Archive for the ‘Junior Infants’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Room 2 start the Jolly Phonics Programme

September 2017

The Junior Infants have started the Jolly Phonics Programme. Jolly Phonics teaches children the letter sounds and how to put sounds together to make and read words. Each letter has a song too. We began with the ssss sound and the song: The snake is in the grass. Our next sound is ah and the song: Ants, ants, ants on my arm. We will spend a week on each sound at first but after Halloween we will do two sounds each week. Please check your child’s homework each Monday to see what sound we are on and help him/her to think of 3 easy words starting with that sound.

For more information see and make sure you attend Laragh’s Helping your child with Speaking / Reading / Writing Meetings after Halloween.

PostHeaderIcon Roald Dahl Day 2017 in Room 2

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 was Roald Dahl Day. In Ms. Downey’s Class the boys and girls learned the names of some of his books such as The Enormous Crocodile, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda and The B.F.G. They then went out to look at the Roald Dahl Mural in the yard and tried to spot the different books. Later on they watched some clips from The B.F.G. Check out Roald Dahl books in your Local Library.

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Happy Birthday Roald Dahl!

PostHeaderIcon Welcome to Gardiner Street

All the staff at Gardiner Street School would like to welcome the new Junior Infant children. We wish all our students a happy and productive school year.