Junior Infants – Ms O’ Donnell
To earn the last few points for our competition, we had an easter egg hunt!! There was even 3 golden eggs for grabs!
Easter Math Trail
We have been working very hard this week in our teams to earn some points in our Easter Competition! We used our 2D shape knowledge to find and decorate an easter egg, the fastest team earned the most points! We collected easter eggs for our easter baskets. Each basket had a number and the boys had to find the eggs that displayed this number in various ways. We used our math talk of ‘tall’ and ‘short’ to put our easter bunnies in order from the tallest to the shortest bunny, a few bunny hops were needed here too to win! Finally, we collected our numbered footprints and created our number line with these also. We were busy bunnies but worked really well in our teams! Well Done Boys!
Our Chicks are Hatching…
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Inspired by Kadinsky…
Buddy Reading with 4th class
Rumble in the Jungle…
Our New Math Stations
Our new stations are very fun this month! We have been tracing and practicing our new number, 2. We enjoyed tracing and making shapes into fun features like, cookies, pizzas and houses. We made patterns and sorted colours and shapes with our new geo shapes. We used the play doh to make and count the number 1 and 2. But our favourite station was on the Interactive White Board! We used our caterpillar to put numbers 1-10 in order.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Have a look below are at our wonderful paintings inspired by the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. Their only instruction was that in their picture they had to ensure there was a very hungry caterpillar painted. Great work boys in R.1!
Circles, Squares and Patterns…
Well it’s a new year, new topic. This fortnight we are focusing our math talk on our 2D shapes; circles and squares and learning all about patterns. We started our Friday stations and we had lots of fun! We made patterns using our cubes, we used patterns to colour in our very hungry caterpillar, which is what our book is this fortnight also, we copied patterns using our camels, we cut out different everyday shapes and sorted them into circle and squares and finally, we really enjoyed drawing and colouring in our shape monsters. Great job boys in R.1!
Fruit & Vegetable Taste Test
Our Healthy Bodies!
This month in Junior Infants we are talking all about how to keep our bodies healthy and so, we have decided that our Aistear topic will be Doctors! We have been visiting the doctors surgery and hospital, playing a fun game of bingo to learn about all the people who help us in our community, we also have been using our playdoh and making ambulance wheels, stethoscopes and plasters!! We are really enjoying creating our doctor bags with real plasters and cotton buds. Finally we are using our counting skills to count people in the community. We have come back with a bang in January to say the least. Busy, active and healthy boys in R.1, well done!
Full Attendance R.1
Merry Christmas from R.1
The Cast of ‘A Wriggly Nativity’
A Wriggly Nativity
Well, what can I say, Junior Infants did a fantastic job this year at performing their Christmas play, A Wriggly Nativity! All our hard work payed off! Well done boys, couldn’t be prouder here in St. Davids’!
We went to our very first Carol Service. Some boys in our class acknowledged where they came from, some did really well at their prayers of the faithful, we listened to some beautiful songs sung by our school choir and best of all, we got to donate all the lovely food!
What we got up to during December…
We were busy elves wrapping our Christmas presents for under our Christmas tree! We were decorating and creating toys using the playdoh. Sorting old and new toys in our cutting and sticking activity. Eddie the Elf wanted us all to look like elves, so we decorated our own elf costumes. Using our math skills, we managed to sort toys from small to big. What a busy month boys and that’s not even all we have been up to!