Junior Infants

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Teacher: Ms. Balfry

Junior Infants' December Update

Happy Christmas from Junior Infants!

Our first term in primary school has just flown by! We have finished learning all of our Jolly Phonics sounds and are now starting to blend and read words! Ms. Balfry is so proud of us all! We love reciting rhymes together and having story time at the end of each day. We are continuing our station teaching each day and are becoming very good at forming our letters,blending and developing our oral language skills. Thank you to Karina, Mrs. Wixted and Mrs. Quinn for their continued support here!

We thoroughly enjoyed our Skip Hop day and demonstrating our skills for our parents at the end of the day. We had a great Science Week where we created ‘explosions’ using baking soda and vinegar and ‘walking water’ with capillary action. A visitor from Dog’s Trust taught us all about how to protect ourselves and our pets. We are practising making reservations and appointments as part of our Oral Language and have had some fun conversations during station teaching and free play!

Junior Infants were very excited to welcome a new pupil into our class this month and we are doing our best to make Jake feel welcome. He has been such a pleasant addition to our class! We also had a surprise visitor this month in the form of one of Santa’s elves who we have called ‘Jingles’. We look forward to seeing what mischief he has been getting up to every morning!

We are so excited for our first Christmas show ‘Cinderella’. We will be singing a song and dancing on stage. We have been working very hard and can’t wait for you all to see it! Thanks to Kate for helping us prepare.

When we have performed in the school show we look forward to visiting the University of Limerick to see the pantomime, ‘Aladdin’. It’s going to be a busy but fun end to the year! We wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and will have more updates for you in 2020!

Junior Infants September Update

Welcome to the Junior Infants page!

We are so excited to start Kilcornan National School this year! We have been making lots of new friends in our class and learning all about our new school and surroundings. Ms.Balfry is very proud how we are using our ‘Kind Words, Kind Hands and Kind Feet’ everyday! We are working hard to earn stickers, stars and Golden Time! We have started learning our sounds and are enjoying doing our Jolly Phonics everyday. We have also begun station teaching with Mrs. Wixted, Mrs. Quinn and Karina. We are focusing on Oral Language, Phonics, Handwriting and Fine Motor Control and our teachers have seen improvements already! We are learning sight words using our word boxes and are matching and sorting in Maths. We are engaging in lots of activities about autumn and have made autumn trees and acorn men! We are also using our Oral Language to learn autumn vocabulary and are practising our phone conversations such as making appointments with the doctor etc.... We really enjoy our movement breaks and love dancing with GoNoodle! We are looking forward to our Skip Hop day and can’t wait to dress up for Halloween in a few weeks! Check back in with us soon for updates!

Slán from Juniors!

Junior Infants June Update

We can’t believe we are at the end of our first year at school! We have had a super Term 3 in Junior Infants!

We have been doing lots of reading and really enjoyed our C.A.P.E.R every night. We are getting very good at creative writing and are writing lots of our own sentences and stories. Exploring magnets in Science was fun and we used rice to learn about capacity in Maths. We have been learning how to skip in P.E and really enjoy our GoNoodle movement breaks.  

We explored clay in Art and were very proud of our Easter eggs and baskets we created and painted. We want to thank Ms. Mullane's class for being so helpful to us this year! They have been such good role models for us and helped us with a big Junk Art project where we made robots!! We had such fun working on this with our partners.

We took part in our first Team Limerick Clean Up and are learning how important caring for the environment is to Kilcornan National School.

Our SALF folders are filling up with photos from home and school and we look forward to continuing them with Mrs.Gleeson next year. We met Nurse Bernie and were all so brave when we had our hearing tests, sight tests and vaccinations!  

This month, we went on our school tour to the Old Rectory in Croom with Mrs. Gleeson’s class. We had a fantastic day where we made cookies,saw farm animals, went orienteering and played games. We were treated to a Teddy Bear’s picnic on the school field and our teddies had a great time! We also went to the pitch to watch the football and hurling finals and look forward to our party when we finish. Ms. Balfry is so proud of us all and we have developed so much since we started. We want to wish everyone a happy and safe summer and look forward to seeing our friends again in the new school year!! Bye from Juniors!!

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Juniors, Seniors and First Class enjoyed a Teddy Bear's picnic after their year of hard work! Each pupil brought a special teddy of theirs to school. They brought teddies they had since they were babies, teddies given as gifts and teddies sent from relatives far away. Some teddies were new while some had missing eyes, hands and legs! The teddies were treated to a picnic on the school grass area where the pupils had a great time showing them around and playing with them. They also shared some treats as part of the special day. Thanks to Mrs. Glesson, Ms.Balfry, Marian and Linda for helping the picnic run so smoothly!

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