The Construction Site
Our first Aistear topic was the construction site - and what fun that was. We completed Role Play as builders, digger drivers, engineers to name but a few. We constructed houses and schools using big blocks and lego. We made 2D castles by using our excellent fine motor skills. We also created some blue prints of our builds and made our very own toolbets. It was a busy month. Check out some of the pictures below:
The whole of SALI took part in EU Code week and Senior Infants were budding coders too. We did lots of coding work across the fortnight. We first began with programming commands physically on mats with our beebot cards. This was a great way of learning directions. We then moved onto the whiteboard and worked as a class to solve the problems. When we became pros we used the IPads and to finish off the week we used Beebots in stations and had great fun!
Halloween was a really fun time in school. We did lots of cool activities in Aistear. We made some multicoloured pumpkins - we bet you have never seen those before! We also went on a Witch and Wizard walk with our 6th class friends. We walked around the block in our favourite halloween costumes. I think we scared quite a few people around the village!
One of our favourite Aistear topics has been the Italian restaurant. We took on the roles of chef, waiter and customer in the role play area. We designed our own menus with Italian food, made art pizzas, used playdoh to create our favourite Italian foods. But, our favourite part of this Aistear has to be making pizzas in class. We used toppings of cheese, tomato sauce and pepperoni and made some delicious pizzas!