Category Archives: Senior Infants

New Educational Websites for Senior Infants

Here are some websites that Mrs. Martin and Miss Donnelly recommend for Senior Infants pupils.

Scoilnet https://www.scoilnet.ie/

It has a large selection of resources. It is free and can be accessed from home.You do not need to register or sign to Scoilnet.

World Book https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet-services/world-book/

A selection of ebooks available on the World Book section of Scoilnet.

Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

This website with phonics based activities is normally a paid subscription but is currently free if you use the username and password provided on the websites homepage

Do2learn https://do2learn.com/

Do2learn provides thousands of free pages aimed primarly at developing social skills and providing resource materials for pupils who benefit from non traditional teaching approaches

Splash Maths https://www.splashlearn.com/

Splash Maths is available on the Apple App Store and for PC use.It is for all classes.

NRICH Maths https://nrich.maths.org/

NRICH Maths provides free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18yrs.

Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Oxford Owl has a selection of activities for children listed by age from 3 to 11+

ABCya https://www.abcya.com/

ABCya provides educational games for primary school pupils. There are also apps for both Apple and Android mobile devices

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December Senior Infants

Senior Infants performed their play “The Littlest Christmas Tree”. We have been very busy completing winter artwork this month. Our Aistear theme was “Santa’s Grotto”. We went to see the performance “Santa’s Fairytale Christmas” in the Dean Crowe Theatre. Happy Christmas to everyone!

Summer Term

Senior Infants have had great fun in their final term this year. We learned about summer, discussed the adventures we would like to take, designed passports to get there and packed our suitcases for the holidays. We painted beautiful pictures of the summer landscape.

In Science we were learning about mini beasts. We examined micro habitats, the hedgerow and had great fun searching for mini beasts around the school.

Class Tour Glendeer Pet farm

Term 1 Senior Infants

We have had a great time in Senior Infants this term. We explored lots of different themes in Aistear from Hobbies and Birthday Parties to Autumn and Halloween. We made sure that everyone ate healthy, wholesome food in the Healthy Café. We designed football stadiums and swimming pools using wooden blocks. We wrote poems and invitations. We made birthday cakes in the sand and designed and wrote birthday cards for our friends. We made magic spells and even made our own magic goo! It was so much fun!

Senior Infants focused on using their “Maths Eyes” during Maths week. We worked in pairs with 5th class to complete a Maths Trail in the school. We displayed our counting skills by playing maths games designed by 6th class. We really enjoyed exploring and using 2D shapes to make shape pictures.                We are looking forward to having even more fun in Term 2!

Summer Senior Infants

We worked really hard in Senior Infants this term. We learned all about the zoo. We designed and mapped out a zoo, wrote letters to the zoo, built a zoo using Lego and made zoo animals.

We also studied mini beasts. We went on a nature walk with Mr. O’Leochain to find mini beasts in the school environment. We recorded what we found. We learned lots of information about mini beasts and displayed our fact files in the classroom.

We learned about folktales in History. We learned about the story of TIr na nOg. We imagined that we were Oisin and wrote postcards to Fionn and na Fianna.

Spring Senior Infants.

During February we learned all about the farm. We designed our own farms. We built farms using small world toys and Lego. As part of our role-play activity we took some sick animals to the vet and discussed the ways we can care for animals correctly. We also painted a farmyard and fields, exploring using different colours and patterns for each field.

During March we focused on Spring. We wrote about changes that occur in Spring. We planted seeds in our “Flower Shop” and made beautiful bouquets of flowers using paper and pipe cleaners. We painted sunflowers using forks and cotton buds.

We explored floating and sinking in Science. We had great fun investigating which items floated and which ones sank. We also explored forces using playdough and found that a force can change the shape of an object.

In April, we celebrated all things scientific with our Science Fair. Parents were invited to come and learn about experiments with Senior Infants. They learned about the lifecycle of a frog, how plants drink, floating and sinking, magnets, creepy reflections and mixing liquids.

December Senior Infants.

 

This month Senior Infants were focusing on learning about Winter and Christmas.

In Art we learned about Vincent Van Gogh and discussed some of the techniques he used in his paintings. We created our own version of “A Starry Night.” We explored using chalk pastels to create a snowman. We identified warm and cool colours.  We made snow globes by painting using cotton buds.

In S.E.S.E we learned about Florence Nightingale. We made a timeline of her life and wrote about what we learned.

In Aistear, we imagined that we were working in Santa’s Grotto. We designed toys, built them from playdough and blocks and wrapped presents.  We built Santa’s Grotto using wooden blocks. We also wrote letters to Santa. We designed our own Winter hat and played Winter bingo.

We took part in a Christmas concert. We worked really hard at rehearsing our songs, poems and actions and really enjoyed the performance.

Senior Infants : Sept & Oct

 

 

 

 

History

We learned about growing up and made  timelines as part of SESE.

 

 

 

Art

We learned all about different types of weather. We designed patterned umbrellas. We read the story Ms. Honey’s Hat and created a new hat for her. We created Jack’ O lanterns for Halloween using pastels and watercolour paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

Senior Infants were very busy during Maths Week.  We learned all about 2D and 3D shapes. We made 2D shape pictures, constructed buildings using 3D wooden blocks, made 2D shapes using lollipop sticks and played 2D shape bingo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aistear

We had great fun preparing for Halloween.  As part of Aistear, we designed Halloween costumes, wrote spells and made potions in the potions lab.

Senior Infants are currently busy working in the café.  We are designing menus and making printed pictures using vegetables.