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.
We have been busy learning all about the signs of Spring. We have done lots of art based on Spring such as our bird seed art and also have been creating beautiful Cherry Blossom Trees!
Junior Infants learned about the Garda Station in Aistear in January. They role played in the Garda Station. They played in Small World, they painted Garda uniforms. They built jails. They made Garda jigsaws too. This was a very popular topic with the children.
Gardai from Newbridge Garda Station came to visit Junior Infants in January. They read a story, talked about how the Gardai keep you safe and they let the children try on a uniform, hold hand cuffs and hold a baton. At the end of their visit, the children got to go inside the Garda van.
In February the children learned about The Veterinary Surgery in Aistear. The children enjoyed learning all about different animals. The children participated in activities such as role play, where they pretended to be vets and customers with sick animals. They played with animals in small world. They washed the animals with sponges, soap and water. They made fences and animals in playdough and they made masks in arts and crafts.
In maths we are focusing on money. On Pancake Tuesday the children went to the Pancake Shop and 'bought' their pancakes. Each topping was a different price. Everyone had a great time. Thank you Ms. Johnson.
The children had a fantastic time dressing up for World Book Day! They each got a turn to talk about their costume and we had a parade around the classroom.
We've been super busy in Junior infants and our first term just flew by.
We performed some songs as Gaeilge for Lá Gaeilge. We love to sing as Gaeilge! Ask us to name the parts of the body for you!
We built towers using 3D shapes. We learned the names of 4 3D shapes: cylinder, sphere, cube and cuboid. We had a lot of fun!
In October the children were learning about "The School" in Aistear. We pretended to play teacher and students in role-play, we made food for lunch boxes using playdough, we painted and we made schools out of blocks!
The children's favourite Aistear topic so far has been 'Halloween'. They played in the Witch's Cove making potions and casting spells, they made witches in arts and crafts, they made their own creations in junk art, they played with a haunted house in small world and they made broomsticks and cauldrons in playdough.
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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