Junior Infants 2021-06-15T13:32:32+00:00

Active/Mindfulness Week

On Monday, we had a really fun dance class in the hall. 


Sports Day Friday 4th of June

Homework Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th of June

A homework sheet has been stuck into each student’s copy.  There is some homework on sounds and letter formation, blending, tricky words and number formation. The children have also been given a book which they have read during literacy stations. They should practice reading it each night. It must be brought back on Friday with the copy.


This week we are working on the ‘v’ sound. Talk about what sound the letter ‘v’ makes. Is there anything around your home that starts with an ‘v’? Encourage your child to think of things that begin with the ‘v’ sound.  Each evening complete one line of writing the letter ‘v’.  Colour  the pictures of items that begin with the letter ‘v’.

Here is the jingle and actions we use in class for this sound.

Phonics Group 5 | Jolly phonics, Phonics, Phonics song



Blend 2/3 words per night or feel free to practice more/less each night. The dots under each letter indicate to sound out that letter and the arrow is to blend them together.

Tricky Words:

Revise all tricky words. Our new word this week is ‘go‘.

Sentence writing:

This week the sentence is ‘We go to the park.’ Encourage your child to read the sentence first. Can they spot any tricky words?(We, go, to, the). Sound out the words ‘park’ They can trace over the sentence I wrote with their pencil and then have a go at writing it themselves on the line below it. They are welcome to practice writing it again on the next page.

Number formation:

Practice writing numbers 1 – 5 each evening on the next page in the copy.  Here are the rhymes we say when forming these numbers:

1 – Start at the top and down we run, that’s the way we make a one.

2- Around and back on the railroad track, two, two, two.

3- Around the tree, around the tree, that’s the way we make a three.

4- Down and over and down some more, that’s the way we make a four.

5- Down and around and a flag on high, that’s the way we make a five.

Active Homework daily:

Choose one of these activities to do each evening:

-Go for a walk with your family

-Cycle your bike.

-Dance to your favourite songs.

-Practice your favourite sport

-20 ski jumps, 20 squats, 20 lunges

Optional activities:
Write ‘v’ using playdough/chalk.

Make sentences using your tricky words.

Practice writing your tricky words.

Write out numbers 1 – 5 in your copy / using chalk / playdough.


Homework copy and reading book to be returned on Friday.


Múinteoir Marguerite


Last Friday we had the opportunity to practice some relaxing yoga in the hall.



We loved learning about capacity. We had great fun measuring with pasta, rice and water!



We are settling back into Junior Infants after the Easter break. We have started literacy stations in our room this week. The class have been very busy working on reading, sounds and tricky words!











Happy Christmas !!!

The boys and girls in Junior Infants have been working so hard this term and I hope they all have a wonderful Christmas.

Múinteoir Caoimhe


Christmas Jumper Walk


Christmas Art – Reindeers


Christmas Tree and Christmas Light Art











Games for our sounds




















Mile with a Smile

We enjoyed getting outside regularly to do our ‘Mile with a Smile’.


Christmas Themed Aistear

We are having lots of fun during Aistear in our four different areas. Santa’s Workshop, The Christmas Post Office, Christmas themed playdough mats and Christmas junk art.

Santa’s work shop

























Christmas Post Office





Christmas themed playdough mats


Christmas cards









Maths Week

We had fun making number characters.

We enjoyed going on a hunt for numbers







Houses and Homes

We made our own houses using different coloured pieces of card. We talked about the parts of the house in both English and Irish.


Aistear – Houses Homes

We love playing during Aistear. We got to play in the house/kitchen area, we built homes in the construction area with large links, we used lollipop stick and pegs to make fences and walls and we got to use play dough to make things that we find in our homes.


Science Week

We made our own lava lamp in school for science week. We really enjoyed seeing all the bubbles move.



Active Flag

We have been very busy keeping active in school each day. We loved getting to run and play games on the grass at the front of the school.

Outdoor Classroom Day 5th of November

Today we enjoyed doing our PE outside. We also worked on our rhyming words during our lesson by running to find the matching rhyming words.






In maths we have been working measurements so we made some tall and short towers using cubes.











Fine Motor Activities

We have been doing lots of fine motor activities in school to help our fingers get strong for writing.











We have been making marks of horizontal lines, vertical lines and zig zags using different materials. Some of us used the blackboards and chalk while others used whiteboards and whiteboard markers.


Humpty Dumpty

We are making our own ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and had to begin by ripping paper to make his broken egg shells.


Then we had to glue all the pieces down.



Active Week

For active week we have really enjoyed being outside and getting exercise

We were very lucky and while on our peaceful nature walk we spotted a rainbow. We also picked up some leaves.




We have been having so much fun playing with toys with all our new friends.