Aistear · Coming Up · Easter · Important · Maths

Aistear

After Easter our Aistear corner will become the dentist’s surgery. We are already excited to get started!

This week we also worked on telling the time. In senior infants we look at the different parts of the analog clock (face/ long minute hand/ short hour hand etc) and tell the time in one hour intervals.

The children know that when the long minute hand is pointing to twelve it must be O’ clock. The short hour hand tells us which hour it is.

We also look at days of the week, months, seasons and daily schedules as part of this maths topic.

A reminder that school closes at 12.00 tomorrow.

Also, there is no homework tonight so don’t panic if your child hasn’t got their folder!

Happy Easter everyone!

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

Addition

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 · 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!

Aistear · Coming Up · Maths · Numeracy

Welcome Back!

It was lovely to see all the happy faces back to school on Monday. The children had lots of exciting news and Santa must have been very good this year!

We are working on the story of 7 this week – experimenting with all the different ways to make 7.

Our story is The Lion and the Mouse. The message, one good turn deserves another, is a positive one.

We are also getting our supermarket set up in the Aistear corner from next week.

All for now!

Maths · Maths Week · Numeracy

Maths Week

This week we are taking part in Maths week.

Mr Moloney organised a visit from Ms. Scanlon’s 6th class children who came to teach us how to play snakes and ladders.

The boys and girls loved having their older ‘teachers’ working with them.

As well as learning about taking turns and following instructions, the children were also practising number recognition, counting on and subitising.