Awesome Autumn in Room 1!

Awesome Autumn in Room 1!

October was an exciting month for the Junior Infants in Room 1. Between our Autumn activities, Well-Being Week, Maths Week and our Halloween Dress-up Day, the boys and girls have achieved so much! During the month of October, we started taking notice of the signs of Autumn all around us. We noticed that the weather started to become colder, that the leaves on the trees started to change colour and fall down and that animals like squirrels and hedgehogs were out and about. Have a look at the pictures of us collecting leaves on our Autumn sensory walk, colouring in hedgehogs and putting spikes on them, doing leaf rubbings and painting beautiful Autumn trees. Speaking of painting, we also read the story ‘Owl Babies’ and painted pictures of Sarah, Percy and Bill. The boys and girls are becoming quite the artists! We have been carrying on with our Literacy and Maths stations. We have been playing lots of games and learning loads. For PE, the boys and girls were developing the Fundamental Movement Skill of running. This was just in time for the 10k challenge the children have started to engage in. Look at them go! In Aistear, our theme was ‘The School’ in October. The children have been busy picking up vocabulary relating to the school and the classroom in very playful and fun ways. During the last week of October, the children were also learning about Halloween. They carved pumpkins and played lots of Halloween games. On the last day before the midterm, the boys and girls even had the chance to dress-up and show off their...
Maths Week in Room 1.

Maths Week in Room 1.

There were little Mathematician’s hard at work in Ms. Melvin’s Junior Infants this week. Here is a little insight into what we got up to. The boys and girls participated really well in their Maths stations this week. We have started working with Numicon shapes in school and are getting so good at recognising the shapes, counting the holes and matching the Numicon shape with the number. They are also really enjoying playing fun games to help with their learning. The Numicon puzzles were definitely a hit! The children have been playing some really engaging Maths games with Ms. McMahon. This week, they played the Humpty Dumpty game where they tried filling Humpty’s wall with 10 counters. To do this they had to roll a dice, count out the correct amount of counters and keep going until they reached 10. They were great at their counting and problem-solving skills. The boys and girls also engaged in the Apple Picking game. For this, they took it in turns to pick apples (counters) off a tree template. Whoever picked the last apple off the tree was the winner. The children showed great strategy during this game and figured out which pattern of turn-taking ensured that they would always be the winner. We have been discussing the terms tall, short, big, small, wide and narrow in Maths this week. Therefore, for one of the stations, I challenged the children to build tall and short towers. Just look at some of their constructions! We discussed how Maths Week is in October and realised that another special event also happens in October… Halloween! Therefore,...

Intercultural Day 2020

This year we celebrated Intercultural Day in a different way. The children celebrated at home with their families, they made and displayed flags, wore traditional clothing and made traditional food. We asked our pupils to send us some pictures or videos of them celebrating Intercultural Day and Ms. Delaney and Ms. Forde have compiled them into a Junior and a Senior video. We would like to dedicate our Intercultural Day video to all Front Line Workers to show our appreciation for all they have done. Intercultural Day Junior Video 2020 Intercultural Day Senior Video –...

Multilingual Storytelling Project

One of our amazing families have been working on a project with Fingal Libraries called Multilingual Storytelling. Also, they have asked other families to join in the fun and read their stories too which has been really successful. They have already created some videos of storytelling in English, Spanish and Polish. There are some wonderful stories and it is lovely to hear them in different languages. So you will see lots of familiar faces from our school. If you and your family would like to share a story in your language please let your child’s class teacher know and we can help to arrange it! Here are the links to some of the...