Category: Year 2017/18

Choo Choo Trains!
Choo Choo Trains!

When we were learning about the letter T, we learned about transport and trains. We listened to the The Little Red Engine story and had lots of fun building building our wooden train set. We took turns putting the pieces together and building the bridges and the little town around the tracks with the small trees and buildings. We also decorated train pictures with shape stickers- putting the circles on the wheels, squares and rectangles on the windows and engines and triangles on the steam chimneys. Underneath we pasted lolly sticks and match sticks to make the tracks. We really enjoyed playing alongside each other moving the trains along our impressive train track! Come take a look 🙂

Happy Birthday!

We celebrated another class birthday this month…Happy birthday to Kyle who turned 5! He really enjoyed everyone singing Happy birthday to him and was delighted with his chocolate cake. Some of the other children helped him blow out the candles. It’s always a fun day with lots of treats and surprises 🙂

 

 

Autism Awareness Day
Autism Awareness Day

On Friday April 5th we celebrated Autism Awareness Day. The whole school dressed up in blue and donated 2 euro each to help raise funds for communication iPads for our class. There were lots of delicious blue icing cupcakes for the staff and class to enjoy. We also had a mini disco in the hall with Junior and Senior Infants which allowed the children in our class to integrate and have fun with other classes. Everyone really enjoyed themselves as we did the actions to all our favourite action songs together-Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, Singing Walrus Action song, Bounce Patrol- To the Music and Can’t Stop the Feeling. Altogether we raised over 410 euro which is amazing! Thank you so much to all who donated 🙂

Autism Awareness Day

On the 5th of April Good Shepherd National School celebrated Autism Awareness Day by ‘lighting it up blue’. I think blue is our colour in Senior Infants! We have learned that everyone thinks differently and that we are all special.

We had great fun with Junior Infants and Ms Younge’s ASD class in the hall. We sang songs, danced together and made new friends. Thanks to everyone for getting involved and donating to our school fundraiser.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Senior Infants had great fun celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge and getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day.  During Aistear time we made leprechaun traps to see if we could catch a leprechaun and secure his pot of gold. By the end of the week he had managed to evade capture but left a treat behind for us all.

We made a big effort to speak as Gaeilge throughout the day and played lots of fun games through Irish e.g. bingo. The highlight of the week was Lá Glas and the céilí mór. We all enjoyed learning traditional Irish dances such as the Walls of Limerick. Senior Infants look great in green – maith sibh!

 

St Patrick’s Day!
St Patrick’s Day!

We have had lots of fun listening to songs about St. Patrick’s day such as I’m a Little Leprechaun, the Leprechaun dance and Green for St Patrick’s Day. We made lots of lovely crafts like a colourful rainbow coming out of a pot of gold, pasted green crepe paper to decorate our shamrocks and painted Leprechaun faces and hats with orange squares for his beard. We hope everyone has a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Spring Time Crafts
Spring Time Crafts

Spring is finally in the air and we have had lots of fun listening to Spring time songs about the flowers in bloom, baby animals and the colours that are all around us. We painted paper plate ladybirds, decorated colourful butterflies with crepe paper and decorated crepe paper flowers in our lolly stick flower boxes. Spring is here!

New Year 2019

A big welcome back from all the class.We drew some of our favourite characters in art .We hope you enjoy them!

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day!

We had a lovely day making our Valentine’s cards for our Mummys and Daddys. We pasted colourful squares into the love hearts on the front which read ” I love you to pieces” and on the inside we put a cut out of our handprint and footprint which we all made using purple paint. Around this we wrote ” I love you form the tips of my fingers to the tips of my toes”. We hope you like them! 🙂

Wibbly Wobbly Jellyfish
Wibbly Wobbly Jellyfish

When we were learning about the letter J, we painted multi-coloured jellyfish on paper plates with colourful crepe paper tentacles. We also tied in learning about lots of sea animals by playing with jigsaws making octopus, seals, crabs, fish and jellyfish. We also made rainbow fish by pasting lots of colourful squares to decorate him. Come take a look 🙂