Month: December 2018

December’s Aistear: Senior Infants

This month’s Aistear theme is ‘Christmas’. The children have had a ball. In the Home Corner they made Christmas cards and Santa lists and posted them in ‘The Christmas Post Office’. They also worked as elves in ‘The Elves’ Workshop’ designing and building toys which they then showed to the class in ‘Show and Tell’ and the children  then asked them about their creations. At the Art Table the children made fingerprint fairy light cards, Christmas cards for their buddies in 6th Class and snow globes. In the Construction Corner they built teddy town for Teddy Santa to deliver presents to, Santa’s sleigh and the Stable in which they acted out the story of Christmas. In Small World they built a town decorated for Christmas and the Nativity scene. They also made Christmas items from playdough. It’s been a fun month!

Junior Infants’ Aistear November

Our Aistear theme for November was ‘Families’.During this month we focused on the stories ‘Owl Babies’, ‘Peace At Last’, ‘A Quiet Night In’,and  ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’.

In the Home Corner the children took turns at playing the many different roles within a family. During ‘Birthday Week’ they prepared the corner for a party. They made cards, prepared the party food, played a party game and celebrated the birthday.

At the Art Table the children have been very busy. Our discussion on Homes at the beginning of the month led to the children making their homes out of junk and painting a picture of their house. They designed photo frames for pictures of their families and created an owl baby picture. The children also drew a plan of their bedroom which they later used when working at the Small World station.

In Small World they created a village with different types of homes and buildings using blocks and our wooden town set. They also sequenced story pictures and built a scene from the book ‘Peace at Last’.The children followed the plan of their bedroom and they built it using lego  and our  dolls house furniture.

In the Construction Corner the children worked as a team to build homes from Polydron blocks. They constructed apartment blocks,caravans.bungalows and two-storey houses.

At the Water Table the children were learning how to bath and care for babies. They learned how to dry them,put on nappies and feed the baby a bottle.During this month the children used playdough  to  create birthday cakes and to make the members of their family.

 

Junior Infants’ Aistear: October

 

This month our theme was ‘Fairytales and Fantasy’.

In the Construction Corner  the Junior Infants worked together as a team to build a pirate ship  then they had an adventure in their ship. They build a castle and re-enacted the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and the children also designed and built a new chair for Baby Bear.

In Small World the children created an island and pirate ships from lego.They built the Three Bears Cottage using lego and blocks. The children also used’ The Happy Architect’ boards and the doll’s house with furniture to build the setting of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and re-tell the story.During Hallowe’en week the children used the train set and made a spooky ghost train.

At the Sensory Table the children explored a desert island and played with toy pirates. They used playdough  to make models on ‘ The Three Bears’ playdough mats. Each child planted a broad bean seed and learned about what plants need to grow.

At the Art Table each child created an island treasure map during ‘Pirate Week’ and they drew what they would like to find in a treasure chest. They made a clay bowl for one of the three bears and also made a clay hedgehog as we were continuing with our discussions on autumn and hibernation. The children made paper plate pumpkins and a picture of the witch on her broom for Hallowe’en.They also did some lovely paintings of the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.

In the Home Corner the children took on the roles of the 3 bears and Goldilocks and played in The Three Bears Cottage. In our Hallowe’en week the children were in role as wizards and witches creating potions in ‘The Potion Lab’. They certainly had great fun at this activity.

The stories we focused on this month were: Cats ahoy; Jack and the Beanstalk; Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Room on the Broom.