To celebrate Maths Week in Junior Infants, we decided to pair up with our sixth class partners to see if we they were able to teach us a thing or two about maths. We worked together to complete a very tricky maths trail based on the front grounds of the school. We really enjoyed counting, looking for shapes in our environments and looking at the windows across at the church. It was great to have our sixth class partners there to read the questions and help us if we weren't to sure. We really enjoyed the day!
Ms. Shortt's class have become somewhat experts in the field of yoga. A very calm atmosphere can be sensed in the classroom if you enter during yoga time. All the children are able to perform some simple yoga moves and always look forward to this relaxing time during their school day!
We had a very exciting day last week. We went on a Teddy Bear's picnic with our shared reading partners - sixth class. We all brought in our favourite teddy bears and packed our bags and headed to Gerry's garden. We walked with our sixth class partners while singing songs and chatting to shorten the journey. When we got the garden we played lots of different games - duck duck goose, rugby and many more. We sat together and ate our lunch with our friends. We had a great day!
We had a great day on our school tour. We visited the playbarn and Stone Brook Farm. We played in the ball pen and climbed up high in the playbarn. We met some animals and even got to pet some goats and guinea pigs. We ate our lunch together on straw bales. One of our favourite parts was the bus journey with our friends. Have a look at the pictures and images below of our great day!
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Last week we had a really fun art lesson. For this art lesson we had visitors! Normally our reading partners, Mr. Geaney's sixth class came to visit us to help us complete our Christmas inspired art work. We showed them how great we are at cutting and they helped us draw some of the main parts of the snowmen. These great pieces of art can be seen on our window as you pass. We had great fun!
This November in Ms. Mahoney's class, the children are learning about the Doctors' Surgery in Aistear. They are singing the song 'Ms. Polly had a Dolly' and listening to the story 'Dr. Duck'. At the role play station, they are having a great time pretending to be doctors, nurses and patients. They are assembling Mr. Potato Head's 5 senses and playing in the small world. They are making body parts and bones with playdough and constructing doctor surgeries, doctor tables and chairs with the blocks.
For the past number of weeks, we have been working with sixth class on an exciting new project. Each week, for half an hour, the pupils of sixth class come and read to us. We have been paired up with a certain sixth class boy or girl. We sit and listen to the sixth class pupil while they read a number of different and interesting books to us. We really look forward to our paired reading each week. Below are some pictures of our paired reading in action!
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