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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. 


March 7, 2019

We celebrated the wonder of BOOKS today.

Well done on the costumes.

Read extra books today at bedtime!




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

Playtime is fun!

September 14, 2018

2 Birthday Boys on 1 day!

September 14, 2018

Happy Birthday

September 13, 2018

Healthy lunches in Junior Infants

September 6, 2018

Making friends at play time

September 6, 2018

Making friends at play time

September 6, 2018

First week in Junior Infants

September 6, 2018

Welcome to Junior Infant!  We have been getting to know each other, making new friends and getting familiar with the rules and routines in our classroom. 

Happy Birthday

August 31, 2018

First Day

August 31, 2018

Welcome to Junior Infants.

Stay tuned next week for more photos.

Fun on the Farm

May 21, 2018

We had great fun and learned lots of information on our school trip to Rumley's Farm.




on the bus to Rumley's Farm

April 13, 2018

The BUS was the highlight for some of the boys!!!


Spring Walk

April 13, 2018

We went for a Nature Walk to look for signs of Spring. 

Daffodil Day

March 26, 2018

Thanks for donating 2 euro for Lá Buí (Yellow Day)

The Snow is making us feel Christmassy...

March 2, 2018

Look how much we have grown!

March 2, 2018

Junior Infants are busy boys

March 2, 2018

more play photos

March 2, 2018

Doctor, Doctor

March 2, 2018

We made a healthy meal with playdough

March 2, 2018


February 28, 2018

weather watch

February 28, 2018