Junior Room

OCTOBER

In October, the children explored the theme of home and family. They made homes from Lego and playdough, they performed the roles of different families, during role-play, and they played with houses, figurines and cars during small-world play. The theme of home and family was also integrated into literacy, geography and music.

For Climate Action Week, the children learned about the impact on climate from human action and how converting to renewable energy, conserving energy and changing to electric transport can help our planet.

Lessons related to autumn and Halloween were never far from our thoughts during October. During art the children made leaf prints on squirrel templates. The children responded, through movement, to Vivaldi’s Autumn from his Four Seasons, while they sang and did actions to Halloween songs. They also listened to the story Room on the Broom and learned new Irish vocabulary about Halloween.

As always, we keep active throughout the day and not only during PE where the children have been practising catching and throwing with beanbags and balls. The infants also danced and moved between lessons!!

SEPTEMBER

In September, our Junior Infants have classified and sorted objects in Maths. They have also explored how things are bigger/smaller and longer/shorter.

During transitions between lessons, our Infants get active through guided workouts and dance – they love it!!

Learning through play is an essential and fun part of Infant education. The children have enjoyed free play for much of this month. They will now be exploring play through a variety of themes at our Socio-Dramatic, Construction, Creative and Small-World stations.

For SPHE, Learn Together and Literacy, we were delighted to welcome some of our senior pupils who asked our Infants questions about their families. We also discussed how we all come from different types of families.

Finally, we were very excited to take down our Aldi poster, to be replaced by a new blank one! Thank you so much to all families for bringing in stickers. Fingers crossed we’ll be one of the lucky schools. Now, let’s see can we fill a second!!

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