Junior and senior infants had their sports day today. Thank you to Ms. Whelan and John our GAA coach for setting up the activities for all the children in the school today. Thank you to Nicola and the Parents’ Association for sorting out a lovely ice lolly treat for the children.
Junior and Senior infants went on a history tour of Ballyneale village. First, they looked at the old and new part of Ballyneale school. Then they looked at the field across the road from the school where the first GAA football match was played. On their tour they saw the hall which was the oldContinue reading “Ballyneale History Tour”
Throughout the month of February, we explored the theme of Homes and Houses. Here are some pictures of some of the activities. We explored the story of the Three Little Pigs in Aistear. We had a playdough station, a construction station, where the children built homes, a role play/small world station, where the children createdContinue reading “February in Junior and Senior Infants”
December was a fun and busy month in the infant room. Here are some pictures of what we got up to. Our Aistear theme of the month was ‘Santa’s Workshop’. We worked at the Christmas Post Office, posting Christmas cards to ourselves, built Santa’s sleigh and worked hard in Santa’s workshop making toys for SantaContinue reading “December in Junior and Senior Infants”
During the month of January, Junior and Senior Infants learned all about Outer Space We spent four weeks learning lots of fascinating facts about Space. It was a very popular theme because it was so interesting and lots of fun! Over the two weeks we learned all about the solar system, astronauts and the firstContinue reading “January in the Infant Room”
November was a fun and busy month. We learned all about the Antarctica and Weather. Our Aistear theme for the first half of November was Tom Crean and the Antarctica. We made penguins from 2D shapes, built igloos, made Antarctica animals using playdough and built exploration ships to explore floating and sinking. Our STEM challengeContinue reading “November in Junior and Senior Infants”
October was a busy month in the infant room as we learned all about Autumn and Halloween! In Aistear and SESE, we learned all about autumn animals – owls, hedgehogs and squirrels. We learned that some animals are nocturnal and some are busy getting ready for hibernation. We went on an autumn hunt to findContinue reading “October in Junior and Senior Infants”
September was a super busy month in the infant room [hence the very late post!] as the new Junior Infants settled into the routine of “big school”. The Senior Infants have been very helpful in helping their new classmates settle – well done to all! We would like to share some of our learning fromContinue reading “September in Junior and Senior Infants”
Junior and Senior Infants had an enjoyable day out today at the Copper Coast Mini Farm. They got to see different animals big and small, had fun in the playground and indoor sandpit and drove their mini tractors!
Over the next couple of days infants will be bringing home a cup planted with seeds as part of the GIY and Innocent drinks Big Grow campaign – http://www.innocentbiggrow.com Peas, tomatoes and cress seeds will be planted. Here are some tips for how to look after the plants at home over the coming months. Continue reading “Infants – Seed Sowing”