This month our theme for Aistear was ‘Our Bodies’. The children have been learning about their skeleton, what our bodies need to keep healthy, healthy and unhealthy foods, our 5 senses and some of the people in our communities who care for us.
In the Home Corner the children have been in the role as doctors, nurses and patients in ‘The Doctor’s Surgery’. Then they continued their roles by constructing and building an ambulance from large wooden blocks.
In Small World they made bodies from Mobilo, built hospitals and ambulances from lego and created a town scene or a countryside scene. The children also created skeletons and healthy dinner plates from playdough and explored using their 5 senses. We had a feely bag, smell pots,taste testing ,optical illusions and created loud and soft sounds with musical instruments.
At the Art Table the children made skeletons from pasta, created a collage of healthy and unhealthy foods by cutting food pictures out of magazines and they drew a self-portrait. As it was winter we also made a snowman picture.
For oral work the children brought in photographs and we talked about growing and changing. We also enjoyed the stories ‘Dogs don’t wear glasses’ and ‘Handa’s surprise.’