27 Oct · Criona · No Comments

October in Junior Infants

During October we focused our attention on the story of The Gingerbread Man. Using lots of mathematical language we measured the ingredients needed to make and bake our own gingerbread men. We measured cups of flour to ensure that they were full, we counted the spoons to ensure we had put in the correct amount …

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5 Oct · Criona · No Comments

News from Junior Infants

Junior Infants have been reading lots of traditional tales. While reading the story of The Little Red Hen, we talked about helping others and being a good friend. We then put our co-operative skills to the test and together we made some bread. We all helped with measuring the milk and flour and stirring the …

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25 May · Junior Infants · No Comments

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

We enjoyed a wonderful picnic accompanied by our favourite teddy bears. After eating we played with our teddies. We sang along to the Teddy Bear’s Picnic song afterwards in class. We had so much fun!

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19 May · Junior Infants · No Comments

Neola’s Class Trip to Glenroe Farm

We had a fantastic day at Glenroe Farm. Take a look at the photos to see what we got up to!

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18 May · Junior Infants · No Comments

Trip to Glenroe Farm

Junior Infants had a great time on their trip to Glenroe farm. It was our first time going on a bus together and we were so excited. When we got the farm, we left our bags in a big barn and went to play in a HUGE playground.   We had so much fun on …

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17 May · Junior Infants · No Comments

Let’s go to Italy

Junior Infants have been learning all about Italy this May. We made passports and took an imaginary trip to lots of different places in Italy. We went on a Gondola in Venice, took photographs of the leaning tower of Pisa, visited the Colosseum in Rome, threw a coin in the Trevi fountain and even walked …

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7 Apr · Junior Infants · No Comments

Learning about Passover

This week, Ciara’s Junior Infants had a special visit from Maya’s dad, Colin. Colin came in to talk about the Jewish festival of Passover. He told us the story of Passover and explained how it is celebrated. He showed us a story book about Passover and a Seder plate. We even got to taste the …

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5 Apr · Junior Infants · No Comments

Junior Infant Artists

Junior Infants really enjoy making art. Have a look at some of their beautiful creations .

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5 Apr · Junior Infants · No Comments

To Infinity and Beyond

We explored space in Aistear for the month of March. We learned all about the solar system, planets, space stations, NASA, galaxies, gravity and air resistance. Eliza’s dad came in to do a rocket experiment with us and we carried out an air resistance experiment on the yard . 

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3 Apr · Junior Infants · No Comments

The Flower Shop

Ciara’s Junior Infants have just started a new 3 week block of Aistear and our new theme is ‘Plants’. We have a ‘Flower Shop’ role play area, a creative station, a sensory gardening station, a construction station, a writing station and a playdough station. The children are loving this theme so far and are really using …

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28 Mar · Junior Infants · No Comments

Special Visits

In March, Junior Infants have been learning lots about people who help us. We were very lucky to have some of our parents come in to visit us and tell us about their jobs and how they help people. Our first visit was from Sarah, Nina’s mum. Sarah is a psychotherapist, who works with children. …

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16 Mar · Junior Infants · No Comments

Spring is in the air

Ciara’s Junior Infants and Aongus’ Second Class have become super friends since starting Reading Buddies last month, so we decided to go on a ‘Spring Walk’ together. We paired up with our buddies and walked around to Balally Park, keeping a close eye out for any signs of Spring. We noticed the cherry blossoms and …

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9 Mar · Junior Infants · No Comments

1, 2, 3 Blast Off

Junior Infants were very lucky to have a visit from Eliza’s dad, Justin. Justin is an engineer who loves making rockets. He showed us some of the rockets that he and Eliza made. We brought them outside and watched them blast into the sky. It was so much fun!

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6 Mar · Junior Infants · No Comments

The Veterinary Surgery

Ciara’s Junior Infants have just started a new Aistear.  Our theme for this Aistear is ‘Animals’ and the children are really enjoying it so far. In junk art, the children have really been using their imaginations and creating x-ray machines, medicine and other inventions that could be used to help animals. They have been having …

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9 Feb · Junior Infants · No Comments

Fun February

Junior Infants have been doing lots of fun activities this month. We have added a new station in Aistear where we test different materials to see which one makes the best ramp for our little cars. In Maths, we have been playing a fun game called ‘The Sweety Jar Game’. Children roll the dice and …

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24 Jan · Junior Infants · No Comments

We Love To Read

We love any opportunity to read in Junior Infants. We read at our tables and in our new reading corner too.

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23 Jan · Junior Infants · No Comments

Aistear

Aistear is the curriculum framework for children from birth to six years in Ireland which involves learning about a particular theme through play, discovery and discussion. Ciara’s Junior Infants have just started Aistear and we love it! Our themed for January is ‘Toys’. The children have been busy making different toys using junk art and playdough. …

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23 Jan · Junior Infants · No Comments

Active Maths

We take part in fun games and activities when exploring number.

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23 Jan · Junior Infants · No Comments

Little Architects

We are very good at designing and building lots of different creations in Junior Infants. Please take a look! 

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23 Jan · Junior Infants · No Comments

Team Work and Physical Education

Last week in PE, we took part in some team building activities which also tested and developed our co-ordination and motor skills. Take a look to see how well we worked together as a team. 

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23 Jan · Junior Infants · No Comments

Show and Tell (Old and New Toys)

We are learning all about new and old toys for the month of January. We learned lots from each other’s show and tell presentations. Kitty brought in her mum’s old toy doll which was made entirely from soft material. Sofia’s modern doll on the other hand was made out of plastic. We learned that old …

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16 Dec · Junior Infants · No Comments

Junior Infant Mathematicians

We are very good at counting, ordering and writing our numerals in Junior Infants. Take a look at us playing our maths games and taking part in our maths learning stations.                          

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6 Dec · Junior Infants · No Comments

Patterns of Two

This week, we were revising the number 2 and we had great fun making ‘patterns of two’ using lots of different resources. We used beads, bears of different sizes, tangrams, peg boards and unifix cubes. Check out our work!

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6 Dec · Junior Infants · No Comments

Digging in December

Last year, the current second classes planted lots of yummy vegetables in the school vegetable patch. The brussels Sprouts and leeks were finally ready to be harvested so Junior Infants did the job. Anna’s mum Laragh helped us to dig up the vegetables and the children helped to pick all the brussels sprouts off the …

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21 Nov · Junior Infants · No Comments

Home is Where the Heart is

Our theme for Aistear in Junior Infants this month is “The Home.” We’ve learned that there’s all different sorts of families and houses but the common thing between each is love. We have had lots of fun playing home with the doll houses and role play area. We made lots of things you would find …

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21 Nov · Junior Infants · No Comments

Science Week In Junior Infants

For Science Week 2016 Junior Infants examined four different types of materials to see which would make the strongest house for the three little pigs to live in. It linked in perfectly with our Aistear theme for this month ” The Home.” We had lots of fun exploring, building, discussing and predicting. The four materials …

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11 Nov · Junior Infants · No Comments

The Story of One

Junior Infants have been learning all about the number 1 this week. We had great fun searching for buttons with 1 hole in the sandbox. We decorated a number 1 template using buttons, sticks and counters. We played with board games which involved tracing the number one. We coloured in number one templates beautifully and we practised …

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27 Oct · Junior Infants · No Comments

Language Stations In Junior Infants

We have been practicing reading and writing our first two ‘Jolly Phonics’ groups this school term.  We are able to blend sounds together to help us read CVC words. During our station work we made the letters with play dough, wrote letters on white boards, wrote them in sand and played a matching game to …

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27 Oct · Junior Infants · No Comments

Junior Infants Art Gallery Term One

We have been very busy painting, printing, cutting and sticking in Junior Infants.  Our favourite piece of art was the bats we made from paper plates. We enjoyed playing with our bats in the playground                 

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27 Oct · Junior Infants · No Comments

Maths Week In Junior Infants: The Great Outdoors

Junior Infants had lots of fun outdoors for Maths Week. We worked together in groups finding and taking photographs of 2D shapes and numbers outside in the playground. We also went on a nature walk to explore the Autumn trees. We had lots of fun counting the leaves, trees and horse chestnuts we saw. We …

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25 Oct · Junior Infants · No Comments

Exotic Fruit Tasting and Pumpkin Harvest

Our theme for October is food. We’ve been learning poems about food and read “Handa’s Surprise,” which is all about exotic fruits from Africa. After reading the story the children had the opportunity to taste some of the fruit mentioned in the book. We also received our very own pumpkin to display on our Autumn …

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17 Oct · Junior Infants · No Comments

Crazy about patterns.

For the month of October,  Junior Infants have been learning lots about patterns in maths. First we copied patterns, then we extended patterns and finally, we had great fun making patterns of our own. We made patterns using different colours, shapes and sizes. Have a look at some of our amazing work.

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14 Oct · Junior Infants · No Comments

Happy Tree Day!

On the 6th of October, Ciara’s Junior Infants celebrated National Tree Day. We talked about all the wonderful things that trees give us, like oxygen, fruit and paper and then we learned the names of the parts of the tree. We went on a little ‘Tree Walk’ to have a look at the lovely trees …

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29 Sep · Junior Infants · No Comments

Busy Bees in Junior Infants

Junior Infants have been very busy bees this September. Take a look at what we have been doing. We have been working very hard at our letter formation. It is great fun making the letters in sand, with play dough, on the interactive whiteboard, with crayons and with markers. We have been learning about 2D …

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6 Sep · Junior Infants · No Comments

Our first week in Junior Infants

Junior Infants have settled in very well to school and are already busy learning, working hard and making new friends. Take a look at what we have been up to! We have great fun during activity time with our friends. We have been reading lots of books. We have been doing some matching activities in …

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1 Sep · Muireann Carr · No Comments

Our First Day at School!

Our Junior Infants had a fantastic first day filled with games, songs and rhymes. We were so delighted to welcome each and every beaming face into our school community and we can’t wait to get to know them well throughout their stay here!

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1 Feb · Aoife Flynn · No Comments

Nature Walk

We went on a nature walk around the school. We discussed why some trees don’t have leaves during winter and some, like the holly, have leaves all year round. A pine cone was found so we talked about how seeds from the trees move to other places. We saw the effects of winter including frost …

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1 Feb · Aoife Flynn · No Comments

Patterns

We have been learning about patterns in maths. The children used different maths sorting materials to make their own, see if you can spot the patterns!

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9 Oct · Gordon Cooke · No Comments

RSS Feeds for Each School Year

Do you want to keep in touch with what's going on in your child's year? Then just subscribe to one of the following RSS links below. RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content through mobile device browsers or apps. One useful app available for both Android and iOS devices as ...

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10 Sep · Muireann Carr · No Comments

Welcome Junior Infants

A huge welcome to our new students joining us this year. We will be sharing what we are up to in class on this blog.

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