On Monday 8/6/15 Fiona from Dogs Trust visited our school. She introduced us to her lovely boxer dog Jake and told us all about caring for dogs. We got to rub Jake and colour some pictures of him.
Senior Infants went to Newgrange Farm on 7/5/15 with Prep Year, Junior Infants and First Class. We had done lots of work on the farm theme in Aistear before we went and were very excited before the trip. The weather was great and we really enjoyed the day. Have a look at some of our photos and art work.
Senior infants are working hard at our new theme of People Who Help Us this month.
We are dressing as builders, doctors, nurses, fire fighters and lollipop ladies.
We are also talking about road safety and the safe cross code. We had a chance to practice our road sense when the RSA visited the Senior Boys School.
Our house project is going very well in senior infants.
We furnished our house.
We built a house with sand.
We painted our houses.
We worked with big blocks to construct a house.
We made a lovely house at home.
Well done everybody for building such fantastic houses at home.
In maths this month we are working on our number stories 0-10.
We are also using cuisenaire rods.
Cuisenaire is a collection of co loured rods in different lengths. we use them to develop an understanding of of a wide variety of ideas in number.
The activities are more than games, they are to help children grow in understanding through play related activities.
The games we will play are Match the Rod. Fill the Gap and Two For One.
Happy New Year and all the best for 2015.
In Aistear for the month of January we are learning all about homes. we are looking at different types of homes, apartment, terraced house, semi-detached house, mobile home and others.
We will talk about different rooms and their different functions and furniture. In Role Play we will have an Estate Agent, in Junk Art we will make houses and homes and in Construction we will build homes.
Make a house at home, you can use a box or whatever is avaiable , bring to school on Friday 16 of January and we will have a show and tell with our houses.
We are busy learning about positional language at the moment. NCI have given us lots of games and books and parents are invited into our class on Thursday 13th of November to play maths games with us. All welcome.
Senior infants are working hard at the moment, we are finishing our Aistear theme of Hospital. Next we go onto the theme of Fashion.
Everybody is looking forward to Hallowe'en. Dress up day on Friday 24th.
Enjoy the break and see you all back in school on Monday 3rd.