Making Peg Dolls and Snakes and Ladders

This week in Junior Infants we continued to look at games and toys from the past and present. The games from the past have been really popular and it has been lovely watching Junior Infants discover traditional games and learn new skills. As well as playing with toys from the past and different board games […]

The Old Toys are sometimes the best!

This week in our Aistear time we looked at ‘Toys from the past’. Junior Infants were amazed to find out that in the olden days there were no computers,  tablets or even plastic toys! We learned how to play a few games, such as ‘Marbles’ ‘Tiddlywinks’ and ‘Jacks’. They were a huge success and every […]

A lovely first week back

We had a lovely first week back after the winter holidays. Everyone was really happy to see their friends.  We all drew pictures about the different things we did during the holidays and shared our news with each other and the class. This week we  worked really hard on learning to write our names in […]

The Gruffalo’s Child!

Its been a very busy couple of weeks in the school! We’ve been looking at the theme of ‘Winter’ in Aistear and  reading the book ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. It was lots of fun reading about the Gruffalo’s Child and her journey to find the ‘Big Bad Mouse’!  We talked about our favourite characters and the […]

Polar Explorers in Junior Infants

This week the Junior Infants came into class to find that the rockets had gone and the Role Play areas had instead been transformed into the South Pole! There were icebergs and snowdrifts galore! We read the book ‘Lost and Found’ about a penguin and a boy and their journey of friendship. We drew maps of […]

Earth, Space and Aliens!

It has been a week of alien designing, planet investigating and space exploration in Junior Infants! It is fantastic to see everyone learning and developing new skills. We talked about the vast expanse of space and how much exploring there still is to do. We read the book, ‘Aliens Love Underpants!’ and used our imaginations […]

Space Rockets and Giant Elk!

It’s been a great first week back after the break. We’ve started to look at the topic of ‘Space’ in Aistear, and we’ve all been really enjoying learning about space, the planets, stars, our sun and the rest of the solar system! We talked about what we wanted to learn about and then watched some […]

Well done Junior Infants!

This week has been jam packed full of fun and excitement in Junior Infants!  As well as our usual work in Maths and Phonics we had our photographs taken by Vincent the photographer! We looked at the festival Halloween and talked about why some people make pumpkin or even turnip lanterns to decorate their homes! […]

Finding Hedgehogs their homes!

It has been lovely to see the Junior Infants exploring the woodlands again this week. After planting and looking after trees last week, this week we concentrated on learning about the animals that live in the woodland and the types of homes they would have, we talked about hedgehog nests and badger sets, fox holes […]

A week in the Autumn Woodlands

This week in Junior Infants we had a fantastic week exploring and learning all about the Autumn woodlands! We discovered that the leaves on trees turn all sorts of colours like red, and brown and gold.  This is because the tree is taking back important energy from the leaves as it heads into the cold […]

A Lovely First Week at 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 […]

Under the Sea and Staying Safe

This week Junior Infants have been learning all about ‘Under the Sea’ and the creatures that live there. It has been a fascinating journey through the underwater world! Children made under the sea landscapes in recycled bottles, built an underwater world, made paper plate crabs and also drew pictures of all of the different underwater […]

Sports Day and more!

Another jam packed week in Junior Infants saw us investigating magnets and doing some great phonics and maths work. It was lots of fun learning all about magnetism, exploring magnets and seeing what is attracted or repelled by them. This week was also active sports week and the children took part in loads of different […]

A musical week in Junior Infants – plus Shared Reading dates!

Its been a busy and very NOISY week this week! In Aistear we continued to learn about music and instruments. We even visited the ‘recording studio’ in the role play area. Last week we made our own instruments, and this week we designed our own music bands or orchestras! We enjoyed watching videos about the […]

A wonderful visit to Stonebrook Farm

Yesterday we had a fantastic school tour to Stonebrook Pet Farm, the children really enjoyed every minute. There was lots to see and do, from exploring the fantastic play area, going on a tractor ride, holding rabbits, ducklings and chicks to feeding lambs, calves and even deer! Junior Infants represented the school brilliantly and showed […]