Our Health is Our Wealth!

This week in senior infants we learned all about healthy eating. It was also ‘Well-being Week’ in school so it fit in perfect for us to talk about looking after ourselves both physically and mentally. We discussed the importance of looking after our bodies by eating well and exercising. We looked at the food pyramid […]

Book Week in Senior Infants

    Hi everyone! Book week was a great success and senior infants made a great effort to work on their reading in class. We read different stories on the interactive whiteboard, listened to stories online and also had story time with three parents who kindly offered their time to come and read to the […]

Book Week

Lots of fun reading books, listening to stories and dressing up for book week.  

Food Groups

We are learning about healthy eating in Aistear. We did a survey in class to find out what the favourite fruit in the class are. We made a block graph to show our answers. After we played number and adding games. Each day we are figuring out what group the food in our lunchboxes comes […]

Electricity

Last week we were learning about electricity. We learnt how to be safe in the home around electricity. We made an electrical circuit with leads, bulbs and batteries. We made our butterfly pictures move using static electricity from rubbing balloons on our heads. Have a look at the photos.  

Measuring

We were learning about measurements recently. We learned that weight is about how heavy or light something is. We balanced objects using scales. We learned that length is about how long, short, narrow or wide something is. We investigated objects in the classroom and measured them using lollypop sticks. Before weighing or measuring we always […]

Bright Sparks in Senior Infants

Welcome back everyone after the Spring break. I hope everyone had a lovely break. In senior infants this week we started a new topic in Aistear: “Electricity”. We discussed the different types of energy; movement energy, light energy, heat energy and solar energy. We discussed what electricity is and what items in the home and […]

Busy Week for Senior Infants

What a week it has been in senior infants! The class were busy getting ready for the ‘Open Night’ and finishing up on the topic of money with some fun shopping games. We painted our cupcakes with beautiful colours in time for the Open Night for our class bakery. On Thursday we were invited to […]

Maths Trail, Senior Infants

We had a busy week preparing for open night and enjoyed showing off all our work. Thank you to everyone who came. It is lovely to get a chance to work outdoors now the weather is improving.On Thursday we worked in teams to complete a maths trail before unlocking clues for a chocolate egg hunt. […]

Writers of the Week

Well done to our writers of the week. Keep up the great work!

Money

We’ve really enjoyed learning about money over the past two weeks. We have been using the coins 1c, 2c, 5c and 10c and making amounts of money up to 20c. We  have been spending money in our shop. We matched money to numbers and added coins together. We filled money bags with real coins as […]

Money, Money, Money in Senior Infants

In Aistear, senior infants have been working with money. The class have been learning the value of each coin, finding differences and making comparisons between each coin. Each copper coin has the same picture, but a different numbers on them and are different sizes too. The gold coin share the same picture also of Europe […]

Growing Seeds

We were learning that seeds need water, light, warmth and soil to grow. We learned that roots grow down to hold the seed in place and a shoot grows upwards to become a stem. We enjoyed watching our roots grow down and the stems grow up the past few weeks. We noticed some seeds didn’t […]

Writers of the Week

Comhghairdeas libh! It’s getting harder every week to pick only a few fantastic writers, keep up the great work everybody!

Spring Scavenger Hunt

In Senior Infants we have been learning all about what that happens in our surroundings during spring. We’ve seen the birds busy flying around and finding food. We know lambs and calves are born at this time of year because it’s warmer and there is more food growing. Plants and trees are growing because of […]