November’s Aistear theme was ‘Fairytales and Fantasy’. Our topics were ‘Superheroes’, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man’.
In the Home Corner, the children worked as superheros in the ‘Superhero Rescue Lab’ going on missions and saving the day. They also reenacted the stories of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, taking it in turns to play the different roles.
At the Art Table the children made Superhero street scenes from paint and coloured paper which depicted themselves as the superheroes. They made a self-portrait on the ‘Mirror, Mirror on the Wall’ and they created a silhouette of Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf from coloured paper. They also made ginger scented salt dough from which they created Christmas decorations.
In Small World they designed and built superhero rescue mobiles. They also built the settings from the stories of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and they played out the stories with puppets.
In the Construction Corner they built a superhero rescue mobile in which they went on missions in, they built the castle from ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ after learning the names of the different parts of a castle and the built the wood from ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and the river in ‘The Gingerbread Man’ .
At the Sensory Table they made gingerbread people from playdough.
This month the children learned how to play in role to tell a story. It was very good for working on turn-taking. We also used the tablets to film the stories in Small World and in the Home Corner. They enjoyed playing Kahoot quizzes based on the fairytales on the tablets also.