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 🙂



Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal: Leaflets have been sent home with information about Christmas Shoeboxes. More information found by clicking on the following link



Homework 14/10/19 


  • 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 “i_e, igh, y ie “ with  and continue to revise the sound “ai” and “ay”  & ee” and “ea”sound– 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 practising 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.

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.






Monday 21/10:  Practice learning the poem “In My Head” in Speech and Drama copy and draw pictures to accompany the poem.

Tuesday 22/10: Complete Active Homework from the “Super Troopers” booklet.

Practice counting forwards and backwards to and from 10. Practice skip counting in 2s.

Wednesday 23/10: Maths: Choose some cuddly toys and line them up in order of size. Starting with smallest to largest and then largest to smallest.

Thursday 24/10: Complete Active Homework from the “Super Troopers” booklet. Practice Show and Tell.




Our class are still enjoying Literacy Stations.

In Maths, we are learning to add numbers up to the number 10 and we are still learning about all the different ways to make 6.

We are learning about Halloween and reading lots of spooky stories.

We are learning about “Bia” and “Oíche Shamhna” in Gaeilge lessons. These are some of the words we have been using: cnónna, úlla, oráistí, bairín breac, an púca, an chailleach, an cat dubh, an

STAY SAFE: We are continuing the Stay Safe Programme. We are exploring the topic “Friendship and Bullying”. Here is a link to the  Parents Section of the Stay Safe website










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.



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.






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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