Christmas Fair Crafts

We have been busy getting ready for the Christmas Fair. We have been working hard to make beautiful ‘crann Nollag’. Hope to see you at the fair on Saturday 16th, 1pm – 3pm. The snow helped us get the Christmas feeling!  

People who work in the Community

We have been learning about people who work in our community. We are working as vets in the role play area and making a fabric and fiber picture to show what we want to be when we grow up. We are working as builders to make a local community and build buildings for all the […]

Houses and Homes

We finished making our 3d houses this week. First we printed a pattern that looks like bricks, then we cut out  2d shapes such as squares and rectangles to make windows, doors and chimneys. Finally we drew a pattern to look like slates on a roof.   Have a look at our neighbourhood.  

Houses and Homes

This week in Senior Infants we are learning about houses and homes. We are learning the characteristics of 2d shapes and identifying them in the environment. We are making maps about what we pass on our way to school and An Post is the theme in the role play area where we are sorting the […]

Dress Up Day in Senior Infants

We had great fun here on our last day before midterm. We dressed up and played games, our faces got covered in flour! We tasted cnónna, úlla, bairín breac and milseáin. We  

Nocturnal Animals

The children had a fantastic time learning about nocturnal animals in Ireland. They enjoyed acting in the role play area as hedgehogs curling up into balls when the owls swooped down and foxes sleeping in a den. They made badger setts for the clans and built tunnels to connect the setts as well as performing […]

Numicon in Senior Infants

We have been learning that the equal sign means ‘the same as’. Using numicon and counters we were making groups of items that were equal to each other. Now we’re using an adding sign to show that when you add two numbers together it is the same as the answer on the other side of […]

Numicon

We have been learning that the equal sign means ‘the same as’. Using numicon and counters we were making groups of items that were equal to each other. Now we’re using an adding sign to show that when you add two numbers together it is the same as the answer on the other said eof […]

All about autumn

We’ve had a great week learning about autumn. We went on a school walkabout and looked at the changing colours of the leaves. In Aistear we’re sorting oak, chestnut, sycamore and beech leaves into their groups. If you find any over the weekend you can bring them in. We’re writing autumn words to match pictures […]

Power Hour Senior Infants

This week in Senior Infants we began Power Hour, a literacy program. The children move from station to station practising a variety of skills in relation to oral language, rhyming, spelling, phonics games, including  iPad activities and reading a new and familiar book everyday. It is such a great opportunity for the class to make […]

Our School, Aistear

                This week the theme in Aistear is ‘Our School’. The children are getting to know the school layout as well as meeting staff at work in the school. In Aistear they’re using what they learned to work in groups.     The children have been investigating what […]

Senior Infants Assembly

Well done to the two Senior Infant classes who took part in a great assembly. We shared what we have been learning about food groups, healthy eating and exercise. The two classes performed a song with actions called ‘Food Groups are Rockin’ Tonight and then got the audience up exercising by playing Simon Says. Have […]

Book Week

Lots of fun reading books, listening to stories and dressing up for book week.  

Food Groups

We are learning about healthy eating in Aistear. We did a survey in class to find out what the favourite fruit in the class are. We made a block graph to show our answers. After we played number and adding games. Each day we are figuring out what group the food in our lunchboxes comes […]

Electricity

Last week we were learning about electricity. We learnt how to be safe in the home around electricity. We made an electrical circuit with leads, bulbs and batteries. We made our butterfly pictures move using static electricity from rubbing balloons on our heads. Have a look at the photos.