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 […]

Spóirt agus spraoi i rith SnaG…

Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge iontach againn ar scoil.  Rinne gach duine iarracht an-mhaith agus bhí na páistí go léir ar fheabhas.  Bhí tráth na gceist againn chomh maith le ceolchoirm agus siúloid freisin. Tá súil againn go leanfaidh sibh ar aghaidh ag caint as Gaeilge go minic.  Maith sibh! We had a super week for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Making the Gruffalo’s Child

It was a really busy week this week, with visits to the Winter Fair, the Gaeilge assembly, and building a class Gruffalo! This week in our Aistear time we read the book ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ by Julia Donaldson. Everyone really liked the super book and we enjoyed discussing the different things that happen at the […]

The Great Explorer

This week in Junior Infants we were reading a brilliant book by Chris Judge called ‘The Great Explorer’. It helped us learn all about the North Pole, igloos, Winter and keeping warm! We built igloos and ice castles. We designed outfits for the Winter and as well as that we tried out a very cool […]

This Week In Junior Infants.

This week in Junior Infants we read a lovely book called ‘Lost and Found’. It was a really nice story where a little boy helped a lonely penguin. It helped us learn all about sinking and floating and we even made our very own boats. We made maps going to the South Pole. Penguins come […]

Architects and Construction Workers in Junior Infants

It has been another super busy week in Junior Infants.   In Maths we have continued to look at sets with more, less and the same in them. In Gaeilge we learnt the names for homes in the house and in Phonics we learnt the new sounds ‘m’ and ‘d’ as well as revising and […]

Planting trees and caring for the woods.

In Aistear time this week we continued to look at Autumn and the woodlands. We recycled milk and juice cartons to use as plant pots for Horse Chestnut, Sycamore and Hazel trees. We are really looking forward to seeing the trees grow in the Spring!  Thank you to everyone at home for all of the […]

Helping Autumn Animals in Junior Infants

Its been another busy week here in Junior Infants. We have continued to look at the topic of Autumn in Aistear time. This week our focus was on helping woodland animals. In the Role Play Area we pretended to be animals such as hedgehogs and squirrels preparing to hibernate and collecting nuts and berries. In […]

A Week in the Woodlands

This week in Junior Infants we had a fantastic week exploring and learning all about the Autumn woodlands! We discovered that the leaves on trees turn all sorts of colours like red, and brown and gold.  This is because the tree is taking back important energy from the leaves as it heads into the cold […]