Welcome to Senior Infants 2!
History: This week in history the class have been learning about old and new toys. Some children brought in old toys belonging to their parents/grandparents when they were children.
Zumba: The class began their zumba lessons today. Here they are in action:
Science: Today in Science the class were looking at the effects of the season of winter on plants, animals and humans. The class then went out to the outdoor garden to investigate signs of winter.
PE: In PE this month we are looking at the strand of Gymnastics. Today the class were practicing rolling in different ways. Look at us in action!
Aistear: This month in Aistear, the class is doing the theme of ‘The Toyshop’. In the role play area, the class are role-playing the toy shop. In the sand area, the class are sorting toys into different sets. In the construction area the class are building toy shops and toy factories. In the small world area the class are making a teddy bear’s picnic and finally in the art area the class are making their favourite toys using clay.
Special Visitor: The class had a special visit today from Zayhne’s dog Poppy.
Maths: This week in maths the class have been learning all about time. Today they impressed Ms. O’Connor with how well they could read the time on the clock faces!
Science: The class did an experiment on water absorption on Friday. We wanted to find out what material was the best one to make an umbrella.
Drama: This week in drama we have been looking at the story ‘Santa Claus and the three bears’. The class did a number of drama activities around this story including interviewing ‘Santa Claus’!
Art: This week in art the class are making Christmas tree decorations for their Christmas trees at home.
Geography: Today the class were discussing their knowledge of space. They looked at the planets in the solar system and a video of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. The class then designed their own spaceship that would bring them to the moon.
PE: In PE this week the class have been doing Gymnastics, in particular practicing their rolling. Here they are in action!
Music: This week in music the class were learning all about body percussion. Here are some pictures of the class doing their own body percussion.
Science: Today in Science Mr. Brennan taught the class about the sense of taste. Here is the class participating in a taste test. They had lots of fun!
PE: Irish Dancing: The class have started Irish dancing classes with the coach Belina. Here are some pictures of the class learning some steps.
Music: This week in music Mr. Brennan taught the class about loud and quiet sounds. We then used instruments to explore a range of loud and soft sounds. Here are pictures of the class in action!
Aistear: This month the class are covering the topic of The Doctor in the Aistear room. In the role play area the class are rle playing the Doctor’s surgery, at the small world area they are making a town with emphasis on the hospital and doctor’s surgery. In the construction area they are building hospitals with lego and blocks. In the art area they have been making xrays. Finally in the sand area they are finding CVC words which they must then read.
Halloween: Today the class dressed up for Halloween! We had a very busy day. There was assembly in the morning as well as lots of Halloween fun at the Halloween party. Ms. O’Connor was so busy she forgot to take a photo of the whole class! 🙁 We can’t wait for world book day next year when we can all dress up again!
Oral Language: This month in speaking in listening the class has been looking at the strategy of interviewing. Yesterday they interviewed the school secretary and asked her lots of interesting questions:
Maths week: This week is maths week in HCNS. The class went on a maths scavenger hunt around the school garden searching for 2D shapes. They had lots of fun!
Oral language: This week for a speaking and listening exercise, the class interviewed 5th class pupils. They had very interesting questions to ask!
Music: In music this week the class have been looking at early music literacy and yesterday they made our own compositions! It was lots of fun!
Maths: This week in maths the class have been learning about patterns and combining and partitioning sets within 6.
Tennis: The class have been doing Tennis since they returned to school. Here they are practicing some Tennis skills with the coach Stephen.
Aistear: This month in Aistear we are doing the theme of ‘The School’. Role play area: Role playing the school, Small world: creating a school scene, Sand area: Searching for school items e.g. letters, numbers, Art area: we are architects designing and making our own schools using recyclable materials, Construction area: Building schools using blocks and lego.