Spotlight on Junior Infants

Spotlight on Junior Infants

In Junior Infants, April was an action packed month. April was also a short month given our break for our Easter Holidays. Below is a snapshot of all the work we got up to over April.

 

We were so lucky to get a chance to work with BeeBots. Beebots are amazing! They are little robots which are designed to be used and controlled by children. They help to teach children about directional language, counting, sequencing and problem solving. We had so much fun programming the Beebots to complete tasks and reach targets. We learned all about directional language and then used this to programme the beebots to carry out tasks.

In Aistear, we were also super busy. We were working in ‘The Clothes Shop’. As you can see in our pictures we had a fantastic time. In the tent area, we had a clothes shop. We worked as customers, managers and shop assistants. Customers got to try on their outfits and buy their favourite ones. Some customers even made complaints and returned their outfits. In construction, we designed and made our own clothes shops using lego. In Junk art, we used fabrics to create outfits and in playdough we made funky clothes and accessories. We are already looking forward to next month’s theme which is ‘The Garden Centre’.

In PE, we loved being taught gymnastics by Kate Frahill. It was brilliant! We are also really enjoying our GAA coaching each week with Madeline and Iarlaith. Our football skills are really beginning to develop.

 

In April we also finished ‘Literacy Lift off’. We have learned so many new reading skills from working in our groups each morning.

 

Before our Easter Holidays we got to go on an Easter Egg hunt. We each got a number or letter and had to hunt around the schoolyard to find our Easter Treats. Some of them were a little tricky to find but some students from 5th class helped us to find them all.

 

In PE, we loved being taught gymnastics by Kate Frahill. It was brilliant! We are also really enjoying our GAA coaching each week with Madeline and Iarlaith. Our football skills are really beginning to develop.

Finally, we performed ‘The Wheels on the bus’ for our entire school. We were really excited to perform for the school and also a little bit nervous. We did really well and even got a treat for trying our best!

 

Thanks for reading,

Junior Infants.