Welcome to the webpage for Junior and Senior Infants. Here we will keep you up to date on class news and post some work from the children.
Useful website for Junior and Senior Infants
For some great websites for Junior Infants, see below:
Senior Infant phonics websites :
- http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Fishing_Bowl_US.swf (for b/d/p confusion)
November in our classroom
The junior infants are starting to write numbers now. We can practice them using the pegboards, then our whiteboards and finally our maths copies!
We have been looking at different types of vehicles this month. We carried out a traffic survey to link in with recording data in numeracy.
We made collage portraits using a variety of different media: photographs, paper, glitter, pencil and paint. We used lots of different techniques: resistance painting, printing, cutting and sticking. We think they look lovely!
We have been looking at what it means to be a good friend, using the Stay Safe programme. Ava did a beautiful picture.
We looked at the different parts of a plant. We did some weeding in the garden and were able to identify the leaf, stem, petals and roots.
We use playdoh a lot to develop our fine motor skills. Oisin made a skeleton!
We did a construction challenge to see which pod could build the tallest tower, using paper cups, in 3 minutes. It was very difficult but lots of fun.
October in our classroom
We had great fun dancing with Miss Harris this week. She taught us some scary moves to go with the Ghostbusters song. We performed it in the yard and made a video. It is on the homepage.
We gathered natural materials and made some pieces of land art. The weather was pretty windy though, so we didn’t get any photos!
Alisha is our in-house hairdresser, so was able to plait the leaf stems!
We have been looking at land art. We made a big circle out of fallen leaves.
We rolled a marble around a box filled with glitter and paint to make a painting.
We looked at different types of weather in October. Conor is our weatherman each day.
We use the Smartboard and Maths Playground to play Logic games. The children completed some of these puzzles for Homework on Google Classroom this month.
We went on a leaf hunt. We were able to find leaves from the Oak, Hawthorne, Sycamore, Holly and Rowan trees.
September in our classroom
We used a variety of 2-D shapes to copy and then make our own puzzles.
The children are looking at different ways of travelling, and each pod designed an assault course using sidewalk chalk.
GAA training is back!
Training started back for all classes last week, we really enjoyed our session with David.
Engaging with Nature: Rearing Caterpillars
We are keeping caterpillars in our classroom this month and made a home-made caterpillar habitat. Thanks to the children who brought them in! We will be able to see the caterpillar change to a butterfly.
We made caterpillars, using natural objects like leaves and twigs. When it was done with threw all our materials back into the garden!
We went on a leaf hunt! We found lots of different leaves of native Irish trees, including sycamore, oak, Hawthorn and Rowan trees.
We went on a leaf hunt! The children searched for leaves from native Irish trees including Hawthorn, Oak, Sycamore and Rowan trees. We then made leaf rubbings from the different leaves.
Art: land art constructions
We are developing our fine motor skills each morning, to warm us up and prepare us for writing.
We use the iPads to help us practice letter formation, and both junior and senior infants practice writing their names every day.
Lining up safely in the yard
We walk like Superman, to help us give each other space when walking.
Our first week at school
The garden got a little overgrown during the holidays, so we did some weeding with Ms Parle. It looks a lot better now!
We saved some seeds
We saved seeds from cornflowers, poppies, marigolds and scabiosa. We will plant them for the bees in March.