time. First we drew our own vegetable gardens and put in them what we wanted to grow! We planted lettuce seeds and talked about the things they need to […]

A visitor comes to Junior Infants with tales of 1916!

What a busy week! Not only did we have our Curragh walk and an Céilí le Gaelscoil Cill Dara, but we also visited the school’s 1916 museum and took part in the Tráth na gCeist in the Halla for Seachtain na Gaeilge! We continued to learn all about 1916 and Ireland in Aistear and took part in loads of […]

Óró Sé Do Bheatha Bhaile – Link

Following a number of requests, please find attached a link to the downloadable version of  Óró Sé Do Bheatha Bhaile    

Junior Infants deliver their Proclamations!

Its been a very busy week this week in Junior Infants! As well as learning all about the ‘b’ sound in phonics, we looked at ‘Dathanna’ in Irish and patterns an shapes in Maths. On Monday we had a visit from Moorefield GAA club who took us for a great skills session in the Hala, […]

Healthy fruit and vegetables!

This week in Junior Infants we looked at fruits and vegetables and why they are healthy. We made fruits and vegetables for the shop,  fruit for mala fruit bowls, printed shopping bags using vegetables and made pictures by cutting out and gluing healthy fruits. There were some super questions that the children had, such as; […]