Senior Infants B
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.
Class Teacher – SIB
23rd March 2020
Dear Senior Infant Parents,
I hope you are all keeping well during this time and please let the children know we are thinking of them. This class webpage has been updated to give tips and guidance on some simple activities that you can do with your children at home while the schools remain closed. To help continue your child’s learning from home, here are some suggestions on reading activities, writing task, games and a list of websites.
Everyone’s circumstances are different so there is no pressure on you to cover all of them.
Suggestions for reading and writing
Continue to revise the tricky words and jolly phonics sounds. You can find the song for each sound on YouTube. You can use the tricky words by getting your child to practice writing them. Encourage your child to write a few sentences in their free writing copies. Some suggestions for the free writing copy; Daily news, the weather and spring time. Your child can also work on their letter formation in their free writing copy. Encourage your child to read their library books and class reader. Here is a list of useful website & educational programmes that you can use at home with your child. There are lots of fun resources your child can use to keep them active.
Here are some ideas to help with Maths at home. You can play mental maths games for example: I have two cars and you have five cars how many cars have we altogether. Encourage your children to do simple counting activities with their toys. Encourage your child to write the numbers 1-10. You can also ask them questions about the numbers 1-10 for example; what numbers comes before or after any number between 1-9. Here are some useful websites;
Cartoons as Gaeilge is a fun way for children to listen to Irish.
There are lots of fantastic ways the children can stay active. Go noodle have lots of active video clips. Joe Wicks The Body Coach is running free you tube Kids work outs that the whole family can enjoy.
10 at 1o: https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10
go noodle: https://www.gonoodle.com
We hope this information helps and if you have any questions please contact us on.
Mrs Stanley (email@example.com)
Miss Kellegher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Take care and hopefully see you soon.
Mrs Stanley and Miss Kellegher
Show & Tell – Show and Tell will be on Friday every week. Each table will be asked to bring something in every 5 weeks. This Friday we will pick the Green table and if they would like to prepare their favourite book/story to show us on Friday they are more than welcome. 🙂 Please ensure your child can answer questions based on their show and tell. Please practice this at home.
P.E – From now until Easter Children will have P.E every Monday. Please ensure children have the proper footwear and school tracksuit bottoms.
Lunches – Please ensure your child has a Healthy Lunch. I have seen lunchboxes full of fruit, vegetables, sandwiches and rice-cakes, etc. Keep it up! Please ensure that your child can open, close and pack away their lunch themselves. Please practice this at home. Please also have a drink bottle that they can put away if not finished. e.g no cartons with straws as children can’t put these back in their bag if not finished and find it difficult to open and manage them.
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 ” au and aw”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.
Maths: Please practice number formation 1 -10 to ensure your child can form the numbers correctly. Please also play mental maths games for e.g. Jack has 3 teddies, Ann has 4 teddies, How many have they got altogether?
THIS WEEKS’ HOMEWORK
Monday 9/03: Practise number 10 – number formation, counting objects, and adding two numbers together to make 10. for example 6 +4 = 10
Please revise all sounds, Tricky words and alternative sound boxes for assessment
Tuesday 10/03: Practise the Poem ‘Saturdays’ by John Foster’.
Please revise all sounds, Tricky words and alternative sound boxes for assessment
Wednesday 11/3: Complete Active Homework from the “Super Troopers” booklet. Make sure booklet is in folder at all times.
Maths challenge: Count the number of windows in your home.
Thursday 12/03: Green table will prepare a book for Show and Tell.
We are preparing for Seachtáin na Gaeilge and learning a song or a poem as Gaeilge for assembly. Very exciting news in SI A and B as this week we will have an egg incubator with six eggs in it. The incubator will be in a safe place in the classroom for the children to observe it. The class will be learning about the life cycle of a chick.
In SESE we are learning about he life cycle of a chick.
In Maths, we are learning about the number 10 and adding two numbers together to make 10
We are learning about “Lá Le Pádraig” in Gaeilge lessons.
In SPHE we will continue with our Zippy’s Friends lessons and do some circle time.
This week we are leaning the Poem ‘Saturdays’ By: John Foster for Speech and Drama
By John Foster
Every Saturday it’s the same-
Worrying about the game
Will we win? Will we draw?
Will we lose? Who will score?
Some Saturdays I get the blues
That’s because United Lose
Some Saturdays I get to grin
That’s because United win
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 B and the progress they have made academically and socially. Keep it up!
We are making excellent progress all around. Our Christmas performance was amazing and we wowed the audience with our fantastic moves to Holly Jolly Christmas and our brilliant Irish poem and song. Our reading and writing has has improved. 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. Our class also were the winners of the “buckets” for the month of November, we had a popcorn party in class. Here are a few pictures of some of the fun we have had over the last few months.
Santa’s Sooty Christmas
Post office Role-play
Floating and Sinking
October has been another very busy but very productive month! We are making excellent progress all around. Our reading and writing has has improved. We love free writing! In Maths, we know lots about how to make the numbers 4, 5, and 6 in many different ways and we have been working very hard with adding. We had lots of fun during Maths Week! We had a great time making music with instruments in Music and doing lots of experiments in Science! Here are a few pictures of some of the fun we have had during October.
Halloween Dress up
Jumping Ghosts and Static Electricity Experiment
Maths Week: Maths Week was so much fun! We did lots of different Maths tasks, Estimation Games, Maths trails, Mental Maths games, Maths Quiz, and Maths stations.
John and Chloe were our Class Mathematicians. Well done everyone for taking part.
Junior Maths Quiz
Active Learning Maths Stations
Junior Maths Trail
WEEK 16/9/2019 – 20/9/19
We acted out our poem “Nurse Jill” using doctor/nurse props. It was great fun! Well done to the boys and girls for learning the first verse. We are making great progress with the second verse.
Our Run a mile with a smile! It was such a nice day we decided to do a bird hunt and have a picnic outside!
Our Fabric and Fibre “Autumn leaves” Art lesson was great fun and we can’t wait to show you our Autumn display when we are finished. This week we are creating squirrels in art.
Our first Show and Tell was a great success!
LOOKING BACK 9/9/19 – 16/9/19
Take a look at some pictures of what has been going on in Senior Infants B. We have started to explore Old and New toys, painted and wrote about “The Three Little Pigs”, explored our senses some more, played Jolly Phonics games on the computer, made patterns on peg boards, used play-doh to recreate scenes from “The Three Little Pigs”, we took part in a free dress day, had Speech and Drama, examined items on our Nature Table and lots lots more.
Last weeks’ update: 2/9/19 – 6/9/19
Our theme was “Myself – I am unique”.
In Science and Geography we explored Our Senses by completing a senses walk around the school grounds and we experimented with our senses in a Science Popcorn lesson.
Our SPHE lesson involved using mirrors to explore similarities and differences in our appearance and this highlighted how we are all Unique. After this we created beautiful self-portraits.
We performed a song called Slap the Sillies Out. This was so much fun. During the instrumental we had the opportunity to WOW Mrs. Sweeney with our freestyle moves.
In Gaeilge, we worked with Miss Kellegher’s Senior Infants to explore the topic Mé Féin through Role Play, Songs, Stories and Comhrá.
P.E. was also lots of fun as we played lots of different Playground games including: duck duck goose, ship sea shore, flush the toilet and more.
Well done to all the boys and girls in Senior Infants B on a great start back to school.
Keep up the great behaviour and excellent work!
Our stamp cards are filling up fast.
We have already done lots of fun things during our first week in Senior Infants:
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.