PE: Tuesday and Wednesday
The Junior and Senior Infants got together to sing their Hallowe’en songs and they learned the ‘Hallowe’en Stomp’ dance. It was great fun!
This month our theme was ‘Fairytales and Fantasy’.
In the Construction Corner the Junior Infants worked together as a team to build a pirate ship then they had an adventure in their ship. They built a castle and learned about the different parts of a medieval castle. They also designed and build the ‘truly magnificent broom’ from Julia Donaldson’s ‘Room on a Broom’ and acted out the story.
In Small World the children created treasure islands and pirate ships from Lego. They built the Three Bears Cottage with the wooden dolls and furniture and acted out the story . The children also used the wooden castle and the doll’s house with furniture to build the setting of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and re-tell the story. During Hallowe’en week the children built haunted houses from Lego.
At the Sensory Table the children explored a desert island and played with toy pirates. They used playdough to make models on ‘ The Three Bears’ playdough mats. Each child planted a broad bean seed and daffodil bulbs and learned about what plants need to grow. They went on a nature walk looking at signs of Autumn.
At the Art Table each child created an island treasure map during ‘Pirate Week’ and they drew what they would like to find in a treasure chest. They made a clay bowl for one of the three bears. The children made shape monsters and painted fire safety posters for Hallowe’en.
In the Home Corner the children took on the roles of the 3 bears and Goldilocks and played in The Three Bears Cottage. They filmed this using the video on the tablets. In our Hallowe’en week the children were in role as wizards and witches creating potions in ‘The Potion Lab’. They certainly had great fun at this activity.
The stories we focused on this month were: Jack and the Beanstalk; Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Room on the Broom. They also listened to a selection of pirate stories.
Supporting the Irish Rugby Team by singing Ireland’s Call!
Phonic work on the tablets
September’s theme in Aistear was ‘The Farm’.
We learned about the jobs a farmer has to do,the foods we get from the farm and what produce the different farm animals provide us with.
In the Home Corner the children took on various roles.They were farmers in ‘The Farmyard’, vets, nurses and receptionists in ‘The Veterinary Surgery’ and shopkeepers or customers in ‘The Farm Shop’.
In Small World the children used Mobilo to build farm machinery and Lego to build farm buildings and fields for the animals.They also played with the wooden farmyard sets. The also built the set for the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ and acted it out using the toy farm animals.
At the Art Table the children created a scarecrow face from a variety of fibres and fabrics. They also made paper plate farm animals and created ‘Junk Art’ tractors which the told the class about during ‘Show and Tell’.
In the Construction Corner the children worked together with their group to plan and build farmyards and barns. The also built the set for the story ‘The Three Little Pigs.’ They then told the story with the toy animals and we filmed this using the tablets while casting it onto our Interactive Board so that they could all watch the story.
They ploughed fields at the Sand Table and were creative with playdough using farm mats. We also discussed the many signs and seasonal changes of Autumn that we can see. The children learned about Harvest.
At the Water Table the children told the story of ‘The Pig in the Pond’.
This theme tied in nicely with the Assembly we are putting on in October where they will be acting out the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ and celebrating Harvest.
The stories we read and focused on this month were:’Farmer Duck’,’The Little Red Hen’,’The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘The Pig in The Pond’.