Tomorrow Friday 23rd March is our Easter Cake & Bake Sale! All donations of baked goods (homemade or shop bought) are greatly appreciated and will be on sale in the school hall from 10 am until 11:30 am. All are welcome!! You can collect your child from the classroom and take them home when you are finished at the Bake Sale.
Our trip to Newgrange Farm!
We had a wonderful time at the farm today! We saw lots of different animals that live on the farm. We petted a baby chick, a puppy, a kid goat, a rabbit, we fed a lamb with a milk bottle, fed the hens some grain and went on a lovely tractor ride around the farm. We played in the big sand pit and drove around on little tractors. We even got to see some newborn lambs that were just learning to walk. We all enjoyed our fun-filled sunny day at Newgrange farm!
Due to the snow days last week,World Book Day will now be held on Friday 9th March! Children can come into school dressed up as a character from a book.
Our school is having an Easter Bonnet competition! Children are allowed to make an Easter bonnet at home to enter into the competition. Closing date is 21st March.
This week is friendship week. We have been reminding ourselves about what ways we can be good friends to each other. All the Junior Infants here in St.Oliver's are doing their best to be fantastic friends.
On Wednesday Feb 14th, school will finish at 11:45am for all children. This is to facilitate a Child Protection Training seminar for the staff. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy the mid-term break!
We have been learning all about St.Brigid and the kind, wonderful things that we did. Here is some of our artwork about St.Brigid and her wonderful, multi-coloured cloak.
Thank you to those Grandparents who were free to come in this morning. We hope you had a great time chatting to all our Junior Infants! Here are some photos from our morning, we really liked making our St.Brigid'crosses and all other fun activities.
Friday February 2nd is Grandparent's Day! We would like to invite grandparents into our class for some games and activities from 11:15am- 12:00pm on the day.
On Mondays and Wednesday Junior Infants are being asked to do some active exercises rather than written homework! Please look at the Super Troopers Junior Activity Journal for some fun exercises and games.
We also ask that you go and try out some of these online literacy games with your child. It is a great way to encourage a positive outlook towards reading - simply click the link and it should open the game on your tablet/computer/ phone.
Listening activity – to encourage active listening
Pop the same sound
The odd word out – based on first sounds
First sound game
Last sounds in words
Read along with your child
CVC reading words
Great website full of phonics games
Thank you to the parents who were free this morning to help with our Beebot stations. We hope you had as much fun as we did! Here's some pictures of us using Beebots for lots of different literacy and numeracy activities.
Beebots are floor robots that teach computational thinking to children in a fun, interactive way!
Junior Infants have been practising some coding skills using the Ipads. The app is called "Beebot" and can be downloaded for free. Why not try it out at home!
Our Christmas Outfits!
Our Christmas Wreaths!
We are learning all about the construction site this November. There are lots of different vehicles on a site and a lot of people work there too! Here are some pictures of us pretending to be builders and architects!
If you would have any toy diggers, hard hats, tools and other building toys, they would be greatly appreciated and we promise to take great care of them.
Well done to all the boys and girls for their incredible crazy hair Friday! Here are some photos of the class with their imaginative hair styles. We had a fun day and even a crazy hair disco!
Thank you to the boys and girls who brought in Autumn leaves. We used them to create our hedgehogs' spikes!
Shape Hunt for Maths Week 18th October
As it is Maths week, the children have been asked to go on a shape hunt for their homework! Here are some examples of shapes around the house.
Maths for Fun
Today we started our first ever Maths for Fun. The children really enjoyed all our games. Here's some pictures of us during our Maths for Fun stations.