Now that the children have been introduced to all 42 sounds, we are starting to move on to reading using our word boxes. The video below may help parents who are unfamiliar with using word boxes. We encourage the children to say the sounds in the word in one breath to help them blend the sounds together.
Here are a few pictures from Aistear this month. Our topics for the month were clothes and the arctic. Below you can see the children painting polar bears, making igloos in construction, playing clothes bingo, playing in our clothes shop, ice fishing in our igloo, drawing/writing at our writing station and sticking outfits to our people posters. The boys and girls had a great time using their new vocabulary this month-well done everybody!
Room 14 carried out fantastic work in literacy this month! Below you can see the children reading "The Smartest Giant in Town" along with teacher. We talked about the author, illustrator, cover and blurb. We also discussed the pictures on each page as we read along, and made predictions about what would happen next. We found some of our tricky words in the story too! The children have made great progress with their writing workshop stories, especially now that we can form the letters c, a, o, d and g properly! Below you can see the boys and girls sharing their story with a partner and showing their super listening skills. The children have now been introduced to all 42 Jolly Phonics sounds and we are making great progress on our reading.
A big thank you to Ms. Greene who organised some exciting science experiments for us! We investigated how to make a skittle rainbow, how a candle in an upside down glass can rise water and how dry ice can make fog! We had a lot of fun! We discussed and drew our favourite science experiment at the end.