Welcome back to the Junior Infants page!
What a term our new Juniors have had! We didn’t think as we said goodbye for our Christmas holidays, that we would not see each other again until the 1st of March! The Junior Infants worked incredibly hard engaging with their remote learning for the months of January and February and Ms. Balfry was so proud of them! We started blending our sounds and reading with the help of all the super parents at home. We engaged in experiments, cooking and art projects, some of which you will see in the photos underneath. We enjoyed seeing our friends on our zoom catch ups but were so happy to be reunited with them in person!
We may only be back at school one month, but what a month it has been! Junior Infants got straight back to work and have been blending and reading everyday using our word lists and whiteboards. We are practicing our handwriting everyday also and are getting very good at forming our letters. We re-established our friendships and enjoyed quality time chatting and playing together. We got back to our movement breaks in school each day and have learned a few new dances! We enjoyed dressing up to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and learned all about Saint Patrick’s life through our Grow in Love lessons. We have chatted about spring, gone on spring walks around the school and made beautiful spring flowers for display in our school corridor and as a treat for Mum for Mother’s Day. We have had great fun using our numicon shapes as part of our Maths lessons and are now learning our story of 5. We love reading in Junior Infants and have story time each day before we go home. As a result, we really enjoyed our first World Book Day and made an amazing effort to find characters from our favourite books to dress up as.
Juniors displayed a great interest and curiosity as we learned all about the story of Easter over the past few weeks. We made Easter chicks in art and listened to Easter stories in school. A big thank you to Mrs. Wixted and Catherine for helping us each day. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Easter and can’t wait to see each other again on the 12th of April.
Beannachtaí na Cásca oraibh go léir!