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Junior Infants

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Teacher: Ms. Balfry

Junior Infants March Update

Welcome back to Term 2 in Junior Infants!

We thoroughly enjoyed performing in our first Christmas Show‘The Wizard of Oz’ and Ms. Balfry was so proud of all of us! We are back at school and working hard in our second term in school. We are practising our blending and are becoming very good at our reading! We are reading every night as part of our homework and can’t wait to start C.A.P.E.R this term. We bought lots of books at the Book Fair and look forward to dressing up as our favourite characters for World Book Day.

We are learning how to form our letters properly and are now doing lots of creative and free writing in school. We loved visualising and drawing pictures of our feelings when we listened to musical pieces such as ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ and ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’.

We took part in our first Grandparents’ Day where we recited a rhyme and sang our favourite song ‘Shotgun’ for all our grandparents.  The sixth class also treated us to our first Pancake Morning in school.

We loved painting spring daffodils in Art and made rainbows.In Maths, we learned about 2 and 3D shapes and had fun constructing our own 3D shapes.

Another highlight of the term was having two new pupils join our class in February and we are doing our best to make them feel welcome.

We look forward to a great term and will be back with more updates soon!!

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!

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