Infant Induction Meeting Helping your child adapt to school life. Subjects English (4 areas: Reading Writing Phonics Oral Language Irish Maths SESE(History, Geography, Science) Art Music Drama P.E. S.P.H.E. (Social, Personal & Health Education) R.E. Gaeilge Emphasis on oral language Try and use a cúpla focail at home Topics-ar scoil, bia, aimsir… Cluichí, ról imirt Rannta agus amhráiní No formal reading until second class - new curriculum Mathematics Matching Sorting- by shape/size/colour Grouping Comparing Counting items to 10 Write no’s 1 - 5 Addition to 5 Shape-2d, 3d shape, spatial awareness Pattern Ordinal Number Money Time-sequencing events Measurement-length, weight, capacity Jolly Phonics Children encounter letters in a novel and interesting way. Learn the sounds the letters make. Song and story to accompany each letter. Sound copy for each child. Blending sounds together to make words. Beginning Reading Big Books will be used Word Pockets- familiar words will be sent home in these and should be looked at every night. Create simple sentences Phonological Awareness Shared Reading-foster a love of reading Starting to Write Fine Motor Control- cutting, threading, play dough, colouring, tracing, buttoning, using zips... Patterns Colouring Drawing Painting Formal Instruction begins in November Groups of letters e.g c, o, a, d, g Air tracing 3 P’s-posture, pencil grip, paper position. Oral Language Developing the child’s vocabulary skills http://www.ncca.biz/Aistear/ S.E.S.E/S.P.H.E S.E.S.E - Social Environmental and Scientific Education Topic per fortnight Integrated with other subjects S.P.H.E - Social Personal and Health Education Topic per fortnight Incidental - Healthy Lunch Policy Stay Safe Music One or two songs per week Listening and responding to music...various genres Some music theory - high, low, beat, rhythm e.t.c Making music with percussion instruments- shakers, tambourines Assembly Visual Arts 6 strands Drawing Paint and Colour Print Clay Construction Fabric and Fibre Seasonal Topics Drama Exploring and making drama- role play, mime Co-operating and communicating- in pairs/groups Physical Education Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: (weather permitting outside. Halla ) Athletics-running, jumping, throwing Dance-creative, simple dances Gymnastics-balancing, jumping, travel in different directions, levels, pathways Games- ball handling, kicking, carrying and striking. Mini games. Playground games. Outdoor and Adventure activitiesoutdoor challenges Religion Alive - O List of topics...stories, drama Prayers - say these at home with your child. Homework Sound Copy, word pocket and Reading Should take only 10 15 minutes Time should be spent looking at your child’s folder Listen to songs and rhymes Assessment Continuous informal assessment Parent -teacher meeting in November Standardised reading tests in Senior Infants Other bits and pieces Incredible Years: Behaviour Management Building Positive Relationships...Using Praise. Rules Individual Rewards: Stickers, Happy Grams/Super Star/High Five Group Rewards: Stars and prize from the prize box Molly and Wally Elvis...good listener Please label all clothes Please ensure your child can manage coat, shoes, lunch, bag Healthy eating policy-treat day Friday Written explanation for absences Full day to 1:40pm starting 15th September Thank You.