Art

See below two pieces of art from the last few weeks. For the Autumn Trees, we used our fingers to paint the leaves. For our rockets, we used oil pastels. 

Initial sounds

We did some activities involving matching words to their initial sounds and spelling three and four letter words.The children loved solving the puzzles and making matches.

Shoe box Appeal

Junior and senior infants were delighted to send their shoe boxes to poorer children around the world, to help make their Christmas a little bit more special. Thank you for all your support!

Gaelic Football Training

We started Gaelic football training with Stephen Henry. We began by working on our basic movement skills. Afterwards, we practised skills such as catching the ball, dribbling it with both feet, kicking it with both feet and bouncing it with both hands.

Class Photo
Taken 29th Sep.

November Parent Teacher Meetings

Due to Covid, parent teacher meetings for all classes will again take place over telephone. The meetings for Junior and Senior infants will take place  on Mon 22nd Nov. I am using an online form that allows you to choose a time slot convenient to you. Please find it here :

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4AABA92BA6FF2-mroboyles

Click on a suitable timeslot and then on the “Submit and Sign Up” button at the bottom (your details won’t be visible to others). I will then try to ring you as close as possible to that time. If for any reason you cannot access the signup form (or if those time slots don’t suit), just send in a note with your preferred time and I will of course try to accommodate as best I can, either that day or another. It’s no problem.

Kind regards,

Mr. O’Boyle

Halloween Costumes

Check out our spooky and wonderful costumes and makeup. The children really got into character 🙂 !

Paper Plate Pumpkins

We made these spooky paper plate decorations for Halloween.

Maths Week

The last week before midterm break was Maths Week and we played all sorts of games involving sorting and matching, recognising numbers, subitising, counting, shapes, adding and taking away.

October

Take a look at some pictures from our play during October.

Jolly Phonics Songs and Actions

Click on the links below to hear the Jolly Phonics songs and to see children performing the actions.

Group 1:        s, a, t, i, p, n

Group 2:        c/k, e, h, r, m, d

Group 3:        g, o, u, l, f, b

Group 4:        ai, j, oa, ie, ee/or

Group 5:        z, w, ng, v, OO

Group 6:        y, x, ch, sh, th

Group 7:        qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar

Sorting

We have been practising our sorting skills by following the Ready Set Go programme in maths. The children explore sorting using a variety of materials – pine cones, shells, plastic teddy bears and animals, bottle lids, buttons, 2D shapes etc. They sort by colour, shape, size, texture, number of holes and more.

 

 

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Play

Here are some pictures of our play through the month of September

 

 

 

 

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Letter Formation using Playdoh & whiteboards

The children love practising their letter formation using playdoh and writing them on their whiteboards. Take a look at their work.

 

 

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Self Portraits

We drew self portraits and painted a background for them. See our fabulous results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team sheet announced for the weekend

Best of look to the Mayo team this weekend in the All Ireland Final, from all the Junior and Senior infants in Kilglass NS.

 

 

Jolly Phonics

Click on the individual letter sound to hear it pronounced:

 

https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/learn-the-letter-sounds/

Overview of Pupil Book:https://youtu.be/4B9KR96G4VM?t=41

 


 

Welcome to our new Junior and Senior Infants

We had an exciting day on Wednesday as we welcomed back our new Senior Infant class and met our new Junior Infants for the first time. A big thank you to parents for having all the children so refreshed and organised as they start into school. Here are some pictures from our first days.

 

 


 

Aistear Play Time: Easter and Spring

 

 

We had fun playing at our Easter table this week. We used straw, baskets, chicks and eggs in our play and enjoyed pouring and scooping the birdseed into different containers! And of course cleaning up after too!! Some of the groups used an oasis to stick flowers in for our Easter table.

 

 

 

 

Maths Activities in our Class.

 

13th March 2021: Counting, patterns and sorting things in Maths this week.

 

 

Story Time In Junior Infants -March 2020

 

 

Back to School Again!

 

8th March 2021

Here are Junior and Senior Infants enjoying being back at school last week. We really enjoyed catching up with our friends.

 

 

Happy Christmas!

We were very busy in December this year and had some great fun playing in our different Aistear stations- we pretended we were feeding reindeers, baked lots of fresh treats and sweets in Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, wrote and designed Christmas cards at the North Pole Post Office and learned how to wrap presents in Santa’s workshop.

 

 

Santa Visit to Kilglass!

We all got a great Christmas surprise last Friday when Santa visited our school with treats for us all! We were really amazed that Santa had time to do this at such a busy time of year- all the children were so happy to see him and it reminded us all that the ‘Christmas Spirit’ is everywhere around us this year and we are very grateful for all the good and kind things people do for others at Christmas and all the year round. Nollaig Shona!

 

 

 


 

Space Activities in Junior and Senior Infants

We are learning about Space this month, and we began this week by building some flying machines for our space characters and a Space station to play in!

 

On Friday we built some cool flying Space crafts for an Alien or an Astronaut. We all got a box that we had collected at school and cut holes in it to stick the people in and wings.

 

 

 

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