Junior Infants 2017 – 2018

Our School Tour to the DSPCA




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We have been getting active – running around Sally Glen every morning in the sunshine!

We are busy printing Summer Pictures,making submarines and sea creatures.

We are talking about staying safe near water and all the wonderful things we will do on our Summer Holidays!

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Friday 15th June – Classroom Sing Song & Junior Infant Memories @ 8.30am

Tuesday 19th June – School Trip to the DSPCA school times as normal

Thursday 21st June – School Sports Day in Sally Glen

Passport Day

Passport Day was a great success!

We celebrated everything from New Zealand.

A massive thanks to James and Ali Dinniss who helped us celebrate.

Thank you for decorating our classroom,  answering questions, setting up rugby posts and supervising kicks, baking and serving Pavlova and much more.

You really made the day feel very special indeed.

Thanks to everyone who also brought in kiwis and pavlovas! Yum Yum!

We had our own very special Mascot for the day,  Matlida! Our little Kiwi Bird in a baby gro!




Today Barry from the DSPCA came to our classroom taught us so much about caring and helping animals.

We asked super questions. Thank You Barry!


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Kids Camps





Pizza with Ms Ireland


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The Beautiful Beach…

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This month’s theme is ‘The Garden Centre’


We will be planting seeds and watching cress and sunflowers grow!

We explored the life cycle of a tiny seed.

Growing Cress

The playground has so many interesting flowers growing now and we looked at them using our magnifying glasses.

We even collected some mini beasts to look at then (then returned them to their homes!)


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Once again the month has flown by!

We’ve seen Snow, wind, rain, sun and rainbows!

We even got some time off to enjoy building snowmen!

In Maths we have been learning about shapes!

Shapes are everywhere!

We’ve played in the Vets and have learned about the lifecycle of the Chick…Just in time for Easter!

We painted the most beautiful Easter Eggs… Good enough to Eat!

Lucky for us Ms Ireland came into our classroom and we made Easter Nests that we CAN eat!!!

We are doing lots of writing now and Free Writing Fridays Rock!

And of Course our Lego Creations!

Happy Easter Everyone!


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We have been very busy this month in Aistear.

We having been predicting the weather forecast in the Weather station and making beautiful rainbows and kites!

Of course we took some time to welcome Incy Wincy Spider into our classroom too!

We had a very special visit from Ann and Laura, who spoke to use about the very special job a nurse does.

We learned so much and had such fun trying on bandages and putting on plasters and giving injections to our teddies!

We are all ready to go in ‘The Hospital’ Role-Play area now!

Thank you so very much!

Another VERY special thanks to Ms Ireland, who treated us all to her famous pancakes!

We are so lucky!

Thank you Ms Ireland You ROCK!


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We were so lucky to have Rebecca teaching us for 3 weeks in our class.

We did so many exciting activities and we just loved the Sea Creature and Under Water Theme.

We even had our every own Pet Gold Fish ‘Marge’ for a week!

Thank you Rebecca!

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A MASSIVE thank you to Layla’s Daddy, Mark Baker who transformed our classroom into Santa’s Grotto!

With a hand painted Mural and 3D Chimney…

We couldn’t feel more Christmassy!

Hurry up Santa… we are all on the good list!


Yay! it’s our favourite time of the Year!


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dance all around.

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Touch the ground.

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Our Seasonal Tree where our birds once sat

is full of colour

Round and fat!

Winter Scenes

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Hello November!

We all had a lovely break but are happy to be back at school, learning and playing with our friends.

We are counting backwards and forwards from 1 – 10 and have started writing numbers

Did you know… A straight line down is lots of fun, that’s because it’s number 1!

We are exploring different materials and later in the month we will be sequencing the story of ‘The 3 Little Pigs’!

Staying safe is really important on the roads and we cant wait until Sharon, our Lollipop Lady comes into our classroom.

Look at our Stay Safe Posters and Safe Cross Code.

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Welcome October!

Halloween is our favourite time of year!

We are really getting into the SPIRIT of Halloween in Junior Infants!

We read Room on the Broom and even acted out the story – it was so much fun!

We made Halloween Patterns and Ghosts with our Buddies




We are very excited to start our Autumn Art in Aistear.

We are printing with Autumn Produce!… Conkers, Pine Cones, Leaves and Pine Needles!

Autumn colours are really beautiful.


We are busy talking about Hibernation and Migration. We love birds and hedgehogs!

Last Month we worked on Length and now we are looking at patterns. Patterns in our classroom, patterns on our clothes and patterns at home!



We are already settling nicely into our new School.

We are busy getting to know all the special people and places in our school community.

We have painted Self Portraits and are already learning new sounds and rhymes.

like 5 Little Peas and 5 Fat Sausages!

We are looking forward to all the exciting things that we will do in Jolly Junior Infants!


We are so busy sorting Autumn Collections at Maths Time!

We love sorting!!


We read Owl Babies, the baby owls Sarah, Percy and Bill were scared that their Mummy would not come back, but of course she did.


We went on an owl hunt and even found an owl nest in the big playground.

Do you like our baby owls?

We do!

We have started our Aistear Activities and our favourite place is the Role-Play area of our classroom.

We are busy buying and selling items in our shop!

We read ‘The Kissing Hand’ in school and sent home our hand prints.

Our Mums and Dads sent theirs back in so we can think of them in school and know they are with us even when we cannot see them.

Apples, Apples everywhere and lots of Juice to drink!