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Junior Infants


Teacher: Ms. Balfry

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!

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