Aistear · Coming Up · English · Maths · PIP

Our Snow Day

The children have done some lovely writing based on what they got up to while school was shut. Our writing is improving all the time, well done!

Make sure to have a look tomorrow after the PIP workshop!

This week we will be working on the number 10 and the /oi/ blend. See your child’s sound mat for more information.

Our Aistear dramatic play area has changed to the fire station and the children had lots of fun today putting out fires all over the classroom!

All for now.

Homework · Important · Maths


Learning to add is one very important topic in Senior Infants. We use a variety of materials and approaches to introduce and develop this concept. Some things to consider:

– when we add the number gets bigger.

– when we add 0, the number stays the same.

– on the number line we always jump forwards when we are adding.

– when we are using the number line to add, we don’t count the number we are already on.

– start counting from the bigger number. For example, add 7 + 3 instead of 3 + 7. It means we’re less likely to lose our place.

Try this sum:

5 + 3 = ?

‘Start with your finger on the number 5. Jump on 3 was times. Where did you land?’

Number lines are in every child’s folder for this purpose!

Coming Up · Grow in Love · Nature · Numeracy · PIP · Planting

Homework & PIP

There is no Grow in Love homework for tonight.

The next PIP workshop will be coming up in March. Letters have gone home today. Please return slips as soon as possible. This workshop will focus on Maths teaching and learning.

Finally, a reminder that we are looking to collect yoghurt cartons for use in planting. We need cartons that are a decent size for sowing plants. Thank you!

Coming Up · English · Homework · Jolly Phonics · Literacy · Maths · Numeracy

Coming up …

This week we are working on the /ou/ blend. /ou/ as in ‘shout’ or ‘mouth’. I have sent home new orange sound mats so you can practise at home as well.

We are also working on the story of 9 and have started a new story, The Little Red Hen.

I will also be sending home sight words this week. We have already practised these in school but they should continue to be practised as part of homework.

All for now.

Cake Sale · Coming Up · English · Jolly Phonics · Maths

This week

We have been working on the /oo/ digraph. It makes two different sounds depending on the word. Think of /oo/ as in ‘balloon’ and /oo/ as in ‘cook’.

We have also been discussing time in Maths. We begin with the seasons, days of the week, day time, night time etc. We will look at the clock later in the year.

Finally, we had a great day today at the cake sale!

Thank you to Mairéad for the photos!