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Senior Infants 2 (Ms. O’Connor)

Welcome to Senior Infants 2!

Seachtain na Gaeilge: Cóisir Theidí agus lá glas:

Science: Spring nature walk- the class went out to the school garden to look for signs of spring. They then completed a spring checklist.

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Seachtain na Gaeilge: Léitheoireacht Beirte le rang 4

Seachtain na Gaeilge: Banna Ceoil Tradisiúnta:

Buddy reading with fourth class: During world book day, Mr. Glynn’s class came to visit Senior Infants for buddy reading. Here they are in action.

 

World Book Day: The class had lots of fun dressing up as their favourite book characters. Mr. Glynn will be picking the top three best homemade costume and will be giving out awards at the next assembly.

History: This week the class have been discussing their timeline of how their clothes have changed from when they were babies until now. Here are pictures of the class presenting their baby clothes to the other children.

Geography: This week in Geography the class learned about homelessness. They discussed what they could do to help people who are homeless. Here are some pictures for the houses they wanted to give homeless families.

SPHE: Following on from last week’s discussion about caring for babies. Evelyn’s baby sister came to visit the class. The class got to ask Evelyn questions about her baby sister Isabel. They had lots of fun!

GAA: This week the class have been learning skills for Gaelic football. Here they are in action:

Science/Religion: This week in Science and Religion the class have been talking about the season or spring as a time for new growth. The class planted some cress seeds and explored the factors that the cress seeds need to grow. Here they are planting the cress seeds. The class will be putting one pot in a dark area, one in the sun and one pot will not have any water. 

 

Geography: Today in geography, the class were looking at different types of house around the world. After they had to report on which house was their favourite and why.

 

Art: Last week the class were studying the artist Jack. B Yeats and his circus art. The class then made their own clowns.

PE: also in PE this week the class have been practicing their ball skills using beanbags!

 

Aladdin: Today the class got to see the pantomime ‘Aladdin’. It was great fun!

 

PE: The class have begun GAA lessons every Wednesday. Here they are learning how to play hurling:

 

Science/Engineering: This week the class were given special engineering blocks to create a range of objects. They loved them. 

PE: This week in gymnastics the class will learning how to bunny hop at different stations.

 

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.

Art area: Making x-rays
Construction area: building hospitals
role play area: The Doctor’s surgery
Role Play area
Role play area
Construction area
Art area: Making x-rays
Sand area: Finding CVC words
Role Play area: The Doctor’s Surgery

 

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.

Sand Area
Role Play area
Construction Area
Small World area
Art Area
Art Area
Art area

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