Our story this week was The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. We made pictures of The Gruffalo today and sang a song about him, it was lots of fun.
Also, we had some special visitors, 2 Firefighters came to visit and they taught us all about Fire Safety, We practiced "Stop Drop and Roll, tried on the fire helmet and the fire boots. We learned that you must always leave the house as quick as you can if there is a fire and that there are 2 numbers for the Emergency Services 999 and 112. The Firefighters also told us that they are helping Santa on Christmas Eve.
We finished our Learning through Play for November yesterday. We will have new Aistear Areas next week.
Our topic in History this month was Growing and Changing. We read lots of books about how babies grow and we made our own timelines - baby, toddler and child, We talked all about things that babies do and things we can do.
We have been learning all about how to cross the road safely as part of the SPHE curriculum. Electric Ireland and the RSA sent a safety jacket to every Junior Infant in Ireland. We learned the Safe Cross Code and we went on a road safety walk. We also made Road Safety Collages,
Letterland - Eddy Elephant, Uppy Umbrella and Kicking King.
Sight Words/ reading - Little book 6 "I can". New words - star, planet, is, bird, moon, cloud.
Sets that are the same and sets that have more.
2D shape - circle, square, rectangle and triangle.
Introduction to the number 1
An Nollag (Christmas)
The Christmas Story
Jesus' Christmas Party
Father Christmas needs a wee
Role Play - Santa's Workshop
Small World - The Nativity
Sand - full and empty
Construction - mobilo
Creative - Christmas Art/ playdough
Letters "o" and "p"
Sight words - have, can They, red. Reading sentences containing sight words done to date.
Rhymes - Old Mother Hubbard, There was an old woman who lived in a shoe
Stories - The Gruffalo, Whoever Heard of a Hibernating Pig, Once there were Giants
Counting to 5 and 10
Comparing sets that are equal and sets that have more
Growing and Changing, People who help us
This week we got new thin crayons to help us do our colouring. We also got to use our new pencils for the first time, We have been doing some very grown up writing!
Every day we play our "read and swap" game. It is lots of fun and it helps us to become great readers.
We have been doing lots of word building using the letters we know,
Hurray! Fruit Friday has returned to St Cronan's JNS. Here we are enjoying our yummy fruit. We had apples, bananas, grapes, kiwis, plums, pears, and strawberries.. Apologies about the quality of some of the photos.
Letters - n (noisy nick) and g (golden girl)
Sight words - they, said, go, round
Nursery rhymes - Row row row your boat, There was an Old Woman
Maths - counting games to 10, measures - long and short, wide and narrow, tall and short.
Gaeilge - Ar Scoil - Tá mé ar scoil/ Níl ____ ar scoil. Mála Scoile/ bosca lóin/ bord/ múinteoir/ doras/ fuinneog/ cathaoir/.
Topics - People who Help Us (Jobs people Do), Goldilocks, Dinosaurs.
Stories - Harry and the Dinosaurs say Raah, Goldilocks and the 3 bears, Topsy and Tim, People who help us stories, Dinosaurs love Underpants.
Role Play - Doctor Surgery
Small World - Goldilocks
Construction - blocks and floor mats
Creative Area - playdough: People who help us/ Dinosaurs. Painting
Sand - dinosaur land
My name is Carmel O'Mahoney. I have been teaching in St Cronan's for 12 years. I love running, singing and teaching!