Senior Infants Over the last two week we have been working hard in senior infants. We have been learning all about the post office and we have been writing lots of letter, cards and post cards. We have been visiting the post office in role play and we have also been building our own post offices in small world and in junk art too.We have also be busy learning some new sounds including the sound ie and the sound ee. We have brainstormed lots of words that have these sounds in them.We have been learning about kindness as well. We have been thinking about how we can be kind to others and how we show kindness to others. We have made a contract and tree of kindness to remind ourselves that we need to use kind hands, kind feet and kind words with our friends and family.In art we learnt about evergreen trees and how they never loss their needles and stay green all year round and we loved making our smiling snowmen. We have had a very busy two weeks in senior infants after midterm. We have been learning all about houses and home and in particular we have been looking at the supermarket. We had a super market in role play where we learnt about writing lists and buying and paying for things. We were building supermarket using lego and we were also learning about the different types of houses we live in.We have also learnt about the food pyramid and the different foods we need to eat to make use strong and healthy. Have a look at the food pyramid we made. We have done lots of art over that last two weeks. We were printing with different types of food and we have also been making houses using coloured paper.This week we were learning about 2D shapes and on Friday we got to make 2D shape monster Senior Infants had great fun completing the skittle experiment and the magic balloon experiment for Science Week. We have also been talking about how we celebrate Halloween and we talked about how we dress up, play apple bobbing and go trick or treating. We learnt that people first started to dress up at Halloween to scare away evil spirits. This week we have had great fun getting ready for Halloween. We have had a Halloween costume shop in Aistear where we have been designing and buying our halloween costumes for this year. We have been creating clay pots in art which was great fun. We don’t really like the feel of clay. Our pots will dry first and then we will paint them. We got some new hanna bead in class this week so we spent some time making lovely pictures and patterns using the beads. It can be so tricky because they are so small. This month we are learning all about fairy tales and castles. We have started Aistear this week and we have enjoyed building castles in junk art and construction and he have loved making a medieval banquet menu and having a medieval banquet in role play. We have been learning about the different parts of a castle and we have been busy creating fairy tale characters and building castles in Art We are so proud of William for being such a responsible, caring friend. Keep up the great work:) This week we have been learning all about autumn. We have been learning about the leaves changing colour, animals hibernate during autumn and that it is starting to get colder and the days are getting shorter. I hope your like our autumn trees What is your favourite thing about being back in school? We have been talking about what we like about being back in school. Some things that were mentioned include seeing our friends, meeting our new teacher, doing art and PE and getting to play with our friends and the toys. Senior Infants painted beautiful self portraits this week. Every morning, Senior Infants have a great time playing with toys and chatting with their friends. Hello everyone. My name is Miss Deane. I will be teaching Senior Infants this year. I can’t wait to meet you all and have some fun this year.