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 […]

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 […]

Space continued in Junior Infants

This week we continued learning about space in junior infants, we made our own rocket ships, made space stories with a beginning, middle and end. We made pictures of our journeys through space and played in the outer space role play area. In phonics we looked at the sound ‘h’, we have been blending our […]

The Sun, Planets and Moon!

This week in junior infants we were learning the sound ‘ck’ and thinking of loads of words that begin with c and k. In Aistear we had loads of fun learning about Space. We read stories by Oliver Jeffers and made puppets of the alien, astronaut, boy and rocket ship. We made space pictures and […]

Dress up in Junior infants

This week Junior infants had loads of fun talking about Halloween. We loved singing amhráin Oíche Shamhna, painting pumpkins and dressing up. We had a party on Friday in David’s room to celebrate all the hard work we have done since September. For our party we drank witches juice in cups we designed ourselves. We […]

Fun investigating magnets

Storm Ophelia meant that this week was a bit shorter than expected for Junior Infants but it didn’t mean it was any less fun!  We talked for a long time about our different experiences of the storm and our unexpected days at home. Some children talked about plant pots and trees falling over while other […]

Autumn Woodlands

This week in junior infants we continued learning about Autumn and the Autumn woodlands. We painted our clay animals and made them homes using a variety of recycled materials. We also cut out woodland animals and stuck them onto a woodland picture, we had to be careful not to cut out pictures of monkeys and […]

Autumn Trees and Animals

This week in Junior Infants we’ve been looking at the changing seasons and focusing on Autumn. We had lots of fun exploring our woodlands and investigating the leaves and trees at this time of year. In Aistear we talked about why the leaves lose their leaves, where the different woodland animals live and what they […]

More Gruffalo fun!

Its been another busy week of learning in Junior Infants!  We continued to look at the story of The Gruffalo in Aistear, this week we created clay Gruffalos, made Autumn stamp pictures, drew our own woodland monsters and continued to explore the Gruffalo woods. It was super fun and the children really enjoyed exploring Julia […]

The Gruffalo in Junior Infants

This week in junior infants we were learning all about the sound ‘s’, we practiced writing it and thought of loads of different words beginning with the sound ‘s’. Aistear was based on the story ‘The Gruffalo’ and we enjoyed making gruffalo masks, sequencing the story, playing in the deep dark woods and creating mala […]

Junior Infants Update

Junior infants have been having a great time in school. We have finished our first fortnight of aistear activities, we were learning about houses and homes. We made lego houses, block houses, houses from cardboard and played in the role play home.    

Well done junior infants

Well done to all the children in junior infants. You have achieved so much this year and should be so proud of yourselves. Enjoy the holidays.