Coming Up · English · Jolly Phonics · Maths · Parent Teacher Meetings · Uncategorized

Coming Up …

Welcome back everyone after the Easter break. It was brilliant to see so many on time and in the line this morning. You were all ready to get back to work! 

This week our sound is /j/ and we wobble our bodies as if we are wobbly jelly. 

We are also revising 2D shapes. At JI level we concentrate on the square, triangle, circle and rectangle. 

Follow up parent teacher meetings are ongoing this week. If you have forgotten you’re date/ time have a look back at my previous blog post.

All for now! 

Coming Up · English · Jolly Phonics · Uncategorized

Sight Words

As well as learning our sounds and blending to read words we also learn sight words off by heart. These are high frequency words which don’t necessarily conform to the rules of the sounds we have already learned. For this reason we don’t sound them out as we would with ‘cat’, for example. We just have to learn them as a whole word.

Some sight words include see, like and me. I will be sending home flash cards of the sight words we have covered so far and I will add to the pack as we learn more. Please practise them at home – show your child the card and get them to say it. Initially they will have to repeat it after you. 

Our sound this week is /b/. We make the action of someone hitting a ball with a bat. 

Also, please note that this is the last week before the Easter holidays. School is closed on Friday at 12.00. 

See you all again on the 25th April when follow up parent teacher meetings will be taking place.

All for now! 

Be Mindful

Mindful Moment

It’s not all work in Junior Infants, we take time out for mindfulness too! 
After our busy day yesterday we took a break to relax and reflect. The children were excellent at listening, keeping still and focussing on their breathing. 

Us adults could do with some of the same, I think!

Aistear · Coming Up · English · Jolly Phonics · Maths · Vaccinations

Vaccinations (and other news) 

Tomorrow is the big day! You have all been given a time slot for your child. The vaccinations will be taking place in a room on the junior corridor – you will see signs at the main door directing you. Children will be taken from the classroom in small groups – normally parents collect their child and bring them to the vaccination room. 

Once the vaccination is over the children can come straight back to the classroom. If your child is very upset after the vaccination you may want to take them for a quick walk around outside. If you intend to take your child home after the vaccination, you need to sign them out as normal. 

School will be continuing as usual – we have lots of colouring, cutting, Aistear and play doh to look forward to after the big event! 

In other news, our sound this week is /f/, we are learning the rhyme Old Mother Hubbard and we are working on the number 0. 

Irish Dancing · PE · PIP

Irish Dancing

We are so lucky to be doing Irish dancing with Claire Dowling. Our lessons will continue for the next 7 weeks and then we’ll have a feis! 

A last reminder to be at the school at 11.30 tomorrow for the library visit – we are on a tight schedule so we’ll be leaving at 11.30 sharp! 

All for now!