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Pencil grip Tri-pod’ grip /‘Froggy legs’
Easter Egg Hunt
World Book Day
Well done to the girls who wrote their very first book. They all did an amazing job. The stories written were very creative and the handwriting was fantastic.
We have been learning lots about the Amazon Rainforest. Explorer costumes were made for our adventure.
St Patrick’s Day Dress Up
The girls got to dress up in green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Everyone made a great effort.
Happy Mother’s Day
We think all the mums are terrific!!
Thank you to Aidean Fleming, Hazel’s dad, for coming into our classroom to talk about engineers and what they do. The girls loved the video of the robot and enjoyed looking at contact lenses. Thanks for taking the time to come in Aidean, for the colouring sheets and pens!
We had a real treat in class today, as one of the girls demonstrated her fantastic ballet skills with her special ballet shoes.
The Post Office
Our Aistear theme last month was the post office. The girls learned about the postal service and today we went to the local Post Office to post a letter.
Feeding the ducks
On our way home from the library we stopped to feed some of the ducks and birds.
We visited the local library and enjoyed reading the story of Elmer the elephant. We even spotted a fairy door…wonder what type of books that fairy likes to read?
With lots of snowfall on Wednesday, we thought it would be a good idea to feed the birds. We also made a small snowman with the fresh snow. Afterwards, we had some hot chocolate to warm up🍵.
The girls learnt about the life cycle of chickens.
After learning what seeds and plants need to grow healthy and strong, the girls enjoyed planting cress seeds, peas and spinach seeds.
The Student Council organised the first ever talent show at our school last Wednesday. It was a fantastic day for everyone involved. Well done to all the girls who took part.
Have you been bitten by our love bugs?
Definitely our favourite day of the year. Thank you to the mums who came in to cook up a storm. We loved our pancakes.
Spring is in the air.
It might not feel like it yet, but Spring is here. The girls learnt about what the season brings and created beautiful spring pictures.
iPads- reinforcing learned Jolly Phonics sounds, using iPads.
Walk to School
We’re getting healthy and fit together as a whole school.
Santa Claus came to visit all the excellent girls and brought everyone a lovely present.
Christmas Church Service
Christmas Art and the Panto
Letters to Santa and Carol Singing in SuperValu
The girls are very excited as they are going to the pantomime ‘Cinderella’, this Monday 18th Dec in University Concert Hall.
Our Friendship Jig-saw
English and Maths Stations
The girls engage in English and Maths stations each Friday, when lots of collaborative work takes place.
Thank you Ross and Sarah for taking the time to come into the junior infants’ class and explain about how flooding occurs and what hydrologist and engineers do to help prevent flooding.
Christmas Carol Service
The girls did fantastic work preparing for our Christmas carol service in the church.
Everyone had great fun at the school’s Fun Family Bingo night held in St Anne’s school. Much thanks to all who supported the school.
The girls were learning about recount writing. We based our recount on the story of The Three Little Pigs. The girls used pictures to sequence the story and then retold it to the class in their own words. Excellent work!
Story of 1
We have started our analysis of number 1. The girls are making great progress.
We did lots of fun science experiment during science week.
The girls started camogie training this term. Lots of skills are being learned. Our camogie stars of the future 😀
Active School Day Fun Oct 2017
The girls have been learning lots of different things about Autumn and nature. We will soon be going on our Autumn nature walk.
We have started including meditation into our daily classroom routine. The girls love it and there’s a real calmness in the classroom afterwards.
Exercise Week/Super Trooper/Gonoodle
Hope everyone is enjoying the Super Troopers programme at home! In school we’ve increased the time we spend exercising! For brain breaks throughout the day, the girls are now getting active by dancing to some great guided dancing videos from http://www.gonoodle.com. There are lots of great movement ideas on the website if you’d like to try it at home!
Show and Tell
The girls loved bringing in their favourite toys for ‘Show and Tell’ day.Each girl stood up in front of the class and told us what made their toy so special.
The local paper printed a fabulous picture of the girls performing their Christmas concert! Well done girls!
A Special Visitor
We had a very special visitor to our classroom before Christmas. He said all the girls have been amazing throughout the year and we’re all on the good list, phew!
We started science week investigating magnets and what they attract! The girls tested many different materials and in the end they listed all the items in the classroom that are and are not magnetic.
Our second experiment on day one was, ‘What happens to water when it freezes’. We filled three plastic cups full to the brim with water and placed them in the freezer. Tomorrow, the girls will investigate and discuss what has happened to the water.
Tomorrow we will be making magnetic slime…that’s very hungry for magnets!
The magnetic slime was great fun to make and play with. The girls had lots of practice with different magnets & making the slime ‘dance’.
Halloween Themed Week
Lots of spooky things created this week including spiders and potions!
The girls had a fantastic time helping to carve a pumpkin, clean out it’s slimy insides, play bobbing and swinging apples! The photos below say it all!
We visited the church to pray for all the people who have died and lit a candle in their memory.
All the girls from Junior Infants to First class will be heading to the Christmas panto, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in the University Concert Hall, Limerick on Tuesday 20th of December. It promises to be a show and a day to remember!
Scratch Coding Project
A link to our very basic coding project, https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/125979263/ which we’re still working on, lots more to do! Scratch is free and available to everyone if you’d like to try some simple coding at home with your daughter!
Maths and Coding Week
Great fun was had playing lots of maths games this week. A simple game of Snakes and Ladders teaches children so much about numbers. We also began working on a simple whole class coding project. Watch this space, it will be completed soon!
The girls had a great time learning about the universe and making space hats of our solar system. Lots of budding astronauts in the classroom! Here’s a link to a song the girls loved during space week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHAqT4hXnMw
As the girls have been learning about Autumn we made some seasonally appropriate apple & pear pie, using fruit that was picked from local fruit trees. Ben was a great help !
What fun was had on the first day of school! All the girls were so brave and happy, some even walking down the corridor on their own and finding their own seat! Super stuff!!The girls love being independent, so by next week our aim is to have all girls waving goodbye to mums & dads from the líne and walking down the corridor to the classroom with just their classmates. Fingers crossed!!
A look back at Junior & Senior Infants 2015/2016
An incredible day was had at Free Range Kids in Croom. From start to finish everyone wore a smile. The girls enjoyed a trail through a forest, a pet farm, cookie making and playground fun! Everyone agreed it was the best day ever ! !
The girls discovered lots of things in our natural environment!
Write-a-Book Awards Night
Literacy Lift Off
Six weeks of Literacy Lift Off is now complete.
After all the fantastic work, it was time for a little treat…ice-cream, yum!
Congratulations to Mya, Síofra and Lauren for reading the most amount of books at home over the six weeks.
This week the girls had to dig deep to find and name the pesky tricky words!
Fabulous weather is forecasted for this Sunday’s Fun Run.
Last week we planted cress seeds. The girls learned all about what seeds need to grow.
Anyone for some salad?
Literacy Lift Off
The girls have made tremendous progress with their reading in the past number of weeks. Literacy Lift Off has been a great success. The girls are reading lots of different books at different levels and are thoroughly enjoying themselves!
Our Aistear theme this month is ‘The Weather Station’. Check back in very soon for an update!
Easter Egg Hunt
The day of the holidays was a day for a little Easter Egg Hunt! The girls worked at lightning speed to collect all the eggs!
Well done to the girls for giving a great performance on Proclamation Day. The girls sang the songs; Sa Spéir, Lámh Lámh Eile, Aon Dó Muc is Bó. The raising of the Irish flag was a very proud day for the school.
Post Office Adventure.
After we’d our books ready to post to Clare Education Centre, we went on an adventure to the Post Office! The girls learned what an address is and why a stamp is required.
Congratulations to all the girls who wrote their own book for the Write-a-Book competition. Each and every girl did their very best work! Well done!
World Book Day.
The girls designed and made their own costumes! Inspired outfits!
Lots of aspiring chefs ! Yum!!
The Red Cross
The Red Cross ambulance came to visit.
Thank you to everyone who generously donated their change for such a good cause. The girls got an opportunity to look inside the ambulance and learn what the different pieces of equipment are used for.
As part of our Aistear theme, ‘Garda Station’, Garda Hilda came to visit the girls in school. She told them all about her job and what it entails.
We then went to visit Garda Hilda at the station. The girls got a full tour, seeing the questioning rooms and the cell. None were overly impressed with the comfort of the holding cell!