Senior Infants B
Welcome to the Senior Infants B 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.
Class Teacher – SIB
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
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 first verse of 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.
We have been having lots of fun exploring the different types of weather. The boys and girls really enjoyed role playing the weatherforecast 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.
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 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.