Tuesday, 18 December 2018

History - Toys

Toys was a theme for the month of December. We talked about toys from long ago - that our parents and grandparents played with. Here are some examples from our own families. 


We also looked at a timeline of our own toys - one we played with as a baby and one we enjoy playing with now. Here are our baby toys. 


Aistear - Christmas

We are very much in the Christmas spirit in our classroom.

Role Play - Santa's Workshop
We are in role as Santa, Mrs Clause and the elves in the busy workshop.






Snow Area
We plough through the snow to find the presents (and work on our sums at the same time).



Small World Area
We create a Christmas village.







Creative Area
We create Christmas trees for our Christmas Village.



Writing Area
We write our Christmas Wish Lists.



Construction Area
We are creating toys in Santa's Workshop.





Playdough Area



Christmas Maths Online Games

Christmas Patterns

Christmas Maths Number

The Gingerbread Man Game


Sunday, 9 December 2018

Reading Websites

Here are some lovely websites for use at home.

World Book Online
Early World of Learning section is suitable for Senior Infants level.

Storyline Online

Reading Bear

Oxford Owl
Click on My class login
Username: sloyan
Password: senior

Library of books sorted according to age.

Storyberries




Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Gymnastics

We are enjoying our gymnastics PE lessons this term! We are making our bodies into pancakes & bridges and doing forward rolls & backward rolls. We are excited about using the gym equipment - the spring board and trampoline.






Theme: Houses and Homes

Our first theme back after the break was Houses and Homes. Through play, we learned about the different homes in our locality and our country.

RolePlay Area - The Estate Agents
We went into role as estate agents and home buyers, selling homes from semi-detached to apartments.







Construction Area
We constructed a variety of houses and homes.





Playdough Area



Creative Area/Small World Area
We constructed homes from card which we then used for our Small World Area.






Writing Area
We created advertisements for the estate agents.




Maths Area
We are learning all about the no. 7 and linking it with the story of Snow White and the 7 Dwarves.