Monday, 25 January 2016

Aistear - Healthy Habits

'Healthy Habits' is our Aistear theme this fortnight.

Table Top Area
We are playing the Healthy Lunch Box Game. 
The first to fill their lunch box with six healthy foods wins!!  

Roleplay Area - The Gym
  Exercise is very important. 
We have become gym members and are keeping active!

Recipe Area
We are making healthy smoothies. We peel and chop fruit, add yogurt and blend.

Construction Area
We are building a gym or items relating to keeping healthy! 

Writing Area
 We are writing about healthy habits. 
We use whiteboards and markers, magnetic letters and pencils and writing sheets.

Junk Art
  We are being very creative. We design and make anything we want using the materials provided e.g. toilet rolls, cardboard, paper, styrofoam, egg boxes, scissors, glue, pencils, crayons

Playdough Area
We are making gym equipment, fruits for Handas basket.  We are doing Time in Maths and are making playdough hands for the clocks.

Maths Area
 We are playing Maths games based on Time.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Skip Hop

This week, Lee from Skip Hop visited to show us how to skip.  We learned how to hold a skipping rope, skip forwards and backwards, skip in pairs and skip with long ropes.  We are going to practice at home and school!!


We are learning about the country Zambia in Africa.  African children's lives are quite different to ours.  We did a mini project where we wrote two things we learned about Zambia.

We are reading the story 'Handa's Surprise', an African story.  We watched an animation of the story.
Handa's Surprise

We did a lot of activities about this story. One was an Art lesson where we drew the fruits in Handa's basket.

In Music, we are singing an African song called 'Che Che Koolay'.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Healthy Habits

In Science, we are talking about our bodies and how we have changed since we were babies.  We also chatted about the ways we take care of our bodies.  We made a photo story to remind everyone of the healthy habits they need for a healthy body.

This fortnight, our Aistear theme is 'Healthy Habits'. St. Attracta's Gym will open and lots of other exciting play stations will keep us busy!

Thursday, 14 January 2016


We are happy to be back at school after a great Christmas. We talked about the presents we received. We are thankful for our lovely presents.

Gaeilge - Fíor nó Bréagach

We play lots of cluichí in our ceachtanna Gaeilge. Inniu, we played 'Fíor nó Bréagach'.  Teacher calls out an abairt and we have to show our cártaí (fíor nó bréagach).  We are great at this game.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

10 Little Indians

We are beginning the Number 10 this week. We listened to this song to get us started!

10 Little Indians

From our work on the story of 10, ten of us went into role as Indians. The rest of the class had to work out how many Indians were in the teepee. Here are two examples.

                                             6 + 4                                                     3 + 7