September and October’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 travel and transport 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’, ‘The Ice-cream Parlour, ‘The Zoo’ and ‘The Hotel’. They also made ‘weather-testing machines’, did weather experiments and told the weather forecast in ‘The Weather Station’.
At the Art Table the children made weather charts, clothes for teddies who were out in a variety of weather conditions, passports, beach scenes, animals from ‘Dear Zoo’ and different modes of transport from junk art.
The children made items from playdough to do with the seaside and travel and transport. At the Sand Table they played on the beach and at the Water Table they played at the pool.
In the Construction Corner the children built a campsite, an aeroplane, a cruise ship and many other modes of transport. They played in these when they had finished buiding them.
In Small World the children built a campsite, an airport, a zoo, a fairground and a beach from Lego. The made modes of transport from Mobilo.
Thanks to Dave Caffrey (Rhy’s dad) who came in to talk to us about his job with Aer Lingus. We loved having him as a guest speaker and we learnt a lot. Thank you for all the toy planes too!