Junior Infants

Meeting the Chicks and Ducklings

Meeting the Chicks and Ducklings

There has been great excitement in our school with the arrival of our 4 chicks and 2 ducklings. The children in Ms Kilkenny's class had a wonderful Monday afternoon surprise with a visit from the 2 ducklings. The children were very gentle and calm when the ducklings...

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The Garden Centre in Ms Kilkenny’s Class

The Garden Centre in Ms Kilkenny’s Class

The children in Ms Kilkenny's class really enjoyed exploring the Garden Centre theme. They loved getting to work in the role play area, gathering vegetables to make vegetable soup, mowing the lawn, working in the Garden Centre, arranging flowers and so much more.As...

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Partitioning Through Play

Partitioning Through Play

We had great fun in school this week working in groups learning about partitioning! Using simple sorting rings, we made sets using the cubes from our rainbow tray. We then closed the ring to partition the set. We made sure to use lots of language to explain what we...

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Lá Glas in Ms. Henry’s Class

Lá Glas in Ms. Henry’s Class

We had great day celebrating Lá Glas in Ms. Henry’s class. Everyone came in dressed up in beautiful green clothing and we had a Céilí Mór in the hall dancing to ‘The Walls of Limerick’.We learned a song about St. Patrick as Gaeilge and we also drew a picture of him...

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Ms. Henry’s Class Have Green Fingers

Ms. Henry’s Class Have Green Fingers

Last week we planted sunflower seeds in class and we have been minding them by giving them sunlight, heat and water. We were amazed this week when we noticed that they had started to grow! Hopefully in a few weeks the weather will be a little warmer and we will be...

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Checking out the Chicks!

Checking out the Chicks!

In Ms. Henry’s Junior Infants, we have been so excited with the new arrivals in our school! We went up to see the eggs in the incubator and we visited the little chicks after they had hatched, we even managed to see an egg tooth! We regularly watch them on the webcam...

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Ms McLaughlin’s Junior Infant Class

The children really enjoyed Seachtain na Gaeilge! Chuaigh muid ar súil, ag lorg píosaí éadaí. Bain muid sult as an tasc sin.The children in Mrs McLaughlin’s class really enjoyed the Gaelic football sessions they attended with the visiting Gaelic coach Manus Kelly and...

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STEM Activities in Ms McLaughlin’s Class

STEM Activities in Ms McLaughlin’s Class

We completed STEM activities in February with Mr Shaun McGinley, a teacher from St.Eunan’s college and the father of our very own Katie!!The children attempted to construct tall towers using dried spaghetti and marshmallows as the only resources, under the guidance of...

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Pyjama Day/ World Book Day

Pyjama Day/ World Book Day

The boys and girls in Ms Kilkenny's Class had a great day celebrating Pyjama Day and World Book Day on Friday. Some children decided to dress cosy in their pyjamas, while others decided to dress up as their favourite characters such as Matilda, Harry Potter and...

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The Doctor’s Surgery in Ms Kilkenny’s Class

The Doctor’s Surgery in Ms Kilkenny’s Class

The children in Ms Kilkenny's class had a wonderful time last month exploring the Doctor's Surgery theme. They had a great time entering the role play area as a doctor, a nurse, a receptionist, a pharmacist or a patient. The children had to first approach the...

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Gymnastics in Ms. Henry’s Junior Infants

Gymnastics in Ms. Henry’s Junior Infants

Last month in Ms. Henry’s Junior Infants we were doing gymnastics in P.E. We were developing the movement actions of crawling, jumping, climbing and balancing. We had great fun practising rocking and rolling activities leading to a forward roll. Everyone loved using...

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Ms. Henry’s Junior Infants Cress Party!

Ms. Henry’s Junior Infants Cress Party!

We planted cress last week in class. We placed it on the window to make sure it was getting enough light, above the radiator to make sure it was getting heat and we have been watering it every day. We have been amazed everyday when we have arrived into the classroom...

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Mrs McLaughlin’s Junior Infants Class

Mrs McLaughlin’s Junior Infants Class

It’s been a busy couple of months for the infants in Mrs McLaughlin’s room! While learning many new words and phrases ‘as Gaeilge’ and learning new skills like blending our sounds, we spent time learning all about the Pizzeria restaurant! Throughout the theme, we...

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Drop Everything and Create

Drop Everything and Create

Our school had a very exciting day at the end of January. We had a 'Drop Everything and Create' day with the theme being the words 'inspire', 'nurture' and 'learn' from our school vision. The children in Junior Infants had a ball creating using lego, junk materials,...

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Grandparent’s Day in Junior Infants

Grandparent’s Day in Junior Infants

A wonderful day was had last Wednesday when the Junior Infant classes welcomed their grandparents into their classrooms. All the grandparents gathered in the big hall where they were welcomed and escorted to the Junior Infant classrooms by our Student Council. In the...

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Mrs McLaughlin’s Class in December

Mrs McLaughlin’s class had a very busy month of December! Busy and exciting! The children loved learning all about Christmas; the meaning of Christmas, the traditions of Christmas, the festive songs and joyous stories! Aistear proved to be a big hit!The children spent...

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November in Mrs McLaughlin’s Class

Junior Infants had a blast learning all about The Arctic in November!! We learned about the animals found in the North Pole. We looked at how the Inuit people live; at their diet, their homes and hobbies. We enjoyed exploring the topic through Aistear. We loved...

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Odd Socks Day in Ms Kilkenny’s Class

Odd Socks Day in Ms Kilkenny’s Class

The children in Ms Kilkenny's class loved doing playtime in their odd socks during Anti- Bullying Week. It was a reminder than we are all different and we should always celebrate our differences.

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Junior Infants trip to the theatre

Junior Infants trip to the theatre

The children in Junior and Senior Infants had a very exciting day last Friday. They travelled on the bus to An Grianan Theatre to watch a show called 'Polar Bear and Penguin' which told the lovely story of an unlikely encounter between a polar bear and a penguin. They...

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October in Ms Kilkenny’s Junior Infant class

October in Ms Kilkenny’s Junior Infant class

The boys and girls in Ms Kilkenny's class have been very busy this month. The children had a wonderful time exploring the Hallowe'en theme this month- from exploring Hallowe'en sounds, visiting and working in the witches' and wizard's den making potions, painting...

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Dress Up Day!

Mrs McLaughlin’s children had so much fun during dress-up day! We all arrived in school dressed in our favourite spooky costumes. We saw all the other students in their costumes during our school Assembly.We went Trick or Treating to Ms Walker’s class and Ms Kelly’s...

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September in Room 2

September in Room 2

The boys and girls in Ms Kilkenny's class had a great first month in Woodland N.S. They have settled in so well and and are loving their new school. They have been getting to know their new classmates (and teacher) through play, circle time, games, visits to the...

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Mrs McLaughlin’s Junior Infants

Mrs McLaughlin’s Junior Infants

Junior Infants have settled nicely into school life in Woodland Ns. They have enjoyed many walks around the grounds, soaking up Autumn’s offerings while growing familiar with our school environment.Mrs McLaughlin’s class have been talking about The Family, and the...

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Mrs McLaughlin’s Aistear

Mrs McLaughlin’s class had a spooky introduction to Aistear in the infant classroom! The children explored the witch’s den this month, making potions and dressing up in scary costumes. They made Hallowe’en treat bags during Junk Art sessions and made clay Monsters...

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Maths Week

During Maths week, the junior infants look their counting and sorting skills to the PE Hall! They worked in teams and completed the challenge in record time 

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The Zoo in Mrs McLaughlin’s Room

The Zoo in Mrs McLaughlin’s Room

In May in Mrs McLaughlin’s room, we explored all the animals you can find in the Zoo, and it was so fun and interesting! We looked at the natural habitats of the different animals, spanning from the desert to the savanna to the rainforest and the ocean! We learned how...

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At the Seaside in Mrs McLaughlin’s Class!

At the Seaside in Mrs McLaughlin’s Class!

In June, we chilled out and spent lazy afternoons at the seaside! We sailed the seas, fishing at our leisure, before hitting the deck chairs on the beach. Refreshments were available from the beachside shack and entertainment was available at the Punch and Judy...

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Outdoor Classroom

Mrs McLaughlin’s class loved exploring the new outdoor classroom area! We played phonic-based games while taking in the beauty of our surroundings 

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Ducks & Chicks

Mrs McLaughlin’s children watched the chick and duck eggs in the incubator. The excitement was huge when the hatching began! The children were so happy to meet the cute chicks and the ducklings They even had the opportunity to hold them 

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Walk in the Woods

The Infants enjoyed a walk to the local woods, where they enjoyed a teddy bear’s picnic and some exploration time beneath the trees. What a fabulous woods and what a lovely bonding experience  The teddies were on their best behaviour!

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Beebots in Mrs McLaughlin’s Room

Mrs McLaughlin’s room became acquainted with the Beebots this week. The children were practising their programming skills using the Beebot App on the school tablets over the past few weeks. They were very capable of programming the Beebots today and they helped each...

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School Tour 2023

The children had a great time on their school tour to Ards Forest Park! They played in the beautiful playground, built sandcastles on the beach, had a picnic and enjoyed some tasty ice-cream from the on-site cafe. The children were so well behaved. Well done 

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Sports Day in Mrs McLaughlin’s class

Mrs McLaughlin’s class were ready, steady, GO for Sports Day!! The sun shone and fun was had. The children took part in sprints, wheelbarrow races and sack races. They finished the day with a water race, which was the big hit!! Thank you to Ms Slevin who arranged...

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The Junior Infant School Tour

The Junior Infant School Tour

We had THE Best day out at Ards Forest Park last week . The playground was fabulous… the boys especially adored playing in the sports car but everyone had fun swinging, climbing and jumping. We had delicious ice cream and after our lunch we built sandcastles on the...

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Sports Day 2023 in Ms Duffy’s Class

Sports Day 2023 in Ms Duffy’s Class

Our first Sports Day was wonderful. We took part in lots of races…running, sack races, three legged, wheelbarrow and we also got to do a really fun water relay which was very exciting as it was such a close contest. Ms Slevin so kindly treated us to lovely chips and...

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At the Seaside in Ms Duffy’s room

At the Seaside in Ms Duffy’s room

The Seaside is such a popular theme and we were blessed to be able to enjoy it in beautiful sunshine . We got to sample lots of fun activities under this theme. We loved making our Junk art sea creatures, had the best of fun catching fish in our water play and making...

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The Zoo Aistear Theme in Ms Duffy’s Junior infant room

The Zoo Aistear Theme in Ms Duffy’s Junior infant room

The Jungle Aistear Theme was made even more meaningful as all the children brought in wonderful projects made alongside their superbly talented Mums and Dads. These projects were used as exhibits in the role-play corner. Other activities included art and craft where...

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The Garden Centre

Ms Duffy’s class was a hive of activity this month with our new Aistear theme. The Garden Centre gave us lots of scope for role play, planting and art and crafts. We set up two small world stations too, the fairy and gnome garden and our Jack and the Beanstalk...

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Pyjama Day & World Book Day

At the beginning of March, we enjoyed the Student council’s fundraising event: a very fun Pj day! It coincided with World Book Day. We wore our pyjamas and took our favourite cuddly toys to school. We enjoyed some cocoa pops and read some beautiful pop-up books. The...

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The Garden Centre in Mrs McLaughlin’s Class

The children in Mrs McLaughlins class were very busy in February, embracing Spring and exploring growth and nature through our Garden Centre theme. The children worked in the Garden Centre as part of the Roleplay experience and created flowers for their customers. The...

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The Doctor’s Surgery

The boys and girls in Ms Duffy’s room have had a great month learning about the Dr Surgery. In the video below you’ll see our budding doctors and nurses using their equipment to help find out what is wrong with the patients. Our receptionists were most efficient and...

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Wellbeing Week

Wellbeing Week

Mrs Mc Laughlin's Junior Infants and Mrs Kelly/Ms Sweeney's 4th class had a storytime and song session together. There were lots of smiles all round and we had great fun together. 

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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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