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.

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Coming Up

This week and next week we will be working on the /ai/ digraph as in ‘rain’ and ‘pain’.

We have also introduced the + and = symbols in Maths and we are working on basic addition sums.

We have had our first visit to the spooky room and had fun discussing all of the Halloween traditions and characters.

New sight words went home today. These are the first of the Senior Infant words and as usual should be learned off by heart. You should also have enough sight words to make simple sentences if you feel that your child needs to be challenged.

We are still participating in Be Well Month with a slight delay. This week was supposed to be about being mindful. Since our week was so short, we will extend it to next week as well. Ms. Cawley will be doing a yoga session with us and we will be doing meditation and taking mindful moments throughout the week.

A note about the school closure – On Monday and Tuesday of this week, all schools were instructed to close as a safety precaution. This decision was made by the Department of Education.

Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who came to our PIP meeting on reading yesterday. The children love to see you come in and it’s a chance for you to have a look around their classroom.

If anyone has thought about volunteering any morning to help with folders, please let me now.

All for now.

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This Week

We are working on the /th/ blend. This blend can make two different but similar sounds – /th/ as in ‘them’ and /th/ as in ‘thunder’. We are working on both sounds this week. This is a tricky blend so please practise and identify /th/ words at home.

We will shortly be finished sending home Junior Infant sight words for revision and moving to the Senior Infant sight words which we have already been working on in class. I am uploading a full list of these SI words just in case any words cards get lost. You can use the list to replace any missing word cards.

New sight words will be sent home weekly. As usual, they have to be learned off by heart as they are words which don’t follow the rules and/or appear frequently in reading.

We are into our second week of Be Well Month. This week we are looking at healthy foods. Children with healthy lunches will get a sticker for remembering our healthy lunches policy!

All for now!