Junior Infants

We have had an amazing couple of weeks in Infants! We were very busy last week for Active Week. We had GAA with our coach, we did PE with our buddies in 6th class, and we did a workout with the whole school!

This week we planted sunflower seeds, we are waiting patiently for them to grow! We have to make sure we look after them. We are hoping we might see some of them peeking out on Monday.

We were authors this week and we all wrote our own book. We had to write the names of our characters and decorate each page. It was lots of fun! We then read our books to our buddies!

Some of the infants had a great time making wind chimes, jigsaws and playing games with Ms. Kilbride😊

We had a very busy week in Junior Infants…filled with chocolate! We made lovely Easter baskets in art and filled them with Easter treats!

We did baking with our 6th Class buddies, we made Easter baskets with chocolate, corn flakes and mini eggs.

We had an Easter Egg hunt in the sun on Friday. We all had to find our egg with our name on it.

Happy Easter!

Junior Infants have had a busy week. In maths we have been learning about first and last. In Gaeilge we were learning about éadaí. We had great fun dressing Ms. McGuckin’s teddy Dizzy!

Junior infants were making Easter Bunnies with their buddies in 6th Class.

Junior infants working on beading with Miss Kilbride 😃

We have had lots of exciting things happening in Junior Infants!
There has been a rugby coach coming in to teach us rugby…it has been lots of fun and we are learning lots of new skills.
We read the story Handa’s Surprise. After reading the story we had a fruit tasting. We tasted lots of different types of fruit. We had a banana, pineapple, apple, orange, strawberry and grapes. It was lots of fun and we were very good at trying different things.
We have been doing data in maths. Everyday we have had a question. We made some bar charts in our classroom with the results. We found out that in the class more people preferred dogs to cats, more people like pizza over pasta, more people prefer playing on the slide to playing on swings and more people prefer the Owl Babies story to The Gruffalo. We have really enjoyed finding out what would be the most popular each day! 😊

Junior infants have been very busy.

Science Week was so much fun in Junior Infants! We did lots of experiments.
On Monday we put white flowers into food colouring and watched them turn red.
On Tuesday we covered out hands in Vaseline and put it in water…the Vaseline kept our hands dry! This is like the fur on a polar bear, it doesn’t let the water soak through to their skin.
On Wednesday we tested lots of different objects to see if they would float or sink in the water.
On Thursday we put some raising into fizzy water and watched them dance! They moved around the water with the bubbles.
On Friday we built our own skateboards! We can’t fit on them but our toys can! 😊

We have had an amazing few weeks in Junior Infants! They have all been working so hard and having lots of fun.

For Maths Week we were making different patterns with cones in PE…check out the Maths Week tab for the photos!

We were also looking at height in Maths and we built some tall towers with cubes.

We had the IPads again and we did lots of lovely drawings with them.

Our Aistear was a bit spooky and we were pretending to be witches, ghosts, vampires, and zombies! We were making some Halloween cats and there were spiders taking over our dolls house!

We scooped out the inside of pumpkins…it’s was a bit messy! But we had lots of fun doing it. We then had faces carved. We lit the pumpkins in the dark which was very exciting!

Happy Halloween everyone and have a lovely week off 🎃

This week was Maths Week and Junior Infants were working on patterns. We used cones to make some coloured patterns in PE.

We have had a very busy few weeks in Junior Infants! We started Aistear, our theme has been ‘the home’. In our groups we have been able to do role-play, play dough, art, construction and small world. It has been lots of fun and we have loved trying all of the different stations. We have also been working hard on our fine motor skills. We were sorting pasta, doing leg boards, threading beads and making jigsaws.

We have had a very busy week in Junior Infants! We brought some of our toys outside to play with. In maths we were doing sorting activities. We had to sort out toys into different colours and different sizes.