Category: Junior Infants (page 1 of 3)

Junior Infant’s Aistear, November

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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 different types of homes out of junk. They made apartment blocks, caravans, bungalows and two-storey houses. They designed photo frames for pictures of their families and created an owl baby picture. The children also made a map of the family journey in ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’.

In Small World they created a village with different types of homes and buildings using blocks and our wooden town set. They also built a scene from the book ‘Peace at Last’ and designed the ground floor of a house using lego blocks and our new dolls house furniture.

In the Construction Corner the children worked as a team to build homes from Polydron blocks. They also played with the large doll’s house.

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 ‘Birthday Week’ the children made birthday cakes out of sand and playdough.

 

School Tour to Artzone

The Junior and Senior Infants went on a school tour to Artzone where they made bedroom door signs. They also went to Rathfarnham Castle and had a play in the playground. We would like to say a huge thanks to the mums who came along to help! A fantastic day was had by all.

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June Aistear, Junior Infants: Space

This month the children were learning about Space. They learned the names of the planets and heard the stories of Neil Armstrong and Chris Hadfield.  In the Home Corner the children became astronauts. They worked in the Space Station and explored Space in their rocket. At the Art Table they made Junk Art rockets and spaceships. In the Construction Corner they built a spaceship and went on a Space adventure. They also made rockets from Polydrons. In Small World they build rockets and planets and played with aliens. At the Sensory Table they made moons from puffy paint and used the Space playdough mats.

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Jnr. Infants Aistear, April & May

The theme for April and May is ‘Habitats’.

At the Art Table they made penguins, ocean prints, jungle animals, paper plate minibeasts and the painted sunflowers, inspired by Van Gogh.

In the Home Corner they explored polar regions and rainforests. They also worked in a garden centre and as florists. They worked as scientists in the ‘Bug Exploration Lab’. The children went on a minibeast hunt in the school garden.

The children used the water table frequently this month. It became an Ocean for tropical fish and sharks, the Arctic Ocean and a pond. The sandpit became a desert.

The children also made sea creatures and dinosaurs from playdough.

In the Construction Corner the children built an igloo and played with polar animals. They also built a rainforest.

In Small World they played in ‘Dinosaur World’ and made caves, volcanos and trees from Lego. They built igloos from small blocks and played with polar animal models. The children also designed their dream garden with Lego and the built a jungle.

There was a huge amount of learning in this topic and the children really enjoyed exploring this theme.

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Airfield School Tour

The Junior Infants went to Airfield on the school tour that they won when they created a Christmas tree out of recycled good. They went on a minibeast hunt, had a picnic, saw cows being milked, petted and fed the farm animals and planted peas.  They had a wonderful time. Thank you to the mums who came to help!

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Aistear: Feb/March, Jnr.Infants

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This month’s Aistear theme is ‘My Locality’. The children have been learning about the different buildings and places in the locality and the various jobs that people do.

In the Art Corner the children have been making street scenes from coloured paper, posters to protect the local environment and junk art buildings that they have spotted in the locality. Frank O’Neill was our guest speaker this month as he is on the Tidy Towns Committee. He told us all about how we can keep our locality clean and tidy.

They have been playing as builders in ‘The Construction Site’ at the Sand Table and they also experimented with magnets.

In Small World the children have been building towns and villages from Lego and the wooden boards. They also played with the Doll’s House, designed and built a park from Lego and played with the toy garage and fire-station.

In the Home Corner the children took on different roles in ‘The Hospital’, ‘The School’, ‘The Cafe’, ‘The Post Office’ and ‘The Fire Station’. They loved learning about the different jobs that people do.

In the Construction Corner, the children built a town and a police station. They also made buildings from Polydrons and experimented with objects that could be pushed or pulled.

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