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Junior Infants

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Teacher: Ms. Balfry

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

January Update Junior Infants

Welcome back to our second term in school! Junior Infants have had a busy few months. We worked extremely hard preparing for our Christmas play and had a super time performing on stage. Our Mums, Dads and family members were so proud of us!  We enjoyed raising money for GOAL Jersey Day and listening to guest speaker Tara from GOAL. We also had a visitor from the RSA who told us all about the importance of road safety. We got our own luminous jackets to wear when we are out walking or cycling.

We were treated to a Skipping Day with Lee who came from England to deliver the workshops. We also had Munster rugby players visit our class and chat to us!

We have now learned all our sounds and are starting to blend words! We are becoming very good readers. We are also learning how to be good writers and remembering our ‘wake up, posture and pencil grip’ when we write. We know lots of numbers and have been learning all about 2 and 3 d shapes. We are really enjoying our golf lessons every Monday and our teacher Liam is very helpful.

As we look forward, we are excited to welcome grandparents to our school on Tuesday 31st January for Grandparents’ Day. We also can’t wait for our ‘Pancake and Smoothie Morning’ on Pancake Tuesday. Check back in with us again for more updates!

Welcome to Junior Infants!

Ms. Balfry's Junior Infants

A big welcome to the Junior Infants page! We were delighted to welcome 14 new Junior Infants to Kilcornan National School this year. All the pupils are settling in very well and adapting to their new lives in 'Big School!'. Pupils are becoming familiar with their new environment and we have undertaken walks on the school grounds to enable this.  They are working very hard at remembering to use their kind words, kind hands and kind feet and are getting to know their classmates. We have begun learning our sounds and pupils are using their 'sound books' each night.

Juniors enjoying using marla
Jack Maher all smiles!

We  have been engaged in many fun activities since beginning school. Pupils have enjoyed 'Active Schools' week, which included Zumba lessons and 'Take on the Teacher Challenge' where they beat the staff in a bean bag relay race! We enjoyed a guest speaker from An Taisce who taught us all about wasting energy and pupils got to act out the story of a cereal being made.

Zumba dancing with Avril
Zumba
Callum and Evelyn have fun with the clothes challenge!

Acting out the food chain during our energy workshop

    

We  are enjoying taking part in pair and group work and learning to work as part of a team. 

Mae and Lily practising their Gaeilge!
Tadhg brought in his medal from his hurling tournament with Kildimo Pallaskenry. Well done Tadhg

We look forward to a great year of learning and fun! Watch this space for more updates!...

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