We have been settling in so well to Junior Infants. Take a look at some of the fun things we have been up to since starting school!
One of the things we loved doing each day in our first few days of school was Aistear, which is where we learn through play! In September, we were learning about the theme of 'The Home'. We have five different stations and we get a turn with our group in each station. This is where we practise working as part of a team, using our problem solving skills and including the vocabulary we have learned about our theme.
In our role play area we took turns being in role as mums, dads, brothers, sisters and we had various jobs to do in the home such as making the dinner in the kitchen, setting the table or relaxing in front of the TV! I think the role play was our favourite area in September.
We built some interesting homes and castles, worked together to make jigsaws and we painted some pictures and even played in the sand pit for our sensory play area!
The boys and girls have been working super hard on their Early Mathematical Activities (EMA). Here we have been sorting items into sets, making patterns and playing turn taking games. We started with sorting random objects into a set and we moved on to sorting by colour, shape, size and thickness! It has been fun using lots of hands on materials!
We have been doing some Cosmic Kids Yoga! As we are trying hard to stick to our 'pods' the spots on the floor have been great for helping us to practise our social distancing from each other but also still getting to do fun activities!
Hi my name is Aoife and welcome to the Junior Red blog. See what we get up to in our first year of school.