Monday, 30 May 2016

Junior Infants April News

This month we learned all about 'People Who Help Us' and 'The farm'. We learned a lot about how nurses, doctors, fire fighters, police officers, vets, paramedics, teachers and lots of other people can help us. Following on from this, we learned all about the farm and the work of a farmer. It was lots of fun! 

People Who Help Us

At the socio-dramatic station we have been very busy helping each other, by being Vets, Police Officers and Shop keepers in the Aistear Village.

At the creative arts station we painted and used lots of fabrics and fibres to make a picture of who we would like to be when we grow up. We are going to be very helpful people by being police officers, farmers, fire fighters and waitresses.

At the construction station we built fire stations, police stations, hospitals and schools for us to work in when we grow up. At the language station we talked about how we would solve problems by being a fire fighter, police office, paramedic and builder. We learned about who we would call if we needed help.

SPHE - Road Safety!

We also learned about the rules of the road. We explored people who help us to cross the road safely. We learned that we only cross the road with an adult and if we see a Zebra crossing we wait until it is safe to cross.

We had lots of fun leanring about Éadaí in Irish. We played lots of games identifying words like geansaí, sciorta, bríste, hata agus léine.

We learned the sounds 'ar' and 'er' through lots of fun games and we practised writing the sound in sand, paint and using cars on a track.

On the Farm

At the socio-dramatic station we were very busy on the farm where we cared for animals and made some bread.

At the creative arts station we made our own farm animals using lots of fabrics and fibres. We made pigs, chickens, cows and dogs.

At the small world area we created our own farm using toy animals, tractors and sheds.

At the oral language and physical station we discussed things on the farm and cut out our own farmyard.

In geography, we developed our mapping skills as we drew our pwn farmyard maps. In science, we learned about lots of different animals and their young. We spent lots of time out in the fresh air matching pictures of baby animals to their mothers.

We also had two very special visitors in our class. Farmer Tom and his calf Daisy came to our school to say hello and some lucky children had the chance to bottle feed her.

We were very busy ordering numbers at different stations.

Thank you to Ms. Govern for all of the help this month. We had a super time completing fun activities together. It was really great :)