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Welcome to Junior Infants , 2019/20.


The New School Year, 2019/2020.

Welcome to the new Junior Infant area.

December 2019.

Merry Christmas Everyone.

We would like to wish all our families and friends all the wishes of this truly wonderful season.

We had the best fun preparing for our school Nativity, A Midwife Crisis and have been busy decorating our classroom with paper chain trees and paper art.

We created christmas fingerprint Reindeer cards and clay and lollipop stick art decorations too!

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We explored heat in Science and Penguins in Geography.

Together we tried out a Penguin huddle for two minutes

to see if and how Penguin huddles work. It was super fun and lovely and cosy.

Those clever Penguins!!!!

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We loved our stories, especially Stickman. 

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Mrs. Prickles comes to School.

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We were delighted to welcome Pauline and her visitor Mrs. Prickles to our class. Mrs. Prickles is an African pet Hedgehog and she delighted

the children who even got to see her have her breakfast.

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Mrs. Prickles eats live grubs and worms.

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Our topic for English Oral language, Irish and SESE was

Weather. We explored weather in all shapes and forms

and made beautiful rainbow weather pictures.

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2D shapes.

Our maths topic this month was 2D shape.

We created pictures using 2D shapes.

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Our socio-dramatic play corner this month was the Post Office and we worked as 

postal workers and customers, sending letters, postcards and all sorts of fun

post-related items.

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Hurling Skills GAA.

We are so lucky and happy to be taking part in the Hurling skills coaching every Wednesday

in our School.

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October 2019.

October has been a super busy time in our classroom. We have been 

working on our handwriting, CVC words, letter formation and phonics.

Here are just a few snap shots of some of our work.

we hope you enjoy.

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We are using the Handwriting Without Tears Programme.

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We have been creating letters in playdough, using pegs and threads and

using gel and white-boards.

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We have been very busy in our stations with cutting and sticking and 

with our Áistear topic of the School.

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We have been sorting and matching concrete materials such as our favourite bears

in our maths stations too.

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We are Learning to write letters and write sight words and even sentences

which have our letter families in them.

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We have been learning sight words and CVC words.

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We met the key characters from Starlight- our reading and oral language scheme.

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We worked together in a group Art project to create our favourite 

parts of the story, We're Going On A Bearhunt.

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The month of September has been a very busy and exciting one. We have been

settling into our new school and classroom.

Here are just a few snaps of some of the exciting things we have been up to!

We met MATMAN. He had a bit of a frown at first,but we helped him smile.

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We are settling into our work and have been making lots of games and 

puzzles in our STATIONS. This month it was all about the Alphabet.

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We have been working on our fine motor skills and making special progress

with our cutting skills.

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The best bit was developing our team-skills and creating a group shape picture.


We began work on pre and early writing skills. Our class are using the

Handwriting Without Tears Programme and here are just a few

of the letters we have started......

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Welcome to Junior Infants, 2018/19.

We are so proud to be the first Junior Infant class to begin their school career in this

wonderful new school.


June 2019.

We learned all about Vincent Van Gogh this month.

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In Áistear, our topic was The travel Agents and The Airport.

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The Junior and Senior Infant yard has now lots of fun games, chalk boards and telephones.

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May 2019.


Our topic this Month was Space and Forces.

We learned all about the planets, magnets and push and pull forces.

We listened to space related music from the movies and artists such as, David Bowie and  we followed videos made by astronauts living onboard the International Space Station.



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We made our own rockets out of Junk Art materials.

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We made Rocket Launc music, using percussion instruments.

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We went on a visit to our new school library and found lots of beautiful 

books and art work.

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Active School Week.

Having a ball this week for Active School Week and the sunshine has even come out to enjoy the activities!

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Orienteering outside was great fun.

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The Finshed orienteering faces.

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The Junior Infants had the most amazing fun this week with basketball skills. Our brilliant coaches showed us brilliant warm-ups and skills.

We look forward to the weeks ahead and all the skills we will have.

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April 2019.

Spring is in the Air!

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We loved the story of Rosie's Walk and sequenced Rosie's journey and wrote stories about her adventure.

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We made Easter baskets and animal masks.

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Our Aistear topic this month was the Vets.

We had amazing fun looking after all the poorly animals and creatures.

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March 2019.

Happy Mothering Sunday to all the mammies, grannies,

aunties and families.

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We wish you all a very happy and restful weekend of being spolied.

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Our Topic for March was Ireland and St. Patrick.

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We did projects and learned all about the Irish Flag, symbols of Ireland such as the

Shamrock and had great fun learing all about our President Michael D. Higgins and his pets.

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We are flying at our stations and Integrated Learning Time, we had great fun this month

writing tricky words and CVC words in playdough, paint, writing on the yard with chalk and 

much more. We are also having great fun maikg up silly stories and sentences.

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Our Aistear topic this month was the Shop and


We had amazing fun playing and working in our shop.

We all had a chance to work in the shop as assistants, cashiers,

delivery drivers and customers.

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March 2019.

World Book Day.

We had super fun celebrating World Book Day and we all brought our favourite book in to school and enjoyed reading and looking at all the cool books.

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Buddy Bench.

The School Community received Buddy Bench Training on

Monday 4th of March. 

The Buddy Bench is now getting plenty of use in the yard and we hope to get decorating our second bench in the next few weeks.

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Chinese New Year- February 2019.

We were delighted to celebrate the Year of The Pig, 2019 in our classroom.

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We Made Chinese Lanterns and Dragons.

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We had a Junk Art Chinese Restaurant and Take-away.

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We built our own Great Walls, just like the Great Wall of China.

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February was also the month of 2D Shapes.

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We had super fun collecting coins for the Coppers for Cups


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Active School 2019.

We are busy taking part in the DAILY MILE- and enjoying the daily exercise as a class.

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February was focused on RESPECT and the drawing up of our class charter of rules.

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Stations- we are really busy working on rhyming words and 

reading in our groups.

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January 2019.

Happy New Year!!

This month our Topic of Houses and Homes has had 

us so busy, designing and making, building junk art

kitchens and even working as Estate Agents.

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We made our Aistear role play kitchen using boxes as part of Junk Art.





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We had great fun writing shopping lists for lots of cool things.

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Orienteering- Active School 2019.

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Tricky Words.

January was a busy month of stations and Tricky Words.

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Grandparents Day, 2019.

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

We would like to wish all our families and school community a very happy and joy-filled


In our classroom we have been as busy as elves and the Big Man himself, with our own Santa's

Workshop and Christmas related activities.

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Active School- Active Junior Infant Class.

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100 Years of Voting In Ireland.

Today, December 14th, marks the celebration of 100 YEARS since the people of Ireland voted

in the 2018 elections and moved a step closer to having their own Parliament.

It was also a monumental day for Irish women who had suceeded in fighting for the right to vote just months earlier.

The Junior Infants took time out from busy class work to mark the day and hold their own voting as a tribute to all the great women and men from the past who gave their lives and liberty for our right to vote.











We have been so busy creating a classroom Post Office and Doctor's surgery.

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We had the most amazing day on Sports Day, with a bouncy castle and obstacle coures.

We loved having our faces painted and the ice-cream was fantastic!

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Our topic this month was Space.

We learned all about the planets and the solar system.

Wwe watched footage of the Apollo11 Moon landing in 1969.

It was so intetresting and we did lots of poetry and creative writing based on the topic.

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Busy Bees in Spring 2018.

Term 2 has been such a busy and fun term.

We had great fun with tag games, the parachute and our school took

part in a 5k walk as part of Active School Week.

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 We are currently exploring space in the Junior Room, with lots of fun tactile and

science based tasks and activities.

We  made rockets, planets and explored push and pull.

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January 2018.

January was all about houses and homes and from our junk art and construction

houses and fieldtrip of the village ,we learned lots about houses nearby and in other parts of the world.

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We had Fire Dog visit us for our Phonics.

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And in Aistaer our topic was the House and we made a home corner!

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Happy Christmas Everyone!!

December was a month of shapes, Stickman and we even has a visit from

Dale who showed us lots of cool bugs and read us his cool stories

about Harry the Hedgehog and Robby the Christmas Robin.

Thank you Dale.

On December 20th,we had a very special visit from THE MAN OF THE MONTH-SANTA.

Santa brought each and every child a wonderful wrapped gift-Thank you Santa and

all his brilliant helpers!!!!

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November 2017.

What a fun time we have had. We have been so busy creating and playing

in our Aistaer Post Office.






November was all about the Hedgehog and not only did we make Harry a lovely dry

nest to hibernate in,but we all made little hedgehogs for our Hedgehog Hotel.

Mrs. Prickles, an African Hedgehog, came to visit our classroom and we got to see,

feed and even hold her!!! Thank you so much Niamh and Pauline.






Happy Halloween!!!

We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween.


We have been so busy getting ready for Halloween, enjoying witchy 

stories and poems.

Meg and Mog came back to visit our school and we decorated our

classroom and windows to celebrate.




We are all so excited and delighted to be in Junior Infants and at BIG school.

We have had a very busy month in Juniors as we settled into the school

routine. We had Tiger Ballons come to visit-Thank you Barbara.

We met Matman from our handwriting and went on great adventures

with Little Red Riding hood and The Gruffalo.

A big note of Thanks to Niamh and Seán for the HI-VIS vests as part of the RSA 

and ESB Road Safety Initiative.

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International Book Day, March 2nd.

The Junior Infant class had a wonderful day on World Book Day.

Each child took a favourite book to school and there was face painting and much fun had by all!!

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Happy Halloween from all of us in the Junior Room.

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The Cookie Monster has been eating all Mrs. Halligan's cookies and leaving a crumby mess.

Many thanks to Theresa for her fantastic artistic flair in creating our Cookie Monster!!


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Happy Christmas from all in Junior Infants.

We have benn so happy and busy preparing for our Nativity, Christmas art and hurling skills with Christine.

Here are some photo's of us we'd like to share.










Another school year has begun and we  are so pleased to welcome the new Infant Class.

Here are some pictures of our first few weeks at BIG SCHOOL.













Our Archive.

Here we are at work and play during our final month in Junior Infants! We designed our own fish magnets and had great fun 'going fishing' with them! One of our topics was Under the Sea and we created lots of very colourful fish which really brightened up our classrooms. We also had great fun with Aaron playing soccer, station activities and parachute games!


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