This month we went to the polar regions with our Aistear.
We made penguins and polar bears and had great fun finding out about Tom Crean and all his adventures in Antartica.
We set up camp and went fishing in the arctic and followed Tom Crean’s example and went to explore the South pole. We looked at the emperor penguin and were amazed to see that the male penguin minds the eggs.
We have had a very busy couple of months in Ms. Woods’ Junior Infant class. Our theme for November was food and we had a pizza parlour and an ice cream shop in our socio-dramatic area in the classroom. We designed our own restaurants with stickle bricks and created pizzas from play dough and paper.
Hello and Happy New Year Everyone,
We are all delighted to be back after Christmas, we have only been back for a week and at the moment we are learning about the South Pole.
The South Pole
We are learning about animals, the weather, and transport that you would use in the South Pole. Our play area is set up for camping in the South Pole and we have played at cooking food. We have binoculars, toy penguins and maps to enhance our learning experience. We have made penguins in Art which are displayed outside our room – come and check them out:)
We have been learning about different shapes. We’ve been making sets and working out which set each shape belongs in.
We have also been learning a poem called The Penguin.
That’s all from Junior Infants – hope you all had a great Christmas and loved our play, as much as we loved doing it. Bye for now.
October was a scary month in Ms Woods Junior Infants class. The children opened their own fancy dress clothes shop and there were witches, ghouls and wizards everywhere. They were even writing their own spells in a spell book.
Some witches were hanging around the corridor outside our door.
We had witchy stories and poems and we were learning lots of new words from Oiche Shamhna in Bua na Cainte. We were learning lots of new things while having a great time.
We have been very busy and having fun here in Junior Infants, even though we are missing Ms Walsh.
We have been working hard at our Nativity play and we are learning all our songs for that:)
Here we are making or Christmas trees and wreaths, you will see them outside our door when you are coming in to school.
We are also hard at work playing with lego and playdough.
In SPHE we have been learning all about different tastes, like sweet, sour and salty and deciding we we like, and which we don’t like.
We have been doing some relaxation with the book Listen to the Sky which we all really enjoy and feel very relaxed afterwards.
Thanks for reading this and see you at our play – We can’t wait!
September has been a busy month in Ms Woods’s Junior Infant’s class. We are all getting used to school, making new friends and learning lots of new things.
We are learning our Jolly Phonics sounds and nursery rhymes old and new. Our theme for Aistear was ‘Homes’ so we have had a week based on Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs and two weeks based on ‘The Scarecrow’s Wedding’. Activities include role play while using new words, construction, art and craft, sequencing activities and much more. In Maths we are exploring number and doing pattern.
We are learning to write new letters in sand, on whiteboards, in marla as well as on paper.
We love gymnastics and ball skills and we are always having fun while learning lots.
We have settled into school and made lots of new friends. We work and play really well together. We are learning letters and enjoy singing the jolly phonics songs. We have been making repeating patterns in maths and learning our numbers and counting sets.
We learned lots about Autumn and made lovely colourful autumn trees . We have collected lots of leaves, acorns and conkers. We learned a poem about a squirrel called Whisky Frisky!
We have enjoyed the story about The Scarecrow’s Wedding and did role play, construction and art activities based on it. We made fabulous scarecrows and they even have repeating patterns on their clothes.
We are doing really well at GAA football skills, our coach Steve is very impressed. We are looking forward to Halloween and will make some scary Witches and funny pumpkins.