This month’s Aistear theme is ‘Our Bodies’. The children have been learning about healthy eating, the importance of exercise, personal hygiene and feelings.
In the Home Corner they have been in role as stylists and clients in ‘The Hairdressers’, shopkeepers and customers in the ‘Fruit and Vegetable’ Shop and parents and nurses/doctors in the ‘Baby Clinic’. Zoe’s mum Ashling came in to talk to the class about her job as a stylist and they really enjoyed that.
In the Construction Corner they built a town for the people who work and care for us in the local community. The also built a gym where they worked as trainers and clients. The also made baby equipment from polydrons.
In Small World they made bodies from Mobilo and Lego.
At the Art Table they made a giant food pyramid using pictures of food cut out from magazines, they painted people with ‘blow-paint’ hairstyles, they drew their favourite things in their ‘thinking’ pictures, they made themselves from junk art and they made frames for their baby photos. They showed each other their baby photos and talked about what had changed and what had stayed the same. We discussed what we couldn’t do as a baby that we can do now, walking, talking, reading, etc.
For ‘Show and Tell’ they spoke about something they had from when they were babies and why it was special to them.