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Mathematics

We have great resources for the teaching of mathematics to all classes, including maths software, posters, manipulatives, blocks and other useful things.

A New School Year Begins!

Date posted: 9th October 2023 | Category Blog, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

We are delighted to be back in the Junior Room after the Summer Break. We welcomed 6 new Junior Infants to our class this year. 🙂

We have been busy learning about different topics, in Maths Junior Infants learned colours, collecting items of colour from around the room.

In SESE we learned about ourselves as well as our school. We drew self portraits, discussed how we are growing and changing decorating Birthday Cakes for our ages.

We read the story “Our Class is a Family.” We drew pictures of ourselves in school. We also did a treasure hunt around our classroom, finding different areas we use and drew items we find in school. We also came up with suggestions of the things teachers do and drew pictures of our teachers. We made a bright bunch of flowers to show that ”we are a lovely bunch” in our class!

In Art we decorated the letters of our names.

In RE we discussed our school & we thanked God for our lovely school.

We also learned the rules of our classroom, listen, try hard, be safe, be nice, share & care.

Date posted: 9th October 2023 | Category Blog, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Space Adventures in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 22nd May 2023 | Category Blog, English, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

Over the last few weeks the pupils in Junior & Senior Infants learned all about the topic of Space! First we played at the Space Station in Aistear.

Playing with a rocket in Small World
Exploring moon rocks at the Space Station

Creating space related things in Junk Art

Playing with Moon Sand

In Art we made Spaceships with aliens in them!

In SESE we learned about all the things we see in the sky at night, the journey of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong and what happens during the day and also at night.

Senior Infants have been learning to spell lots of new words with “Magic e” at the end.

In Maths Senior Infants were also learning to tell the time and played games on this topic as well as figuring out the difference between numbers.

Finally we had a very special delivery to our classroom of caterpillars! As it is the time of year for butterflies to emerge we learned all about their life cycle, created colourful butterflies in art and we are watching our caterpillars carefully and seeing them grow bigger every day.

Date posted: 22nd May 2023 | Category Blog, English, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

Spring in the Junior Room

Date posted: 31st March 2023 | Category Blog, Drama, Easter, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

We’ve been busy in the last few weeks in the Junior Classroom. Our topic in Aistear was ‘The Building Site.’ We were busy in Construction building various buildings like houses, skyscrapers and even a church! We created a Building Site in the sand, made items related to the topic in Junk Art, planned buildings in writing and acted out working on a Building Site in Role Play.

In SESE we learned all about the season of Spring, flowers that bloom in Spring, the country France, the weather we have in Ireland and sequenced the story of The Ugly Duckling.

In Art we looked at the artist Kandinsky and painted circles, we made handprint flowers for Mother’s Day, rainbows with pots of gold for St Patrick’s Day and Easter Bunnies for Easter!

In English we revised sounds learned and did some work on numbers in Maths, playing games with lots of different counting activities.

In RE we learned all about St Patrick as well as the Easter Story.

We went to the Discovery Park as part of Wellness Week and had fun playing with our friends.

Finally on the last day we made an Easter treat, chocolate nests!

Date posted: 31st March 2023 | Category Blog, Drama, Easter, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Happy New Year from Junior & Senior Infants!

Date posted: 15th February 2023 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, SPHE, Sports, Visual Arts |

We have made a great start to 2023 in the Junior Room. We made New Year crowns to ring in 2023.

We had fun in Maths measuring the length and width of items using lollipop sticks.

Junior Infants have learned the number 3 and Senior Infants have been looking at number 8.

Junior Infants also learned about 3D shapes that can roll and ones that don’t. We sorted them accordingly.

Our theme in Music was Teddy Bears and as well as singing songs we listened to the song The Teddy Bear’s Picnic and drew pictures of it.

Our Play themes were The Post Office and The Hairdresser.

Building a Post Box in Construction
Using Magnet tiles to build a Post Office
Getting our Dog Licences
Role Playing in the Post Office
Creating Post Boxes in Junk Art
Creating hairstyles and doing puzzles

Making hair styles from Play Doh
Getting our hair styled in the Wandesforde Salon!

In SESE we learned about different sports played in the Olympics as well as how important it is to do exercise to keep healthy.

We learned about famous Irish Olympians, Katie Taylor and Gary and Paul O’Donovan, then we designed Olympic Medals for different sports.

In SPHE we read stories and discussed being kind and good friends to each other. We drew pictures of us being a good friend.

Finally it was St Brigid’s Day on February 1st and we learned all about this Irish Saint and the work she did. We used felt to create colourful cloaks for St Brigid.

Date posted: 15th February 2023 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, SPHE, Sports, Visual Arts |

Merry Christmas from the Junior Room

Date posted: 21st December 2022 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, Drama, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

As ever we’ve been busy in December in the Junior Room! Our Play topic was the North Pole. We learned about animals, houses and nature there.

An Arctic scene in Small World
Constructing an igloo village
Building larger igloos in Construction
Making Polar animals in Play Doh!
Creating The Northern Lights in Junk Art

In Gaeilge we had fun playing Biongó with our partners!

In Art we made Christmas Trees by weaving wool through paper plates we painted. We painted Polar Bears as well, continuing our North Pole theme.

In SESE we learned all about Irish explorer Tom Creane. He travelled to Antarctica! We discovered interesting facts about Polar Bears and found out where the North & South Poles are as well as the Equator, we labelled a globe with these places.

We discussed Winter and found out ways to help nature out such as feeding the birds. We also read a Christmas story called The Christmas Spider, who decorated a tree with sparkly webs and we made our own sparkly, web covered trees!

Senior Infants were busy counting and colouring in Christmas Maths.

In RE we learned the story of Christmas and made an Advent Wreath to count down the weeks to Christmas Day as well as keeping track using our Advent Calendar!

Finally we were delighted to perform our Christmas Musical “Hosanna Rock” in St Mary’s Church. It was fantastic to see so many families there and welcome them back to school after, especially when a special visitor called in!!!

Heading home after our show!

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas, see you in 2023!!!

Date posted: 21st December 2022 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, Drama, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |