Junior Infants have had a very exciting term. Our March Aistear theme was The Farm and we had lots of fun working as farmers in our role play area. We also got the opportunity to be real life farmers when we had some chicks come to stay with us. Eggs were dropped off to us in an incubator and we watched as they hatched and became little chicks. We enjoyed watching them grow and were very sad when they had to go back to live on the farm.
Our Aistear theme for April has been the Post Office and we were lucky enough to be able to visit a real Post Office. We walked down to the post office on Blarney Street and the girls each bought a stamp and sent an Easter card in the post. We look forward to the cards being delivered home by the post man.
For June we are doing the them of Camping and the Beach in Aistear. The girls love to camp in the tent, toast marshmallows over the ‘fire’, have a BBQ and find some mini-beasts. We also were very lucky to get a new water table which has caused great excitement in the classroom!!
The fifth class were very good to join us and do some peer reading today. The Junior Infants got to show off all their reading skills to the big girls. They took turns reading to the fifth class and then the fifth class also read some stories to our Junior Infants.
Another one of our Aistear themes was the Hospital. Our classroom hospital had many sick patients that needed to be treated. Lots of injections, x-rays, bandages and medicine had to be given. We were also lucky enough to be one of the schools selected to go to U.C.C. to the Teddy Bear Hospital run by the medical students each year. The girls each brought their sick or injured teddies to meet the medical students and get all fixed up.
In springtime we were learning all about the Farm. We had to milk the cows, collect the eggs from the hens, plant our crops, feed the pigs and sheep, there were so many jobs to do. We learned all about the jobs the farmer has, animals and their babies, changes that happen in springtime and so much more.
For one of our aistear themes we had a very busy Space station in our classroom. The girls were very busy learning all about space, checklists before blasting off and how to deal with all the alien friends they met on their space travels!