We all dressed up as our favourite characters from books for World Book Day. Ms. McManus and her Fifth Class pupils wrote some fairy tales for our class and they read them to us. We had great fun listening to the stories, and doing lots of actions and even a dance! Then we went to the School Hall for a special World Book Day assembly and it was very enjoyable. What a happy day!
In January we began to write our letters in cursive script. We do lots of activities in class to reinforce the letter shapes before we write. We trace in sand, use playdough, whiteboards and pegs and they help us to remember the letter formation.
Our Aistear topic in February was the farm. We were farmers in role play, and we play with the farm sets in small world. In construction we made barns for the animals and at the playdough station we made animals and tractors. We learned a lot about baby animals,the work a farmer does in Spring and flowers and plants that grow.
Our Aistear topic in January was the school. We set up a school in the classroom and we all got to be teachers! We made pictures about school and the people who work in it and we did a tour of our building to look at what the different parts of the school are.
Our Aistear theme for December was Santa's workshop. In role play we have been elves, busy writing lists and building toys.Santa even popped in to visit us one day! We learned about the Christmas story and played with the crib in small world.
We have also learned about some ways that we can help other children who are not as lucky as we are at Christmas. We brought in lots of food for the St Vincent de Paul hamper.
We planted some winter bulbs together - crocus, daffodil and tulip. We learned about the conditions plants need to grow. We have to remind our teacher to water them. We hope to see our flowers bloom in springtime!
As part of Science Week we had a visit from a scientist Mr Z. He taught us a little bit about gravity and making simple wheeled machines. We really enjoyed it!
Our aistear theme this month was the doctor's surgery. We learned lots of new vocabulary based on the topic and in role play we were doctors, nurses, patients and receptionists. We enjoyed playing with Small World and we constructed lots of items for the docotr' surgery with playdoh and polydrons.
We wore our costumes into school on the last day of term.
We learned about what our taste buds are for and all about our tongues. We tasted four different types of food - bitter (lemon)sour (natural yoghurt) salty (salted crackers) and sweet(chocolate buttons) Needless to say, the sweet taste was our favourite !