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 […]

Dinosaurs, Maths and Phonics in Junior Infants,

It has been a short week this week, but as always, busy and jam packed with some super learning. We looked at sounding out words in phonics and we have been amazed at the progress the children have made since the beginning of the year. Well done everybody! In maths we looked at our number […]

Walk to School Week 2015 – National WOW day next Wednesday!

Students from Green-Schools all over Ireland will come together during National Walk to School Week: May 11th to 15th 2015 to show their support for a greener, healthier environment by encouraging pupils, parents and teachers to walk to school wherever possible. It would be great if you could help us promoting walking to school throughout National Walk […]

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 searched for dinosaur fossils. […]

Learning about farms in Junior Infants

In Junior Infants we have been learning about farms for a second week. In Aistear we looked at the different machines on the farm and talked about why it is very important to make sure you are safe if you live on or visit a farm. In the role play area we bought and sold […]

Gardening Volunteers – Wednesday Afternoons

We would like to invite children and parents / guardians  to come along and help in the school garden on Wednesday afternoons from 1310-1510. If you would like to come and help, please contact David. As this is after school, all children must be supervised by their Parent / guardian.

On the Farm in Junior Infants

It has been a really productive first week back for Junior Infants! As well as some super work in Phonics, Maths and Gaeilge, we looked at the topic of ‘The Farm’ in Aistear. Everyone enjoyed pretending to be a farmer, farm worker or an farm animal in the role play area. We also built small […]

Keeping fit and healthy in Junior Infants

This week in Junior Infants we  looked at the topic of ‘exercise’ in Aistear. We explored what we knew and what we wanted to learn about exercise and keeping healthy through a discussion and then took part in lots of fun activities to learn about keeping fit through exercise. There were different areas set up […]

Green Schools Water Poster Competition

Green Schools  is an  environmental education programme and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment. Children at N.E.T.N.S. have worked very hard over  previous years to earn two Green Flags on the themes of ‘Energy‘ and ‘Litter and Waste’.  We are now working towards our third flag, which is on […]

Healthy Fruits and Vegetables in Junior Infants!

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; […]

Pushes and pulls and twists!

This week in Junior Infants we have been looking at forces. We talked about pushes and pulls and even twisting forces.  In Aistear we played with toys that needed pushing or pulling, shaped and changed mala with tools, made rockets from paper and straws and also made pull along toys from recycled card and bottle […]

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. On Thursday we were very lucky to have Niall De Burca, a storyteller, come […]