Senior Infants A


Senior Infants A with Miss Perrott

SUMMER TERM

Literacy Week

We did lots of fun activities for Literacy Week. We dressed up as our favourite book character. We did paired reading with Fourth Class. They listened to our reading and they read a book to us.

 

International Day

We learned all about Serbia for International Day. Dusan taught us how to count to five in Serbian. His Mum brought in lots of games and books from Serbia for us to look at. On International Day, we had to teach the other classes about Serbia. We did really well at remembering all our facts! We visited the other classrooms and learned about lots of other countries like Japan, Italy and Finland.

Active Week

We had a brilliant Active Week. We learned all about keeping fit and healthy. We did a fitness class with Phil from Ben Dunne Gym. We got to wear jerseys and sport clothes to school.

We had a tug of war competition. It was great fun but we were very tired after it!

FEBRUARY AND MARCH

Pyjama Party

We reached our target of getting five smiley faces for good behaviour. We had a pyjama party for our prize. We loved wearing our pyjamas in school.

Transport

We have been learning all about different types of transport. We read the story “The Train Ride” and we made our own trains with 2D shapes.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

During Seachtain na Gaeilge, we learned lots of new Irish songs. We learned two Irish dances and we performed them in a céilí with the rest of the school. We also did some art for Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Artzone Workshop

Senior Infants collected the most coins for the coin collection. Our prize was a workshop with Karen from Artzone. We made tiger pencil toppers out of air dough.

             

Write-a-Book

We got a prize for our book of short stories for the Write A Book Project. The judges were very impressed with our stories and they loved our pictures.

JANUARY

Space

This month we were learning all about space. We learned about Neil Armstrong who was the first man on the moon. In Aistear, we even had our own spaceship to go on a journey to space.

Colour Mixing

We experimented with colours and made our own colour wheels. We learned that the primary colours are blue, red and yellow. We mixed two primary colours to make a new colour.

A Starry Night

We looked at a famous painting called “A Starry Night”. We made our own starry night pictures.

              

Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-bullying week was all about kindness. We had a kindness challenge to do each day. We wrote a thank-you card for the cleaners and we put a secret message in a library book for someone to find.

    

NOVEMBER

We have had a very busy November in Senior Infants.

Giraffes Can’t Dance

We read the story “Giraffes Can’t Dance” and we made our own giraffes.

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Clay

We made clay pencil holders. Most of us made hedgehogs but some of us made other animals like spiders and dogs. It was great fun!

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We painted our pencil holders when the clay was dry and we covered them with glue to make them extra shiny.

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English

This month in English we have been learning words that have “ai” in them.

We were able to come up with lots of words on our own and we wrote them on our whiteboards.

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We love playing matching games to help us learn our sight words.

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Science Week

We did lots of fun experiments for Science Week. We did an experiment with M&Ms. We put a few M&Ms in a bowl and we added some water. We waited a few minutes and the M’s floated on the water. It was really cool.

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We made red and green slime.

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slime

September and October

We are very lucky because there are two Senior Infant classes this year. We get to do some subjects together like Aistear and P.E. We have settled into Senior Infants really well and we are working very hard.

20160909_075255Have a look at some of the work we have done so far!

20161018_153534 The Crayon Box That Talked

We read the story “The Crayon Box That Talked” by Shane Derolf.

Each of us decorated a crayon and we put them together to make a colourful box of crayons.

Self-Portraits

We painted self-portraits.

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Autumn

We learned all about the changes that happen in autumn. We used leaves to make some lovely autumn pictures.

We also painted our own autumn trees.

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