February and March’s Aistear theme is ‘Showtime’.  The children have been learning about the circus, Chinese New Year, the movie world, 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’. They also acted as staff and customers in ‘The Cinema’.

At the Art Table the children made clown faces, Chinese fans, carnival masks and junk art awards. They told the class why their mum deserved the ‘best mum’ award!

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. The children used the tablets to video the puppet shows.

In the Construction Corner they built a Big Top, The Great Wall of China, a funfair and a stage from which they presented ‘The Oscars’!

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