Senior Infants

Take a look at what we’ve been up to in Senior Infants ☺️

It has been all go in Senior Infants since returning back to school after the Christmas holidays. We have started the theme of “The Estate Agents” in Aistear which has been lots of fun. The children have been working in role as Estate Agents, designing and constructing houses and making and painting houses using clay. We learned all about the different types of houses and drew our own house. In maths, we have been busy working on problem solving and addition.

We had another great week in Senior Infants. We had lots of fun playing games in stations, baking ginger bread men and singing Christmas songs. We were baking and decorating some more ginger bread men which were delicious 🤤 On Thursday, we had a very special treat! Wolly’s farm came to school and we got to spend lots of time with all the animals. We also had a great surprise when Ms.Moloney dressed up as a ginger bread man and came to visit us! Everybody made lovely Christmas cards this week in English and as Gaeilge! Well done on a great week Senior Infants!! 🎄

We have been very busy this week in Senior Infants practising hard for the Carol Service on Sunday. We are really enjoying learning all the songs and are super excited to be performing them for everyone!
We started our new Aistear theme of Santa’s workshop this week and it is one of our favourites so far! We have been baking ginger bread men, doing lots of Christmas art, constructing lots of Christmas themed objects and constructing and wrapping toys in the role play area.
Twinkl has been causing some trouble this week.. have a look at the photos to see what she’s been up to!!

It has been another busy week in Senior infants! We had some buddy time with our buddies in fifth class which was lots of fun. Our elf on the shelf ‘Twinkle’ came on Friday! Ms. Clarke is hoping she doesn’t cause much trouble. We also put up our Christmas tree on Friday and did a brilliant job! 🤩

On Monday, senior infants were treated to a science workshop which they thoroughly enjoyed! We made slime and elephant toothpaste. We also learned about electricity and how it travels through our body.
We have been working hard on the number seven in maths this week and have been brainstorming all the different ways we can make it. We have also been learning about 2D shapes and used our knowledge to make shape monsters.
I’m P.E. we have been focusing on jumping and landing.
In Irish, we are continuing to work on the theme of Bia. We played games and wrote our own shopping lists which we read to the class.
We practised composing in music using percussion instruments!

What a fun week it has been in Senior Infants. We were busy doing lots of experiments for ‘Science Week’. We made lava lamps, volcanos, made raisins dance, tested objects using floating and sinking and created rainbows using skittles. The green and yellow group were busy baking and decorating delicious cupcakes in Aistear for our theme of the Café. In construction and small world, Senior infants made lots of cafés and restaurants. Some even had drive through options. We were learning about 2D shapes in maths and did printing using fruit in art.

Our new Aistear theme in Senior Infants is “The Café”. Senior Infants have been having so much fun working in the café. Some groups have been baking and decorating delicious cupcakes which they have enjoyed eating.
This week was Senior Infants turn for assembly. We learned all about caring for the environment and told everybody why we need to care for it and how we can do this. We had lots of fun.

We have had a week packed full of fun things in Senior infants this week! We had P.E. with third class on Tuesday which was lots of fun. Also on Tuesday our Picker Pals pack arrived which was very exciting. We are all looking forward to starting it after mid term to try and help our environment and make it a cleaner and safer place. We made Shapenstein’s in maths using lots of 2D shapes. In literacy, we read the story room on the broom and sequenced it on our own broomsticks! We played Oíche Shamnha bingo in Irish and learned the song ‘Sé Ulcabhán’. Friday was pumpkin carving day and we met with our buddies to play some games together! Well done senior infants on all your hard work and enjoy your midterm!

Maths week in senior infants has been so much fun! We played lots of games like 3 in a row, snakes and ladders and picking apples. On Tuesday, we paired up with our fifth class buddies to work together to complete a maths trail around the school and integrated some maths into our P.E. lesson. We also completed a traffic survey and made our own block charts. Everybody had so much fun!! In Aistear, Senior infants were busy writing lots of spells and making potions in the witches’ den. Senior infants were also going “bob no bia” in small world and were looking for lots of tasty milseáin and uachtar reoite 🍦 In art we made spooky ghosts looking out the windows of hunted houses 👻Take a look at some of our work below ☺️

Maths Week in Senior Infants.

Senior infants have had another busy week and have been working very hard. We are all enjoying having the Witches’ den for our Aistear theme and have been busy writing up lots of spells and potions for our spell book 🧙🏻‍♀️
This week we learned lots of interesting facts about bats and made our own bat lifecycles. We were very surprised to find out that bats turn into adults when they are only one year old!
In art we used autumn colours to paint forest floors. We discussed what types of animals we might find in forests and painted their footprints on top of the leaves. Can you guess which animals were walking on our forest floors?

There was a lot of excitement in senior infants on Monday morning when we saw that our new role play area for Aistear was “The Witch’s Den”. We have had so much fun making potions and writing spells. Senior infants have even made their own spell book. In maths we have been working on time and sequencing the events of our day from when we get up until we go to bed. We have also been working on patterns. In art we painted squirrels and gave them bushy tails using crepe paper. We had so much fun doing some P.E. with our buddies this week. Take a look at all our amazing work!

It has been another brilliant week in Senior Infants! Take a look at what we got up to ☺️

It has been another busy week in Senior Infants. On Monday we started stations. We had lots of fun revising our letter names and sounds using the iPads and playing games. Our Aistear theme is still the school office which senior infants have been thoroughly enjoying. I think we have some future teachers, principals, caretakers and secretary’s among us!!
In history, we learned all about what schools were like long ago. We learned that children had to write lines if they were misbehaving in school and they had a stove in their classroom to keep them warm. We sorted pictures of school into “then and now” and we also looked at how our school building has changed over the years. We all agree that we much prefer school now over school long ago!
On Friday there was great excitement as we finally got to meet our fifth class buddies. They read us some stories and we had time to chat to them so we could begin getting to know them. Senior infants are very excited for the activities we will be doing with our buddies during the year.

Senior infants have been working really hard this week. They have been using their whiteboards to practice writing words and doing sums in maths. In P.E. we did some orienteering and had to find lots of different pictures around the yard. The school office is still our Aistear theme and we have been busy being caretakers, principals, teachers and school secretarys. In Geography we drew a map which showed our journey to school and we celebrated international dot day in art.

Senior infants are having lots of fun in the school office. We have been in role as our school secretary, principal and caretaker and working extremely hard. In art we painted self portraits which are on display in our classroom.

It has been a brilliant first week in Senior Infants. We have enjoyed seeing each other again and talking about our very busy summers! It is great to be back together again.