Welcome to Ms. Lowe’s Junior Infants!
Junior Infants have settled in very well into school life. Please take a look at what we have been up to so far this year…
World Book Day: The children had lots of fun dressing up as their favourite book characters. The costumes were fantastic. A great effort put in by everyone!
Buddy Reading: A big thank you to our senior buddies from Ms. Connor’s third class who kindly came in to read with Junior Infants 1 as part of World Book Day. Maith sibh!
Tennis: The class were excited to begin tennis lessons this month.
Gaelic: The children really enjoyed Gaelic this month with Jonathon. They learned lots of new skills such as the correct way to hold a hurley and how to pass the sliotar using their hurley.
Seachtain na Gaeilge: To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge, children took part in different activities as Gaeilge such as Picnic na Téidí, Céilí Mór agus ag éisteacht le ceoil tradisiúnta. Bhain siad an-taitneamh as!
Pancake Tuesday: On Pancake Tuesday we learned how to make pancakes and had a nice surprise afterwards!!
Reading: The class had lots of fun playing a game of bingo using key words from their reader.
Aistear Returns: The Aistear theme for this month is the ‘Vets’. The children played animal hospital and learned lots of new vocabulary.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ Pantomime: Junior Infants had a very enjoyable afternoon at the pantomime with lots of fun and laughter!
Maths: In Maths we have been working on identifying, copying and extending patterns. The children enjoyed coming up with their very own patterns.
Science: In Science class we learned all about the lifecycle of the Robin where it lives, the colour of its eggs and the food it eats. Children completed an activity sequencing the lifecycle of the Robin.
Art: The children used different skills including squeezing, pulling, rolling and prodding to create Arctic animals using clay.
Irish Dancing: Junior Infants 1 were very excited to begin Irish Dancing this month as part of the Dance strand in the P.E Curriculum.
Have a look at some of their dance moves!
Aistear: This month our theme is Christmas. We are taking part in fun activities such as Christmas art and building a workshop for Santa!
We have a very special visitor in class this month. He has been up to all kinds of mischief!!
Daidí na Nollag: Santa Claus paid a surprise visit to Junior Infants 1! He was checking to make sure all the children were working hard. He even left a little surprise for all the boys and girls.
‘Forgetful Santa’: Well done to all children for their fantastic performance in our Christmas play at the end of the month.
Assembly Awards: Congratulations to Andrej, Bonnie and Michael who were our award winners for the month of December. They received their awards for hard work, kindness and excellent learning of lines for the Christmas Play.
Science Imaginosity Workshop: This month Dr. Osity visited the two junior infant classes. We learned some amazing facts about different parts of the body. We also completed some science experiments which everyone thoroughly enjoyed! We hope Dr. Osity will call back to our school for a future visit!
Zumba: Junior Infants were very lucky this month. Every Friday a dance teacher visits the school to teach Zumba to the children as part of the dance strand in P.E. We are enjoying Zumba so much and our favourite part is when we can come up with our very own dance moves!
Music: In Music we explored the different ways we could make loud and soft sounds using various instruments. The children were put into different groups (dearg, buí, glas agus gorm) and had to make either loud or soft sounds when their group was called. We had lots of fun playing with different musical instruments!
Assembly Awards: Big congratulations to Jack, Teresa and Nathan who received awards this month for their hard work and kindness towards others. Maith sibh!
Halloween: Last Friday we had our Halloween party. We played lots of Halloween games with a few surprises along the way! A spooktacular time was had by all!
Aistear: In Aistear this month our theme is Autumn. We have been participating in fun activities associated with this theme.
Gaelic: Junior Infants were excited to begin Gaelic this month with Jonathan. They are learning lots of new skills like catching, kicking and striking. I am proud to introduce you to our new Gaelic team!!
Maths Week: We also had Maths Week this month. The children enjoyed lots of Maths activities including a shape scavenger hunt. Special shout out to our senior buddies in Mr. Glynn’s 4th class for assisting us with our shape hunt. Lots of fun and learning had by all.
- Geography: Last week for our geography lesson we went on a school walkabout. On our walk we were able to see where different rooms are located in our new school. These included the principal’s office, classrooms, playground and the P.E hall. It was great fun!
- Art: ‘Up up and Away’ For our first Art lesson of the year we painted hot air balloons using different colours. Just like us each of our hot air balloons are unique! They are proudly displayed outside our classroom door.
- P.E: Last week in P.E the class took part in an orienteering lesson. Everyone was split up into teams and had to find pictures of animals under various cones. The team who had found each of the five animals first were the winners.
Be sure to check out our page regularly to keep up to date with what we get up to during the year.
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