Senior Infants

April 2021

Aprils theme in Aistear was the bakery so we have been busy bakers in Senior Infants learning all about what happens in a bakery. The girls made some fantastic cookies, donuts and cupcakes that have brightened up our classroom.

Senior Infants Bakery

This month we read Jack and the Beanstalk and learned all about the lifecycle of a beanstalk

Beanstalk lifecycle

The girls also used Jack and the Beanstalk for inspiration to write their own story – ‘Isabelle and the Rainbowstalk’. They also decorated some fabulous beanstalks. We have had a very fun month!

March 2021

4th March 2021

Senior Infants have enjoyed celebrating World Book Day today. We read ‘The Cat in the Hat’, brainstormed some rhyming words and drew our own cats in hats! We had such a fun day! 

Our rhyming word hats
Cats in hats!

February 2021

Some fantastic work done at home by Senior Infants.

November 2020

We have been learning all about time this month in Senior Infants. We now know what ‘o’clock’ looks like, and we have been making clocks. We even made a human clock in the halla!

Our Aistear theme for this month was ‘The Clothes Shop’. We had lots of fun playing in our role play shop and dealing with lots of different customers. Every girl designed their own clothes for paper dolls and we came up with some really interesting looks. We also read ‘Cinderella’ this month and the girls helped the Prince find Cinderella by making some posters for him describing what she was wearing and what she looks like.

September – October 2020

Senior Infants have been learning all about owls this month. We read some stories about owls like ‘Owl Babies’ and ‘Oliver’s Wood’. We watched some informational videos about them and we even drew some owls too!

We were introduced to our friend Roy G Biv today. He helps us remember the order of the colours of the rainbow. We then made some colourful rainbows to brighten up our classroom!

February-March 2020

Senior Infants have been busy these past few weeks!
Health Promotion Week was a great chance for the girls to learn new ways for them to engage in a healthier lifestyle. During the week, the girls got to learn about Internet Safety. The girls were familiar with the internet, but weren’t as aware of the dangers of it, and the videos provided really helped illustrate Internet Safety in a child-friendly, entertaining manner. The girls learnt that not everyone on the internet has good intentions, and to be aware of that. During the week we also went on a walk, did some fruit testing, and did a whole school movement break. All 3 of these activities were done to promote a healthier lifestyle to the children, both physically and mentally.
 Our theme for this month is the Hairdressers, and the girls really love it. They have loved exploring the theme, as they use play dough to mould their favourite hairstyles, use Lego blocks to design their own hair salon, or act out various scenarios in role play. They will continue to treasure every minute they have to play under this new theme, giving them a great opportunity to learn new vocabulary.

Highlights being attempted in S.W.G.N.S. Hair Salon

December 2019

December was a prosperous month in Senior Infants. Our theme for the month was Antarctica and cold places, and the girls really enjoyed learning about it. Whether talking about the harsh conditions, cute animals, or the research station, the class was engaged. A highlight for the girls was working with the green screen, and getting to imagine themselves in particular scenarios. They were enthralled watching the videos and pictures back, and got real enjoyment and concrete learning experiences from using the green screen.
There was great anticipation for the Christmas performance this month, and the girls put Trojan work into learning the songs and actions. Thankfully, it really paid off and the girls put on a fantastic show. The songs will forever be engrained in their minds, and our own! 
Finally, Ms. Green, Ms. Coffey, Mr. McCarthy and Ms. Murphy all wish everyone a safe and merry Christmas! 

Christmas Concert 2019

Junior and Senior Infant Christmas Concert 2019

C.A.P.E.R May 2019

One of the most popular iniatives run in Senior Infants this year was C.A.P.E.R (children and parents enjoy reading). The girls were delighted to welcome parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters to the classroom to share a story and read some books. It’s wonderful to see families enjoy reading together. Thank you to everyone who joined us! 

World Book Day 2019

Senior Infants had a wonderful ‘World Book Day’ this year, and they really pulled out all the stops! From wizards to fairies, whimpy kids to classic fairytale characters, it was a magical and fun filled day all around.

Children who read become adults who think



Cupcakes for Sale!

Our Bakery is open for business just in time for Easter! Call in for some freshly made buns, cakes or pastries, order a cake for a special occasion , or sit down in our coffee shop and enjoy our lunch specials!

The girls in Senior Infants have had a wonderful year, they’ve learned through play in Aistear with theme’s like The Antarctic, The Bank, The Hairdressers and The Pet Shop to name a few. They were delighted to welcome their parents to the classroom on numerous occasions to take part in C.A.P.E.R (Children and parents enjoy reading) and Maths For Fun. The girls were SO excited to have the moms and dads come to visit.

Over the last few weeks they have been making the most of the fine weather we’ve been having lately.

They walked down strawberry hill and crossed the Shakey Bridge to Fitzgerald’s park, where they played and played until they couldn’t play any more! They had a picnic and a small rest before they went back for one last run around!

The girls also brought their favorite teddies to school to treat them to a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. They laid out blankets, ate some treats and listened to some music – The Greatest Showman soundtrack is a big hit! We think the Teddies really enjoyed their visit to our classroom!