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Up the Rebels!

November 20, 2020

We wore red colours today to support the Cork GAA players. Good Luck!

October 31, 2020

Halloween fun! A big thank you to the Parents' Association for organizing treats and a magician too!

September 23, 2020

We had fun today! Scooters, bikes and entertainment.

 

August 31, 2020

WORLD BOOK DAY

March 5, 2020

We LOVE reading in Junior Infants.

 

 

February 10, 2020

We have been learning about the airport. 

February 10, 2020

Other activities included:

 

Assistance dogs

January 28, 2020

Yesterday we were lucky enough to meet some friendly assistance dogs. How CUTE are they?

 

 

January 24, 2020

We started back in January with the theme of weather. We got plenty of chances to use our new vocabulary about rain and wind with Storm Brendan followed by the frosty weather.

After that we moved on to the theme of Polar exploration. We worked as a team to build igloos and boats. We dressed up in our warm coats to feel like we were really there!

Other activities included Playdough and Small World (making scenes and stories with puppets or small figurines) and used the computer for vocabulary games.

We read polar themed stories and used magnifying glasses to get a close up view of the Inuit people and animals. We sorted animals into sets of polar and non-polar animals.

We designed clothing and made patterns on scarves and matching pairs of gloves. 

 

Well done Junior Infants.

Merry Christmas

December 23, 2019

GAA coach

December 11, 2019

We are enjoying GAA. Thanks to the coach, Fachtna.

Pumpkin maths!

October 25, 2019

We can learn a lot of mathematical language from examining and comparing pumpkins.

(big, bigger, biggest, small, smaller, smallest, rough, smooth, heavy, light, wide and narrow)

 

Autumn is here

October 20, 2019

This we were learning about Autumn!

 

 

Topic: At the Doctors

October 13, 2019

Visit to the school library

September 20, 2019

Playtime is fun!

September 15, 2019

Making new friends and learning through play!

First week in Junior Infants

September 3, 2019

Busy week in Junior Infants, settling and making new friends.

 

SCHOOL TOUR

June 14, 2019

We made great memories on our trip to Rumley's farm.

Laughter and smiles all day.

Aistear theme: At the Petshop

May 21, 2019

We are learning to look after animals and look after our money!

 

 

GAA visit 2

May 21, 2019

We had such fun at the GAA on Friday. BIG thanks to the fantastic volunteers.

The boys also loved going on the double-decker bus.

GAA today

May 10, 2019

Thank you Bishopstown GAA for the fun in the sun today.

Aistear theme: Homes and Houses

April 11, 2019

St. Patrick's Day celebrations

March 15, 2019

We celebrated St. Patrick's day with a ceolchoirm (concert) and we had a dance party in the classroom. 

 

Fun February

March 10, 2019

Our theme in Aistear this month was "At the Airport". This gave us lots of opportunity to use our new CLOTHING vocabulary in both English and Gaeilge because we had to pack our bags for different locations. We built on the vocabulary we learned last month about weather and the clothes needed for different places.

In our role-play area the children used their social skills (greetings, manners, eye-contact)  and language skills to check-in at the airport, give information and ask for help.

In arts and crafts, the children worked on their cutting, gluing and drawing skills. We also made passports and X-ray machine for the role play area.

In the construction area the children made various modes of transportation with lego. 

In the puzzle and games area they used their language skills to dress the teddy for various scenarios. They also played games and puzzles, a good way to pass the time when waiting at airports!

In the small world area they used their imaginations and created story lines about people going on holidays.

In the investigation area we carried out scientific research about fabrics that are waterproof or not. We also investigated the effects of folding, stretching, pulling, squashing fabrics. We used our sense of touch to feel and described a variety of clothes. We sorted them into sets based on size/colours/purpose etc. 

WORLD BOOK DAY

March 7, 2019

We celebrated the wonder of BOOKS today.

Well done on the costumes.

Read extra books today at bedtime!

 

 

January

February 1, 2019

In January we were learning about the weather. We set up a polar world for the boys to explore. We certainly got a change to practice our vocabulary for rain and cold weather this week! 

At the Investigation Table the boys sorted, described and studied animals with magnifying glasses before sorting the animals in to polar or non-polar sets.

In the Role Play area the boys were pretending to  be Inuit People or pretending to be explorers.

In our Small World Area the boys used puppets, toys and props to create a polar world and had some creative storylines! Wonderful.

The Arts and Crafts table designed some warm, winter clothes and also created things from playdough.

The Construction Area was full of igloos this month. From week 1 to week 3 the igloos became more elaborate. Some had CCTV and slides by the end!

We learned about the Arctic and the Antarctic. We learned there a penguins in the Antarctic and Polar bears in the Arctic.... and a lot more!

Christmas Party

December 21, 2018

What a nice way to end the term, dancing, laughing and having fun. I felt like I was at the Late Late Toy Show!

 

Behind the scenes

December 21, 2018

How Cute!

Christmas Show

December 21, 2018

Well Done Junior Infants on a great show. You made the Story Of Christmas come to life for all in the audience.

 

Santa's Workshop

December 21, 2018

Learning though Play in our Santa's Workshop.

Christmas art

December 14, 2018

New Teachers

November 26, 2018

 

Our class went to the staff room! What a treat! We were learning about the effects of hot and cold on food for SCIENCE WEEK.

At the Restaurant

November 12, 2018

In October we explored the theme of THE DOCTORS. We had great fun and learned a lot.

This month we will be chefs, waiters and customers in the Role Play Area.

Our builders and engineers are designing and building a new restaurant in our Construction Area. 

Another group are creating, cutting and pasting delicious menus in the Art area.

In our Playdough Area, the children are making healthy meals.

Every day each group rotates to the next activity.

We are learning a lot of new vocabulary every day.

Has you son told you any of our Funny Food JOKES?

 

THANK YOU to those who donated items for the themes. We will be looking for more items in the new year. Stay tuned.

 

Halloween Fun

November 12, 2018

Thank you for dressing up and raising money for Mercy Hospital.

Autumn Walk

November 12, 2018

In October we went for a walk to look for signs of Autumn.

Our first day in Aistear Room

October 8, 2018

One group were in the Role Play area (doctors, nurses, patients and receptionists).

One group built hospitals in the Construction area.

One group made up stories with characters in the Small World area.

One group were playing in the Sand area. We buried some doctor items for the boys to find.

We are using our doctor-themed vocabulary in every area.

We will rotate every day to another station.

We had a lot of fun.

Happy Birthday

September 20, 2018

Tuesday is our PE day

September 18, 2018

We can walk, run, hop, skip and jump, 

We played BEANS: we rolled up small like baked beans,

We stretched up high like string beans,

We wiggled like jelly beans.

We jumped like jumping beans.

We stretched out wide like broad beans.

We ran on the spot like runner beans.

We stood still like frozen beans.

Playtime is fun!

September 14, 2018

2 Birthday Boys on 1 day!

September 14, 2018