Welcome to the infants room page. The infants room is a very busy classroom with lots of exciting activity!
Maths Week 2022
We had a very exciting Maths week. We enjoyed maths trails, active maths classes, maths champions and a maths passport with 5th & 6th classes.
It was another busy month in the junior and senior infant classroom. We started Aistear which everyone was delighted about. Our theme was school and the library. We visited the library in Rathdrum which was a lovely morning of reading & fun. We really enjoyed our mask workshop that was funded by the Wicklow County Council and loved the day up in the RDA hall where we had a parade with the rest of the school. We constructed witches as our Halloween art and enjoyed playing all the traditional Halloween games. We had a super dress up day followed by a Halloween scavenger hunt in the memorial park.
Wishing everyone a lovely mid-term break.
We have had a very busy month in the infant room. We were delighted to welcome 16 new infants who have settled in beautifully into St. Saviour’s NS. We have enjoyed spending time in the garden and getting to know our school. The junior infants have started the jolly phonics programme and learning to write their letters. The senior infants are working on their digraphs and practising their reading every day. We visited the beach in Brittas Bay and love our music class with Chiara.
We are all looking forward to our Easter break and lots of yummy chocolate. The children enjoyed a wonderful egg hunt in our beautiful garden and were delighted to each receive an Easter egg. We enjoyed Easter art with Diane and a karate class with Dara. We all look forward to our music class each week with Chiara and we enjoyed a yummy Easter chocolate nest that we made in Aistear. Happy Easter Everyone.
During March we enjoyed learning about St Patrick and we loved using our Gaeilge in seachtain na Gaeilge. Every day we found different ways to use our Gaeilge – games, PE, reading with older children, baking and every day someone was Gaeilgeoir an lae. We had a great day dressing in green and celebrating everything about being Irish. We also had World Book Day where we dressed up as our favourite book character.
February was our Friendship month where we worked on being kind and caring to everyone in our school.
In Aistear we learned about doctors and nurses. We constructed a stethoscope and doctors bag in art. In home corner we had great fun acting out working in a doctor’s surgery. We made a doctor’s surgery in small world and wrote acrostic poems in reading & writing.
We are so happy to be back in school for another exciting year.
In Aistear we learned about healthy eating and the Chinese New Year which is the year of the dragon.
For our healthy eating we made healthy pizzas which we all enjoyed and in home corner we acted out a supermarket.
For Chinese New Year we pretended to visit China and enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year.
We enjoyed a visit from a scientist who told us all about potions and what happens when we mix liquids together.
We are delighted to be back playing rugby with Noely and also continuing to enjoy GAA with Caroline.
We hope you enjoy watching our nativity play!
We are all getting very excited about Christmas. Each classroom is preparing our Christmas play and we loved acting them out in St. Saviour’s Church.
Santa visited school to an amazing grotto in our garden.
Our disco day was the best fun with a special disco in our 3rd & 4th classroom.
In Aistear we learned about the Christmas story and had great fun dressing up as the parts of the story.
Everyone loves Christmas in the infant room.
In the infant room we were very excited learning about shapes & colours and the season of Winter. We painted colour wheels and learned how mixing primary colours will create secondary colours. We also learned about the signs of Winter and how it is different to other seasons.
We had an amazing drumming workshop where we all got to play the drums. During science week we saw an electric car, created inventions with lego and we even got to be on RTE. The best part of was the visiting pet farm – everyone enjoyed meeting all the lovely animals.
It seems like October was over in a flash! We were very active with maths week. We enjoyed problem solving, maths trails, maths wizards and lots more. We loved visiting Kilmacurragh Gardens to learn about hedgehog habitats, trees and having fun in the big tree!! For Halloween, we loved carving our pumpkins, finding the ring in the fainne, playing Bob the apple and baking slime buns!! What fun we had wearing our pjs to school on pyjama day and ate our breakfast in school.
Before Easter it was super to have the remaining classes back in school with us. We welcomed Ms Spencer into our class who is completing her teaching practise with us. She brought in some lovely eggs that will hatch into fluffy chicks. We are learning all about the life cycle of the chick and we were so excited to meet them. Before Easter we had a fantastic Easter Egg Hunt in the garden and every child received an Easter Egg. In Aistear we are learning about a firefighter and we walked up to the fire station in Rathdrum. We acted out being a firefighter and enjoyed constructing a fire engine in art. After Easter we were delighted to restart our GAA training with our GAA coach Caroline.
We are so happy to be back in school. It is lovely to see our friends and learn in the classroom again. We were really delighted to return to our normal routines of reading, learning our sounds and maths. Our first Aistear theme for March was Garda Siochana. We visited the Garda station in Rathdrum and enjoyed learning what it is like to be a Garda. In our Aistear we acted out being in a Garda station and constructed a Garda puppet. It was great fun.
January & February 2021
We are really missing being in school but we working hard at home.
During January, our theme was all about food so we learned about the supermarket, restaurant and the little Red Hen story.
During February, our theme was visiting countries so we visited Africa, Brazil and China. We loved hearing from Magnus about Brazil, Catriona about China and listening to the story Handa’s Surprise to learn about Africa.
On Fridays, we had fun zooms where we had house hunts, dress up, pet day and bingo.
We worked very hard on our daily zooms to learn Gaeilge, phonics, reading and maths.
We are looking forward to getting back to school in March.
During December, we were busy preparing for our Christmas video.
The infants performed a poem about reindeer and a little drama of the nativity story.
In Aistear, we learned about the Christmas nativity and the Christmas toyshop.
We loved visiting the playground and went on an elf hunt in the park.
We were so happy when Santa came to school to visit us. We all received a chocolate Santa and a lovely present from Santa.
Happy Christmas everyone.
Science Week was very exciting during November.
Our theme was Space and the infant room constructed our own rockets.
We created a poem all about our space adventures. We listened to Niamh Shaw telling us all about her hopes and dreams of traveling into Space. The most exciting part was that RTE News2Day came to our school to video all our Science week activities. It was so much fun. In Aistear, our theme was explorers and we continued with learning about Space and Antarctica. We had great fun continuing to have soccer and tennis lessons.
During Maths week we had lots of exciting maths activities = maths trails, maths wizards, maths songs and lots moreWe enjoyed our art workshop with Diane where we created beautiful leaf birds.We had a super dress up day and enjoyed seeing everyone dressed up.
We were delighted to welcome our junior infants into St. Saviour’s and we also welcomed a new child in our senior infant class. It is so exciting to be back together again in school. Junior Infants started learning their jolly phonics and senior infants are busy revising all our sounds and practising our reading
We had a super day at our Green School’s Action Day. We made sock puppets and learned about reducing plastic in our homes and school. We also had a great presentation from the Wicklow County Council about our environment.
We welcomed the Glendalough Park Rangers to our classroom and learned lots about nature all around us.
We returned to school after Christmas and were really happy to get back to our normal routines of Aistear and learning.
Our Christmas Play this year was “Stable Manners”. We loved being part of the play.
The School Christmas Party was a wonderful evening of magic and festivities. It is such a great night and we love visiting Santa.
We were learning about cowboys, princesses & knights and superheroes in Aistear. We had lots of fun in home corner, small world, art and reading & writing.
We had great fun dressing up for Halloween and parading with the school in the hall. We also welcomed Mr Z who taught us how to make a go kart go faster.
We welcome all our new junior infants and are delighted to be back in school. The weather is good so we are up in our garden lots of the time.