Junior Infants End of Year Update!

What a super first year of school we have had! As we finish our last term in Junior Infants, we can safely say we had an eventful year! Junior Infants started school unlike any pupils before them, but very quickly adapted to the new boundaries and safety rules and procedures in place. They made lots of new friends and took the first steps in their educational journey at Kilcornan National School. They had their first experience of remote teaching and learning and rose to the occasion with great diligence and dedication. They deserve a huge bualadh bos!!

Our last term at school has been a very busy one! We took advantage of the lovely weather and have had lots of playtime and lunches outside. For P.E, pupils practised working in pairs as part of our orienteering lessons at the astro turf pitch. We learned all about money in Maths and how to add up coins. We also had fun dancing and singing along to African songs like Jambo and Che Che Kooley.

We started free writing in school and pupils have really enjoyed expressing themselves through their own stories and sentences. We have also had great fun decorating and filling up our S.A.L.F assessment folders. For Art, we started printing and began by making prints of fruits and vegetables. We then learned about the artist Paul Klee, looked at some of his pieces and created our own cityscape prints using 3D foam blocks. It was messy fun!

We had an opportunity to explore clay and made sphere shapes, snakes, snails and pinch pots as we got used to manipulating the material. We then created our own unique pieces, left them to dry and painted them. They turned out very special indeed!

As part of our end of year treats, we had a sports day at the astro turf pitch where we enjoyed races, potato and spoon races and sack races. We fell down and laughed lots! The magician Peter Blackthorn amazed us all in the community centre. Stephen drew a picture of a bird on a book and a real bird appeared! Reece, Kai and Muireann joined magic ropes together and Hannah and Saoirse even made a bunny rabbit appear!! We ended the fun week with delicious ice cream cones and slushies from the ice cream van that visited!

Míle buíochas to Mrs. Wixted and Catherine who helped us every day in our classroom! We are so excited to get our summer holidays and have a well deserved rest! Have a  safe and happy summer and see you all in Senior Infants!

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