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Senior Infants 1 (Ms. McGlynn)

Welcome to Senior Infants 1!

Important Reminders

  • P.E is on every Wednesday for GAA with Johnathan and every Friday for Tennis.
  • Power Hour has started so they must read their book twice for homework and practice assigned Dolch/Fry list words from booklet.


Seachtain na Gaeilge – Teddy Bear’s picnic
Bhain muid an-taitneamh as an picnic lenár teidí 🙂


World Book Day!
We had a great day for World Book Day and all of the costumes were amazing!! Mr. Glynn ran a competition for the best costumes in each class and it was so difficult to chose but I picked four amazing homemade costumes as the winners – Liam (as Pádraig Pearse), Alfie (as Dogman), Faye (as the Cat in the hat) and Ailbhí (as Dorothy). Well done you were all amazing! They also really loved the pair reading with Mr. Manning’s 4th class 🙂


P.E – Hurling
This week the class were learning many skills for Hurling. They were put into 4 teams – Donegal, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Dublin. They played a few matches which they thoroughly enjoyed!


Mathematics – Ready, Set, Go 
This month we have been practicing making patterns, categorizing shapes and we have also been learning all about money. They are really enjoying exploring the different coins and how for example, two 5c coins are the same as 1 10c coin.


Aistear – The Vet

This month in Aistear the theme is the Vet and they have been really enjoying themselves at each station. Many animals were sick and the class have helped them in the Vet surgery.


P.E – Tennis
The children really loved Tennis today and they learned many new skills e.g. throw ball with right hand, let it bounce and catch with cone in left hand. The skills were quite challenging but they were all excellent!


P.E – GAA 
The class really enjoyed learning some of the skills for Gaelic football. They played many fun games and enjoyed learning how to travel with the ball!


Pancake Tuesday!
The class loved their pancakes and nutella today 🙂


Valentine’s Day! <3
We had great fun creating beautiful Art for Valentine’s Day and they really loved learning about Saint Valentine.


P.E – Irish Dancing 
This week they all really enjoyed their Irish dancing lesson. They all now know the Easy Reel dance and they did a dance competition at the end. Maith thú!


Science – Taste Experiment
For Science this week, we learned about our taste buds and how our nose is essential for our sense of taste. We had great fun completing a taste experiment!


Show & Tell – Favourite toys
As our theme this month is ‘Toys’, the children got to present their favourite toy to the class for Show and Tell. They really enjoyed this and told lovely stories about their lovely toys! 🙂


Pantomine – ‘Beauty and the Beast’
The whole school was so lucky to see the production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. They all really enjoyed it!


Aistear – Toy Shop
For this month in Aistear, the theme is the toy shop and the class have really been enjoying it so far. They created their favourite toy out of clay and designed a doll using different fabric and fibre.


Christmas Play – ‘Santa’s Hat’
The class were so amazing for their production of ‘Santa’s Hat’. I am so proud of how well they behaved, acted and sang on stage for both the whole school and for all parents that attended the show. Well done boys and girls 🙂



The class have been enjoying the play tables and creating their beautiful Christmas Art!


Eddie the elf landed into our classroom to keep an eye on everyone coming up to Christmas and he’s been up to some tricks in the classroom! 🙂



Assembly Awards
Well done to the star of the month, the best Gaeilgeoir and beautiful cursive writing. Keep up the good work!


P.E – Zumba

The children have been enjoying their Zumba dance class every Friday and have learnt many new dance moves!

Click here to see a video of them dancing!


History – Baby clothes
This week in History, we were discussing growing up and changing which followed on from last week’s lesson. They discussed clothes they wore as new born babies, toddlers and what they wear now. They enjoyed presenting their baby clothes and telling different stories to the class 🙂


Science – Imaginosity workshop
The two classes were so lucky to attend a Science workshop that was all about our amazing bodies! They learned about the different organs, what they do and they completed many experiments. Their favourite experiment was filtering the salty blood through the kidneys to make clean, healthy blood 🙂 Dr. Osity was brilliant! 


Aistear – Doctor’s
We had a great week back after the Halloween break and they are all happy in their new seats and table groups. This month the theme for Aistear is the Doctor’s and they have really enjoyed it this week. Poor Séimí had to go to see the Doctor everyday and he was treated very well by all the nurses and doctors.


Assembly Awards
Well done to the star of the month, the best Gaeilgeoir and beautiful cursive writing. Keep up the good work!

Halloween Celebrations

We had an amazing day dressed up celebrating Halloween. I absolutely loved their costumes 🙂 They were also so lucky to get to play at different stations in the hall run by some parents – pin the tail on the cat, jigsaws, hula hoop game, make your partner a mummy and slime. They loved it! 


An tseachtain seo, táimid ag foghlaim faoi Oíche Shamhna agus ag canadh amhráin nua. Tá na páistí ag foghlaim focail nua – pumcín, an cailleach, an cat dubh, cnónna, úlla, an púca, an fáinne agus an bairín braic. Bhí an t-ádh linn gur thug páiste an bairín braic isteach sa rang.

Click here to watch a video of them singing Oíche Shamhna!


Maths Week 
As this week was Maths week, the class were working extra hard, especially during Ready, Set, Go Maths. They have been learning the different ways of making 5 & 6 so far this year and they enjoyed learning about many 2D & 3D Shapes. They celebrated Maths by participating in a Shape Scavenger hunt with Ms. Stone’s 5th Class students. Each child in the class was paired with a 5th class child and they received great help and were asked many questions from their partner! Great work everyone 🙂


Nature Walk
As the class are learning about the season of Autumn, we went on a walk around the school and found many leaves, conkers and nuts. They also learned a beautiful Autumn song.



GAA with Johnathan
The class have really been enjoying G.A.A every Wednesday, learning how to play Hurling & Gaelic football and they also enjoyed many fun games.



P.E this week – Orienteering
The class have been enjoying orienteering and this week they loved creating a large obstacle course. They practiced using their prepositions to direct each person around the obstacle course – around, in and out, under, over, through etc. They did great!


Play Tables in the mornings
The class have been enjoying their mornings engaging in different activities everyday. They get a different activitiy everyday until they have had them all – Art, Cutting, Playdough, Peg boards and Literacy & Storytelling.


S.P.H.E – We are all Bucket Fillers!
This week in S.P.H.E, we listened to a story called ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’ by Carol Mc Cloud. The children identified ways we can be a bucket filler (being kind to others, sharing, saying please and thank you etc) and how to not be a bucket dipper. They have been filling each others buckets all week which is great coming into Friendship week 🙂

Assembly Awards
Well done to the star of the month, the best Gaeilgeoir and beautiful cursive writing. Keep up the good work!

Aistear – Saying goodbye for one month



Art – Exploring Clay
For Art this week, we have been exploring clay and how to create our initials of our names and some numbers. This was great for fine motor skills and they really enjoyed creating different things.



In Aistear this month, we are exploring the theme of ‘The School’ at all play areas – Sand, Construction, Art, Socio-dramatic & Small World. Everybody is enjoying their time with their group and building great friendships.


Thank you for taking the time to read our class blog for Senior Infants. Slán go fóill 🙂


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