Ready Set Go Maths

Our Infant classroom have begun the ‘Ready Set Go Maths’ programme. This is a play based maths programme that allows children to explore maths language and skills in a fun interactive way. The children work on different areas such as sorting, patterns,understanding number , counting and recognition. please follow the link for ideas on how you can further help your child with their maths at hone in a fun way.

Scoil Aonghusa CNS makes learning fun

At 10am every day, 19 energetic 5 and 6 year olds at Scoil Aonghusa Community National School enter their ‘World of Fun’ and the bubbling sound of chitter­chatter, laughter and learning can be heard. This is all thanks to the new Aistear Centre Playroom that has been created to provide for ‘learning through play’ as part of Aistear, the early childhood curriculum framework. Aistear team lead Nora O’Sullivan and Class teacher Eimear O’Driscoll are actively implementing learning through play to allow children to grow and develop their social and emotional skills whilst also integrating key concepts and skills across curriculum areas such as English/Irish, mathematics and art. The children learn through play using toys as tools that help them solve problems, negotiate, share, co­operate and also to develop both fine and gross motor skills. The children’s natural curiosity, love of learning and willingness to engage are developed and each step in the Aistear journey helps them gain more of the skills they need to succeed in life. Arlene Forster, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment commented “Aistear (NCCA, 2009) highlights the importance of play for young children’s early learning and development. Alongside the fun it provides, play helps children to manage their feelings, develop as thinkers and language users, develop socially, and to be creative and imaginative. Play is key to building strong foundations for young children to become effective communicators and learners. Key messages from Aistear are shaping the development of the primary curriculum beginning with a new Language Curriculum (English and Irish) for all children in all primary schools”. Scoil Aonghusa CNS Aistear team...