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Senior Infants 1 (Ms. McGlynn)

Welcome to Senior Infants 1!

Important Reminders

  • P.E is on every Monday and they will be getting a Zumba dance class every Friday at 9:35 a.m.
  • I have given a script to the class with their lines highlighted of the Christmas play so if you could help your child practice their line(s) that would be great!
  • I have been testing the class on their word list for their new Reader ‘What a Mess!’ or ‘The Big Horse’ and many children will be receiving their reader on Monday. If you could follow the sheet on inside of book on what pages to read. It will most likely be 3 pages of the book every 2 days.
  • The Christmas concert dress rehearsal is on Monday 16th and performance for parents will be Friday 19th at 12:10 p.m. sharp.


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 🙂


Upcoming Events

  1. Midterm Break

    February 19 @ 2:10 pm - February 24 @ 8:30 am
  2. St Patrick’s Weekend

    March 12 @ 2:10 pm - March 18 @ 8:30 am
  3. Easter Break

    April 3 @ 11:40 am - April 20 @ 8:30 am
  4. May Weekend

    May 1 @ 2:10 pm - May 7 @ 8:30 am
  5. School Closed

    May 4 - May 6