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The Pet Shop

Our Aistear topic at the moment is the pet shop. We have a pet shop in class we have also painted pictures of our pets or pets we would like.


The Dentist

Today we had a visit from Eimear Cleary in connection with our Aistear topic – The Dentist. We looked at how different drinks affect our teeth and how to clean our teeth properly. We learned that some foods are bad for our teeth if we eat them too often and that we should brush our teeth twice a day. We counted out the amount
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Christmas in Junior Infants

We’ve been very busy in Junior Infants preparing for Christmas. We have a crib and an Advent sack. We have angels flying across the classroom, Christmas photos, Christmas trees and glittery baubles and stockings. Our Aistear theme is Santa land we’ve wrapped presents, decorated the sleigh, dressed up as Santa, loaded the sleigh and checked and made a lot of lists.  


Train Driver Visits School

In connection with our Aistear topic (travel and in particular the train) a train driver visited us last week. He told us lots about his job and the trains he drives. He brought some of his equipment with him and we were able to try some of it out. We watched a video taken from the front of the train so we could see
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Farm Shop and Smoothie Bar!

Our Aistear theme for this month is a Farm Shop!  We sell healthy, fresh local produce in our shop! We are learning all about The Farm, farm animals, healthy eating, the food pyramid and lots more!! See some photos below…


Pyjama Day for Temple St. Hospital

    We had a Pyjama Day today for Temple st. Hospital. We wore our pyjamas to school and were snug and warm all day! Kyle is going to Temple St next week and we raised 220 euros to send with him as a thank you to the doctors and nurses for caring for sick children. We had hot chocolate and buns today as
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Senior Infants’ Doctor’s Visit

Senior Infants had a visit from Olivia’s dad Dr Zac Johnson on Monday morning. This was related to our current topic: The Hospital. The children were very excited to practise using a stethoscope, otoscope and ultrasound on eachother! Thanks to Dr Johnson for visiting us.


Junior Infants Inuit Style

For the last 4 weeks the Junior Infants have been learning all about the Arctic. They have learned about the animals and the people that live there.  We turned our dramatic play area into an igloo with an ice fishing whole and a sled with husky dogs to pull it along!! The children have had great fun learn all about the Inuit culture and
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School Features in Aistear Video

Aistear (an Irish word meaning “Journey”) is a framework for developing literacy and numeracy through play, which is very much supported and promoted by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) through the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). In Ransboro National School, we embrace this approach and focus on it in the Junior and Senior Infant classes and this approach will now
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Our Post Office

Before Christmas, we had a Post Office in our classroom.  We learned  about what happens in the Post Office and we wrote letters, cards, and postcards to each other.  Then we posted our letters etc in our Post Box. We were very lucky to get a visit from a real Postman!  Postman Stephen took time out of his very busy schedule to tell us all about his job.  He showed us
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