Term 2 Art Junior Infants
Below are some of the art and craft activities that the children in Junior Infants have completed so far in Term 2.
One of our main themes in the classroom in January was 'Homes and Houses'. We were lucky enough for Santa Claus himself to send us pictures of some houses he had taken on his journey around the world this Christmas eve. We looked at the many different types of houses in Ireland and around the world. We read the story of the three little pigs.We completed a number of drawing and writing activities based on this theme.
We did writing and colouring about Saint Brigid after we learned about her in our Grow in Love Programme.
We made a Valentines card for our parents for Valentines day.
We also made a 2d shape picture using circles, squares, rectangles and triangles.
Harry Potter inspires!
Many of the 3rd class pupils are avid readers of the Harry Potter series; Aimee has written this excellent piece entitled "Nimbus 2000" which is inspired by the series.
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Gymnastics/ Athletics in Junior Infants
In the past term, the Junior Infants have been working on the Gymnastics strand while also developing the fundamental movement skill of walking. We focused on learning three types of rolls - the pencil roll, sausage roll and egg roll. We worked on a number of balances. We used everything we learned over the block to put together simple sequences. This was a great opportunity for the children to work in small groups and to showcase their developments.
The children have been working hard towards receiving our Active School flag. We take regular movement breaks and rainy day breaks. Look at us dancing!
Over the next few weeks, we will be working on the Atlethics strand with a special focus on the fundamental movement skill of running.
Saint Patrick's Day in Junior Infants
The children learned all about Saint Patrick in our Grow in Love Programme. To celebrate the day, we learned a fun poem about a leprechaun and put together a piece of art using painting, colouring, cutting, sticking and writing. We also made some shamrocks to bring along to the parade.
STEM in 2nd Class
Pupils in second class have started weekly workshops in Lego WeDo 2.0. They have already built a cooling fan, a satellite and a security robot.