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Curriculum Evening

Curriculum Evening . Senior Infants . Agenda: . Welcome School Day Curriculum allocated times Main Curriculum Areas Learn Together Programme Homework Attendance and Punctuality Layout of class work at present. Welcome.

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Curriculum Evening

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  1. Curriculum Evening Senior Infants

  2. Agenda: • Welcome • School Day • Curriculum allocated times • Main Curriculum Areas • Learn Together Programme • Homework • Attendance and Punctuality • Layout of class work at present

  3. Welcome We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all parents for the new school year 2012/2013.

  4. School Day • 8.40 am- School Door Opens • 8.50 am-School Starts • 9.00am- Any child who arrives after 9.00am will be marked as late and the number of minutes late recorded • 9.30 am- Any child who arrives after this time is marked absent on the roll. • 10.50am-11.00am- Break Time • 12.30pm- 1.00pm- Lunch Time • 1.30pm- School day ends for Infants

  5. School Day Continued • Absences • Children should be in school every day unless your child is ill. • Appointments to outside agencies should be made for after school times where possible. • Parents are not given permission to take children out of school for holidays. • A note of explanation must be handed to teachers detailing reason for absence. A phone call will not suffice as a written record is needed.

  6. Curriculum Areas • ALL OF THESE SUBJECT AREAS AND TIMES ARE INTEGRATED AND LINKED • TIMES FOR LUNCH, ASSEMBLY, BREAK ETC ARE OMITTED HERE • ADDED HOURS FOR NUMERACY AND LITERACY ARE OMITTED HERE • Language English (3 hours) Gaeilge (2.30 hours) • Mathematics (2.15 hours) • SESE Science History (2.15 hours) Geography • SPHE (30 mins) • PE (1 hour) • Arts Education Art Music (2.30 hours) Drama • Learn Together Programme (2.30 hours)

  7. Oral Language • Reading • Writing • ALL LINKED Literacy

  8. Oral Language • Discussions, hot seating, drama activities, asking and responding to questions, singing songs and rhymes. Reading • Read a range of texts - books, big books (interactive) poems, stories, class novels, reading scheme books, fiction/non fiction etc. • Comprehension – read a piece of text and answer questions about the characters, plot, setting etc. ORAL at infant level • Reading with expression, paying attention to punctuation. • Know about the Author, poet or illustrator. Writing • To write for a wide range of purposes – story writing, formal writing (letter writing), poetry, balanced arguments, diaries, menus, reports, newspaper articles etc. • Inclusion of Grammar and punctuation • Handwriting • Spelling strategies

  9. Spelling Look Say Cover Write Check

  10. Reading • The Oxford Reading Tree Scheme is available to all children. • When reading, the emphasis is not only on the child’s ability to read the words, but also on being able to comprehend what has happened in the story. • An emphasis on punctuation and expression should be encouraged when reading.

  11. Gaeilge

  12. Gaeilge • Éisteacht (Listening) • Labhairt (Speaking) • Léitheoireacht (Reading) • Scríbhneoireacht (Writing)

  13. Téamaí • Mé Fein Myself • Sa Bhaile At home • An Scoil School • Bia Food • An Teilifís Television • Siopadóireacht Shopping • CaitheamhAimsire Pass Times • Éadaí Clothes • An Aimsir Time • ÓcáidíSpeisialta Special Occasions

  14. Mathematics

  15. Mathematics • Number (Classifying, Matching, Comparing and Ordering.) • Algebra (patterns, sequences, number sentences, directed numbers, rules and properties, variables and equations.) • Shape and space (two-dimensional and shapes, symmetry, lines and angles.) • Measures (Length, Area, Weight, Capacity, Time and Money.) • Data (interpreting and understanding visual representation.)

  16. Mathematics • Mental Maths. • Practical Maths Activities. • Problem solving Skills. • Mathematical Vocabulary.

  17. Learn Together Programme. • September – Class Charter Friendship • October – France • November – Thanksgiving • December – Light and Dark If any parent would be interested in helping with the learn together programme or has any input regarding the themes please let Susan in the office, or David know.

  18. Homework • Spellings (look, say, cover, write and check) • Maths Homework • Other Homework • Work not finished in class. Children should be encouraged to do their homework straight away when they get home from school to develop a consistent routine. Homework should be signed by a parent every night and returned to school in their folder.

  19. Homework Continued • Parents can help by…. • Having a consistent time for homework • Quiet place equipped with everything they need (pencil’s, rubber, colours etc) • Checking homework is completed • Signing your child’s work every night

  20. Communication with class teacher • School bag post/journal • Parent Teacher Meetings (November) • Incidental Meetings (made by prior appointment, a reason for meeting must be given to ensure teacher has any documentation ready etc) • Phone call

  21. Questions? • A list of useful websites and useful games will follow in your child’s homework folder as promised on the evening. • Regards, David.

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