Throughout the month of February, we explored the theme of Homes and Houses. Here are some pictures of some of the activities.
We explored the story of the Three Little Pigs in Aistear. We had a playdough station, a construction station, where the children built homes, a role play/small world station, where the children created puppet shows and a creative station that involved creating the homes of the three little pigs.
In SESE, we looked at homes in the past vs present and used our eircodes to find our homes on Google Maps. Thank you to everyone for bringing in old household items.
We made pig facemasks and used these in drama activities.
We finished our yoga sessions on Wednesdays – big thank you to Muireann, our yoga teacher.
December was a fun and busy month in the infant room. Here are some pictures of what we got up to.
Our Aistear theme of the month was ‘Santa’s Workshop’. We worked at the Christmas Post Office, posting Christmas cards to ourselves, built Santa’s sleigh and worked hard in Santa’s workshop making toys for Santa to deliver.
We had an unexpected arrival from the North Pole to keep an eye on us over the month of December. The children decided to call him Jingles and loved arriving each morning to see what he had been up to.
We had our Christmas pageant and all children were excellent!
As a treat for being so good at our Christmas pageant, we turned our classroom into a cinema and watched a movie while having some popcorn.
Here is some of the Christmas art and crafts that we made.
A huge well done to the 6th class girl’s volleyball team – Maisy, Teigan, Jessica, Issy, Eibhlis and Niamh, who made it through the Primary Volleyball regional finals in the Watershed, Kilkenny. Thirteen teams entered the competition and the top two teams qualified for the national finals, which will be held in Mary Immaculate College on 1st April. The girls won five games. Issy made the winning serve in the semi-final to lead the team to victory over Holy Trinity, Fethard.
Well done to the girls and Ms. Whelan for their hardwork and determination!
During the month of January, Junior and Senior Infants learned all about Outer Space We spent four weeks learning lots of fascinating facts about Space. It was a very popular theme because it was so interesting and lots of fun!
Over the two weeks we learned all about the solar system, astronauts and the first moon landing. We learned all about the stars/constellations, the moon and the planets.
We discussed what it would be like to be an astronaut in space, watched lots of YouTube clips of the first moon landing. In our history lessons, we also learned all about the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong. We added our faces to astronauts and travelled to the moon in Drama lessons.
Aistear involved a junk art station where we made rockets, a playdough station, a construction station, where some children built Apollo 11 and Kennedy Space Station and a role play station where children became astronauts and headed to Outer Space.
At Music time we learned lots of lovely songs such as the very catchy Planet Song to help us remember facts about our planets. Have a look at our photos to see how much fun we had while learning throughout the month of January.