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:

 

Show & Tell – Show and Tell will now be done on a Thursday as we are busy on a Friday with Zippy’s friends and P. E. Each table will be asked to bring something in every 5 weeks. This Thursday we will pick the Blue table and if they would like to prepare something to show us on Thursday they are more than welcome. 🙂

P.EWe will have Fitkidz every Friday for the next 6 weeks in school for our P.E time. Please ensure children have the proper footwear and school tracksuit bottoms on every Friday for this. 🙂

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!

Please make sure your child can open and close their own lunches/lunch boxes and they have a drink bottle that they can put away if not finished.

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

 

Homework 20/1/20 

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 “ue, u_e, ew” 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 20/1: We are exploring types of clothes you wear in different temperatures. Have a chat and look back over old  photos and look at the types of clothes that they would have worn as a baby, a two year old and now. They can bring in their favourite photo and show it to the class.

Tuesday 21/1: Complete Active Homework from the “Super Troopers” booklet.

Speech and Drama:  Practise the Poem My Roller Skates by Finola Akiste.

Wednesday 22/1: Maths: We are working on Ordinal Numbers. Have fun  at home and play a game with your family. Have a chat about who came first (1st) second (2nd), third (3rd) and last. 

Thursday 23/1: We are exploring Energy and Force in Science. Find or make a toy that can push or pull.  Prepare for Show and Tell. 

 

THIS WEEK:

We have been having lots of fun exploring the different types of weather. The boys and girls really enjoyed role playing the weather forecast presenter . We will continue to  work with our, sounds, tricky words and handwriting.

In SESE we are learning about Energy and Forces and how the wind makes objects move.

In Maths, we are learning about ordinal numbers.

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

 

This week we are leaning a new poem for Speech and Drama; it is called My Roller Skates by Finola Akiste.

 

My Roller Skates .

My roller skates won’t ever do

The simple things I want them to.

I put them on and try my best.

But one goes East and the other goes West.

(2nd Verse)

I often fall upon the floor.

I  stand up and I try once more.

But my roller skates think they know best:

One still goes East and the other goes West.

by Finola Akiste

 

 

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

November and December  have gone by in a flash. Can you believe Term one has come and gone. I am extremely proud of the boys and girls in Senior Infants A and the progress they have made academically and socially. Keep it up!

We are making excellent progress all around. Our Christmas performance was amazing. Our reading and writing has improved so well done everyone. In Maths, we know lots about how to make the number 7, patterns, 2D shapes and time. We had lots of fun during Science Week! We had fun making Chirstmas stockings, Christmas trees and lots more. Pictures of lots of activities to be updated soon 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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