Category: Junior Infants

Maths Week 2019

Maths Week 2019


The pupils of Divine Word celebrated Maths Week 2019 from 14th – 17th October. We had a fun filled week of activities in all classes from Junior Infants to 6th class.


Pupils from 1st – 6th competed in the Mangahigh Maths Week Ireland Ninja Challenge. One pupil earned a gold medal for winning 150 Mangahigh points during the challenge. Children can continue to play Mangahigh using their unique passwords by logging onto



Children from 4th-6th attended a Coding workshop where they learnt the basics in Scratch. Scratch is a programming language designed by MIT. Students use Scratch to program their own interactive stories, activities and games.

Halloween Maths Trail

Children from Junior Infants to 6th participated in a Halloween Maths Trail. Clues were left around the grounds of the school and children were given an opportunity to answer age appropriate Maths questions. Our junior infants were busy counting while our senior classes had to use their math’s problem solving skills to answer the questions.

Card Games

Children from 3rd -6th learnt some card games.  Card games are a fun way to develop mathematical thinking and number skills. With a simple deck of traditional cards, you can bring Maths learning with you, anywhere you go: car trips, restaurants, or just relaxing at home!




Puzzles Challenge

Children from 3rd -6th participated to solve puzzles against the clock. There were brainteasers, logic puzzles and Maths riddles. Puzzles are a great way to encourage problem-solving and logical thinking.

Board Games

Our Junior Infants-2nd classes spent the  mornings enjoying traditional board games and other Maths based games  in the hall.

Welcome to our new junior infants
Welcome to our new junior infants

Our new junior infants have settled in well and are making lots of friends.

Junior Infant Booklist 2019

Junior Infants Book List – 2019 – 2020

Gaeilge:       Abair Liom A (Folens)                                                                11.05

Religion:     Grow in Love – Veritas                                                                  9.00



Contribution towards:-

  • language experience materials
  • large and small story, picture and poetry books
  • Jolly Phonics work scheme
  • individual graded reading materials and library books

which your child will take home on loan.                                  9.50


English Workbooks                                                                                        

Ready to Write A1 – (Edco)

A Handwriting Book: Introduction to Cursive                                             6.50


Maths:          Planet Maths Junior Infants (Folens)                                      11.95

SESE:             Contribution to SESE worksheets and resources                5.00


Art & Craft:

Class materials for Art, Social and Environmental studies,

Envelope folders, crayons, glue, paper, copies, pencils and

Scrap book. (Note: As specific types of copies are required

for the various subjects the class teacher will order them.)               25.00


Plastic Zip lock folders                                                                                         5.00


Computer /Technical/Software Support                                                 10.00


BOOKS:                                                                                                    €          93.00


Optional – Pupil Personal Accident Insurance:                                        7.00

24 hour cover Allianz plc                                                                                                                                                                                                                              _______

TOTAL:   Books + Insurance                                                   €         100.00


Zero Absences

This morning 73 pupils received a trophy and a certificate for attending school every day this year. Congratulations to all…


Visit to the Hens
Visit to the Hens

The junior infants were learning about the life cycle of a hen and went to visit some local hens!