Category Archives: Junior Infants Blog 2017/2018

February Aistear

During the month of February, our Junior Infant men learned about people who help us in our community. We spent one week learning lots of facts about different occupations before we went into our Aistear Stations.

We learned about people in our school who help us. We learned about the different people that help us in hospitals such as nurses, doctors and surgeons. The people that work in our community to help us, from vets to firemen to binmen.

We concentrated on the Doctor Surgery in our Role Play this month. We had great fun pretending to be the doctor or the receptionist or the patients in the practice.  We had to check in with the receptionist, sit with fellow patients in the waiting room and give the doctor our symptoms. When it was our turn to be the doctor we had to listen to our patients symptoms and bandage up wounds or take an x-ray or write a script for medicine!  We all loved the Role Play station this month.

            

At one of our stations we had fun completing pictures using play-do. We also played a matching cards game. You really had to concentrate to remember where the matching card was!

           

In the creative station, we constructed forms of transport. We used our imagination and creativity to create a wide variety of transportation.

   

       

Some of us even had an x-ray performed at the doctor’s practice. Thankfully there were no broken bones!

  

In the writing station, we wrote about the different people in our community who help us. We are so excited about being able to read sentences and write them independently.

           

In the small world station, boys were busy transporting goods to different locations.

  

We can’t wait to see what activities await us in the month of April!

Aistear: Junior Infants

  During the month of January, our Junior Infant men learned about fruit & vegetables and the grocer’s shop. We spent one week learning lots of facts about different fruits & vegetables, before we went into our Aistear Stations.

We learned how important it is that we eat lots of fruit & veg every day, to keep us healthy. We learned that some fruits have pips, while others have a stone in the centre. We can grow some fruit in Ireland , but our country isn’t hot enough for many of the fruits we learned about, so we have to buy them from warmer countries like Spain, France, Italy etc.

The Grocer sells vegetables in his shop too. We had great fun pretending to be the shopkeeper or the customers in the shop.  We had to buy fruit & veg, ask the shopkeeper for assistance, pay for our shopping and work out our change. If we ran out of supplies as the grocer, we phoned our “grocer friend”, who kindly shared with us. We all loved the Role Play station this month.

 

At the sand area we made subsets of the different fruit & veg we can buy in the Grocer’s Shop. Have a look at our photos to see how much fun we had!

In the creative station, we made fruit-bowls using card, glue and paper. We developed our cutting skills here, as there were lots of curved shapes to cut out! If we were finished early, we played the “Shopping Trolley “ game.

The matching cards and bingo games were good fun too. We learned to keep an eye on the fruit or veg cards our friends turned up, especially if they weren’t a matching pair, so that we might get a match next time around!

        

Who knows where we may be off to next month in our Aistear Stations, but tune in and we will let you know in due course!