Monday, 9 April 2018

Engineers Week

As part of engineers week the children carried out various STEM challenges.  Junior infants linked their STEM challenges with our Aistear Topic 'Fairy Tales & Traditional Stories'.  

There were many opportunities to use inquiry based learning techniques which helped us better understand the science, technology, engineering and math involved in our projects. 

The Three Little Pigs STEM

Investigating properties of materials

The Three Billy Goats Gruff STEM.
Children investigated floating and sinking.

Under the Sea STEM
The children learned about water pollution.

The Three Little Pigs STEM

Rapunzal STEM
The Children investigated slopes and learned about gravity

Filtering Water!

Monday, 15 January 2018

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Letter from Santa!

There was huge excitement this week in Junior Infants when Joe our postman delivered a very sparkly and unusual envelope addressed to 'Junior Infants at St. Attracta's N.S.' 

We couldn't believe our eyes when the letter turned out to be from Santa Claus. He told us how proud he was of all our hard work this year and that we were at the top of his nice list. With so much cheering and wide-eyed faces, we were really feeling the magic! 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Christmas Songs

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Below you will find links to some of the songs we will be performing at our Christmas Concert. Please have a listen and encourage your child to practice the songs at home.

Jingle Bells

Santa Claus is coming to town

Rudolph the red nose reindeer

Friday, 10 November 2017

Nature is the best Playground!

As part of SESE Junior Infants explored our natural environment whilst on our 'Autumn Walkabout'. We all wrapped up with our coats and wellingtons and took great delight squelching through the mud and splashing in the puddles. The children observed and investigated the many plants and animals that live in our local environment. We all really enjoyed bringing our learning outdoors, which led to some fantastic and curious class discussions on arrival back to school. 

Off we go...

Looking out for signs of Autumn.

These are a few of our favourite things!

Wild mushrooms and pinecones...

Blackberries and wild flowers!