Busy Blending

Every Friday, we focus on blending the sounds that we’ve learned to date. We have four stations with various blending activities. We play games with our partner using picture word cards and magnetic letters, and we really love race car blending! We also use various iPad apps such as Hairy Letters and Spellyfish Phonics to blend sounds and make words.    ...

Doctor’s Surgery

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been learning under the theme of the doctor’s surgery. We’ve all taken turns role-playing in the doctor’s surgery and using oral language to talk about our illnesses and make appointments. We’ve mended broken ‘word bones’ and matched pictures of body parts with the correct word. The doctor’s surgery is a great theme for the children to discuss and learn from their own experiences. We all agreed that doctors are very nice people, and we especially love when they give us a...

Scratch scenes from Senior Infants.

This week we progressed our digital literacy and coding skills from Scratch Junior to Scratch. We are putting our project together for the Scratch competition which is due at the end of the month. A lot more to do! Here are some pictures of us hard at...

Spring has arrived!

Spring is here at last! This week we had lots of fun writing up our Spring acrostic poetry. Here are a few for you to read!    ...

Storytime!

Today Nerija brought in a special treat for the class, a book titled ‘Bunny Loves to Read’. We read this book during circle-time and really enjoyed it! Before we read the book, we predicted what might happen in the story and created a...

Bean Life Cycle & Planting Seeds

After exploring the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ we were excited to learn about the life cycle of a bean plant. We looked at pictures, word cards, videos and we even got to plant our very own Bean and Pea seeds! Pauline helped each group to plant 3 seeds in different growing conditions (cotton wool, tissue and soil). We water them everyday and fill out our observation journal. The peas are growing quite quickly!            ...