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Senior Infants 1 (Ms. K. Judge)

Welcome to Senior Infants 1

 

December

Well, what an exciting month that was! The children have been counting down to Christmas all month, but they were very good at getting some hard work done in the meantime. Maths was all about the number 8, we continued to learn all about kicking and dribbling in PE and we were very busy with various science experiments this month. At the start of the month we learned all about insulators when we tested how long it took milk lollies to melt. Last week we investigated oranges and raisins floating and sinking. There were some surprised faces at the results!

Our elf Luke made an appearance on December 1st and has been up to no good ever since. He’s a very naughty elf that moves things around the classroom when we’re not looking.  Our Christmas concert was a great success, well done to everyone! The children put on a brilliant performance and were true professionals – braving the cold outside, putting up with technical difficulties and keeping a smile on their faces while they sang! Well done to everyone for putting in such a huge effort – and you all looked fantastic on the day too.

Finally we had an amazing day on Friday the 18th. Not only did we get to have a Zoom call with Santa, but we also found Dancer on the astro!!! The reindeer was hiding in the Viking house and there was massive excitement when we found him.

Wishing all the Senior Infants and their families a very safe and happy Christmas!

December Awards

November

After a lovely mid term break, everyone was back and ready for lots of hard work. In English we finished reading The Big Horse and started a new reader called What a Mess. We began to learn our dolch words this month and everyone is doing really well. In maths we focused on all the ways to add up to the number 7 and in Gaeilge we learned all about Bia (food) and Caitheamh Aimsire (hobbies/pastimes).

In SESE we learned all about the 5 senses and about the people in our community who help us (with particular focus on the doctor – can you tell!). We’ve been tapping up a storm with two amazing Irish dancing teachers and learning all about catching, throwing, kicking and dribbling in PE. The little artists were hard at work again, making monster clay pinch pots earlier in the month. Recently we spent some time creating beautiful snowmen – taking in watercolour painting and cutting and sticking skills.

After a great month the excitement is building and we’re all looking forward to Christmas!

 

November Award Winners

Well done to our November award winnners. They were chosen for being such a kind & caring friend and making an extra effort to learn days of week. Missing from the picture is Olivia who won her award for her great progress in reading.

 

October

Autumn is well and truly in the air this month, and we’ve had lots of fun learning all about this beautiful season. We examined autumn weather; the plants and animals that are common at this time; the fascinating process of hibernation; and of course the stunning change of colour in the trees. During maths week we all used our maths eyes to see maths in photos every morning, and had a brilliant time completing a shape hunt in the garden. Well done to Aaron and Teresa who were nominated mathematicians of the week! We continued to learn footwork skills with Jonathon in PE, along with lessons in throwing and catching with Ms Judge. Our playtime included practising our cutting and glueing, and stretching our imaginations with block building and food play. Our art this month was autumn inspired – we created autumnal trees out of paint and wool and we learned how to mix yellow and red paint to create funny-faced orange pumpkins (which I love!). The last day of school was the day everyone was waiting for – Halloween dress up! The costumes were absolutely amazing, well done to all the children and families who put in such a huge effort. Everyone looked positively spooky! Well done to Matthew, Alex, Sadie and Jack who won merit awards this month. Have a great mid-term everyone!

 

 

September

Welcome back to school! After a long time away, we are all delighted to be back. We’ve had a very busy month, jam packed with fun activities. In maths we’ve been learning about 2D and 3D shapes, patterns and the number 5. In English we’ve read lots of stories, learned new cursive writing letters and practised writing Our News every week. We’ve learned about trees and autumn, about buttercups and clovers. We did presentations about our families to the class. We had fun with orienteering and a scavenger hunt, and now we’re learning GAA skills with Jonathon. We’ve been creating beautiful artwork inspired by Owl Babies and the Mona Lisa. Here are a few snapshots of our month!