Junior Infants


Teacher: Ms. Balfry

Junior & Senior Infants Summer Update

Happy Holidays from Junior and Senior Infants!

We have had such a fun last term in school! We worked hard in class and Ms. Balfry was so proud of us. We really enjoyed making our own maps of the school grounds and using them for orienteering in P.E. It was such fun walking around the grounds using our maps to find objects. We did lots of tests in class and showed how much our concentration has improved. Because of our super behaviour, we filled all the marbles into our class reward jar and were treated to a movie and popcorn day in school.

We went to Stonehall Farm for our school tour where we learned lots of facts about the amazing animals there, played on the go karts and bicycles and bounced on the bouncing castle. We then went to Curragh Chase for a picnic and more playtime afterwards.

We loved making bird feeders with Ms. Ruddle for Biodiversity Week and have learned so much about looking after the environment this year.

Active week was great fun. We really enjoyed using the giant parachute in the Astro turf pitch and we had the best fun doing Zumba in school for the first time. We got to dance in the school yard to great songs.

We really like our teachers but it was the best fun to see them get soaked in the ice bucket challenge! We were looking forward to it for weeks and laughed and screamed when the teachers got water thrown over them. Ms. Balfry even hopped off the chair when the water was thrown over her!

We were so proud to be part of a marathon relay with our schoolmates! Everyone in the class ran as fast as they could around the Astro turf pitch and Ms. Balfry and Catherine ran too. We got a special medal for taking part and the Parents’ Council treated us all to ice creams afterwards. Yum!

We said goodbye to one of our classmates and made her a card with lots of pictures of our fun activities throughout the year on it. A big thank you to Catherine and Ms. Quinn for helping us in our classroom each day. We are so lucky to have you! We hope everyone has a great summer and we look forward to coming back to Senior Infants and First Class in September. You can follow our new journey then. Slán from Junior and Senior Infants!!

School Tour Juniors to First Class

Juniors to First Class enjoyed a super School Tour on Tuesday 30th May to Stonehall Visitor Farm and Wildlife Park. Our neighbours warmly welcomed us to their beautiful farm and gave the pupils a fun and very educational tour of the farm and wildlife park. The pupils loved learning all about the animals such as ostriches, emus, rheas and owls. They also had lots of fun in the play area with the bouncing castle, co operative games and many bikes, scooters and trikes. As the weather was so beautiful, we called into Curragh Chase on the way home and had fun in the playground with a picnic. A great day was had by all! Check out the gallery for more photos of the day.

Junior & Senior Infants Easter Update

Happy Easter from Junior and Senior Infants! We have had such a busy term! When we came back to school after Christmas we started to prepare for Grandparents’ Day. We learned the song ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams and performed it, along with a poem for our grandparents. They were very proud of us! We loved showing them around our classroom and school.

We had the best time celebrating Wellness Week in school. We brought in our favourite books to read for D.E.A.R time. We took part in a colouring competition, walked a ‘daily mile’ around the astro turf pitch and had a yoga day and meditation morning. We loved the yoga class we had with Ashling and lots of us fell asleep during the meditation!

Junior Infants experienced their first Pancake morning hosted by Sixth Class. There were some very happy chocolate faces afterwards and we chatted about our Lenten promises for Ash Wednesday. Sr. Mary came to visit our class for a Religious inspection and we loved chatting with her.

Senior Infants have been continuing to engage with Aistear with Mrs. Gleeson’s class and they have loved the themes. Both classes have been working very hard on their blending, sight words and reading and having the correct posture and pencil grip when handwriting.

We love using our words ‘As Gaeilge’ in school and ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ was the perfect time to try even harder. We used as much Irish as we could during the day and Ms. Balfry gave us ‘Gaeilgeoir an Lae’ certificates. We dressed up in green for our Lá Glas to finish the week.

We had the best fun when the Book Fair came to school. We visited the Book Fair every day and bought lots of books, diaries, pencils and pointers. We loved dressing up for World Book Day during this week and there were some amazing costumes in our class. We also enjoyed Buddy Reading with Ms. Mullane’s Fifth and Sixth Class.

We care about the environment in our class and were very happy to take part in Team Limerick’s Clean Up around our school. We had bags, pickers and gloves to help us and we even found an old hurley in one of the hedges!

We couldn’t believe it when Fiachra in our class won the Easter Raffle! We were so happy for him! Just when we thought that day couldn’t get any better, who hopped by for a visit but the Easter Bunny! He gave us all easter eggs!

We have worked extremely hard in our class this term and are really looking forward to our Easter holidays. Beannachtaí na Cásca oraibh go léir!

Christmas Show 2022

After two years of a hiatus, we were delighted to be able to bring back Kilcornan National School's annual Christmas show. Pupils from Junior Infants to Second Class put on a nativity based musical called 'Whoops A Daisy Angel', while pupils from Third to Sixth Class performed a selection of Christmas songs and songs from their upcoming Peace Proms performance. We are incredibly proud of all the pupils!

Thank you to the staff for their hard work in ensuring the pupils were extremely well prepared for the shows. Thank you to the Parents' Council for organising the raffle and providing refreshments for both shows. We are very grateful to the community centre for the use of the hall and to Mike O'Connell for all his work preparing the stage and providing lighting and sound. Thank you to everyone who supported the show, prepared the pupils and helped with staging and costumes.

Please find below a beautiful selection of photographs by Mary O'Shaughnessy. DVD's will be available in the new year from Fergal Nash.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and happy new year. We look forward to welcoming pupils back to Kilcornan on Thursday 5th January!

Christmas Show Photographs


Junior Infants