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.

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 […]

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 […]

A Super Fun Sports Day for Senior Infants!

With the nice sunny weather out of sight, we really got lucky with a nice dry day for sports day down at the Curragh rugby club on Tuesday. Senior infants had such a blast as they made their way through all the stations. They enjoyed activities such as; the bouncy castle, water race, the obstacle […]

Senior Infants on the Farm

    What glorious weather we have these past few days. It was a short week, but a seriously busy one too. Senior infants had a really special day on their school tour to Karibu Farm on Thursday. The boys and girls set out early on their bus trip to the farm. Senior infants completed […]

A Healthy Week for Senior Infants

This week in senior infants, the boys and girls have finished the topic of “Taking Care of Myself”. The class discussed the importance of getting regular exercise, eating well and looking after ourselves both body and mind. Senior infants looked at how important it is to have good hygiene. We worked at the dental surgery […]

This Week in Senior Infants

What a glorious week we have had. It was great to have the sunshine this week. We have started a new topic in Aistear and we are really excited about it. It is “Taking Care of Myself”. This week we discussed how we can look after ourselves with healthy eating and staying active. We also […]

Forces and Electricity in Senior Infants

This week senior infants started the week off with their class party for filling the class marble jar. Senior infants enjoyed ice cream cones, story time and free play with bubbles. Senior infants were super scientists this week as they explored magnets, electricity, floating and sinking and the forces of push and pull in their […]

Book Worms in Senior Infants

This week was Book Week in NETNS and senior infants carried out some fun Book Week activities that allowed them to appreciate and enjoy books. The boys and girls designed a book cover, a bookmark colouring competition and played fun book quizzes on the novels that were read this year. We are almost finished our […]

Money and Mindfulness in Senior Infants

Last week in senior infants, the class explored money. They learned all about the Euro currency and the values and identity of each coin. Senior infants played various games at their aistear stations including coin rubbing, toy shop at roleplay, money sums, piggy banks, roll and count and making pizzas at the pizza parlour. Each […]

A Look back at Spring in Senior Infants

Spring was such a busy time this year and with the mixed weather it made for a very interesting Spring indeed! During the Spring months, senior infants got up to a lot of fun activities including planting seeds, going on a Spring walk about to investigate signs of Spring and learning all about watching the […]

What a wonderful thoughtful thing to do!

This week, Kara in Sinéad’s class took a trip to the hairdressers….but this was no ordinary trip! Kara got her long locks cut and she donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust. www.littleprincesses.org.uk The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of […]