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Ballinadee Buzz September 2021

Junior and Senior Infants

We were delighted to welcome 8 new Junior Infants to Ballinadee N.S. this year! They have settled in really well and are feeling very excited to start learning their letter sounds and do homework in October. Senior Infants have been very welcoming to the new juniors and are being great role models. Junior and Senior infants were learning about themselves and about their birthdays. They were also learning about hobbies and pastimes. They also wanted to tell you they beat all the king’s horses and all the king’s men because they put Humpty together again!!

Junior Infants

Paper Construction Self Portraits

Pastimes Word Wall

The Birthday Party Word Wall

Aistear Stations: Construction, Small World and Role Play

First and Second Class
First and second class did a treasure hunt with their spellings and tricky words and they did dot painting and learned about the different shades and colours. They also learned German. They were lucky to have a very interesting visitor to the room too, this beautiful butterfly had a torn wing so came in for a little rest, fortunately he was still able to fly away home!!

Butterfly Butterfly!

Third Class

Third class learned about maps and the counties of Ireland. They also learned how to say hello, goodbye and their names in German. They were learning about symmetry and made some fabulous symmetrical name artworks. They learned their four times tables. Third class were also delighted to finally make their First Holy Communion on the 18th of September. They were absolutely fantastic on the day and did their teacher, school and their families proud.

Symmetrical Name Art

Communion Class 2021

Fourth and Fifth Class
Fourth and fifth class learned about the counties of Ireland, They drew self-portraits. They also measured their height in footprints.

Self Portraits

Our County

Our County

Self Portraits

My Home

Fifth and Sixth Class
Fifth and sixth have had a packed few weeks since we came back. We are learning about our lungs and we did 2 experiments about the air in our lungs. They were really fun to do. We are also learning about the Olympics and the Paralympics. We wrote sport recounts and we roleplayed interviewing sports stars. We are learning all about Ireland, we made brochures about each different county. Sixth class had an amazing confirmation on Thursday 23rd of September.

Confirmation Class 2021
Experiments

How our Lungs Work and The Olympics

Numeracy

Senior Infants investigating what happens when we add odd and even numbers using Numicon

1st Class trying to balance different combinations of numbers using Numicon
5th class working collaboratively to try and order the decimals

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