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Junior/Senior Infants

Monday 2nd October 2017

Monday 2nd October 2017

Just to remind parents, we are facing into two short weeks. The school will be closed on 5th and 6th, 12th and 13th October.

Homework will begin for junior infants this week. Homework is set on a Monday and returned on a Friday.

Because of the short weeks, it will be due Wednesday 11th Oct.

 

This is the plan for the next two weeks:

Junior Infants - Phonics

  • Identify and trace the sound s.
  • Practise correct and clear pronunciation of s.

Junior Infants - Math

  • Early mathematical activities – Matching and classifying (classifying objects on the basis of one attribute, such as colour, shape, texture and size.
  • Comparing objects according to length, width, height, weight, quantity, thickness or size.

Junior Infants – Gaeilge – An Scoil

  • Foclóir: múinteoir, clár bán, leabhar, peann luaidhe, crián, bosca lón, mála
  • Comhrá Múinteoir: Taispeáin peann luaidhe dom. Seán: Seo peann luaidhe.
  • Amhrán: ‘Ag Dul ar Scoil’
  • Dathanna: glas, dearg, gorm, buí

Senior Infants - Phonics

  • Listen to and identify the middle sound of ‘a’ ‘o’ and ‘u’ in CVC words (consonant vowel consonant e.g. cat, map, sad and log, fox, mom and mug, cup, bus)
  • Recognise and read simple sounds with the middle sound ‘a’ ‘o’ and ‘u’.

Senior Infants - Maths

  • Activities that will promote an understanding of the conservation of number
  • Ordering numbers 1–5
  • Counting the number of objects in a set 0–10
  • Number talks (Number 4 and 5) 1+3=4, 3+1=4, 2+2=4, 0+4=4 etc.

Senior Infants – Gaeilge - An Scoil

  • Foclóir: múinteoir, clár bán, leabhar, peann luaidhe, crián, bosca lón, mála
  • Comhrá Múinteoir: Taispeáin peann luaidhe dom. Seán: Seo peann luaidhe.
  • Amhrán: ‘Ag Dul ar Scoil’
  • Dathanna: glas, dearg, gorm, buí

 

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Posted on Sunday 01st October 2017 in Junior/Senior Infants

Monday 25th September Update

Just a reminder - The HSE will be in on Tuesday 26th Sept for the junior infant hearing and vision tests.

Our plan for the week -

Junior Infants - Pre Phonics

This will be our last week focusing on the pre phonic skills. Next week, we will begin letter sounds with Jolly Phonics.

  • Words that sound the same (and different)  e.g. pat, cat, fin and  jug, bin, mug.
  • Pre phonics revision – syllables, rhyming words, concept of spoken word.

Junior Infant - Math

  • Early mathematical activities – Matching and classifying (classifying objects on the basis of one attribute, such as colour, shape, texture and size.
  • Elements of a set – What is a set? How could we sort these objects into sets? Which set more/less?

Junior Infants – Gaeilge – An Scoil

  • Foclóir: múinteoir, clár bán, leabhar, peann luaidhe, crián, bosca lón, mála
  • Comhrá Múinteoir: Taispeáin peann luaidhe dom. Seán: Seo peann luaidhe.

Senior Infants - Phonics

  • Listening to and identifying the middle sound of’ i’ and ‘a’in CVC words (consonant vowel consonant e.g. pig, bin, fix and cat, map, sad)
  • Recognising and reading simple sounds with the middle sound ‘i’ and ‘a’.

Senior Infants - Math

  • Adding up to five
  • Number talks (Number 3) 0+3 = 3, 1+2=3, 2+1=3

Senior Infants – Gaeilge - An Scoil

  • Foclóir: múinteoir, clár bán, leabhar, peann luaidhe, crián, bosca lón, mála
  • Comhrá Múinteoir: Taispeáin peann luaidhe dom.  Seán: Seo peann luaidhe.

 

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Posted on Monday 25th September 2017 in Junior/Senior Infants

Monday 18th September Update

Good evening,

I'm updating you on the plan for the week.

 

Some notices

- The school is closed on Thursday and Friday (21st and 22nd September)

- The HSE will be in on Tuesday 26th September for the Junior Infant hearing and vision test (no need for parents to attend)

- Please return the HSE (pink or blue) form as soon as possible.

 

Junior Infants - Pre Phonics

We are continuing with our pre phonic skills this week.

This week, we are

-          Understanding the concept of spoken word, for example: Repeating a simple sentence from the teacher and recognising the number of words in it. ‘Joey likes cake.’ (3 words) ‘The noisy red bus.’ (4 words).

Junior Infant - Math

-           Early mathematical activities - Matching and elements of a set

Junior Infants – Gaeilge - Mé Féin

This week, we are

-           Learning body parts – ceann, gualainn, glúin is cos, cluas, béal, srón, ceann, bolg

-           Dia duit. Dia is Muire duit.

-           Cad is ainm duit? __________ is ainm dom.

 

Senior Infants - Phonics

This week, we are

-         Listening to and identifying the middle sound of e in CVC words (consonant vowel consonant e.g. hen, red peg)

-         Recognising and reading simple sounds with the middle sound e.

Senior Infants - Maths

This week, we are

-          Adding two numbers up to five

-          Introducing number talks (Number 2)

Senior Infants – Gaeilge - Mé Féin

This week, we are

-           Learning body parts – ceann, gualainn, glúin , cos, béal, srón, súil, cluas, bolg.

-           Cad is ainm duit? __________ is ainm dom.

-           Dia duit. Dia is Muire duit.

 

Students are presenting their 'Me Bags' to the class this week. Im amazed at their confidence. Thank you for your support in helping them pick out some items at home.

 

 

 

 

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Posted on Monday 18th September 2017 in Junior/Senior Infants

Welcome to Junior and Senior Infants 2017

Welcome to Junior and Senior Infants 2017

Good evening parents.

I’ll use this website to keep you up to date on three core subjects (English, Gaeilge and Maths) and any other exciting work in our classroom.

If you have any questions or concerns, please make an appointment with the office and I will be in contact as soon as possible.

And don't forget to check out our lovely All About Me posters in the corridor (by the infant room).

Junior Infants - Pre Phonics

Junior infants will be focusing on pre phonic skills for the month of September.

Last week we

  • Clapped, marched and stamped to the beat of rhymes.
  • We also clapped the syllables in words and in our names.

This week, we are

  • Playing with rhyming words.

Junior Infant - Maths

This week, we are focusing on

  • Early mathematical activities - Matching

Junior Infants – Gaeilge - Mé Féin

This week, we are

  • Introducing the Abair Liom characters Seán agus Siofra
  • Learning body parts – ceann, gualainn, glúin is cos.
  • __________ is ainm dom.

 

Senior Infants - Phonics

Last week we

  • Revised the 26 letter sounds from junior infants.

This week, we are

  • Identifying initial consonant sounds (m for map, d for dog)
  • Identifying final consonant sounds (t for bat, x for fox)

Senior Infants - Maths

Last week we

  • Revised the early mathematical skills from junior infant (matching, classifying and comparing)

This week, we are

  • Revising concepts of a set.
  • Revising number formation (0-5)

Senior Infants – Gaeilge - Mé Féin

This week, we are

  • Reintroducing the Abair Liom characters Seán agus Siofra
  • Learning body parts – ceann, gualainn, glúin , cos, béal, srón, súil, cluas, bolg.
  • Cad is ainm duit? __________ is ainm dom.

 

Check back here later in the week to see our work on Owl Babies by Martin Waddell.

 

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Posted on Tuesday 12th September 2017 in Junior/Senior Infants