Aistear in Junior Infants!

Aistear in Junior Infants!

The children in Junior Infants have really been enjoying their Aistear playtime every Wednesday and Thursday! Aistear is curriculum framework for early childhood which provides enjoyable and challenging learning experiences to help the children develop as competent and confident learners.

Our current Aistear theme is The Post Office, and the children have been having a great time learning about how letters and parcels are posted, sorted and delivered all around the world! We began learning all about the postal system when we received some Christmas decorations from schools in Germany and Spain, who we had contacted through an e-twinning project. The children loved looking at the different stamps and packages, and so we made our very own class Post Office! Over the past two weeks, the class have been enjoying writing postcards, invitations, cards and and letters, filling out application  forms for TV licences and passports, packaging and labeling their own parcels, and role playing in the Post Office. They have also been working hard at sorting letters and parcels, making deliveries around the class, and even making their own model post offices from Lego!

 

 

Scarecrow Competition Winners.

Scarecrow Competition Winners.

Congratulations to Junior Infants and Sixth Class who were winners in the Scarecrow Competition in St.Enda’s. The winning entries ‘Rainbow’ and ‘Headless Henry’ both won in the schools category, while ‘Headless Henry’ was also the ‘People’s Favourite’ winner.

Headless Henry 

Rainbow (left of picture)

World Book Day JI & 3rd

World Book Day JI & 3rd

To celebrate World Book Day, Junior Infants and Third Class decided to do some buddy reading together. It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon and we had so much fun!

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World Book Day JI & 3rd

Junior Infants & 5th Maths Trail

On Thursday, Junior Infants and 5th class decided to buddy up and complete a maths trail around the school as part of Maths Week. We had to find different shapes around the yard and count things to get the right answers. It was lots of fun and educational too!

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World Book Day JI & 3rd

Celebrating Tree Week in Junior Infants

To mark Tree Week, Junior Infants learned a little bit about the importance of trees to both humans and animals. We then ventured to the wildlife garden to take some tree rubbings. These will be on display in the classroom very soon.

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