Our themes in February were Day and Night/ Space/ Our 5 senses
Our Learning Through Play Areas were:
Role Play - A Rocket Ship
Small World - Moon Village
Sand - Treasure Hunt (sense of touch)
Construction - Straws
Creative - Space and Day and Night art
Last week our topic was "how to Keep Our Bodies Healthy". We explored our five senses with taste, smell and hearing tests. We read and responded to the book Handa'a Surprise. Sophie's Mammy came to visit with Bándearg the Dinosaur who showed us how to brush our teeth properly. We did lots of PE in the hall and watched a DVD where Barnaby Bear taught us all about keeping fit and eating well. We also designed a healthy meal and on Friday we made Fruit Kebabs.
On Monday's we wear our tracksuits and runners and we have PE for an hour. Here are some pictures of us playing games like red light green light and Horses and Jockeys, Last week we learned how to do pencil rolls.
The Tuesday before the midterm was a very busy day. We spent the morning finishing off our Valentine's love bugs and handprint poems and then after break we had our Grandparents Day concert. We loved putting on a show for all our mammies, daddies and grandparents.
Later on we sang the pancake song and tasted some pancakes that teacher had made. They were yummy! We were definitely ready for our holiday by hometime !
A huge thank you to the parents (and grandparent!) who volunteered their time for "Maths Blast". It was hugely beneficial to the children. We will run "Maths for Fun" in term 3 so if you couldn't volunteer the last time we hope to see you then.
We have been working very hard on our sight words - I know there is a lot of them and the children do need to be revising them every night at home.
Here are some pictures of us playing numeracy and literacy games. Some of the games were linked with our rhymes and stories - "Ladybird Ladybird" and
Letters - v (Vicky Violet) and w (Walter Walrus)
Sight words - Can, we, please, home. Reading Book 8 - "Up and Down"
Phonics - "at" and "en" words families. Building and decoding cvc words using letters done to date.
Story - Day monkey/ Night Monkey. Can't you sleep little Bear, Peace at Last, The Way back Home, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Handa's Surpr
Maths - number 3, introduction to money (recognising and sorting 1c, 2c and 5c coins). Maths Blast counting games. Sequencing - 1st, 2nd, last etc.
Gaeilge - Ag Siopadóireacht (shopping). Cad atá uait? (what would you like?) Tá . . . uaim. (I would like . . . ). Seo dhuit . . (here is . . ).
Song - is mise an siopadóir (I am the shopkeeper)
Themes/ Learning through Play
Small World - moon village
Construction - cars and garage
Creative - Space Art
Sand - Mark making
On Friday it was St Brigid;'s Day. We learned that Brigid brings the Spring. Teacher told us the story all about how Brigid wanted to build a church to tell the Irish people all about God, We coloured a picture of her patchwork cloak and we made Brigid Crosses from lollipop sticks,
My name is Carmel O'Mahoney. I have been teaching in St Cronan's for 12 years. I love running, singing and teaching!