Junior Infants

Irish Dancing Performance

“Sincere and heartfelt thanks to Louise our Irish Dancing teaching who had us well prepared and performance ready for our wonderful whole school dancing display. Every boy and girl who took part gained amazing, invaluable experience and most importantly loved every moment. They really and truly shone like the bright stars they are on stage. …

Weekly Maths Stations

“We have excellent mathematicians in Junior Infants this term. We partake in maths stations every week and rotate to a different table after the timer is up. At each station the boys and girls work independently and make patterns using blocks, pegs and peg boards and links. They also play counting games with cookies and …

Active flag initiative

“As part of active flag initiative the boys and girls have been very busy getting active in the classroom, particularly on rainy days. We do zumba and yoga in the classroom and especially love when we get to go up a level on go noodle. We are getting fit and healthy in Junior Infants!”   …

Junior infant art

“We have been very busy in Junior Infants so far this year. The children made magnificent self portraits and sparkling stars and colourful crayons to decorate and brighten our classroom.”    

Cooking up a storm in Junior Infants

‘We were busy in Junior Infants today making ghastly ghosts for Halloween. We made the white icing using icing sugar and hot water (which teacher pored as we are very clever and know not to touch boiling water). Once the mixture was made we spooned this onto our biscuits and added eyes and a mouth …

Credit Union Art Competition

‘The boys and girls in Junior Infants were Artists last week. We went to the art room in Gort National School and created masterpieces for the Credit Union Competition under the heading ‘inspiration’. First the children thought about and drew with a pencil their inspiration. Next they painted their creation using many different colours. You …

Gort NS Sponsored Walk

‘Hip Hip Hooray, we went on our sponsored walk today!! The boys and girls in 6th class were the best buddies for us Junior Infants during our sponsored walk. We had a long way to go and were very conscious of being seen so we wore our high visibility vests on this walk. We walked …

Aistear Areas in Junior Infants

‘Maria Montessori says that “play is the work of the child”. Play is essential to a child’s development be it socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. With this in mind, the boys and girls in Junior Infants in Gort national school partake in Aistear every morning. For the month of September and October the theme is …