Junior Infants and The Haven class recently enjoyed a trip to Claremorris to Mc Mahon Park. The children loved this park and had a lovely walk around the lake. They also enjoyed feeding the ducks, geese and goslings. They also had the opportunity to enjoy their lunch outside in the beautiful weather we are having at the moment.
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Junior Infants learnt about all the different animals that live on the farm. They learnt about The Life Cycle of the Chick. They also made some farm animal crafts. The children also had the opportunity to grow their own cress seeds and runner beans and they watched them grow throughout the weeks.
Two local farmers visited Junior Infants and The Haven class today. One farmer brought in his sheep and her four baby lambs, that were born last night. We were allowed to feed the hungry baby lambs their bottles. Another local farmer drove in his tractor and we all had a turn to sit in the driving seat. It was very big!!! We had such a fun time:-)
We also went on a spring walk and saw rabbits and their baby bunnies. Lots of signs of spring around Knock.
The theme in the Junior Infant room for February was Pirates and Under the Sea. The children learnt about pirates and the different types of creatures that live under the sea. The children enjoyed investigating what items float and sink in water, what materials attract to a magnet and they also had great fun making their own creations based on pirates and creatures under the sea using playdoh, sand and construction bricks. The children also made many different arts and crafts items.
This month Junior Infants learnt about the Polar Region and Polar Animals. They made beautiful Polar Arts and Crafts.
They also enjoyed playing in the Aistear role play area ‘The Toy Shop’. They learnt about old and new toys and also learnt that you have to push and pull some toys to make them work/move.
Junior Infants explored the topic of food and shopping during this month. In the classroom there was a role play supermarket area set up and the children thoroughly enjoyed doing their shopping each morning. The children created their own supermarkets using a range of construction bricks and lego. They also made different foods using playdoh. The children also had fun in the sand area where they explored food items and the different food containers that can be filled using the sand. The children made apple and potato prints using paint and also enjoyed exploring their sense of taste by tasting lots of different foods. Finally the children visited the local supermarket, Heneghan’s Costcutters, where the shop owner, Ray, showed and explained to the children the different areas in the shop. Thanks Ray and Yvonne for the yummy treats.
Ms. Sarsfield’s Junior Infants have been very busy during the months of September and October. Have a look at some of the fun activities the children took part in. Enjoy:-)