Month: October 2015

Aistear week 19/10/15

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This week Aistear is based on the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. The children are building a castle and re-enacting the story in the Construction Corner. They are making characters or buildings from the story in Junk Art. The children are making clay giants and planting beans and cress seeds. They have been learning about what plants need to go. At the Lego table they are building the different scenes in the story.

Aistear week 12/10/15

This week Aistear is based on the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. The children are making Goldilocks and the bears from a variety of materials at the Art Table. They are acting out the story in the Home Corner and taking it in turns to play the different roles. The children are reading the story with Ms. Morris and then building the Three Bears’ Cottage out of Lego and they are making different items in the story with Playdough.

 

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Aistear in Senior Infants

For the last month in Senior Infants we have been learning about the theme of ‘Our Bodies’ in Aistear. We have been very busy! The children were learning about the different parts of the body, how to keep their bodies healthy, the importance of a balance diet and the five senses. During the month, the children got the opportunity to take on various roles at the home corner which was set up as ‘The Hospital’, ‘The Dentist Surgery’ and ‘The Opticians’. Through the Five Senses Exploration Table they had great fun taking part in tests to examine their sense of taste, smell, sight, hearing and touch with surprising results – lemon slices were very popular but dark chocolate definitely was not! Impressively they constructed the dentist chair, ambulances and some of The Seven Wonders of the World using large construction blocks.

The children were also busy at the Art Table creating  printed self-portraits using acrylic paint and cotton buds before printing their face onto paper, pasta skeletons, fun paper glasses and a group collage that formed a lovely class food pyramid that is now proudly on display in our classroom.

We have now started our next theme ‘The Farm’.

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Aistear week 5/10/15

This month’s theme is ‘Fairytales and Adventures’. This week’s topic is ‘Pirates’. The Junior Infants are building a pirate ship in the Construction Corner and then dressing up as pirates and playing in it. They are making treasure maps at the art table and they are exploring a desert island at the sand table. The children are working with their friends to build Lego islands and pirate ships.

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Bread-making

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Today the Junior Infants made bread from flour, yeast, water, salt and olive oil. They had great fun kneading it, watching it rise, rolling it into buns and baking it.