Citywest & Saggart

Community National School

Junior Infants School Tour and Teddy Bear Picnic

What an adventure the Junior Infants had on their first ever school tour to Imaginosity! They loved getting the big bus with their friends, and counting down the minutes (literally) until they arrived. They had a picnic outside Imaginosity before they went in, to give them lots of energy for playing, and play they did! They started on the top level in the garden with the sleeping badger- zzZZZ! Then they climbed the tunnel, went into the house, used diggers to build and break down walls, and played with the dolls houses and pattern blocks. Next they made their way to the recording studio where they played dress up and read the news on a REAL telly! On the first floor they went shopping for food in the supermarket, served it up in the diner, played doctor in the surgery, and raced lots of very fast cars!              The Junior Infants had so much fun, and made their teachers and parents very proud by playing nicely, sharing with eachother, and by being very respectful and cleaning up before they went home. To reward them, and celebrate all of their learning this year, the Junior Infants had a teddy bear’s picnic on the yard and you can see more photos of them  right here. Well done Junior Infants – you’re going to be super Senior Infants next year 🙂...

Junior Infants: Summer Nature Walk

Summer is finally here and the Junior Infants have been learning all about the summer season through their five senses- sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste. To celebrate their learning, they went on a nature hunt to the local park to look out for all the signs of summer. They completed a ‘signs of summer’ check list, played parachute games with their friends, and chilled out in the playground afterwards. Summer sure is fun! Can you see spot the signs of summer in their...

Junior Infants Room 5: I taste with my tongue!

Room 5 conducted a taste test as part of an SPHE unit on the five senses. The theme of this unit is sensory perception – how the world becomes known to us is explored through our five senses. The lessons allow the children to experience all five senses. In order to heighten the children’s awareness of them, each lesson focuses on a different sense, particularly in relation to safety. The taste test allowed the children to explore their own personal preferences and gave them the vocabulary to describe different tastes. We also discussed the importance of making sure something is safe before we eat it. Here are some pictures of our taste test. We taste tested: Jellytots/chocolate (sweet) Natural Yoghurt (sour) Lemon (bitter) Tuc Crackers (salty) Ask me which one was my favourite!...

Junior Infants Room 5: Maths for Fun!

The children recently had some volunteer parents visit them in the classroom to help them complete a number of Maths activities as part of Maths week. It was lots of fun for all involved and showed that learning really is FUN! See more pictures...

Junior Infants Room 5: At Play

Room 5 have been enjoying playing with our different topics over the last few months. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them. Two of our favourite play topics have been the Clothes Shop and the School! See photos here. If you flick through the pictures, you will see some of the different play areas we have in our classroom. Here we are in the creative area making Gruffalo characters! Some of us really enjoy the construction area where we can build all sorts of structures. Another area is the small world area, where we act out different real life situations such as getting petrol. However, the role play area is our absolute favourite! Here we are acting in the school. Can you spot the teacher?...

Junior Infants Rooms 1, 2, 5: Junior Fire Fighters!

The Junior Infants have been learning all about their local community- the people and place where they live. They loved singing their community song; ask them what job they would like to have when they grow up! As part of their learning, they were super lucky to have two local Fire Fighters, Alan and Carl, visit them last week, to tell them all about their jobs, and to teach them about fire safety. They gave the JI’s three simple rules to stay safe if they see or smell a fire: Get out Stay out Get the fire brigade out  (remember to call 112, or 999) They also gave them a special Fire Safety pack to bring home to talk to their parents about, and the Infants sang them their 1o Little Fire Fighters song to say thank you! A huge thanks again to  Carl and Alan from the Dublin Fire Brigade for coming out and training our Junior Fire Fighters 🙂 To see the CSCNS Fire Fighters all ready to go in their special protective gear please click...