Aisling’s Junior Infants

October

Happy Halloween everyone! Our costumes were amazing!

We enjoyed our first trip to the playground, it was so great! We won the trip as a prize for having the best line on yard at break times! We were so good at walking safely to and from the playground and we had so much fun!

We talked lots about the different types of jobs people have in our school and in our community. Then we talked about what we would like to be when we grow up!

We can really see all of the changes that Autumn brings and we have been bringing lots of beautiful items in for our nature table. On Thursday, 5th October we went on a nature walk around the school for National Tree Day! We were looking at different types of trees, the colours of leaves, berries and acorns. We made leaf rubbings of the leaves we collected on the trail.

 

Our walk inspired us to make some Autumn creations of our own- look at us fingerprinting some colourful Autumn leaves!

We really enjoy practising matching and sorting in our maths stations. We play maths games, sort items by size and colour and we even got to use iPads to play matching and sorting games.

We love learning our new sounds! In our phonics stations we do rainbow colouring, make our sound with playdoh, practise our sounds on mini whiteboards and practise the sounds we already know on the iPads.

Look at us using instruments, it was so much fun!

We worked in pairs to sequence the story of the Gruffalo, one of our favourite stories!

We really enjoy our movement breaks during the day and we are great at sharing our toys during golden time on Fridays.

We learned about the changes that happen from when we are babies, to toddlers, to children. We sorted different things we used as babies and things we use now as children. We brought in photos of ourselves and made our own timelines- we loved looking at each other’s baby photos!

 

September

We have been having so much fun in Junior Infants over the last two weeks! We have been touring around the school and visiting classes, learning our new sounds, matching in maths and having lots of play time.

In Aistear, our theme for this month is ‘Homes’. We are loving the roleplay, construction, arts & crafts and small world areas!

We have also been practising our fine-motor skills using playdoh, threading beads, cutting and using pegboards. We are brilliant!