Ms. Coleman's Junior Infants 2018


I would like to welcome the 18 new Junior Infants into our classroom.


I am so delighted to say that Junior Infants have settled into school so well this year. We have been very busy getting to know one and another and building many new friendships.


We are having great fun learning our new sounds, if you get time please ask the boys to sing their new Jolly Phonics songs for you!


Here are some good websites to help with Literacy and Numeracy:

You can also go to the library, call out words and sentences getting your child to put them into sentences and playing eye spy.


We are really enjoying CAPER at the moment. The boys get to bring home a lovely story book each night.


Athletics was really enjoyable, we got to go on a bus to Ballyfin Hall. We developed lots of skills and had great fun. We are taking part in our active lines and movement breaks as part of the Active School’s Programme. Dan Russell comes in every Thursday to teach us Hurling skills, co-operation and team work.


We celebrated Maths Week 2018, in St. Fintan’s during October. 2D shapes were our main focus in the infant classroom. We did a 2D shape hunt and we made Shape Monsters. Our class teamed up to complete a Maths Trail around our school. We were using our “Maths Eyes” and it was great fun we got to work with the big boys in Seniors, First and Second Class. To finish off Maths Week, on Friday we invited parents in to help us with a Maths Power Hour. We just loved having our Mammies in to help us with our Maths. It was a cool week in school.

As a Halloween treat we went on our first walk down to the Library in Mouthrath. We got to listen to spooky Halloween tales about witches, gobins and ghosts.

At the moment we are celebrating Science Week 2018. Our Home School Liaison Officer, Ms. Reidy organised for some Bee Bots to visit our school. A Bee Bot is an exciting little robot that’s designed for use for young children. It’s really easy to use and it’s perfect for teaching sequencing, counting, estimation, problem solving and just having fun!! Some of our wonderful Mammies came in again, to help us use the Bee- Bots in small groups.


And finally we are very busy with Aistear.

What is Aistear?

Aistear is the early childhood curriculum framework for all children from birth to six years. The word Aistear is the Irish word for journey and was chosen because early childhood marks the beginning of children’s lifelong learning journeys.

The topics we have covered so far:

·         Breakfast time

·         The Fancy Dress Shop

·         We are currently on The Doctors