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Junior Infants

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Teacher: Ms. Balfry

Junior Infants December Update

Welcome back to Junior Infants!

We have had a super first term in school and are really looking forward to Christmas! We are hard at work in Literacy and have finished all our Jolly Phonics sounds. We can’t wait to start blending words after Christmas. We have completed our first reader and have learned lots of sight words and some ‘tricky words’! We love using our whiteboards to practice our letters and numbers. Our Oral language focus this month was ‘making a reservation’ and we really enjoyed making our phone calls to the restaurant!

We have enjoyed lots of art this term and made our classroom sparkle when we made Christmas glittery reindeer! We then experimented with shaving foam, glue and more glitter!! when we made snowmen using our own snow paint. We learned about winter, nocturnal animals and owls in SESE and listened to the story ‘Owl Babies’ after it. We then painted our own Owl Babies to display on the wall.

We have loved learning about the story of Christmas and have been working hard to show kindness, manners and respect towards all our friends and adults in the school. Ms. Balfry is so proud of us!

We are very excited about playing Munchkins in our first Christmas show ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Thanks to Kate for all her help. We have been visiting the community centre to practice. We are getting very good at waiting backstage and walking into our spots on cue. We have been practising very hard on our songs and actions and hope everyone will enjoy seeing us perform on stage!

Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year to everyone from Junior Infants!

Ms. Balfry's Junior Infants

Welcome to the Junior Infants page! It has been two months since school started and all the new Juniors are settling in very well!They are quickly adapting to the school routines and are proving themselves to be super ‘leaders’ helping Ms. Balfry and their friends in the class. The Junior Infants always remember their ‘kind words, kind hands and kind feet’ when they interact with anyone and are getting lots of stars from Ms. Balfry! They have been learning their Jolly Phonics sounds everyday and have begun learning sight words. Juniors love using concrete materials for Maths and had great fun for Maths Week! We enjoyed a Maths Trail with 5th and 6th Class and engaged in lots of games and activities throughout the week. We had great fun learning all about autumn and painted autumn trees. We learned about the doctor’s office in Oral Language and loved pretending to be doctors! We are so excited about our first Christmas show and love practising with Kate every week! We are learning a song and a poem to perform for everyone! We are looking forward to the next two months in school. Check back in with us for more updates!

School Tour May 2018

The Glen Resource Centre in Co. Cork hosted pupils from Junior Infants to Sixth Class for our school tour this year. With different activities catering for the various classes, pupils enjoyed a wide variety of games from snowtubing and zip wire to trampolining and zorbing. We were extremely fortunate to have a beautiful sunny day and the feedback from pupils was very high! As usual, the professionalism and efficient manner in which The Glen is run ensured a fantastic day for all!

Junior Infants

Junior Infants have had a super first term! They have settled in really well to the school routine and have made great friends. Having learned all their sounds, they are now learning how to blend and read lots of words! The Juniors love their shared reading homework each night! They are also learning how to write their letters and numbers. We are looking forward to station teaching this term in reading and writing with Mrs. Wixted.

The Junior Infants performed in their first Christmas show in December and did themselves and their families so proud! (see photo gallery)They thoroughly enjoyed the golf lessons as part of our PE curriculum and are very engaged with our Green Schools work on the Marine Environment. We have learned all about marine litter, microbeads and taking care of our environment. We created a display as part of our work (see below) and really hope we can help our school to get its’ eight green flag!

We are really enjoying visiting our new school library each week and scanning out our own books. We also had a great time at Ms. Mullane’s pancake morning and look forward to the Book Fair visiting our school this term. Keep visiting our site for more updates!

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