Welcome to

Our Junior and Senior Infants Page


Our New Infants:

A very warm welcome to our 9 new Junior Infants! We are so excited to have you in our school and we hope that you find it to be a welcoming, friendly and inspiring place to be!   Take a look at what they got up to on their first week in ‘Big School’. We were doing so well we even made the Roscommon Herald!

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Every month the pupils learn about a new topic in Aistear. Aistear is a curriculum framework for children aged up to six years. It is designed to provide enjoyable and challenging experiences so that all children can grow and develop as competent and confident learners. This is achieved by means of caring and considerate interaction with others.

Here are some of the topics that we have explored this term:

Hot Chocolate Stall:

Move over Butler’s Chocolatiers – a new hot chocolate team has arrived!

The Hospital:

Doctors and nurses had their hands full with the high number of patients who were admitted to our school hospital! Some patients needed much attention but they were very treated throughout their stay.

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Fun on the Farm:

It was all business down on Pumpkin-Pickin’ Farm. The pupils were extremely busy tending to all the customers in their farm shop. All produce was sourced locally here on Pumpkin-Pickin’ Farm! There was also much maintenance work to be carried out in order to keep the farm nice and tidy.

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The Home Corner:

The students were very cleaning up the house, taking care of babies, building, fixing and maintaining a high standard of house-keeping!

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Our Five Senses:

We have been learning all about our five senses – touch, taste, feel, smell and sight. We focused on our sense of touch as the children used descriptive language to explain what they had taken from our ‘Feely Bag’. We then engaged in artistic exercises to help us remember some of our descriptive words – rough, smooth, bumpy, hard and soft.

The Squirrel:

While the squirrels were busy gathering their nuts for the cold winter, pupils were eager to learn some interesting facts about these fascinating creatures! Did you know? The name squirrel comes from the Greek skiouros. This is based on a word that means ‘shadow-tail’. It is believed that the first grey squirrel was introduced to County Longford in 1911.

A Walk in Aghrane Woods:

Junior and Senior Infants has a beautiful day for our Autumn Walk in Aghrane Forest, Ballygar. We are fortunate to have this wonderful amenity on our doorstep. Well done to all the pupils who showed off their explorative skills and distinguished many autumnal sights.

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Finger Gym:

We are working on building up our fine motor skills with our ‘Finger Gym’ morning workouts. We are very pleased with all the hard work – what a fantastic bunch!

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Maths stations:

We are in a privileged position to have Ms Mannion help us during our Maths stations. This gives the children a great opportunity to learn in a small, focused group.

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Junior and Senior Infants learned how to draw a self-portrait by using a mirror as an aid. What a fantastic effort by all. We have some budding artists here!

Name Collage:

The pupils honed their artistic flair as they tore paper into tiny pieces and created a wonderful collage in their names.