Welcoming the new Junior Infants is always special for us in Kilcornan National School, but this year was extra special! Our new Junior Infants entered a school unlike any pupils before them and we are so proud of how they have adapted! They entered their new environment and very quickly became experts at washing their hands, sanitising and remaining in their pods,as well as adapting to the school rules and routines that every new Junior Infant has to encounter. We are so proud of them!!
It has been lovely to see new friendships being formed between the pupils themselves as well as relationships developing between our new pupils and the staff. Juniors are now very familiar with the teachers and SNA’s in their lunch group and the staff they encounter on a daily basis. A special word of thanks to Mrs. Wixted and Catherine who help us in our classroom each day!
Junior Infants have worked extremely hard since beginning their school journey and have earned a rest for the Mid Term! We have been learning sounds each day as well as new sight words. We have learned lots of rhymes and are building up our Oral Language vocabulary on different themes such as School, The Doctor, Autumn and Halloween. We love engaging with the Stay Safe programme and exploring our feelings and friendships.
We learned lots about autumn and the changes that occur during this season. We engaged in autumn art including autumn handprint trees that we finger painted using autumn colours, acorn men and scarecrow faces using paper plates. We also created amazing self portraits using wool for our hair and made some spooky spiders for Halloween! We are learning how to hold our pencils correctly and are practising our cutting skills. We are really enjoying our Bua na Cainte Irish programme and are using our Irish words throughout the day!
We also have great fun playing together, showing off our moves when we are dancing to Go Noodle and listening to stories everyday. Ms. Balfry is so proud of how we use our manners, especially 'as gaeilge' and remember our ‘Kind Words’, ‘Kind Hands’ and ‘Kind Feet’ everywhere we go!
Have a safe and enjoyable Mid term and check back in with us for more updates soon!
Slán from Junior Infants!!