Junior Infants were learning about ‘The Farm’ this September in Aistear. They learned about the many different jobs a farmer has to do, how most of the food we eat comes from the farm and what produce the different farm animals and crops provide us with.
In the Home Corner the children took on many roles. They were farmers in ‘The Farmyard’; vets , secretaries or nurses in ‘The Veterinary Surgery’ and customers and shopkeepers in ‘The Farm Shop’.
In Small World the children built tractors from Mobilo; made lego farms and played with the animals in the wooden farmyard.
At the Art Table the children painted a scarecrow face and made hats out of a variety of fabrics. They also made paper plate farm animals and created ‘Junk Art’ tractors.
In the Construction Corner the children built a tractor in which they played. They created play dough farms and ploughed fields at the Sand Table.
As it is now Autumn we also discussed the many signs and seasonal changes of Autumn .We made our own Autumn trees by tearing paper and cutting out leaves.
The children focused on many stories this month.’The Pig in the Pond’; ‘The Little Red Hen’; ‘The Three Little Pigs;’ ‘Farmer Duck’; and ‘What the Ladybird Heard.’