Senior Infants A

Welcome to the Senior Infants A class page.

This page will be updated regularly and will contain important information regarding events in our classroom. Please keep an eye on it for any updates. We are a green school and to save paper we use this page to update parents rather than sending home notes all the time.

Thank you all very much for your co-operation.

Emma Kellegher
Class Teacher – SIA

Senior Infants A enjoying settling back in to school with lots of different school activities. Have a look at some of the fun things we have done 🙂

 

Reminders/Updates:

Christmas Concert: This takes place on Wednesday the 11th of December at 12.30pm in the School Hall. Children are asked to wear a Christmas jumper in to school on the day. (Christmas hats/hairbands/headgear is optional).

Lunches – Please ensure your child has a Healthy Lunch. What a wonderful start the students have had, I have seen lunchboxes full of fruit, vegetables, sandwiches and rice-cakes, etc. Keep it up!

Colouring Books – Students are asked to send in a labelled colouring book, please ensure they bring in their colouring book

 

 

Homework 9/12/19 

EVERY NIGHT HOMEWORK

  • Library books – will be changed when read and signed – please ensure your child has read their library book and can say a few sentences about their book
  • Practice new alternative word lists “oa, o_e, ow” with  and continue to revise previous word lists– found 6/7 pages after the last tricky word

Reading – it is vital that students complete their reading daily and it is signed by parents/guardians.

  • Focus on – blending/ articulation, fluency, intonation, expression i.e using punctuation.
  • There will be words that your child needs to blend, read and identify. Please ensure your child is pronouncing the sounds accurately. They need to slide each sound into each other quickly to hear the word more easily. We are practicing this in school too.

Revision of sounds and continuation of tricky words – Please continue to revise all sounds and tricky words in order to give them more confidence with their reading. Pick a few different sounds/tricky words each night. New Tricky Words have been added to Tricky Word Books so please practice dated Tricky words.

TRICKY WORD PAIRS GAMES have been put in folders. Please play these games as often as you can, to allow the children to practice and become more familiar with reading these words.

 

 

 

THIS WEEKS’ HOMEWORK

 

Monday 9/12: We are practicing the poem “Dave Dirt’s Christmas Presents”  & ‘Daidí na Nollag‘ for our Christmas Concert. Please encourage students to practice these at different stages during the week. See Poems below our Homework.

Tuesday 10/12: Complete Active Homework from the “Super Troopers” booklet.

Wednesday 11/12: Night off after Christmas Concert!

Thursday 12/12: Maths: Explore TIME. We are looking at sequencing daily events (brushing teeth, getting breakfast, going to school, etc. ). Talk about hourly times on clock (We start school at 9 o’clock, we go to bed at 8 o’clock, etc.).

 

THIS WEEK:

Our class are working hard with their writing. We are focusing on Capital Letters: C, O, S, Z, V, W. We have started to read and have fun with lots of Christmas stories and tales.

In SESE we are learning about Electricity and Safety around electrical items.

In Maths, we are learning about time.

We are learning about “An Nollaig” in Gaeilge lessons.

For Religion, we are learning about Christmas and Advent.

 

 

 

Dave Dirt’s Christmas Presents

Dave Dirt wrapped his Christmas presents

Late on Christmas Eve

And gave his near relations things

That you would not believe

His brother got an odour-eater

Second- hand one natch

For Dad he chose , inside its box,

A single burnt out match

His sister copped the sweepings from

His hairy bedroom rug

While mum received a centipede

And granny got a slug

Next day he had the nerve to sit

Beneath the Christmas tree,

And say, “Ok, I’ve done my bit-

What have you got me?”

 

 

 

Daidí na Nollag

 

Tháinig Daidí na Nollag

Ní fhaca mise é

Fuair mé a lán bréagan

Hip-hip-huré!      X2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a look at some of the photos from the 1st 2 weeks. Senior Infants had lots of fun.

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to all the boys and girls in Senior Infants A on a great start back to school.

Keep up the great behaviour and excellent work!

Our stamp cards are filling up fast.

 

Reminders:

Lunches – Please ensure your child has a Healthy Lunch. What a wonderful start the students have had, I have seen lunchboxes full of fruit, vegetables, sandwiches and rice-cakes, etc. Keep it up!

Uniforms – Please ensure all school jumpers and coats are clearly labelled with students names.

Colouring Books – Students are asked to send in a labelled colouring book, please ensure they bring in their colouring book

P.E.: Our P.E. will take place on Monday for the fist month.

 

 

Updates:

 

 

Homework – will include the following:

 

Reading – it is vital that students complete their reading daily and it is signed by parents/guardians

Revision of sounds and continuation of tricky words – Students have worked hard in Junior Infants, please continue to revise all sounds and tricky words in order to give them more with their reading

Practice word lists with new sound “ai” and “ay” – found 6 pages after the last tricky word

Library books – will be distributed next week and changed on a regular basis

This week we will focus on oral language and practice the Nursery Rhyme below:

One, Two, Three, Four, Five”

One, two, three, four, five,

Once I caught a fish alive,

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,

Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?

Because it bit my finger so.

Which finger did it bite?

This little finger on my right

 

 

We have already done lots of fun things:

Show & Tell This includes being able to tell us 2 -3 sentences about their Show & Tell while speaking clearly to the classroom. Practice this at home and make sure the child can answer questions about their Show & Tell.

Show and Tell: Students can choose an item of interest (not toys) to talk about to their classmates. Examples of interesting Show and Tell include: experiments, items found on nature hunts, artefacts, achievements (medals), models, etc.  

English – We are reading Elmer stories and we loved the story of “Elmer and the Lost Teddy”

Maths – Our focus is on revising matching, sorting and classifying, we also practiced “5 little speckled frogs”

All About Me – my favourite colours, my family, my favourite food, myself and what I want to be when I grow up, etc.

Free play – construction, dress up, colouring, lego, small world play and lots more

Gaeilge – Mé Féin

We really enjoy our GoNoodle movement breaks.

 

 

 

Photos to follow. Watch this space! 🙂

 

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