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Welcome. Junior Infants 2013 Ms Caitriona Coughlan. What your child will need. Uniform. Indoor and Outdoor shoes – Velcro fasteners Coat – make sure they are able to put on and take off Trousers – elasticated Label all clothes – many get misplaced!

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Welcome

Junior Infants 2013

Ms CaitrionaCoughlan

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Uniform

  • Indoor and Outdoor shoes – Velcro fasteners
  • Coat – make sure they are able to put on and take off
  • Trousers – elasticated
  • Label all clothes – many get misplaced!
  • P.E. Gear for P.E. Day – Thursday each week children must wear runners
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Books and copies

  • Books should be covered books in contact, this saves them from any spills in the bag
  • Please write name on the front cover NOT on the inside.
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Pencil Case

  • Pencil – use a chunky one if needed – helps grip
  • Colours – crayons or colouring pencils
  • Rubber
  • Topper
  • No markers or biros
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Be strong!!

  • If you feel emotional, try not to show it.
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Assure them that you’ll be back to collect them and make your getaway without delay!

  • Your child will settle!
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First two weeks of school life

  • Junior Infants finish their school day at 12.00 pm
  • During this time they will be introduced into the school
  • They are brought on a tour of the school (bathrooms, playground etc.)
  • They meet the other teachers
  • They get to know their classmates
  • They get to know the routines of being in a classroom – sitting in your seat, put up your hand when you have a question, lunch time etc)
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September

  • Children settle into school life and rules
  • Getting to know their classmates
  • Developing fine motor skills
  • Minimal homework – practice in developing fine motor skills at home is important
  • Developing oral language
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September

  • Meeting with class teacher
  • Date to be confirmed
  • Infant curriculum
  • Jolly Phonics
  • How best to help your child in their school life.
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Please Note

  • PE is taught on Thursdays
  • Arts and crafts are taught on Fridays for which your child will need an apron or an old t-shirt to protect their uniform
  • Infants finish their school day at 1:30pm. They must be picked up inside the school grounds – you must come inside the gate
  • If somebody unknown to the teacher
  • is to collect your child please
  • inform the teacher
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Homework

  • 10 - 15 mins per night
  • Worksheet
  • in textbook or photocopied page
  • Phonics work
  • wordbox (decoding),
  • reading book
  • or
  • dictation book (identifying sounds in words)
  • Sight words
  • learning to recognise high frequency words
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Homework

  • Explaining homework
  • In text books, the corner of the page will turned down
  • “Your homework is not done unless it is coloured!”
  • Sit with your child while doing homework – it’s ok to make mistakes!
  • If for any reason homework cannot be done, please send in a note to explain
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Before your child starts school

  • It would be helpful for your child to know how to:
  • Say some Nursery rhymes
  • Recognise some colours
  • Count up to 10
  • Take turns
  • Put on and take off their coat – practice this at home
  • Put on and take off their shoes
  • Go to the toilet unaided
  • Open their lunch box
  • Recognise their own name
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General Information

  • ScoilCholmcille has an open door policy, please feel free to pop in to talk to the class teacher after class. If the matter calls for it please arrange an appointment with the teacher
  • If at some time you need to discuss a worry or complaint you may have, please contact the class teacher first to discuss the matter
  • Don’t be afraid to get involved in your child’s school life, your input into your child’s education is invaluable!
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Questions?