Senior Infants

Lá Glas in Ms Duffy’s Room

Lá Glas in Ms Duffy’s Room

Last Friday the15th, we celebrated Lá Glas. There was much excitement as we all came into school dressed up in our lovely green outfits. We did some lovely artwork and then we went up to the hall to take part in our Céilí Mór. We had been practising the dance "The...

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Race Around Europe

Race Around Europe

In Ms Duffy's room, we have been participating daily in our race around Europe.  We have managed to clock up enough laps to get us to London, so we celebrated with some afternoon tea!! We now have Paris in our sights and look forward to celebrating with some crêpes on...

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Pyjama Day in Ms Duffy’s Room

Pyjama Day in Ms Duffy’s Room

There was much excitement in Ms Duffy's Room on the 7th of March when all the children arrived at school dressed in pyjamas or their favourite book character. We started off the day with a few laps getting us closer to our chosen capital London and then we arrived in...

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Fairy Tale Aistear Theme

Fairy Tale Aistear Theme

We are enjoying much playful learning in drama and literacy in Ms Duffy's room with this theme. Again we went with two roleplay areas which allowed lots of opportunity for rich oral language to be used. Our theatre shop and concession stand were very busy as tickets...

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The French Pastry Shop

The French Pastry Shop

March came in like a lion in Ms Duffy's room with our new theme "The French Pastry Shop".  The children were just so excited. We worked in two role play areas: "The French Bakery" which sold its wares to the public and "The Pastry Kitchen" where the children read...

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At the Dentist

At the Dentist

What playful learning took place in Ms Duffy's room in January with our new Aistear Theme "At the Dentist".  We spent some time learning all the appropriate vocabulary first like decay, cavities and flossing and then put all our newly acquired language into action in...

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Ms Duffy’s Senior Infants

The weather station theme was enjoyed by all. What fun we had with all the different activities. In the role play corner, we set up a TV set where the children recorded each other presenting the weather. We were able to put into practice all the weather vocabulary we...

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We made butter in Ms Duffy’s Class!

There was no better way to finish our farming topic than to make our own butter!! We had a lot of fun with the project where the children were actively involved in the process. Their faces in the video show the sheer excitement fat seeing the cream magically transform...

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The Farm Shop in Aistear in Ms Duffy’s Class

We thoroughly enjoyed our October Aistear Theme.... the farm shop. Lots of playful learning occurred. We learnt about money and how to give change in the farm shop play area. We also learned about different types of fruit and vegetables and all about dairy products....

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Coding Week in Ms Duffy’s Senior Infants Class

Maths and coding week was full of interesting activities. Sixth class came down to show us how to program the Bee-bots and use the app. We had Maths Stations with Ms Harkin and Ms Mc Gonigle which involved moving from group to group to take part in fun hands on Maths...

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September Fun in Ms Duffy’s Class

September was spent in glorious sunshine. We took advantage of the warm weather and spent a lot of our time outside doing Maths games, Phonics activities, Nature walks, P.E and also had fun in our fabulous playground and our outdoor classroom. Our best day hands down...

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Well-Being Week

As part of Well-Being Week, Ms Walker’s class was partnered with Mrs Wilson’s and Mr Sheils’ classes. All three classes joined together for some cooperative games outside. 6th class also created Kahoot quizzes on the iPads for senior infants to engage with. Mrs...

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Science in Ms McGlynn’s Class

Science in Ms McGlynn’s Class

Here in Senior Infants, the children have been learning so much during Science Week! They really enjoyed the Zoom Workshop with Dublin Zoo where they learned about some of the animals in the zoo and how they are looked after.  The children also really enjoyed the...

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Exploring using Beebots

Senior Infants were busy coding with Beebots. The class worked in groups to code the Beebots to reach different distances, while predicting how many steps the Beebot would need to take each time. A lot of teamwork and problem-solving was used to navigate the Beebots...

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Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning

Senior infants had their math lesson outside in the sunshine. They used non-standard units of measurements (lollipop sticks) to measure some things in their school environment.

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World Book Day

World Book Day

On World Book Day, Ms Walker’s class talked about and designed the front cover of their favourite books. The class also listened to stories and read their own book during reading time.

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Catholic Schools Week in Ms Walker’s Class

Catholic Schools Week in Ms Walker’s Class

As part of Catholic Schools week, Senior Infants remembered and shared memories of their much loved grandparents on Grandparents' Day. The class made bookmarks as gifts for their grandparents and drew pictures of them together.  Ms Walker’s Granda Mickey visited the...

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Ms Walker’s Class Making Toast

Ms Walker’s Class Making Toast

Senior Infants have been busy making toast. We discussed the steps involved in making toast and the effect that heat has on bread. The class did an excellent job of buttering their own toast. They also added jam and marmalade.

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Grandparents’ Day

Grandparents’ Day

As part of Catholic Schools Week, Ms Harkin’s Senior Infants celebrated Grandparents’ Day across a whole week! We invited the grandparents of the children to send us videos of themselves so that we could get to know them a little. Chloe’s Nana told us about knitting...

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Christmas Festivities

Christmas Festivities

Senior infants have been as busy as the elves in the North Pole. They have been decorating their classroom and hallway, preparing lots of Christmas artwork, wrapping presents and singing lots of Christmas songs.

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STEM Challenge

STEM Challenge

Senior Infants were challenged with the task to build a Christmas Tree using a variety of classroom items. The children worked in groups to problem solve throughout this challenge. Each group showed great teamwork and determination.    

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Science Week in Senior Infants

Science Week in Senior Infants

Thinking hats were on in Senior infants for science week. The class worked very hard to investigate and explore the properties of different materials. We added warm water to a plate of skittles, made a raw egg bounce, watched raisins dance in vinegar and coke explode...

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Getting ready for Christmas

Getting ready for Christmas

Ms. Harkin's Senior Infants had a wonderful time decorating the classroom for Christmas! The children decorated the tree all by themselves and they also painted wooden reindeer tree decorations. The children even had a Christmas hopscotch on the classroom floor and...

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Fun in the forest

Fun in the forest

Ms. Harkin's Senior Infants love exploring the forest area at the back of the school. There are so many things to see and do there.  

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Halloween

Halloween

Ms. Harkin's Senior Infants celebrated Halloween with hot chocolate and barm brack. Ava was the lucky girl who found the ring!    

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