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Junior Infants

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Teacher: Ms. Balfry

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!

Junior Infants: September

Ms. Balfry's new Junior Infants!

Welcome to the Junior Infants page! We are so excited to welcome 16 new Junior Infants to Kilcornan National School this year. The new pupils have settled in very well and are quickly adapting to the school routine. Ms. Balfry is so pleased with everyone! We have started learning our sounds and are enjoying using our new books. We are playing together and getting to know our new classmates. We are also learning to use our ‘Kind Words, Kind Hands and Kind Feet’. We have started our first zumba lessons with our instructor Avril and are really enjoying these. Check our page throughout the year for updates on our class! We look forward to a great year ahead!

Junior Infants: June Update

It has been a great few months! Juniors have been working really hard as we come to the end of our first year in school.  We are now very good at blending words and love reading our C.A.P.E.R books every night. We have finished all our numbers and recently enjoyed learning about money and how to add different coins. We are working hard on our handwriting and keep practising our pencil grip. We loved using clay for the first time in art and are very proud of the pieces we created! We continue to use our kind words, kind hands and kind feet to make our school a happy place to be!

Juniors have also enjoyed lots of extra treats this year! The pancake and smoothie morning was one of our favourites as well as Seachtain na Gaeilge, the visit from the Foynes fire brigade and the animal farm. We are also just back from our great school tour in the University of Limerick.

We are looking forward to our last few weeks in school and watching the Kelly and O’Donoghue Cup finals. Have a lovely summer break from everyone in Junior Infants!

Using clay for our art lessons
Jessica painting her 'Flip flop' clay piece
Fun with clay!
Thomas and Luke designing their clay pieces

Clay pieces drying out
Mae's amazing frog!

Maeve's super clay piece!
Tadhg's snail and pinch pot

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