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Senior Infants 1 (Ms. K. Judge)

Fáilte go Naíonáin Shinsearacha 1!

March 2023

March got off to a great start with World Book Day, where all the children got to show off their amazing costumes during a day of book related fun! The costumes were hugely impressive and well done to everyone for getting involved and putting together such impressive costumes.

March also saw Seachtain na Gaeilge, a week which was packed with great activities and fun games. We listened to a storyteller reading Irish books, we watched the show ‘Seachtopus’, engaged in buddy reading with 4th class, went on a scavenger hunt, played Irish games and rounded it all off with Lá Glas on March 16th.
In other news, we started tennis lessons with our great coach Eve, created wonderful clay snakes in art and had great fun in Aistear exploring all things to do with our homes. We were very lucky to receive a visit from Michael Brennan, who brought in lots of old household items to show the class. Some pupils also brought in things from their own homes and we all had a fantastic time looking at and discussing them.
In English we wrote great procedural texts about ‘How to Brush Your Teeth’, and had great fun learning all about money in Maths Power Hour. In Science we examined materials that were flexible, inflexible and stretchy and also learned lots of interesting facts about the rabbit. We also won the attendance award and our prize was a fantastic drumming workshop.

Congratulations to our many award winners this month, who won awards for World Book Day, Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine and the monthly assembly awards. Maith sibh gach duine! (Not pictured is Finn Malone).


February 2023

February began with Wellbeing Week, which included a wellbeing walk and daily sessions on mindfulness, gratitude and growth mindset. We had a visit from a magician who amazed us all with his tricks, along with his super helper, Nel! Our Aistear theme was the Farm, and we had lots of fun playing with farm animals and enjoying lovely sensory play with sand and rice. On Pancake Tuesday we made pancakes together as a class and enjoyed our delicious food for lunch before writing out the recipe as an example of Procedural Writing. We began to learn all about animal homes, along with the names of mother and baby animals. We finished our Zumba lessons with Audrey and started tennis coaching for PE. In art we looked at the work of Jack B. Yeats and created our very own paintings inspired by his famous paintings of horses. After mid-term we started Maths Power Hour and it’s been going so well, we have a class full of clever mathematicians!

Massive congratulations to our many winners this month!  Bruno, Finn, Georgie and Hannah are the merit award winners. Nel and Hollie won 1st and 2nd place in the Green Schools poster competition and Odhran won 1st place in the Safer Internet Day colouring competition. Well done everyone!

January 2023

January was cold and dark, but it was a great month for everyone in Senior Infants! Our Aistear theme for the month was the Arctic and Antarctic and we really enjoyed exploring all aspects of it. We played with water and did some experiments investigating different properties of water. We examined what happens to water when it freezes, what happens when you mix oil and water, materials that do/don’t dissolve in water and how some objects float on the top of water (surface tension!) We started Zumba in PE and I was delighted to see how many fabulous dancers we have in the class. There was great excitement when we used the school iPads for the first time. Take a look at some photos of all the fun things we got up to.


A big well done to January’s award winners – Kalina, Erin & Penny. Maith thú cailiní!





These are some of the Aistear activities we’ve been doing this month on the theme of Autumn! We made some spooky spider’s after learning all about the spider and some hedgehogs ready for hibernation!

Using play dough to make the scarecrow’s hat for Aistear!
These are the spooky spiders that we made!
Autumn Aistear
Using Autumn leaves to keep the hedgehogs warm!