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Reading in Junior Infants

We told the stories in our reading books to the children in fifth class. They asked us lots of questions about our books and wrote some nice comments in our record books.

Podcasting in Rang VI

This year in Rang VI we decided to do some Podcasting. We started by making a Word of the Day Podcast. We posted on a platform called SoundCloud. Three pupils per day participate in creating the podcast – two presenters and a sound engineer. We use Audacity to record the podcast. We also occasionally use the Garageband App. We did a special Podcast featuring
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We had a lovely time with our buddies from 6th Class. First of all we played our word games, then read our reading books to them, they read to us and last of all we went for a walk/run round the astro.

Junior Infants At Work

We’ve been improving our colouring skills and learning to recognise the characters in Oxford Reading Tree.

Junior Infants visit the library

On Wednesday we visited the school library and enjoyed looking at a selection of books. We will soon be able to borrow books to read at home.

Room on the Broom

Junior and Senior Infants went to the Hawks Well Theatre on Mon March 27th to see Room on the Broom. Afterwards they went to Kevinsfort playground for lunch and play time! The children loved Room on the Broom and were very lucky to get such a nice sunny day at the park!

Polar Regions

We’ve enjoyed our topic on the Arctic and Antarctic. In class we’ve had a Polar Regions library with books to read and examples of various animals that inhabit the Polar Regions. We created our own books on polar bears and penguins. In art we painted an adult emperor penguin or a chick, recreated some Inuit art and made a scene showing a polar bear
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Safe Cross Code

After reading The Hodgeheg a story about a hedgehog trying to find a safe place to cross the road we looked at different ways of crossing the road including the Safe Cross Code. We then made Safe Cross Code books which we read to Junior Infants. On the astro turf we made some roads using cones and practiced crossing the road with them to
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Story time with 2nd and Junior Infants

Over the last couple of weeks the children in Second class were working very hard on their versions of the Christmas story. Once they were completed they went down to Junior Infants to read the stories to them. Second Class remembered to ask questions while they were reading and everyone enjoyed themselves.  

Redevelopment of School Library Complete

The school library was completed as part of the 2001 extension of the school. It gave a great focus to reading and was in constant use by all of the classes. In 2011, with the help of the Parents’ Association, a library management system was provided, allowing the entire stock of books to be computerised. This system enabled a much more efficient system of lending
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