A fabulous Sports Day and super workers!

Junior Infants impressed everybody with their fantastic attitude to Sports Day. It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves and taking part in all of the fun activities. We were all very tired at the end of the day! The bouncy castle, obstacle course and the water races were definite favourites! Thank you to all […]

Staying fit and Healthy in Junior Infants

What a super week in junior infants. In maths we are learning all about money. In Aistear we have been looking at healthy living, we know that it is very important to keep both our body and mind healthy. We really enjoyed ‘chill out’ time this week.

Vets and Pets continued in Junior Infants

This week we continued learning about sick pets and vets in junior infants. We made pet masks, vet posters, played in the vet role play area and played with sick pets in small world. In phonics David’s class have been working really hard at writing and reading CVC words. Clara’s class have started power hour, […]

Pets and Vets!

This week in Junior Infants we’ve been looking at pets and how to look after animals. We talked about the types of animals people keep as pets and what kinds of pets some of us have at home. It was lovely to hear so many of the junior infants tell us about the animals they […]

Minibeasts in Junior Infants

This week junior infants explored the topic of mini beasts in aistear, on Monday we went on a bug hunt in the school forest. We made bug home pictures using what we knew about where mini beasts live. In phonics we looked at the sound ‘z’. Enjoy the break everyone.

Planting in Junior Infants

This week in junior infants we continued learning about springtime and the farm. We talked about planting vegetables on the farm to eat and sell. In aistear we planted some vegetables, we made pictures of vegetable fields, we made our own farrms in small world and we worked on the field for role play. We […]

A week on the farm in Junior Infants

We’ve had another super week in Junior Infants. We’ve been looking at farming and the jobs that farmers do. We talked about the animals that live on farms and the crops that farmers grow. In Aistear we put Old MacDonald’s animals in the order of the song, designed and made our own farms and investigated […]

Learning about Ireland in Junior Infants

We had great fun in junior infants this week learning about Ireland, we learnt that Ireland is a small country surrounded by water, which means Ireland is an island. In aistear we put loads of important Irish landmarks on a map of Ireland. We also learnt about Ireland a long time ago, for role play […]

Junior Infants Name Week

This week junior infants spent a lot of time practicing writing our names with a capital letter at the start. We made door hangers, caterpillar names, graffiti names and even self portraits with our names on top. We have been learning about the sound ‘j’ and writing words like jam. David’s class have started using […]

Kissing Goodbye to MS

The Student council would like to say a huge thank you to the whole NETNS community for the huge support for our MS fundraiser and awareness day. We raised over seven hundred euro for MS Ireland!! The children made such a huge effort dressing up, making banners and learning about MS. It has been incredible […]

Kissing Goodbye to MS

The student council are delighted to announce that this year NETNS will be hosting our first ever MS fundraiser and awareness day, we are doing our part to kiss goodbye to MS. On Thursday (16th Feb) the student council are asking all members of the school community to wear something red (you can be as […]

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 […]

Magnets in Junior Infants

We had a great a great week in Junior infants learning all about magnets. During aistear we made our own magnets of people/places important to us, we made magnetic letters and investigated items which are magnetic. We had so much fun this week with magnets. In phonics we looked at the sound ‘u’ and wrote […]

Pushes and Pulls in Junior Infants

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

Games from the Past

We had another great week in junior infants learning about games from the past during Aistear. This week we played in the toy shop, made our own versions of snakes and ladders and even made our own peg dolls. This week in phonics we looked at the sound ‘o’. We had a great surprise on […]