What is Aistear?
Aistear is the early childhood curriculum framework for all children from birth to six years in Ireland. - See more at: http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Early_Childhood_and_Primary_Education/Early_Childhood_Education/#sthash.obOVC1ek.dpuf
The children had great fun playing in our class kitchen, bedroom, and playroom this month. Small world also proved to be a big hit!
The children proved to be very competent builders!!
The children loved building houses for the three little pigs!
The children enjoyed searching for signs of Spring and planting flowers, cress, carrots and turnips.
We made Easter chicks and decorated Easter eggs.
We had Easter egg hunts and made Easter Buns.
The Toy Hospital
The children have been busy fixing up all the ill toys in Cloontuskert N.S.!
The children were also busy making playdough patients, doctor's bags, Get Well Soon cards and building hospitals!
The children were brushing up on their teaching skills this month!
They taught Gaeilge, Reading, P.E., Music, Maths, Science and Art!
The children learned all about how to keep their teeth healthy this month. During our science experiments, they were shocked to see how much sugar is in some of their favourite treats and the effect of this sugar on our teeth . They also really enjoyed their visit from 'The Tooth Fairy'.
Under the Sea
Look who we met!!
This is how we got there!
The Post Office
The children were very busy posting letters, cards, postcards and parcels in the Post Office this month. They put on puppet shows, Postman Pat had the lead role of course!! They built their own Post Office and made playdough postmen! The children learned lots about the history of the Post Office, in particular the G.P.O.
A visit from our local post lady
The children got a great surprise today when Aileen, our local post lady popped in with some letters for the children! She talked to the class about her job and what it's like to work in An Post. The children really enjoyed the visit!
The children visited the vets with their pets this month. I'm happy to say that all animals made a full recovery thanks to the wonderful care they received!
The children spoiled their pets in the pet shop!
They also made animal jigsaws & playdough or junk art animals.
The children were busy getting ready to jet off to Italy during play time this month! The learned so much about airports, aeroplanes and Italy. They also made some wonderful things associated with the theme.
We had a visit from Sandra an Aer Lingus Air Hostess this morning. Luckily all of our passports and tickets were in date!
Trip to Knock Airport
Children in the Infant Room enjoyed a trip to Knock Airport recently as part of their Aistear theme 'The Airport'. Airport staff took excellent care of the group and ensured a very memorable day was had by all.
We took a ride on the Polar Express this month!
Our engineers were hard at work building bridges and other forms of transport.
The children enjoyed making transport jigsaws, play dough and junk art vehicles.
Autumn is here!
The children were busy learning all about autumn during Aistear this month.
They made machines, ranging from combine harvesters and tractors to forage harvesters, during construction.
Bears were preparing to hibernate!
Our little artists painted autumn trees and made oak leaf hedgehogs.
The play dough, sand and small world stations were a hive of activity too!
The Fire Station
The emergency services were quick to attend the scene of a fire in Cloontuskert N.S.!
There were lots of bumps and bruises in Cloontuskert N.S. this month but luckily there were also plenty of doctors at hand to help!
The Engineers were also on hand!
Even the playdough and puppets were sick this month!
Luckily Kevin was on hand to offer advice!
The phone is hopping!
Our Chinese Dragons
The Great Wall of China
Our Weather Theme
Martin King eat your heart out!
Our Weather Station
The children enjoyed testing out our anemometers from the weather station. We had a surprisingly dry week and didn't collect much rain in our rain gauge. Shauna made her own anemometer and snow flake.