It feels like no time since we welcomed the new Junior Infants into the classroom back in September. I’m very proud of how the children have grown and matured over a few short months. They surely deserve the upcoming break!
Thank you to parents and families for your help and support throughout the year. I’m looking forward to working with you all again in September.
School finishes tomorrow at 12.00 and children are allowed to bring a small treat to school for their last day.
Best wishes for a lovely summer break!
Tomorrow, Friday we are having a junior infants teddy bears picnic. Please pick your favourite teddy to bring to school tomorrow!
Two children from each class have been picked to represent counties in the St. Fergal’s Mini All Ireland. From our class, Dylan was playing for Kildare and Steven played for Wicklow. Wicklow were victorious so Steven will go on to play in the semi final tomorrow. Both boys played very well and had lots of support from the rest of our class!
Our cress plants have made great progress while the marigolds are taking a little more time. We have been having great debates about why our plants are bending towards the window so we have discussed the three things plants need – water, air and sunlight!
A reminder that Sports For All day will happen next Monday (as long as the weather stays dry) This means children should wear their tracksuit and bring an extra drink. Sun block is also a good idea as we will be outdoors for most of the day. The day starts with a parade in the big field opposite St. Kilian’s. After that there are a variety of races for the infants.
Parents are very welcome to come and cheer us on but please be mindful that this is a new experience for Junior Infants and it is important that the children stay with me at all times.
In the afternoon we will have a variety of activities in the school yard. For health and safety reasons parents can not attend this part of sports day. For infants that will be the entirety of their activities but there is a staff / parent tug of war later on in the day if any parents are interested!
All for now.
This week our sound is /x/ and we mime taking a picture. Not many words begin with /x/ but lots of words have it in the middle or at the end – fox, Alex, excellent, six etc.
In Maths, are working on partitioning which is all about splitting sets and rearranging them to confirm that they still amount to the same total. This is preparation work for addition.
I have included some new sight words in the packs this week. They have all been covered in school so just need to be practised again and again until your child knows them by sight.
A few people have not returned consent slips/ tour money/ puppet show money. Please let me know if you are having difficulty – I am aware that it is a very expensive time of year. Please note: I CANNOT take any child on tour who has not returned a permission slip.
All for now!
Thank you to all who have brought back their money for photos. The deadline to return money was today so please do not return any more photo money. We are unable to accept it.
This week our sound is /z/. We flap our arms pretending to be buzzing bees looking for pollen and say zzzzz.
In maths we have just started work on money. In junior infants we identify the 1c, 2c and 5c. We also solve simple problems using money.
Our Aistear has changed to the flower shop which is the ideal setting to play with money as the children take on the roles of buyer and seller in the dramatic play area.
We will shortly be sending home a note about the upcoming school tour and money for it will be collected in stages. We are also looking for parents to volunteer to accompany the three classes on our tour. This year we are very limited on space on the bus so we would especially appeal for any parent who would be willing to drive or take another parent along. If you feel you are in a position to volunteer to come on the bus or to drive, let me know and names will be chosen at random if we are over subscribed.
Lastly, we are having our Maths PIP meeting next Wednesday 17th May at 1.05. Please return your attendance slip if you have not already done so. At the meeting we will be showing you a simple maths game which we have been playing in class. You will bring the game home and continue to play it at home.
All for now, phew!