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Presentation Primary School Waterford

A great tradition of education in Waterford since 1798

Junior Infants

Mrs O'Neill

A big welcome to all our new, fantastic Junior Infants.

December… Over the past couple of weeks we have been very busy learning all about patterns, the season of Winter, learning through play during our Aistear activities and keeping very busy with all the new letters/ sounds, PE activities, Arts and Crafts lessons and the many activities taking place in our busy classroom. 

We created beautiful patterns using classroom manipulatives and colours / paints. We even used potatoes to print a patterned caterpillar. It was fun creating different coloured patterns with our friends.

As the weather turned colder we started to learn all about Winter. We learned all about the little robin, how we can spot the various signs of Winter in the environment around us and why we need to wear our Winter woollies. During our Art lessons we created robins, hats and mittens.

We’ve also started Aistear. This is so much fun, and probably one of our favourite activities. We get to learn through play. Last month we were learning all about ‘People who Help Us’. We had so much fun pretending to be the doctor, nurse and secretary. This month we are learning about Christmas, toys and working at the busy Post Office. We use a big post box to send our letters and envelopes and we have a big sack for the parcels. We are having lots of fun making Santa’s sleigh and creating our Christmas Stockings. 

Well done to all the girls for creating such beautiful blue and white flags to decorate our classroom window for our hurlers. The girls looked super in their blue and white and did a terrific job supporting our amazing hurlers in Croke Park.

As Christmas is fast approaching we are very busy making our Christmas Cards for our families and Reindeer Food for all of Santa’s reindeer. We would like to wish our families and friends a very safe and ‘Happy Christmas and New Year’ from everyone in Room 1.

November… Wishing all our wonderful families and friends a very happy and safe midterm break. Enjoy a spooktacular Halloween!

October… October was a very busy month for all the Junior Infants. We were learning all about Halloween and the season of Autumn.  We went on our Autumn trail to find signs of Autumn and we found signs of Autumn everywhere. We found Autumn leaves, conkers, chestnuts, berries and pine cones. It was so much fun learning and discovering outside with our classmates. We were learning all about the squirrel. Take a look at our ‘Furry Squirrel’ creations. We learned a lovely poem called ‘Furry Squirrel’ and we really enjoy saying this poem with our actions. Our favourite song this month is called ‘The Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’. We liked our song so much we created our very own Scarecrow, they look amazing on our Art board. Mrs. O’Neill caught some of our hard work on camera, so make sure to take a look at our lovely pictures!

September… Over the past couple of weeks we have been very busy in Room 1. We are learning lots of new and exciting skills, facts and activities inside and outside the classroom. Some of the new things we enjoy learning about are our letters, poems, songs, stories, early mathematical activities, interesting facts about the world around us, Art activities and PE lessons. Everyday in Junior Infants we get to meet our friends and have lots of fun on our many learning adventures, it is super!