We had great fun in Aistear last month learning all about An Post. Here we are heading to the post office to post all our letters!
Senior Infants have had a very busy two months in Room 4. In Aistear, we focused on Homes and Construction. We did lots of interesting activities and had lots of fun.
We teamed up with 5th class for paired reading. Once a week, the senior children from Ms. Cox’s class come down to our room and read with us. We all love this activity.
We finished up the term with our Witch and Wizard walk. We had great fun dressing up and we walked the block with Mr. O’Sullivan’s 5th class.
This month our Aistear team has been focusing on construction. We have been very busy been builders in Senior Infants. We have constructed using various materials such as lego and cereal boxes. We have also created maps with different buildings in them. We also got the opportunity to dress up and act as builders. We really enjoyed our Aistear theme of construction. Below are some photographs of all the activities we have been undertaking:
The sun shone today, Tuesday June 27th, for senior infants on their Teddy Bears Picnic. Accompanied by fifth class, they walked to Gerry's garden where they played with their teddies, enjoyed a picnic and had fun chasing and racing around. A huge thanks to Gerry for giving up his time and for the use of his stunning garden.
The role play area taught us that the post office offers us lots of services. Aswel as buying envelopes & stamps and posting letters, we can pay bills, get useful forms for things like passports and currency exchange.
We wrote letters and postcards to each other, learning how the basic format and how to write an address. Then we went to the role play post office, bought stamps and posted the letters and postcards. Every morning the post man or woman delivered the post to all the senior infants, much to all our excitement. With all this practice, we were able to write a letter to a friend or family member. We walked to the post office in Prosperous to post them.
We looked at a variety of Irish stamps and used these as inspiration to design our own.
Ms. Casey read us The Jolly Postman. In response, we made a map and matched the correct post to each character.
We learned that letters and packages are sorted in four different centers in Ireland. We practiced sorting letters in different ways. We learned that packages are weighed to decide how much it will cost to post them. We practiced this using balances and marbles. These activities linked with our maths curriculum.
We made our own post boxes so we can play post office at home.
Junior and Senior Infants headed to Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park on the bus (a sure highlight for some!) for their school tour. As soon as we arrived, we headed for the adventure outdoor playground and crazy golf. Soon after we had our break and proceeded to the Funky Forest - the large indoor play centre with slides, ball pits, football tables and air hockey machines. Next in store was the guided tour where we saw the fairy forest and made a wish, took a train ride and met with lots of farm animals where the baby goats were a hit! We ate our lunch and had another play in the outdoor playground. A great day out was enjoyed by all!
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