We have been learning all about the number one. We have learned the rhyme 'One Little Flower', we learned a number formation rhyme to help us when writing the number one (Number one is like a stick, a straight line that is very quick) and we made sets of the number one. We listened to songs about the number one and we made number one out of playdough - we really enjoyed learning about the number one!
🏏Visit from Cricket Ireland🏏
We were so lucky to have a visit from Cricket Ireland. We practised some skills such as throwing, catching and hitting the ball using a bat. We were cricket superstars!
This month, our Aistear theme was autumn and Halloween. In our socio-dramatic corner, we were in the Witches and Wizard's Cavern where we could dress up, make potions and go trick or treating. We built homes for hedgehogs with construction materials and we acted out different scenarios when we were playing with the small world Halloween characters. We made a variety of Halloween items with playdough and we created some spooky Halloween artwork. We took on the role of witches and wizards and we made potions during water play and we also scooped out pumpkin pulp and seeds and then used stickers to create our own Halloween pumpkins!
👮Garda Visit: Halloween Safety👮
Two members of An Garda Síochána came to visit our school, they told us how we can stay safe on Halloween and the dangers of bonfires and fireworks. We listened very carefully and are looking forward to having a safe Halloween full of trick or treating!
🎭Sióg, The Civic Theatre🎨
We had special visitors from the Sióg programme which explores our connection to nature and our belief in fairies through drama and art. We played some drama games, we listened to a story about fairies and we completed some beautiful artwork!
✋Fantastic Fine Motor✋
For Maths week, we had a special guest come into the school to talk about how to use our 'Maths Eyes'.
Then during the week, we went on a Maths trail around the school and used our Maths Eyes to see if we could find colours, numbers, shapes and patterns in the school environment.
We also worked on the topic of patterns - we identified patterns, we copied patterns and we extended patterns!
When we seen this piece of artwork on our Maths trail around the school, we decided to use it as our 'Maths Eyes' poster. We came up with so many questions based on this picture such as what colours can you see and how many red apples are there?
We were set a reading challenge by Ms McAdam - to take part in an Artists' Sensory Warm-Up. We were up for the challenge and completed it successfully - as you can see, we really enjoyed taking part!
Two super readers from 2nd class came to our classroom and read us stories. The first story was called 'Maybe...' by Chris Haughton and the second story was called 'Can Bears Ski?' by Raymond Antrobus. We really enjoyed listening to both of the stories!
🏃Having super fun on the soft play equipment🏃
🚶Walk to School Week🚶
We are learning how to hold our scissors correctly and the important rules that we have to follow when using scissors. We practised cutting playdough and some celery this week!