Ms Darcy is so happy to welcome such a lovely Junior Infant class to Newtownmountkennedy Primary School. We have been very busy getting to know each other and doing lots of learning. We are kind friends and good listeners.
We really enjoyed drawing ourselves. Aren’t our portraits picture perfect?!
We learn a nursery rhyme each week. We helped to put humpty dumpty back together again!
We are using the Heggerty Phonological Programme which will help us to read. We also listen to the Jolly Phonics songs and stories at the end of the day.
We are following the Stay Safe programme in SPHE. We have covered the topics of feelings, friendship and bullying. It is important that we tell somebody if we have a problem.
Fine Motor Skills
We have been working on our fine motor skills so that we can hold our pencil correctly. We hold it like a crocodile’s mouth.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
We learnt about the home and read the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. Goldilocks broke the chair. We made porridge for Goldilocks, she loved baby bears. Some of us made the perfect house for Goldilocks.
We drew pictures of our family. All families are different. We love our families.
The Three Little Pigs
This was our next theme in Aistear. The big bad wolf blew down the houses of straw and sticks.
We collected leaves and conkers. Conkers come from the horse chestnut tree. We even found an acorn from an oak tree.
We loved learning the song Autumn leaves and even did some cutting out leaves.
We used cotton buds and paint to make our Autumn trees.
We read the books, "Don’t Hog the Hedge" and "Whoever Has Heard of the Hibernating Pig" where we learnt all about the animals which hibernate.
We harvested vegetables and sold them in the farm shop.
We did some art on our autumn forest walk. We took inspiration from the book called ‘Leaf Man’. A sinking and floating experiment also took place.
We have loved using our whiteboards. We are so proud that we can draw different shapes.
We have been practising making the number 2 in different ways.
We absolutely loved learning all of the Irish words associated with Halloween such as púca. We made different witches’ potions and tasted bairín breac where we found a ring.