September and October in Ms Bell’s Senior Infants

We have had a very fun and enjoyable start to the school year. Although it was a little different than usual the children settled in very well. They were so excited and happy to be reunited with their class mates 😀 In September we learned all about ‘Myself and My Environment’ in Aistear. We loved being back in our groups for play time in the role play area, construction area, small world area, playdough area and sand area. We drew self portraits and pictures of our family. We read stories such as ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. We revised the numbers one to five in maths including combining and partitioning these numbers. October was a busy month in which we learned about ‘The Farm’ in Aistear We also learned all about autumn and the harvest. We read stories such as ‘The Little Red Hen’ and ‘Farmer Duck’. We painted beautiful autumn trees using the pointillism technique. The children worked hard on their cursive writing this month and have made excellent progress in their genre writing copies. In October we took part in Wellbeing Week by doing some meditation and mindfulness colouring. The children practiced their deep breathing by using rainbow breaths. As you can see from the pictures they look very relaxed 😌 We also took part in Maths Week by copying and creating patterns using our new pattern cards and cubes. We also created maths monsters using various shapes. The children had great fun with this activity and some monsters had two heads and four legs! This week began running for our 10k...

National Lámh Day in Ms Bell’s Senior Infants

Today was National Lámh Day. We celebrated by learning ‘Old Mac Donald’ as we had been learning all about the farm this month in Aistear. In the song the children can be seen signing the words: farm, cow, sheep, pig, horse. In our class we love using Lámh signs regularly such as hello, goodbye, thank you, toilet, various colours and lots more! Happy Lámh Day!...

Maths Week in Ms. Bell’s Senior Infants

Last week we did some additional maths activities as part of Maths Week. We were working on patterns. We were very lucky that we got to use the new pattern resources which had just been delivered to the school the day before. First, we used the pattern cards to copy the patterns and then we created our own. The children began with two colour patterns and some moved on to creating three and four colour patterns! Later in the week had great fun creating Maths Monsters using different shapes – circles, squares, rectangles, etc. First, we cut out the shapes that we wanted to use for our monsters. Then, we had great fun piecing them together to make monsters. Next, we glued them into place. Finally, we drew faces with our crayons before displaying them for everyone to see. Some monsters had two heads and some had four legs! It was a very funny...

Intercultural Day 2020

This year we celebrated Intercultural Day in a different way. The children celebrated at home with their families, they made and displayed flags, wore traditional clothing and made traditional food. We asked our pupils to send us some pictures or videos of them celebrating Intercultural Day and Ms. Delaney and Ms. Forde have compiled them into a Junior and a Senior video. We would like to dedicate our Intercultural Day video to all Front Line Workers to show our appreciation for all they have done. Intercultural Day Junior Video 2020 Intercultural Day Senior Video –...

Multilingual Storytelling Project

One of our amazing families have been working on a project with Fingal Libraries called Multilingual Storytelling. Also, they have asked other families to join in the fun and read their stories too which has been really successful. They have already created some videos of storytelling in English, Spanish and Polish. There are some wonderful stories and it is lovely to hear them in different languages. So you will see lots of familiar faces from our school. If you and your family would like to share a story in your language please let your child’s class teacher know and we can help to arrange it! Here are the links to some of the...