Senior Infants B

26th June 2020

A farewell message to Senior Infants B from Mrs Stanley

 

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.

Aoife Stanley
Class Teacher – SIB

The 15th of June 2020

Hi Boys and Girls, in this weeks plan I have added in links for a virtual school tour. I hope you enjoy them! Click on the link below for this weeks plan of work.

SIA and SIB weekly plan for the 15th of June 2020

The 8th of June 2020

Hi Boys and Girls, hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the good weather. Remember to stay active and have fun! Click on the link below for this weeks plan of work.

SIA and SIB weekly plan 8th of June

The 2nd of June 2020

Good Morning Boys and Girls :-). Click the link below to view this weeks plan!

SIA and SIB weekly plan for the 2nd of June

The 25th of May 2020

Good Morning Boys and Girls, hope you enjoy the lovely sunshine this week :-). Click the link below to view this weeks plan!

the 25th of may 2020

The 18th of May 2020

Good Morning Girls and Boys, please click on the link to see this weeks plan 🙂

The 18th of May 2020 SIA and SIB plan

The 12th of May 2020.

Hi everyone please see updated links to access the art and science activities.

http://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-19191-minibeasts-craft-activity-pack

http://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-5144-minibeasts-videos-powerpoint

 

The 11th of May 2020

Click the link below to view the plan for the week 🙂

The 11th of May Plan

The 5th of May 2020

Click the link below to view the plan for the week 🙂

Senior Infants A and B weekly plan for the week of the 5th of May

The 27th of April 2020

Dear Parents and children we hope you are all keeping well and had a great Easter break and enjoyed eating your delicious Easter eggs. We miss you all very much and hope you and your families are keeping safe and well. Every week the website will be updated with different activities for your child. This is just a guide; we understand that everyone circumstances are different. If you need anything, drop us an email at, mrsstanley@stfrancisns.ie / misskellegher@stfrancisns.ie. Also – if you would like to tell us any news or share any work with us, we would love to see it.  Click the link below to view the plan for the week 🙂

April 27th weekly plan for SIA and SIB

We miss you all very much!

Mrs Stanely and Miss Kellegher

 

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.

https://www.twinkl.ie

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

https://www.starfall.com

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

https://readingeggs.co.uk/about/homeschool/?locale=gb&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9_-rmcGw6AIVV-DtCh2PhQ5BEAAYASABEgLGzPD_BwE

https://www.readinga-z.com/books/decodable-books

 

Maths activities

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;

https://www.topmarks.co.uk

https://www.twinkl.ie

https://ie.ixl.com/?partner=google&campaign=127173208&adGroup=5602336768&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI14Cs6sOw6AIVFuDtCh3LJAOFEAAYASAAEgJYBvD_BwE

 

Gaeilge 

Cartoons as Gaeilge is a fun way for children to listen to Irish.

https://www.cula4.com/en

 

PE Activities:

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 (mrsstanley@stfrancisns.ie)

Miss Kellegher (misskellegher@stfrancisns.ie)

 

Take care and hopefully see you soon.

Mrs Stanley and Miss Kellegher

 

 

 

Reminders/Updates:

 

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.EFrom 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.

 

 

Homework 09/03/2020 

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.  

 

 

THIS WEEK:

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

Saturdays

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/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 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 

 

Popcorn Party

 

Floating and Sinking

 

 

Science Week

 

Maths Patterns 

 

 

Morning Activities

 

 

OCTOBER

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

 

 

Making Music

 

Biongó Bia

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Friday 30/8/19

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.

 

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