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 […]

Springtime on the Farm

This week junior infants have been learning about springtime and we have been looking carefully at springtime on the farm. In aistear we played on the farm in role play, played with toy farms for small world, we sequenced the song Old McDonald in the correct order and made mala farm animals. In maths we […]

Have a Great Break Junior Infants

After a fantastic second term in junior infants we are so proud of all of the children and can’t believe we only have one term left. On Thursday we had a very special day, our first ever creative day. The children were encouraged to make anything they wanted from a variety of materials. We could […]

Seachtain na Gaeilge i Junior Infants

This week in junior infants we have been really busy. We love using Gaeilge in school and were very excited to have a whole week celebrating Ireland and speaking as Gaeilge. Today we went to the Céilí mór where we did our Irish dancing. Yesterday we performed at the seachtain na Gaeilge concert, it was […]

A Class of Paleontologists

We’ve had a super week in Junior Infants exploring the world of dinosaurs! We asked questions about them such as; ‘Why did they come to Earth?’ and ‘Where are the dinosaurs now?’. We looked at different types of dinosaur and explored the differences between carnivores and herbivores. We talked about the important job of paleontologists […]

Short Week in Junior Infants

This week we had a short and sweet week in junior infants. We practiced our writing in phonics and adding in maths. In Aistear we made imaginative pictures of ourselves as paleontologists, princess’, pokemon and much more. Enjoy the mid-term junior infants.

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 […]

Infants’ Progress Meetings: Sign- up here

Progress Meetings for Junior and Senior Infants are taking place on the week of the 29th January.  In order to make scheduling meetings easier for all, we are asking parents/guardians to sign up online for a time and date that suits. To schedule a meeting, please click on the link below to choose a time and date […]

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 […]

Wishing together, Clara and Marie’s class

We had such a lovely time visiting Clara’s class this week to help them write their wishes for the Winter fair. It was so interesting listening to them and sharing our Christmas wishes too. We couldn’t believe that we were once small enough to fit in those chairs! Have a look at the photos: 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 […]

Santa, Polar Bears and Penguins!

What a week! In Aistear we’ve been learning about the North and South Poles. We looked at the animals that live at the Poles and whether people do to. We looked at how to build an igloo and investigated why penguins live somewhere with water so cold! We built igloos in the role play area, […]

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 […]

Transport in Junior Infants

It has been another busy week in Junior Infants. We looked at the ‘e’ sound in phonics and continued to make CVC words. In maths Clara’s class did shapes while David’s class had numicon. In Gaeilge we looked at the topic bia. In Aistear we were learning about transport. We talked about the ways we […]