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Junior & Senior Infants Go On Tour 2017

Junior and Senior Infants went to Puddenhill last week on their school tour. We had the best day! We had a chance to visit the farm in the morning, we helped the farmer with some of her chores, collecting eggs and feeding the ducks, we even got to pet some of the animals! In the afternoon we spend our time in a big play centre, we had lots of fun with all of our friends and we were so tired after our busy day lots of us fell asleep on the bus home!


My favourite part of the school tour was getting to pet the kitten and collecting the eggs for the farmer! I had so much fun – Grace K.

I loved the play centre on the school tour because it was so high and everyone was hyper and having so much fun – India S.

My favourite part was the play area because it had a really big slide and everyone was together – Enda. H


Michelangelo Art in Ms. Moran’s Class!

This week we have been learning about the artist Michelangelo! We decided to create summer themed pictures and used one of the same techniques as Michelangelo by lying on our backs and drawing above us. It was a bit trickier than we expected but we had great fun trying it out!


2nd Class Makes their Communion

Well done to all the boys and girls from Mr. Martin Carroll’s class, Ms. Moran’s class and Ms. Cantwell’s class who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday.

Today the boys and girls came in all dressed up in their outfits to get their photographs taken. I think you will agree they all look fantastic!

Ms. Dwyer’s Junior Infants

Junior infants have been working really hard the last few weeks on money. Here are some of our money stations; we even set up a shop at our busy station and we are using 1c, 2c and 5c coins to buy items. We are working hard at remembering that each coin has a value and we don’t just count the coin itself.


Campsite fun and Minibeasts in Ms Curtin’s Class

Ms Curtin’s Class changed the playtime theme for the month of May.  As part of Aistear, we plan our stations and what we need to get to make the role play area the most fun it can be. these lists have got longer as our phonics skills have progresses. Check out our lists…

When we have decided on and found the items and Ms Curtin has brought in some more, we discuss what each station will do. In this week’s Camping AIstear theme, one table played in the role play area complete with tent, campfire ands more marshmallow sticks. Another table played I-Spy with a camping theme and looked at large books of maps. The next table used lego to build campsites and the last table worked together to make countryside and camping themed jigsaws. 

The role play area has opportunities for us to write. We take bookings in the campsite office

We have blankets and a torch in the tent

We found lots of different places on the giant maps

We told funny ghost stories around the campfire and pretended to find logs made from toilet rolls!! We even have a BBQ to cook dinner

Ms Curtin couldn’t believe some of the ideas we came up with…from a thunderstorm where everyone had to get into a tent to shelter from the rain and one day a bear even appeared. Luckily the bear was only Holly wrapped up in a big brown blanket. We are loving the campsite theme but cannot wait to plan our next role play adventure soon!

As part of the great outdoors investigation, we also learned about mini beasts. The class knew lots of facts about each insect. We did some art and craft and cut and pasted shapes to make bugs. They make a lovely colourful display in the corridor.

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