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.
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’.