We have started Aistear in Junior Infants. Senior Infants join us while we do it.
We are learning all about School this fortnight so the first thing we do every day after break is sing a song about school called ‘This is the way we go to School’. Then we get into our groups and go to our different stations.
There are 5 stations so we get to go to a different station every day. There is an Art Station, an Oral Language Station, a Fine Motor Station, an SESE Station and a Role Play Area.
We are really enjoying Aistear and look forward to it every day!
This is our Aistear rota so we know which station each group is going to.
Ms Ormiston moves the activities around the colour wheel each day after we sing our song.
This is our Art Station with Patricia where we cut out different shapes and glued them onto a large sheet of paper to make a school.
This is our Fine Motor Station where we used play dough to make things on the mats. We had to make lots of things related to school: a school bus; a teacher for the classroom; a healthy lunch to put in the lunchbox; pencils for the pencil case; some things you would put in a school bag.
This is our Oral Language Station where we have lots of fun playing language games with
Ms Tinnelly. We discuss posters about school, play School Bingo, Name 5 things and
lots of other games.
This is our Role Play Area where we had lots of fun pretending to be the teacher, playing in the sand or making patterns on the board.
This is our SESE station where we work with Ms Ormiston doing History, Geography and Science work. For History we discussed starting school for Junior Infants and coming back to school for Senior Infants and the changes that occur as we grow and move to different classes. We learned about all the different rooms in our school and their purposes for Geography. We discussed different materials you would use to build our school or the materials used to make different items in our classroom for Science.