Aistear in Junior and Senior Infants

The past month the children of Junior and Senior infants have been very busy learning all about The Clothes Shop. In our socio dramatic area children have been taking on a variety of roles in our clothes shop. Children have been designing shoes and t-shirts at our junk art station. While at our construction and small world area children have been working hard to construct our new clothes shop. Next week we will be starting our next topic The Space Station where children will be learning all about Our Solar System. We look forward to yet another month of fun and learning in our Aistear room.  ...

Aistear in Junior and Senior Infants

Aistear is proving to be a big success with our Junior and Senior Infants as the children head to our wonderful Aistear room everyday at 1pm for 40 minutes filled with imagination, creativity and fun. This Early Learning Framework facilitates active learning through play and hands-on experiences and supports oral language development. If you would like more information on this framework please follow the link below http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Parents/Early_Childhood/AFL.pdf The children of Junior and Senior Infants were very busy during the month of November as they have been learning all about The Farm.We started by learning about the different types of farms there are, before identifying the different animals that live on a farm, the types of homes  they occupy and matching different produce to the correct animals.  We sequenced ‘The Story of Milk’, finding out where our milk starts out and it’s journey before it reaches us in the shops. We also explored the different machinery used on farms, especially at Harvest time. During the month, the children got the opportunity to take on various roles at ‘The Farm Shop’. They also made farm buildings and the farmer’s house out of large construction blocks. At the Art Table, we made The Little Red Hen from fabric and fibre. Finally we learned about seasonal changes and the effect it has on our local wildlife. We have now begun the topic of The Post Office. The children will be very busy over the next month as there are vast amounts of letters and parcels to be delivered especially during this busy time of year. We hope you enjoy some of our pictures of Aistear time this month....