Junior Infants

Grandparents Day in Ms McLaughlin’s Class

Thank you to all the Grandparents who visited the classroom on Grandparents Day in January! In case you missed the fun on the day, here are two short videos of the children doing a song and poem for their grannies and grandads, nannies and pops! Afterwards, they...

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Aistear in Ms McLaughlin’s Class

Aistear in Ms McLaughlin’s Class

Mrs McLaughlins room have been embracing many Aistear topics over the last few months! In November, the children learned all about the Arctic. They learned about the Northern Lights and used chalks to recreate the images they saw! The children became explorers while...

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The Pizzeria Video

The Pizzeria theme is a firm favourite always.Ms Duffy’s Class truly embraced it! Between their wonderful junk art “Leaning Tower of Pisa” their Roman Villages made with jaggo blocks, their home-made pizza’s and their great role-playing in the Pizzeria, they were...

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Grandparents Day in Room 1

Ms Duffy’s Class just couldn’t wait for their Granparents to visit their class and when they did come, they sang their hearts out and presented their wonderful Granny’s and Grandad with beautiful artwork they had made for them. After the performance we all enjoyed...

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Christmas in Ms Duffy’s Junior Infants 2022

Watch Ms Duffy’s Class getting into the Spirit of Christmas in this festive video. Our first Winter Theme was “TheArctic”. We had so much fun with our arctic playset, got creative with junk art designing our igloos, went on classroom hunt for arctic animals and kept...

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Halloween Memories

Junior infants tried to scare the Woodlands community by dressing up in a variety of frightening costumes this Halloween  Well done boys and girls, you were so much fun!

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We Made Witches Hats!

Our busy chefs in Room 1 made exquisite witches hats. They were good enough to eat, so that’s what we did! They were yummy.

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Halloween fun in Ms Duffy’s Junior Infants Room

What a month we’ve had with our Aistear theme Halloween. We got to dress up and create spooky spells in the Role play corner, we designed spooky houses in Small World, we created freaky monsters with our playdoh and we used our fine motor skills to cut and stick bones...

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Some of our Wonderful Writers

Some of our sash winners for putting in incredible effort with cursive writing and colouring.  I’m super proud of these children.  Stay tuned for more photos of our award winners !

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Fun in the Sensory Playground

Ms Duffy’s Junior Infants having a blast in the Sensory Garden.  Our balance is improving as we work our way around the circuit, slowly navigating the beams and using all our strength to climb the ropes. We do this once a week and our cores have really strengthened. ...

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Hallowe’en in Junior Infants

Look if you Dare!!  The Infants have been exploring their spooky sides over the past few weeks! They have especially enjoyed the stories, poems and Aistear activities.The children are making dress-up costumes for our dolls, and creating Halloween decorations for the...

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Mrs McLaughlin’s Class

Mrs McLaughlin’s Class

The children are having a super time and settling well into Junior Infants  We’ve been on Autumn walks, growing familiar with our school environment.The children have been using their muscles and strengthening their gross motor skills in our lovely sensory...

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Spring/ summer highlights in Mrs Mc Laughlin’s class

Spring/ summer highlights in Mrs Mc Laughlin’s class

What a busy year Mrs McLaughlin’s class have had this year! Here are a few highlights from this spring/ summer! We celebrated St.Patrick’s day together! We enjoyed exploring The Garden Centre as one of our Aistear themes  The children played in the role-play corner,...

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St Patrick’s Day

Mrs McLaughlin’s junior infants wish you all a really happy and fun St.Patrick’s day! Ádh Mór Oraibh Go Léir!

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Maths Fun in Room 1

There was lots of hands on maths fun had in Room 1 last week. We used our weighing scales to look at heavy and light objects . We weighed everything we could get our hands on between teddies, lunchboxes and even shoes! It was a whole lot of fun!!

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Ms Duffy’s Class – Garden Centre

We're having lots of fun in Room 1 with our new Aistear Theme.  We've been busy in our Garden Shop, selling seeds and plants, mowing grass and taking care of all our seedlings!  All we need now is some sun to help our plants grow! We planted some nasturtiums and can't...

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Wellbeing Week in Ms Duffy’s Class

Wellbeing Week in Ms Duffy’s Class

Well-being Week was enjoyed greatly in Ms Duffy’s room.  To highlight our chosen theme of Connectivity we collaborated with Ms People’s Second Class.  We met up with them in the playground, extended a hand of friendship to them and enjoyed listening to the song they...

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Aistear in Ms Duffy’s Class

We had such a blast over the past few weeks ! Firstly we spent a month learning about Italy.  We looked at its landmarks and through our role play “At the pizza restaurant “, we talked about Italian food.  We learned how to make pizza dough and chose our own toppings...

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Wellbeing Week

Wellbeing Week

Mrs McLaughlin’s class enjoyed the theme of ‘connection’ that ran through our well-being week. We connected with Mrs McGoohan’s class. We sang a song to her lovely children and we gifted them with a special card, from our class to hers. We each signed a link and made...

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The Garden Centre Aistear

The Garden Centre Aistear

Mrs McLaughlin’s children spent the month of January exploring the Garden Centre! We planted seeds, we named the parts of a plant and we did lots of colourful artwork associated with the theme. We learned about the things that plants need to help them grow. Heaps of...

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Catholic Schools’ Week

Catholic Schools’ Week

Mrs McLaughlin’s Junior Infants have been considering all the ways in which they can make school and home a better place, by following Jesus’s example. During Catholic school’s week, we discussed ways that we can show kindness and love. We thought about the people in...

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Grandparent’s Day in Ms Duffy’s Class

Grandparent’s Day in Ms Duffy’s Class

We’ve been busy in Ms Duffy’s Room preparing for Grandparents Day. We spent lots of time talking about how special they are and we came up with all these great adjectives to describe them. We drew our grandparents and used lots of sparkles and stickers to decorate. We...

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Santa’s Workshop & Christmas Cheer!

Santa’s Workshop & Christmas Cheer!

The children created 3D Christmas trees, made Christmas cards, observed Santa’s magic milk experiment, made snowmen using marshmallows and treats, played group Christmas games and enjoyed doing the work of elves in their very own Santa’s workshop 😊. Anyone need any...

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Science Week Explorations!

Science Week Explorations!

Fun with skittles, snow storms in jars and dancing raisins! The children explored the effects of water on a range of materials, and discovered what floats as a boat, and what does not!  

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The Artic Antics

The Artic Antics

Creating the Northern Lights and Polar bears using chalks, making Hot Chocolates in the Cocoa Café and building Igloos!

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Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

We had lots of fun in room 1 for Halloween ..Between spell writing ,crafting mummies and making edible witches hats we were kept busy!  

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Learning about the Artic

Learning about the Artic

We had great fun learning about the Arctic..We had Arctic hunts for Arctic animals,we created snowmen from fake snow ,we played with our Arctic play set and we had a blast working in Cocoa Cafe!

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Making Hot Chocolate

Making Hot Chocolate

Working in the Arctic is cold work so we decided to make some hot chocolate to warm us up ..We added the powder, then the warm milk and then we used out tongs to add the marshmallows ..It was lots of fun!    

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Preparations for Xmas

Preparations for Xmas

Ms Duffy’s class have been such hard working elves this week..They have been wrapping presents, making decorations and writing and posting cards to Santa ..

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Cookies for Santa

Cookies for Santa

Ms Duffy’s class we’re helping Mrs Claus bake some cookies for Santa. We made the mix, rolled it out and chose our favourite cutters .We made Christmas tree cookies, gingerbread cookies and stars . We loved using the icing tubes after and adding all the decorations....

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