A Super Second Week in School!

Wow what a busy week in Junior Infants! We completed loads of exciting learning activities. In literacy we practiced how to hold our pencil using our ‘pincher’ and ‘helper’ and drew lots of different types of lines; straight lines, wavy lines, zig-zag lines and swirls! In Maths we discovered how to sort socks and played lots […]

A Lovely First Week at School

Well done to all the Junior Infants this week for their super hard work in school. It was a great start to what will be a fantastic year! The children really liked seeing their new classrooms, the different work areas and playing in the yard. In David’s class the children really liked singing and dancing […]

Under the Sea and Staying Safe

This week Junior Infants have been learning all about ‘Under the Sea’ and the creatures that live there. It has been a fascinating journey through the underwater world! Children made under the sea landscapes in recycled bottles, built an underwater world, made paper plate crabs and also drew pictures of all of the different underwater […]

Sports Day and more!

Another jam packed week in Junior Infants saw us investigating magnets and doing some great phonics and maths work. It was lots of fun learning all about magnetism, exploring magnets and seeing what is attracted or repelled by them. This week was also active sports week and the children took part in loads of different […]

A musical week in Junior Infants – plus Shared Reading dates!

Its been a busy and very NOISY week this week! In Aistear we continued to learn about music and instruments. We even visited the ‘recording studio’ in the role play area. Last week we made our own instruments, and this week we designed our own music bands or orchestras! We enjoyed watching videos about the […]

A wonderful visit to Stonebrook Farm

Yesterday we had a fantastic school tour to Stonebrook Pet Farm, the children really enjoyed every minute. There was lots to see and do, from exploring the fantastic play area, going on a tractor ride, holding rabbits, ducklings and chicks to feeding lambs, calves and even deer! Junior Infants represented the school brilliantly and showed […]

Stonebrook Pet Farm

On Thursday, Junior Infants and Senior Infants went to Stonebrook Pet Farm on their school tour. Everyone had an amazing day! The children got to feed the lambs, the calves, and the deer as well as getting to hold some smaller animals like a little chick, a duckling, a tortoise, guinea pigs and some rabbits. […]

Walk to School Week 2015 – National WOW day next Wednesday!

Students from Green-Schools all over Ireland will come together during National Walk to School Week: May 11th to 15th 2015 to show their support for a greener, healthier environment by encouraging pupils, parents and teachers to walk to school wherever possible. It would be great if you could help us promoting walking to school throughout National Walk […]

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 […]