A brand new year brings new children to our school and we welcome lots of new boys and girls to Junior Infants. The children in Ms. Mahoney's Junior Infants have really enjoyed their first month in primary school. Here they are saying a big hello to all their visitors:
We have particularly loved learning a new language - Gaeilge. We've been talking lots in Irish and have even been learning songs. Here is our version of 'Rolaí Polaí'
The children absolutely Aistear. In October we have been learning all about 'The School'. The children have been playing in the role play area pretending to be teachers, students, secretaries and the principal. They found pens, markers, rubbers and other classroom equipment in the sand box. They enjoyed painting autumn trees with cotton buds. They built schools, chairs, tables and classrooms with blocks and they designed school bags and lunch boxes too.
We had a wonderful day last Thursday when we all travelled to Lullymore heritage park! We discovered fairies, made wishes, swung on swings, explored ancient houses of the past, got to say hello to lots of friendly animals and travelled in style by train to discover the magical landscape of Lullymore. A wonderful day of magic and adventure which we will never forget!
Active Week: Well what a week it was! We had such fun running the block with the other classes, visiting the tennis courts, participating in novelty races, having senior sports day and dancing our hearts out at the danceathon. We're tired even saying the huge list of activities we had! What fun! Have a look at the pictures below:
Aistear: We’ve been very busy in Aistear over the past couple of months. Two of our favourite topics were the restaurant and the airport. Have a look at us in action below
Caterpillars: We were so lucky to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. Ms. Mahoney even arranged for us to have a special butterfly kits and we were able to witness the life cycle in action. We watched everyday and eventually saw the caterpillars turn into butterflies.
We had such a fun time on our school tour to Lullymore. We saw lots of different animals, took a ride on the train and played in the playground. What a great day!
Well what a week it was! We had such fun running the block with the other classes, visiting the tennis courts, participating in novelty races, having senior sports day and dancing our hearts out at the danceathon. We're tired even saying the huge list of activities we had! What fun! Have a look at the pictures below:
Today was such an exciting day for us as we went on a Teddy Bear's picnic with our shared reading partners - sixth class. We were able to bring our favourite teddy bear to accompany us on our picnic and we also brought our lunch. The sixth class children collected us in our classrooms and we made the short walk to Gerry, our Caretaker's wonderful garden. We chatted with the sixth class boys and girls on the way. When we arrived we left our bags and teddies down and played lots of fun games together. We then ate our lunch with the sixth class before we departed back to school. We saw Gerry's hen's and he even showed us some eggs that they had freshly laid.
We had such a wonderful day that we will always remember. A big thank you to Gerry who so kindly let us use his garden for our picnic!
We had such a fun time trying to keep to the beat of the song 'The Lollipop Tree' with lots of different percussion instruments. It was very exciting discovering all of the wonderful instruments we have in our school and the sounds we can create with them!
Making our own music - We have been busy making our very own musical shakers from recyclables. An exciting and creative challenge it was indeed!
What an exciting day we had searching all around the school for various types of plants that we have been learning about.We took a visit to the school garden and we were all amazed as to see all the wonderful plants growing and blooming all around us. We even met Gerry hard at work transplanting some flowers. It was great to see nature at work all around our school.
What an exciting time we had searching for lots of eggs on our Easter Hunt on the day before the holidays. We managed to find most of them and enjoyed eating the Easter treats!
We have been working so hard in Ms. Mahoney's class for the second term of the year and the time is flying!
Below are some pictures of our wonderful Easter bonnets. We loved showcasing them on our catwalk in front of the rest of the school. We worked very hard to make these lovely creations!
We love Gaeilge in Junior Infants. We make a great effort to speak Irish in our classroom and we love singing as Gaeilge. Sa fiseán seo, táimid ag canadh 'Ag Siopadóireacht'
Junior Infants were learning about floating and sinking. First they predicted the outcome and then everyone had a turn to put an item into the basin on water. They were very excited!
We went on an Easter hunt in the classroom! There was great excitement as they searched the room for 2 eggs each.
Junior Infants have been learning all about the Fire Station in Aistear. They had great fun pretending to be firefighters, playing with water, playing board games and making fire engines.
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