Month: February 2018

Senior Infants’ Aistear, February

 

This month’s Aistear theme is ‘Showtime’.  They have been learning about the circus, Chinese New Year, carnivals and fairgrounds.

In the Home Corner the  children have been in role as performers and the audience at ‘The Circus’, they were wait staff, chefs and customers in ‘The Chinese Restaurant’ and they played a variety of games at ‘The Fairground’..

At the Art Table the children made paper plate clowns, Chinese fans and lanterns and carnival masks.

In Small World they put on puppet shows and played in the circus tent, built Lego circuses, created Chinese floats for the Chinese New Year festival and made a funfair out of Lego.

In the Construction Corner they built a dragon and fairgound rides.

We linked these topics with the following stories in English: ‘The Singing Mermaid’, ‘The Great Race’ and ‘Dogger’.

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Junior Infants’ January Aistear

This month our theme for Aistear was ‘Our Bodies’. The children have been learning about their skeleton, what our bodies need to keep healthy, healthy and unhealthy  foods, our 5 senses and some of the people in our communities who care for us.

In the Home Corner the children have been in the role as doctors, nurses and patients in ‘The Doctor’s Surgery’. Then they continued their roles by  constructing  and building an ambulance from large wooden blocks.

In Small World they made bodies from Mobilo, built hospitals and ambulances from lego and created a town scene or a countryside scene. The children also created skeletons and healthy dinner plates from playdough and explored using their 5 senses. We had a feely bag, smell pots,taste testing ,optical illusions and created loud and soft sounds with musical instruments.

At the Art Table the children made skeletons from pasta, created a collage of healthy and unhealthy foods by cutting food pictures out of magazines and they drew a self-portrait. As it was winter we also made a snowman picture.

For oral work the children brought in photographs and we talked about growing and changing. We also enjoyed the stories ‘Dogs don’t wear glasses’ and ‘Handa’s surprise.’

 

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