Bug Hunt in Junior Infants

This week in junior infants we continued learning about mini beasts. We loved writing our own books all about mini beasts. Today we went on a bug hunt in the school forest to discover some real mini beasts in action. We really enjoyed it and found loads of interesting mini beasts.

Mini Beasts and the Garden

In junior infants we really enjoyed learning about mini beasts and the garden in aistear this week. We planted seeds, made mala mini beasts, drew garden pictures and played in the role play garden. We can’t wait to learn even more next week about mini beasts. In maths we focused on addition and subtraction symbols […]

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, […]