During the month of May, our Junior Infant men learned about the many different types of transport we use today, as well as those used in the past. We spent one week learning lots of facts about different vehicles old & new, before we went into our Aistear Stations.
We all loved the Role Play station this month.We had great fun acting out the Airport scenario, with security men, check-in officers, passport officials, passengers and even pilots! Look at us in action!
At the sand area we made subsets of the different types of vehicles in use today . We then had freeplay in the sand with diggers and dumptrucks! Have a look at our photos to see how much fun we had!
In the creative station we made passports and boarding passes, in anticipation of our upcoming flights!
The matching cards and bingo games were good fun too. We learned to keep an eye on the transport cards our friends turned up, especially if they weren’t a matching pair, so that we might get a match next time around!
At the “Play Doh” station, we made hoses for fire engines, rotors for helicopters, trailers for tractors and much more. We are great engineers in Rooms 3,4 &5!
We really enjoyed our Aistear stations this month and look forward to travelling in many of the vehicles we learned about during the holidays. Stay safe everyone & don’t forget your seatbelts!
We would like to remind you that we will be hosting our 6th Annual Violin Recital tomorrow (Wednesday 20/06). The recital will begin at 10 a.m. The boys have been practicing hard all year under the guidance of our wonderful teachers, Sandra and Maria Mason.
1st Prize – €300.00 Ms. Sarah Jackson
2nd Prize – €120.00 Mr. Gerard Buckley
3rd Prize – €70.00 Ms. Melina Dela Pena
4th Prize – €35.00 Ms. Niamh Bogan
5th Prize – €25.00 Ms. Karen Doyle
Congratulations to all our winners and much appreciation for your continued support!
Next draw (Week 3) takes place on Thursday 8th March @ 2:45pm – All Welcome!
Our 5th Class boys are busy preparing for our Confirmation on March 10th. All are in fine singing voice . Confirmation ceremonies are at 11am & 2pm . Please see information letter to parents dated February 21st for more details .
During the month of January, Senior Infants have been learning all about the theme ‘Space’. We spent two weeks learning lots of fascinating facts about Space before we went into our Aistear Stations. 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, the moon and the planets. We now know that the sun is actually a giant star and the position of all the planets in relation to the sun (thanks to a very clever mnemonic!). We discussed what it would be like to be an astronaut in space, watched some you tube clips of astronauts brushing their teeth and washing their hair and even how they go to the toilet in Space!! We read a very funny book called Aliens Love Underpants, The Loon on the Moon, Adam’s Amazing Space Adventures and some interesting fact books in English and listed the top ten things astronauts would need to bring to space. In our history lesson, we also heard all about the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, and learned all about the crew in Apollo 11. We really enjoyed watching the video of the first moon landing from 1969; our favourite part was when Neil and Buzz danced around on the moon. We learned that Neil Armstrong’s footprint is still on the moon because there is no wind there! We even wrote a short report on the life of Neil Armstrong and drew some lovely pictures. 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 were having!
At the Role Play area we had the opportunity to take on the role of an astronaut in both The Space Ship and Space Station. Here we had to fill in a space passport, travel to space, enter data into the Log Book using all the information learned during the teaching weeks.
In the construction area, we spent one week making space ships out of the large wooden blocks and another making Space Stations from Lego.
At the Creative Station, we created flying saucers with aliens inside and we constructed our own space rockets. We designed our own colourful underpants inspired by our book ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort. We also cut out pictures and planet words and arranged them in order from the sun. This really helped with our cutting and gluing skills. Lastly, we spent time creating the solar system, planets, rockets and aliens from play dough.
In our Small World we had fun making some Space jigsaws and in our sand corner we loved finding the planets with tweezers!
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