March 9

Maths Power Hour-Middle Room

Last Wednesday, the children had the opportunity to take part in ‘Maths Power Hour.’  They worked in groups and changed stations every 15 minutes.

Station 1: Darts

Station 2: Maths games

Station 3: Numeracy activities on the iPads

Station 4: Completing written activities

The children had great fun and are working on further developing their Numeracy skills through active activities. We are looking forward to the next session!

March 4

Run around Ireland challenge

 

We are are very excited to be starting our Run around Ireland challenge next week.Each class in school will aim to reach various landmark destinations around Ireland, while also sharpening our Geography Knowlegde. Each lap of our Astro pitch will equate to 1km for this particular challenge and as a classroom, we will decide where we would like to visit. Keep an eye out on our Active board in the hall to monitor each class’s progress, which will be marked with coloured threads.

Thank you to the active committee and other pupils in the senior room for working out the distance from Inver to each destination!  Let’s get moving!

This month, while we continue develop the strand of Games in P.E. , we will be do using on the fundamental movement skill of Dodging. See picture below.

 

January 29

Art – Clay – Junior Room

This past fortnight we have been exploring the use of clay. After discussing how it feels and the many things we can do with it such as pinching, pulling, throwing, twisting….we moulded our little pinch pots. We discussed and predicted what might happen to the clay pots when left on the radiator over night. Some little scientists predicted that the clay material would change colour and become solid. Some of the children made connections with our Maths topic ‘weight’ and predicted that the pinch pots would be lighter when dry.  How very clever! Each child decorated their own pinch pot as they wished and we discovered in the end that the pinch pots were just like us. Unique and special!

January 25

Aistear -The Arctic – Integrated Play – Maths , Geography, History

 

We had lots of building igloos, polar bears and sleds from lego during Aistear this week. Some children decided to build our sleepy Polar Bear inspired by our poem Polar Bear, Bear Polar, out of Playdough as well as other arctic animals we had discussed such as the Arctic Hare, Arctic Fox, Lemmings and the snowy Owl! At the Maths Station, children explored how heavy various objects are, estimating at first then checking. At the History Table, children sorted old toys and new toys. Lots of fun!

January 7

Maths Games Junior Infants & Senior Infants

Below are some links to some wonderful games which help with many areas of Maths.

Each week in school, we reinforce the skills of counting, number recognition, sequencing, ordering, comparing and much more. It would be beneficial to your child to also reinforce these on a regular basis at home. 10 or 15 mins. a day, a few times a week, would make a huge difference. Please remember to monitor your child’s use of technology for safety reasons.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/gingerbread-man-game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots