Glenasmole National School Educating since 1958

Admissions of students for 2021 happening right now!

01 462 4143

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09:10 - 14:50

Monday to Friday

123 456 789

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Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Junior Infants Class

In Junior Infants the children learn sounds from the Jollyphonics programme, they learn how to blend short words and begin to read. They also learn sight words that cannot be sounded out phonetically. The children work on their pencil grip and begin letter formation. They learn all about numbers 0-5, 2d shapes, patterns, months, days of the week, seasons of the year. In Gaeilge the children learn new words and short phrases. Their general development is enhanced through Aistear, Art, P.E., Music, Drama, S.P.H.E., Science, History, Geography, Religious Education. Much of this learning is done through play, songs and games. A big part of junior infants is learning some independence, being able to express themselves through oral language and co-operating with the teacher and their peers. Social skills and friendships are important, we encourage the use of please/thank you throughout the school day and inclusion/playing nicely together.

Martina Sheehan is a proud Kerry woman, this can cause her a bit of bother in Dublin during the month of September! She has been teaching for 9 years now, having trained in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Martina joined Glenasmole National School in 2013, she taught in Co. Wicklow before that. Martina comes from a Gaeltacht area in South Kerry and enjoys speaking the Irish language. Martina currently teaches Junior and Senior Infants and she loves it. She taught 1st and 2nd class for 5 years before that. Martina enjoys playing football, hillwalking, travelling and going to the gym.