Making woodland animals and their homes!


It has been lovely to see the Junior Infants exploring the woodlands again this week.

For  Tree Day this week we all planted our own nuts or seeds!  We decorated our pots and hopefully in the springtime we will begin to see some saplings grow! We also planted our own class tree and cannot wait to see it growing taller and stronger.

This week we concentrated on learning about the animals that live in the woodland and the types of homes they would have, we talked about hedgehog nests and badger sets, fox holes and rabbit burrows and looked at lots of pictures of them.

We all made animals, mostly hedgehogs, owls or foxes from clay, then we made their homes. We filled the homes with good materials to keep warm and make a comfy bed. Some of the hedgehogs decided they would hibernate!  We added animal homes to our woodland pictures and had great fun in the Role Play area, some of us camped in the woodlands, whilst others pretended to be animals, gathering supplies for the cold winter ahead!

In phonics we learned about the ‘i’ sound, in maths we looked at numbers from 0 – 5 and matched different objects and in Gaeilge we were looking at the topic ‘An Scoil’