We spent a fun-filled morning in LOLO Town in Navan. While there we became involved in lots of imaginative play, becoming hairdressers, shopkeepers and gardaí. Some of us took on the role of farmers, looking after animals on the farm. Others became rockstars in a band, playing keyboard and guitar. The school was a very popular place with many girls eager to take on the role of teacher. Sums were written on the blackboard and rules were strictly enforced! The cafe was a hive of activity with waitresses and customers galore. The fire-fighters had great fun sliding down the pole on the way to an emergency. Everyone enjoyed exclusive dining in the LOLO Town ‘hotel’. Lunch was like a royal banquet, with everyone taking turns to sit on the hotel thrones! We really enjoyed our school tour!
Our theme for the month of April was 'water'. During playtime we built boats, explored filling and emptying containers in water-play, made sea creatures from Play-Doh and clay, and both worked in and visited 'the aquarium'. We had really great fun!
For the past few weeks we have been exploring capacity. As part of 'water play' we have been emptying and filling containers of various sizes. We have been estimating and measuring how many smaller containers full are needed to fill larger ones.
This week we are learning about length. We are enjoying estimating and measuring how long things are.
Our theme for March /April was Spring. In the 'small world' area we concentrated on 'The Farm' and really enjoyed playing with all the animals. In the 'role-play' area we opened our very own 'Garden Centre'. We learned the names of many spring flowers and had lots of items for sale, including seeds for planting. We used money to pay for items. In the 'malleable' and 'construction' areas we made flowers and other items associated with this time of year. In 'creative art' we painted beautiful spring flowers.
We all enjoyed dressing up in green and taking part in all of the activities for 'Seachtain na Gaeilge'. Look at our lovely shamrock crowns we made to wear on St. Patrick's Day.
Last month saw the opening of ‘The Travel Agents’ during ‘Integrated Leaning through Play’. Many holidays were booked, to a variety of destinations, and many modes of transport incorporated into the planning as to how to get there. Rockets, cruise ships and many varieties of transport were assembled in the ‘construction area’. A cruise ship, helicopter, aeroplane, ambulance and other forms of transport were used in the ‘small world’ area. Everyone had such a great time!
Everyone was very pleased with the card and flowers they made for Mother's Day. Each card was hand-written independently. What great work!
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