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October’s Aistear: Senior Infants

This month the children continued on with the ‘Holiday’ theme. In the Home Corner they played as workers and customers in ‘The Ice-cream Parlour’ and ‘The Hotel’. They also learned about all the different modes of transport that we travel by. They made buses, cars, trains, etc from junk art and Jaggo blocks. In Small World they played with the train set and built a hotel. They also painted beach scenes at the Art Table.

We also learned about special times of the year this month. During our Hallowe’en themed week the children made ‘Shape Monsters’, they played as witches and wizards in ‘The Potion Lab’, they built a ghost train in Small World and they built the scary house from the story ‘A Dark, Dark Tale’ in the Construction Corner. During our Autumn themed week the children went on an Autumn Hunt and collected leaves to make leaf rubbings. They also printed with Autumn leaves and paint. In the Construction Corner they built a woodland and played with their woodland creatures, getting them to gather food and hibernate. They also made signs of autumn from playdough. ‘Farmer Fox’ was our guest speaker this month and he came in to talk to the Junior and Senior Infants about harvest, farm machinery, the jobs a farmer does and farm safety.

The children really enjoyed learning about the above topics.

 

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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