Junior Infants December Update

Happy Christmas from Junior Infants!

Juniors have worked so hard this half term and are looking forward to a well deserved break! We have finished learning all our Jolly Phonics sounds and learned new sight words. We read our first reader called ‘The Picnic’ and have learned to put our finger under each word as we read and move across in the reading direction. We enjoyed reading all about the Wandsville characters’ picnic and how GG accidentally ruined it! We love reciting rhymes together each day. We have learned lots of new vocabulary and Ms. Balfry is so proud of how much effort we have put into our work at school and at home!

We love our art lessons and have created art pieces based on stories we read in class. We made paintings using clothes pegs and pom poms from the story ‘Owl Babies’, paper plate paintings based on ‘The Gruffalo’ and maps from ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. We had lots of fun this month making reindeer using our hands for antlers and special 3D snowmen. We mixed PVA glue, paint, glitter and our special ingredient...shaving foam to make our snowmen! We also painted beautiful Robin Redbreasts and learned how to switch between colours when we paint. We enjoyed learning all about the primary colours and even did some colour mixing and made the colour brown using the three primary colours!

We have had great fun doing PE in the astro turf every week and always ask to play the bean game! We enjoy movement breaks in class every day and Ms. Balfry thinks we are super dancers!

We learned about the Beatles in music and listened to ‘Yellow Submarine’ and ‘Octopus’ Garden’. We also explored musical traditions in other countries at Christmas time and sang Christmas songs together.

We had a surprise visitor to our class this month in the form of Santa’s elf, Jingles! Jingles has been hiding around our class everyday; having tea parties, messing with the toilet roll and even painting! Ms. Balfry is so proud of how we use our Kind Words, Kind Hands and Kind Feet everyday in class and knows that Jingles has reported this back to Santa!

We have loved learning about Christmas and Daidí na Nollag in our Gaeilge lessons this month and want to wish everyone a very safe and happy Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2021!

Nollag Shona Daoibh from Juniors!!!!!

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