Coming Up · Homework · Important · SPHE · Stay Safe

Stay Safe Programme

Over the next number of weeks we will be working on the Stay Safe programme which incorporates personal safety. You will have received a note in your child’s folder which explains the programme in greater detail.

We will be sending home a booklet one day a week with an activity to be completed at home. This may take the form of a discussion, a story or some written work.

It is important that each activity is completed with your child. The relevant sheet should be signed and the booklet returned in your child’s folder.

Thank you.

Coming Up · Grow in Love · Homework

Grow in Love

This week we are discussing the Sacrament of Baptism. The homework this week also focusses on this. As not every child may have been baptised, we have included a separate worksheet which focusses on a special day in your child’s life.

If your child has been baptised, please complete page 53 in the workbook. If they have not been baptised, please complete the enclosed worksheet. Only one of these options should be completed.

Thank you

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 · 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!