For the last two Friday mornings we have taken part in GAA. We will continue to do so for the next four weeks. We are really enjoying it so far!
As Houses and Homes is our theme for the month of January, the role-play area (during Integrated Learning through Play) focuses on 'The Kitchen' where much cooking, cleaning and minding babies, children and pets takes place. Various buildings and household items are constructed in the construction area. Food supplies are made at the malleable area and the dolls house is set up in the small world area. More photos to follow very soon!
We are starting into our third week of Literacy Lift Off. The class are enjoying working in their groups at each of the stations.
Much to our disappointment Fit For Fun finished up in December. We really enjoyed our last session during which we played team matches while sitting down!
We also had our last gymnastics session this month. We have all made great progress since staring in September.
For the month of December our Integrated Learning Through Play theme was Santa’s Toy Workshop. We were super excited taking on the role of elves, busy at work in the run-up to Christmas! Toys were assembled using various tools, naughty and nice lists were checked and presents were loaded onto the sleigh. In the construction area there were many toys made, and Christmas lights too! A sleigh was also put together much to the delight of the elves! Christmas decorations were made at the creative area. Various Christmas treats and cakes were made from Play-Doh, some of which were delivered straight to Santa’s Workshop to the hungry elves! We really enjoyed bringing The Nativity Story into play at the small world area. We learned so much and great fun was had by all!
We used toy catalogues to sort toys into two groups – Toys We Play With Now and Toys We Played With As Babies. We wrote letters to Santa Claus.
As part of 'Science Week' we were very lucky to have Scott Ziglinski come in to talk to us and guide us in our learning about forces and kinetic energy.
Since last month our class has been taking part in basketball every Thursday. Our coach has us doing the 'Fit for Fun' programme and we are enjoying every minute of it!
In November we explored ‘Polar Regions’ during 'Integrated Learning Through Play’. We had such great fun as explorers in the arctic! We had to wrap up warm and camp out in freezing conditions in the hope of spotting some arctic animals. Beluga whales, walruses, huskies, arctic foxes, killer whales, polar bears and arctic hares were among the animals spotted in the ‘water area'. In the ‘small world area' we were explorers investigating penguins, while sledges and snowmobiles were some of the creations we put together at the ‘construction area'. At the ‘malleable area' we used playdoh to create various items and food for the explorers. We also made arctic animals from clay.
We take part in lots of fun activities during maths. We have learned all about 2D shapes and number patterns.
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