Junior 1 had such great fun on their school tour to Kilinkere Pet Farm. They loved feeding all the animals especially feeding the baby lamb a bottle of milk. Farmer Paddy was so kind to us all and even brought us for a ride on his tractor and trailer. It was a fantastic day out!
Junior 1 are learning all about "People Who Help Us" for March and April. We had a lovely visit to the fire station in Cootehill where Fireman Michael showed us around the fire station and explained how everything worked. He let us try on his fireman hat which was very heavy and he also let us get into the real fire truck, it was so cool! We loved using the big hose and liked listening to the siren going off! It was a brilliant trip.
Our theme this month was food. We had so much fun exploring this topic. We cooked and cleaned in our kitchen and wore our chefs apron and hat during Aistear. We learned all about fruit and vegetables and did printing in art. We read the story of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and loved it. We learned all about what the caterpillar ate and how he turned into a beautiful butterfly. We worked really hard painting and decorating a caterpillar and butterlies for our displaty board. We did lots of matching activities and did a sorting activity too. It was a really fun month.
Junior 1 were very busy in December preparing for our big play on the 11th of December in Drumlin House. They all did so well and we were all very proud of our little angels. We had a lovely walk to the fairy forest which was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The children loved exploring the forest. We had Christmas jumper day on the 21st for Santa's visit. We had lots of fun dancing at the disco too!
November was another very busy month. We were learning all about winter. We learned about dressing in warm clothes for the winter and practiced our dressing skills. We had lots of fun. We really loved playing with our winter sensory bins and we were learning the colour blue.We continued working on number, handwriting and literacy skills also.
Our theme this month was Hallowe'en. The children took part in many exciting activities such as making playdough, dressing up, art activities, sensory play, a visit to the library, singing songs such as 5 little ghosts and 10 little pumpkins and trick or treating around the other classes. It was a really busy month and lots of fun was had!