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16 Oct

In Senior Infants, we had a really exciting week. On Tuesday, we visited SuperValu to see the bakery. You can see all of our photos from our lovely trip here. This week, we continued our work on homes and construction. Our Aistear socio-dramatic corner became an estate agency. We learned about renting and landlords. We learned words like apartment, bungalow and detached. Look at all the beautiful homes we had for sale! In our PlayDoh stations, there was lots of creative work this week. Our teacher noticed that we liked working in groups a lot. Can you spot the snails, the pepperoni pizza,... 

11 Oct

SuperValu Bray very kindly welcomed our class of Senior Infants to their bakery today. The class learned about food safety, wore the hats and gloves that the bakers wear, watched the jam doughnuts being filled with jam and then got to cover the doughnuts in sugar. After that, they watched a cake being covered in cream and sprinkles. Finally, they got to watch the dough being kneaded into bread rolls. They got to take home their doughnuts and got  a goodie bag too (and the teachers got doughnuts too!) Thanks so much to SuperValu Bray for being so kind to us all. We had a brilliant morning and... 

11 Oct

This is our Senior Infant update for last week! We use Class Story with Class Dojo every day to keep our families in the loop about all the goings on in Senior Infants, but here are some of our photos of our work from last week. We’re learning about the colours. Last week, we learned about primary colours. This week, we learned all about secondary colours and made colour wheel umbrellas. Lots of fun in the Aistear sand stations during the week The socio-dramatic station was the construction yard and the architect’s office this week. We used pictures of famous buildings to inspire... 

30 Sep

Hard to believe that we’re at the end of our first month in Senior Infants – lots of exciting things planned for October already! This week, our butterflies all emerged and we set them free on Thursday. It was really interesting to watch the tiny caterpillars eat and grow into not-so-tiny caterpillars. They then turned into chrysalises and then emerged as butterflies. This was our first week in the Homes theme of Aistear. It was also our first week of the Conversation Station – which led to amazing creations in our PlayDoh station. Can you see the multi-coloured hammers? Small... 

24 Sep

We’ve had a very busy week in Senior Infants! This week, we started morning stations – Ms Halligan worked on blending with us, Ms Sexton worked on our reading, another station worked on handwriting and the fourth station had some DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time and worked on their free writing. We love using our whiteboards for free writing! Ms Ní Chionnaith helps our class during our Ready Set Go Maths stations. This week, we worked on patterns with different sets. Some groups worked with beads and threading, creating patterns with size, shape and colour. Other groups worked... 

16 Sep

This week, in Senior Infants, we’ve continued our unit on ‘food’. Our favourite part of the day continues to be Aistear and every day, there’s an improvement in imagination and creativity! The stages of Aistear are ‘Plan, Play, Review’ and we’ve become very good already at sharing our ideas with each other. To help us, we’ve started using Aistear copies to reflect on our learning. Look at our drawings and labels in our Aistear copies! This week, our stations were Socio-dramatic (the kitchen), Sand, Construction and Small World. This week, the Socio-dramatic... 

7 Sep

This September, Senior Infants have been learning all about food through Aistear. Every day, we take a different station to work on. We plan our play and then we review it afterwards. We’re working very hard to improve our listening skills by looking at the person who is talking and summarising what they say. Last week, our stations were Construction, Socio-dramatic area (The Coffee Shop), Sand and Art. This week, our stations are Socio-dramatic area (The Coffee Shop), Play Doh, ICT and Small World (The Ice-cream shop). We also have a writing station that anyone can using during our Aistear... 

25 Jun

Junior Infants had a fun day last week. We had so much fun! We had a soccer tournament with the senior infants that Paddy organised- it was so much fun! We were in four teams and we played really well! The we had a yummy barbecue with hot dogs and ice pops to finish.                               After our barbecue we made yummy cupcakes and decorated them. Then we did some art and made puppets and windmills! Next it was time for Jungle Dave! Jungle Dave brought in so many reptiles and told us all about them!                                            ... 

1 Jun

The boys and girls from Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First and Second Class completed their sports day today. Paddy worked very hard to put together lots of games from High Jump to relay races, to egg and spoon races and catch the teacher games! Some happy faces from Junior and Senior Infants enjoying the fun! The boys and girls were so lucky and each one got a hotdog as a treat on this special day. They needed some fuel for energy – they were all giving all the races and games their very best effort! Well done boys and girls. Below see Seán from Second Class and Maja from Junior Infants... 

23 May

Recently, the whole school learned a song and sang it together at assembly. We chose ‘I Lived’ by One Republic because the lyrics are so inspirational. It’s all about experiencing the good and the bad of life and is written by a father to his newborn son. We loved singing the song together and a special well done to our soloists – Casey, Patrick, Sophie, Toby, AJ, Kristina, Carl, Tristan, Finn, Lex, Adem, Ellie and Hayley.   I lived from St Peter's, Bray on Vimeo.