People at Work, Aistear

We’ve been learning about people working in our community. We have also been learning about how and why we recycle. Repak have lovely characters and videos for children that explain why we should recycle. We were learning about the vet in role play. We also designed and tested columns for our S.T.E.M challenge. We had […]

Houses and Homes, Aistear

We were learning about different types of houses in Aistear. We made detached, semi-detached, bungalows cottages and apartments. We learned about 2d shapes and added them to our houses. We explored where electricity and water came from and how it got into our homes, then we constructed our own homes with electricity and water. We […]

A Visit from the Champions Cup!

Wow, what an exciting start to a dull and rainy Thursday! Neil from Leinster Rugby brought the Pro 14 and Champions cup trophies that the Leinster Rugby team won in 2018 to share with the school! It was fabulous to see the trophies and to hear Neil talk about the skills that the Leinster team had […]

S.T.E.M Assembly Fun!

On Thursday we celebrated all of the hard work the children had done during our S.T.E.M (Science, technology, engineering and maths) challenge week. Each class had been set a challenge, be it making paper aeroplanes, the strongest column, lollipop stick bridges or helicopters. It was fabulous to see all of the hard work and creativity […]

Halloween

Some very scary pupils in Senior Infants today, bursting with excitement! We had fun eating bairín breac,milseáin, úll, agus cnónna this week. We enjoyed a halloween party with games such as musical statues and ‘secret signals’. After all their hard work Senior Infants deserve a good rest and I look forward to seeing you all […]

Trick or Treat for Temple Street Dress Up Day!

Everyone looked fantastic in their costumes today! We managed to raise €510 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital! A big thank you to everyone who contributed towards our dress up day!

Our School, Aistear

We have been learning about our school. We walked around our school and met some of the people working in our school. We met a secretary, a caretaker and cleaners. We learned the name of our school, Newbridge Educate Together. We are learning about materials in our classroom such as metal, plastic, wood, glass and […]

Number stories and number sentences

This week in Senior Infants we have been learning about number stories. For example, 3 bears went to the playground and 4 more joined them, how many altogether.  We have been making number sentences with numicon shapes as well as addding, minus and equal symbols. We drew pictures to show our number stories and wrote […]

Autumn in Senior Infants

We are enjoying learning about autumn in Senior Infants. We are planting acorns and conkers, we are writing autumn words to match our pictures, we are sorting leaves and making leaf rubbings and we are making a crepe paper autumn tree. We’re also learning a lovely autumn poem with rhyming words. ‘Swirling, twirling, autumn leaves’.

Autumn Walk on the Curragh

    The two Senior Infant classes enjoyed a walk to the Curragh last Thursday as part of Aistear, learning about autumn and trees. We brought our leaf identifiers and found a sycamore, a hawthorn, an oak, a chestnut and a beech tree. The children enjoyed collecting leaves, fruit and berries from the area.

Autumn in Senior Infants

The children in Trish and Natalies’s Senior infants have had fun learning about what animals do during autumn. We are looking t fallen leaves and identifying what tree they come from. We found out badgers live in setts and are making our own from our designs. We are learning that nocturnal animals such as foxes […]

My Family

This week in Trish and Natalie’s Senior Infants we are learning all about family through Aistear. We are mixing colours to paint our family tree. We are really enjoying the role play area. We’re making a timeline from being a baby to growing up and we’re using our maths to show who lives in our […]

Car Park Safety SI

Last week in Senior Infants we learned about road safety and how to keep ourselves safe in the school car park. We learned to always use the footpath, only cross at the zebra crossing and never ever cross behind a moving car. We sang the safe cross code song and dance, which you can try […]

Final Week in Senior Infants

The final weekly blog of senior infants has come upon us. Cannot believe it. What a year we had! For our final week, NETNS carried out Active Week and it was a glorious week to be outside getting plenty of exercise. We started our morning with Cha Cha Slide dancing on yard, followed by a […]

We made clay pigs!

We were learning about farming in Aistear and made piglets, boars and sows. Do you know which is which?     We were learning about water safety and capacity in Aistear. Some of the most important rules are to always swim with an adult and to never go into water without knowing how deep it […]