Junior Infants

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A sandwich

Happy Chinese New Year!

We set up a Chinese Restaurant.

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We took turns in role as the chef, the waiter/waitress and the costumers.

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We made our own menus to use in our Restaurant

We invited some older boys and girls to our performance of the ‘Dragon Dance’.

We had a Jelly and Ice-cream party after the ‘Dragon Dance’ performance.

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We listened to the ‘Chinese New Year Story’ and sequenced the animals according to their position in the race.

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Some children made Restaurants using construction shapes.

Junior Infants explored procedural writing, here are some of the recipes we followed:

How to make Fruit Jelly.

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1. Break up the jelly into cubes

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2. Add boiling water and watch the jelly dissolve

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4 Add Fruit Cocktail

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5. Place it in the fridge to set.

6. Serve and enjoy 🙂

img_3441img_3442 How to make a Strawberry and Banana Smoothie.

1. Break up the banana and place in a bowl.

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2. Remove the leaves from the strawberries and add to the bowl.

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3. Add milk

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4. Add yogurt

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5. Add honey

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6. Blend

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7. Enjoy

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Made in ‘Junk Art’.

A robot

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Our Nativity Play

The Inn Keepers
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The Angles dsc03044

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The Soldiers dsc03048 dsc03049

The Shepherds dsc03050Mary and Joseph 
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A letter from Santa’s Elf dsc03082 dsc03083 dsc03084 dsc03087 dsc03088 dsc03090

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December has been a very busy month in room 1. We set up ‘Santa’s Workshop’ and a ‘Post Office’ in our classroom. The children used the language associated with Christmas and the Post Office.

A Post Card for Orla
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‘From Nathan, Miss Griffith.’dsc02982

‘He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice’dsc02978

‘No extra charge’dsc02977

‘Santa Claus. Lapland, North Pole, Arctic Circle.’
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‘How much is the stamp?’dsc02975

Writing to Santadsc02971

‘Tiptoe around the bed, don’t wake him’dsc02967

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‘Santa Claus is coming to town’dsc02962

Check the ‘Good List’dsc02948

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A letter for Santadsc02945

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Happy Christmas!
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‘It’s Christmas Eve, time to close the Post Office.’

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Busy wrapping presents

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‘The Reindeer are loose !!’dsc02912

Dear Santa……dsc02905

‘Please may I have a stamp and an envelope’
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Very busy in Santa’s Workshop
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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer dsc02813

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Let’s wrap it!dsc02780

Is it Good Quality?
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Science Week in room 1

We examined the Garda uniform and noticed that the jacket is waterproof. We wondered what other materials are waterproof.

First we made our predictions. Which gloves are waterproof – rubber gloves, disposable gloves or winter gloves?

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We then investigated.

We wanted to make a waterproof coat for our cardboard character. What other materials are waterproof? We investigated …

We then knew what materials to use for our waterproof coats – Lets get to work!

We know that finger prints are used to solve crime. Everyone’s finger print is different – Let’s investigate…

Junior Infants have been very busy at the ‘Garda Station’ this month.

Getting ready for work in the ‘Garda Changing Room’.

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The sergeant is giving orders! ‘Bring the handcuffs!’

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The criminal wore a disguise- ‘Did anyone see this person?’

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Our Gardaí have dealt with some serious traffic offenders.

dsc02693dsc02645dsc02606We made the cars in Junk Art!

The Traffic Corps are busy.

dsc02598dsc02570‘Show me your Licence, I’m giving you a speeding ticket’

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The children worked in pairs to make a map from our school to the Garda Station. They sequenced pictures of the buildings they would pass on the way to the Garda Station.dsc02740

We build a road!

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Junior Infants are delighted to have won ‘Best Attenders’ for the month of October. Well Done Junior Infants!
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Halloween Fun!

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We made Halloween decorations.image

Junior Infants explored the five senses, we use all our senses at Halloween.

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We touched the pumpkin and described it using our senses.dsc02403 dsc02404

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Dr. Greg came to visit our classroom. He answered all our questions and told us all about his work as a Doctor.

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We read the book ‘Funny Bones’ and did the ‘Skeleton Dance’. We then made X-rays of our hands.

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Big Skeleton and little Skeleton

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Junior Infants have been very busy this month. We set up a ‘Doctor’s Surgery’ in our classroom and took care of many patients. We made appointments, wrote prescriptions and bought medicine in our ‘Pharmacy’. dsc02075dsc02076dsc02109dsc02135dsc02147dsc02128dsc02151dsc02202dsc02216

Buying medicine in our ‘Pharmacy’

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Junior Infants are making wonderful things in ‘Junk Art’

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Junior Infants went to the Demesne for a nature walk. We saw fairy houses and shops in Fairy Land. Diarmuid and Advaid’s favourite fairy shop was ‘Super Duper Value’. Alex and Nathan’s favourite was the ‘Mart’ and Ewan liked ‘Santa’s workshop’. We also saw the wishing well and made a wish.

After Fairy Land, we searched for the signs of Autumn.  James and Eli found an acorn under the Oak tree. Wiktor, Sean, Lillian and Isaac found conkers under the Horse Chestnut tree. Rory, Caoimhe, Oskar and Jennifer pulled the keys from the Ash tree. On our way back to school, we saw red berries, David said they were ripe and ready for Mr. Robin.

We had a great day and we are looking forward to our next trip.

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Autumn  Hedgehogs.

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Grandparents’ Day 2016

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We created a lot of lovely pictures from printing. Hession was fun to work with. You get to pull the strands of fabric and create an interesting object

We created a lot of lovely pictures from printing.
Hession was fun to work with. You get to pull the strands of fabric and create an interesting object

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Junk Art Robot

Junk Art Robot

Junk Art fun creating robots

Junk Art fun creating robots

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Making glasses at Junk art for our Optition. Rebecca looking cool!

Dara looking good! he made his own glasses

On the Farm September 2014. We enjoyed learning about the FARM. We played outside in all our play stations. We made interesting constructions with our big and small construction sets, we played with sand and we worked as farmers with our tractors and animals.

Rebecca made a house for herself!

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We put marigolds and pansies into window boxes.

We put marigolds and pansies in window boxes.

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      Filling the window boxes with compost

Preparing the window boxes.

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We sowed pansies and marigolds.

We sowed pansies and marigolds.

Our marigolds are growing. We water them and keep them at the window to get sun. We will transplant them soon.

Our marigolds are growing. We water them and keep them at the window to get sun. We will transplant them soon.

Our pansies are growing too. they are not as big as the marigolds.

Our pansies are growing too. They are not as big as the marigolds.

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Senior Infants had a Treasure Hunt in the Demesne. We had three teams and we had to find all the places that were in our photographs. there was something hidden in each place and we had to work hard to find it. It was tricky but great fun. Stan found a bird's nest. We did not disturb it. Finding 'Treasure' is exciting.

Senior Infants had a Treasure Hunt in the Demesne. We had three teams and we had to find all the places that were in our photographs. there was something hidden in each place and we had to work hard to find it. It was tricky but great fun. Stan found a bird’s nest. We did not disturb it. Finding ‘Treasure’ is exciting.

We had lots of interesting characters in our classroom for our World Book Day celebrations. We did not know who some of them were so they had to tell their stories. We had footballers from Man. United and Liverpool clubs, Ben Ten, Action Man and The Cat in The Hat. We had Rapunzel, Snow White and The Sleeping Beauty. Buzz Lightyear came and  Woody and Milly were there too so he had company.

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Toys – Old and New

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We looked at old toys and new toys. We showed some of our favourite toys

We looked at old toys and new toys. We showed some of our favourite toys

Parents and children taking part in Ag Sugtadh le CheileAg Sugradh le Cheile

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    Our Autumn Walk

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