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The New Senior Infants

This year’s Senior Infants are already proving to be a hardworking bunch. The first morning they came in with big smiles for their new teacher. They are pros at school life at this stage and were not long getting busy.
They have been great at putting all their work from last year to good use. We have displays of leaf rubbing from leaves we collected around the school, they made lovely leaf collages and even leaf monsters!!
At the moment, they are producing their own book “All About Me” which they love making and talking about.
Looking forward to a fun and busy Year!!

Time to say Farewell

Today is a day of mixed emotions in Senior Infants. I will be saying goodbye to my amazing, hard working, special class that I have had the privilege of teaching for two years. We’ve had so many fun times together and made some great memories. A special thanks to all the Mums and Dads and Grannys and Grandads who have been so supportive for the past two years. Have a lovely summer and a good rest.

Tips for surviving the summer holidays!

Tips for surviving the summer holidays

• Set aside at least 15 minutes each day for reading.
• To keep writing skills fresh, buy children a notebook or copy and let them decorate the cover. Then tell them it’s their summer diary and have them write down three things that happen each day.
• To keep up maths skills, get books of number puzzles. Revision of Mental Maths book would be beneficial also. Have a clock on display and ask children the time.
• Check out your local centres for play or sports.
• Make sure young people have some unstructured chill-out time; they need it as much as adults.
• Be a tourist where you live; plan your research at the library. Learn more about where you live, then go exploring on foot and see what you can discover.
• Set the children a challenge – decide on a set amount of money, say €2 each, and let the children plan a day out, without spending any more than is budgeted. And it will teach them some money management skills as well as having fun.
• Below are a list of educational websites
• www.tutpup.com
• www.bogglesworld.com
• www.ictgames.com
• www.primarymaths.ie
• www.mathsfactcafe.com
• www.mathszone.co.uk
• www.edtech.ie
• www.bbc.co.uk
• www.mathplayground.com
• www.tes.co.uk
• www.jcschools.net
• www.funenglishgames.com
• www.pbs.kids
• Relax and try to enjoy yourself !

News from Senior Infants

What a fun packed week in Senior Infants! On Tuesday we had our Dancing Display, raised our 7th Green Flag and presented our Green School Project for Action Day.
On Friday we went on our First School Tour to Copper Coast Farm. We had so much fun, had a really interesting tour from the farmer and we got to hold and feed lots of animals. We will all sleep tonight!!

News from Senior Infants

It was great to be back to school after the long weekend and it’s great to see the sun shining! With the lovely weather we are having, it is important to stay safe in the sun. We must remember to Slip, Slop, Slap. We need to slip on a t-shirt, slop on high factor sun cream and slap on a hat and sunglasses. This simple rule will help keep us all safe in the sun.
We enjoyed our last session of Gymboree with Mrs Hardiman and we would like to thank her for the wonderful creative, energetic and fun times we’ve had during the past two years. We will really miss Gymbo!
We are also busy getting ready for our Green School presentation on energy efficient appliances on Tuesday. We will say our poem, show pictures of appliances and explain why they are energy efficient. We also have our Dancing Display and School Tour to look forward to. It’s a busy few weeks in Senior Infants

News from Senior Infants

This week we started The Stay Safe Programme in Senior Infants.
The topics that we will be discussing are: Feeling Safe and Unsafe, Friendship and Bullying, Touches, Secrets and Telling and Strangers.
The girls will have worksheets coming home with them over the next few weeks. This is an opportunity for parents to talk about these topics with your child.
If parents would like to view The Stay Safe programme they can log onto www.staysafe.ie
As we have a short week next week, senior infants will not be getting homework. This is a good opportunity to enjoy some outdoor activities, plant some flowers or vegetables, visit the library or create your own Aistear theme at home.

Homework 21st May

Senior Infants Homework: Please return homework on Thursday Senior Infants Homework: Please return homework on Thursday
Monday 21st May
CAPER
The child and parents read the book together.
Guided Reading: Please listen to your child reading the book. Talk about the book. Bring the guided reading folder back to school every day.
Sound Copy
Revise sound: oo Read the four words. Ask your child to do the actions when they say the sound.
Jolly Phonics Word Book
Page 10: sound out the words: yes, yak, yam, yap, yet, yell, yelp, yank, yard. The child puts their finger under each letter as they sound it out and blend to make the word.
Tricky words: Revise: 1-12 Write words at home.
Just Handwriting: Pg 45

Tuesday May 22nd
CAPER and Guided Reading
The child and parents read the books together.
Sound Copy: oo Revise sound and words.
Jolly Phonics Word Book
Page 10: .sound out the words above. The child puts their finger under each letter as they sound it out and blend to make the word.
Tricky words: Revise 1-12. Write words at home
Just Handwriting: Pg 46

Wednesday May 23rd
CAPER and Guided Reading
The child and parents read the books together.
Sound Copy: oo revise sound and words
Jolly Phonics Word Book
Page 10: sound out the words above. The child puts their finger under each letter as they sound it out and blend to make the word.
Tricky words: 1-12. Write words at home.
Just Handwriting: Pg 47
Active Flag: Please do 5 minutes of active homework every night.
This week we remember our Baptism. Bring in photo if you wish.