Craughwell National School

Craughwell NS, SN Chreachmhaoil,

Naíonáin Bheaga 2017/18 Ms Farragher

 Fáilte to Junior Infants 2017/18

We have been very busy in September getting to know our teacher and each other. We are settling in so well into the school routine, making lots of new friends and learning a lot too!

We have been having great fun working together to complete puzzles. Here are some photos of our completed jigsaws.

We were lucky enough to intercept a large box before it reached the recycling bin. Here we are working together to turn it into a haunted house for Winnie the Witch. We had great fun using our imaginations and coming up with ideas!

We have been reading the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff and we started talking about the troll who lived under the bridge. We decided to use the construction toys in our classroom to make a bridge for the troll. We showed great teamwork and cooperation as we worked together. Here are some of our bridges.

A lot of our learning takes place during our active learning sessions.


We had two visitors from the ESB who talked to us about all of the positive benefits of electricity and the different ways we use electricity at home and at school. We also learned that electricity can be highly dangerous and Brian gave us some helpful rules to help us stay safe around electricity. They also gave us a high-vis jacket to help us stay safe if we are out for a walk or a cycle. We couldn’t wait to try them on!

We had a very exciting day today as Craughwell native and Galway Senior hurling star Tomas Monaghan came to visit our school. He brought all the silverware with him and we were all delighted to get to touch the Liam McCarthy cup!

In Maths, we have been busy learning how to sort sets in different ways. We have learned how to sort by colour, by size and by shape. Can you work out what attributes these clever children were using to sort?

In Junior Infants, a lot of our learning takes place through play. Here are a few photographs of us engaged in various activities during our first weeks in school.

We are getting more familiar with the new school environment and we went on a tour of the school to see the classrooms, the hall, the staffroom, the playgrounds, the AstroTurf  pitch etc. We got to meet some of the teachers and the school staff. We were very excited to meet our new principal Mr. Mitchell and we were lucky enough to visit his office.

We had great fun during our Skipping workshop with Mark.  Here are a few photos of us in action.