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Junior Infants


Teacher: Ms. Balfry

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: 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!


Junior Infants