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The space station has shut its doors in Senior Infants. A new garden centre is opening instead. The garden centre will be selling flowers, seeds, tools and equipment so make sure to pay us a visit for all your landscape gardening needs! Have a look at our garden centre assistants and gardeners hard at work today.
Senior Infants are learning all about Space this month. We have loved learning all about Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. We have been designing space aliens in art and writing about our aliens in English. We have been reading a variety of factual and fictional books about space. We have been singing songs about the planets and learning poems about going to space!
During our play, we have been designing space rockets in construction and making sock aliens in junk art. We have been constructing alien homes on the moon in the sand area -as well as acting out the moon landing and making the astronauts footprints! Aliens have been appearing in our play dough area and there have been several UFO sightings in the socio-dramatic area! The astronauts working there have even made contact with some friendly space creatures!
We have been learning all about the weather in Aisling’s Senior Infants. We have been reading factual and fictional stories based around the topic of the weather. When we read ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ we knew it must be fictional – there was food falling from the sky!
We then pretended we lived in Chewandswallow (the town in the story) and we drew our favourite dinner falling from the sky! Have a look at our video to see what we would like the food weather forecast to be!
Aisling’s class have been learning all about the animals that live in the Arctic this week! We have been on adventures finding out about the animals during our hour of play. We have seen polar bears, Arctic hares, snowy owls, seals, Arctic foxes and much more! Some penguins even came from the Antarctica for a visit! Have a look at our video to see what we have been doing!
Ballinteer Opticians has opened its doors in Aisling’s room. All the children are delighted to be having their eyes checked and picking new contact lenses, glasses and sunglasses. The teddy bears need eye tests as well! Thankfully our helpful opticians are testing bears as well as children! The designers are hard at work designing new glasses and our new store should be open soon now that the Ballinteer builders are on the job! Appointments are on a first come, first serve basis so be sure to drop in and get your eyes checked!
We are learning about the theme of ‘The Olympics’ through Aistear this month. We have been really enjoying our socio-dramatic area, where we are warming up and competing in different events. We have been looking at old Olympics mascots and designing new mascots, as well as writing about the Olympics in our writing area. In our small world area, we have been making puppet arenas so that our finger puppets can become Olympic athletes too! We have been building arenas with a field and running tracks in the construction area. In the junk art area, we have been making medals, trophies, swimming pools, diving boards and more! We have learnt lots of fun information and facts about the Olympics past and present this week. We hope that you enjoy looking at our pictures!
Have a look at all the hard work children in Aisling’s class are doing! We are planting seeds, working at the cash register, designing new machines and weighing seeds during our play.