Junior Infants - Room 8

Room 8

Room 8 had a busy half-term before Christmas filled with lots of art, singing, a trip to the Panto and our very own Christmas performance, “Baa Baa Bethlehem”. We were delighted to have the parents in to see our show and we really hope you enjoyed it.


We have introduced i-pads to our learning, which caused great excitement amongst the boys. We use the i-pads once a week to help consolidate the jolly phonics and maths that we have covered so far in class.


During playtime we are continuing to learn through play, our latest themes have been the Doctor and the Vet. The boys had lots of fun dressing up and getting into role and using their new vocabulary during their play.


We have been enjoying creating different types of lines in our art and also using different materials for our work, we have tried paint, oil pastels, twistables, crayons, markers and pencils. So far, painting is our favourite!

Room 8

Room 8 have really settled into junior infants and the school routine. We are having lots of fun learning through play.

We have had a few different themes since starting school including, “School”, “The Home”, “The Three Little Pigs” and most recently “The Potions Lab”. We use these themes as inspiration for our playtime and try to also link them with our other subject areas. You can see some art we completed as part of these themes in our pictures.

We have been busy learning how to do our pre-writing shapes and are almost ready to move on to letters after midterm. The boys have also loved learning lots of new Irish phrases and playing Irish games. We celebrated Maths
Week last week in our school and we had so much fun going on a maths trail around our school looking for numbers and shapes.

We are very lucky to have Laura from Erin’s Isle with us on Friday’s and she has been helping us learn lots of GAA skills. We really loved learning how to hold the hurl and sliotar last week.