Category: Senior Infants (page 1 of 4)

September’s Aistear: Senior Infants

September’s Aistear theme is ‘Holidays’. We learned  about preparing and packing  for holidays, different types of holidays, where Ireland is on the map of the world, weather conditions and what we do on holidays.

In the Home Corner the children played in role as workers and holiday makers in ‘The Travel Agency’, ‘The Airport’, and ‘The Zoo’. They also made ‘weather-testing machines’, did weather experiments and told the weather forecast in ‘The Weather Station’.

At the Art Table the children painted camper vans. They also made weather charts and clothes for teddies who were out in a variety of weather conditions. They made passports and animals from ‘Dear Zoo’ out of junk art.

The children made items from playdough to do with the story ‘Dear Zoo’.

In the Construction Corner the children built a campsite, a plane, a cruise ship and a zoo. They played in these when they had finished building them.

In Small World the children built a campsite, an airport,  a zoo, and a fairground from Lego.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

The Junior and Senior Infants enjoyed their time at a teddy bears’ picnic today. They played ‘Duck, Duck, Teddy’ and ‘Teddy Tag’ when they had finished eating.

Fun with our Buddies!

Fifth Class and Senior Infants made the most of the good weather and got together with their buddies to read stories on the lawn.

Senior Infants’ Aistear: April and May

Over the past two months the Senior Infants have been learning about different countries around the world. They learnt about Australia, Italy, England, Scotland, America, Spain and France.

In the Home Corner the children took on a variety of roles in ‘The Pizzeria’, ‘Buckingham Palace’, ‘The American Diner’, ‘The Tapas Restaurant’ and ‘The French Restaurant’.

In the Construction Corner the children built Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Colosseum, a black cab and a red bus, the Loch Ness Monster, Skyscrapers, the Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge, a bull fight ring, the Louvre and the L’Arc de Triomphe.

At the Water Table the children played ‘The Great Barrier Reef’, ‘Boats on the Thames’ and ‘Loch Ness’. They played on ‘the beach’ at the Sand Table.

At the Art Table the children made paintings inspired by Aboriginal dot art, clay pizzas, crowns from a variety of materials, pictures of themselves in tartan kilts,  The Statue of Liberty from Junk Art. They painted faces inspired by Picasso and their own versions of the Mona Lisa.

In Small World they built Sydney Opera House, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Edinburgh Castle, Central Park, the Sagrada Familia and the Eiffel Tower.

The children really loved learning about different cultures and countries around the world. Many thanks to Lexie’s mum Claire for coming in to tell us about her year in Australia!

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Senior Infants’ Assembly

The Senior Infants put on an assembly about litter and waste. They told the school about recycling and what happens to our rubbish if it’s just thrown on a dump. We looked at how littering affects animal and sea life. The children sang a song called ‘Good Garbage’ and they dressed up in costumes made out of recycled items. They had a great time!

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Senior Infants Aistear: January

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’.

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.

In Small World they made bodies from Mobilo and a creche from 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.

For ‘Show and Tell’ they spoke about something they had from when they were babies and why it was special to them.

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