Category: Senior Infants (page 1 of 7)

Engineer visit in Senior Infants

As part of Engineer’s Week 2018, Senior Infants were very lucky to get a visit from Gerry the Engineer. The children interviewed Gerry about what it was like to be an Engineer and what was his favourite thing about being an engineer.

Gerry very kindly answered all the children’s questions. They learned a lot of interesting things about the work of an engineer,  designing, making and improving his inventions.

Gerry brought his Robot Max with him to show the children and explained how Max was powered by a battery and circuits. Max’s eyes were actually two sensors and his arm was ran by a motor. The children had great fun with Max and Gerry.

The children got up and out of their seats to do the Robot dance.

The children then planned and designed their very own Robot.

St Brigid’s Day Cloaks and Crosses

St. Brigid’s Day is celebrated on the 1st of February and marks the beginning of Spring.

Today the children made St. Brigid’s Day Crosses.

The children learned how to make two different types of crosses. The traditional cross and the Sligo Cross.

Earlier in the week the children listened to the story of St. Brigid’s Cloak and made collages of St. Brigid and her cloak.  During Aistear the children made crosses using pipe cleaners and paper.

St. Brigid’s Cloak and Cross

If you would like to make a cross at home please click on the link below to see the video:

https://www.icatholic.ie/how-to-make-st-brigid-cross/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandparent’s Day in Junior and Senior Infants

As part of Catholic school’s week 2018  the children in  Junior and Senior Infants invited their Grandparents in to ask them some questions about when they were in school and to have a look around our classrooms. The children sang a song to welcome their Grandparents and presented them with a lovely hand print to remember them when they were only 5/6 years old.

Thank you to all the Grandparent’s who came in on such a  wet day!  We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!  We look forward to seeing you again next year!!

 

Making 3D Shapes

Today in Senior Infant’s we made 3D shapes using mini-marshmallows and toothpicks. The children started off by making 2D shapes e.g squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, pentagons and hexagons. They then went on to make 3D shapes  such as cubes, square based pyramids, triangular based pyramids and cuboids. 

 

Sally has made a square and Brook has made a cube. Kayla has made a pentagon.Israel is making a pyramid.Here is Blake making a cube.

At the Dentists

St. Edward’s Dental PracticeThis week the children in Senior Infants started on their new Aistear theme “The Dentist”. The children are getting into role as the Dentist, nurse, receptionist and the tooth fairy.

The children made playdough for their pulling teeth game. The children roll a dice and see how many teeth they have to pull. The child with the most teeth at the end wins.

The children are learning the proper names for all the different teeth. Incisors, Canines,premolars and molars and they are cutting out and making their own set of teeth.

The children are also practicing their fine motor skills by threading, moving pom poms with tweezers and stretching elastic bands with Mrs McKenna.

Halloween fun in Senior Infants

The children in  Junior and Senior Infants really enjoyed the Halloween walk, disco and fashion show that took place on the Friday before the Midterm break. 

Final Maths Week Question:

Well done to all the boys and girls who attempted our second maths problem of Maths week. The following children earn themselves 3 stamps/dojo points for getting the questions correct & being the first to Room 4 with their answers:

6th Class: Hermann 
5th Class: Sebastian 
4th Class: Matthew 
1st Class: Hubert 

Bonus question – earns 1 stamp/dojo point:
6th Class: Nigel 
5th Class: Mikey 

Here’s the final question of the week:

Junior Question:

Granny gave Tom 15c and on the way home he lost 5c.
How much does he have now?

Senior Question:

Directions: Find the words that fit.
Example: 29 = D in F in a L Y
What do the letters stand for?
Answer: 29 = Days in February in a Leap Year

26 = L of the A
7 = D of the W
101 = D
52 = C in a D
88 = P K
13 = S on the A F
365 = D in a Y
18 = H on a G C
90 = D in a R A
3 = B M (S H T R)
24 = H in a D
4 = W on a C
60 = S in a M
28 = D in F
64 = S on a C B

Good luck!

Maths Question Number 2

Well done to all the boys and girls who attempted our first maths problem of Maths week. The following children earn themselves 3 stamps/dojo points for being the first from their room to me with the correct answer:

6th Class: Chloe
5th Class: Mikey
4th Class: Teyanna 
1st Class: Stephen

Question Number 2:

Junior Question:

Eight marbles are in the basket. Four are red and the rest are
green. How many marbles are green?

Senior Question:

o A goldfish costs €1.80
o An angelfish costs €1.40
o Noirín paid exactly €20 for some fish
o How many of each kind did she buy?

Remember to bring your answers to Room 4

Happy Maths Week!

Hello everyone!

As it is Maths Week in Ireland this week all classes will be doing different tasks and activities to celebrate it. Each day there will be a maths question on our school blog for you to solve. The first child to Room 4 with the correct answer for the problem will win themselves some stamps.

Good luck!!

Junior Problem:

Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the ark. How many creatures could he have seen?
How many different answers can you find?

Senior Problem:

Jennie the old sheep dog is lazing around in the paddock near the house. She counts the number of animals in the paddock. There are 11 of them, pigs and ducks. Then she counts the legs. She sees 28 legs.

How many ducks are there?

Remember, bring your answers to Room 4!

Aistear in Senior Infants

We have really enjoyed taking part in Aistear during the month of September. The children have had a chance to take part in structured play under the theme of homes in four different areas during the month, Role play, Small World, Construction and Art and Craft.

The children have been getting into role as the members of a family, The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. They have really enjoyed acting out the stories in front of their class at the end of Aistear.

The children played in the Small World Area where they were playing with the dolls house, putting the correct furniture in the right room and using their dolls to act out scenes from the different fairy tales.

The children coloured and painted pictures on the Art and Craft table.

They completed jigsaws and made different types of houses using building blocks on the construction table.

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