This week is the final week of our fire station topic. We intergraded our fire drills into our PE lesson... crawling under the smoke to get out. It seemed such a shame to wake them all up!!
Exercise is important to keep our bodies strong and healthy. You can beat some good old laps of the yard.
I thought I would share a random pick of some of the copy work we have been doing this week. There is lots of syllable recognition work which will prepare the children for their reading.
We have been practicing the formation of the number 2 this week.
This week to finish off learning about our body, we practiced figure drawing. We made sure to include all parts of the body and think about where they should go on our body. (No hands and feet coming out of our heads!! lol)
Last week we painted our pasta shells. The week we put them into patterns and threaded them onto string to decorate our classroom.
In maths we have also been learning how to put objects into a sets according to colour or size. The children should be able to identify thing that belong in a set and what doesn't belong.
To finish off this week's blog... a few snaps from aistear play. Well done to all the boys and girls. You would be so proud of how hard they work and enthusiastic they are. Have a lovely weekend everyone!
This week saw the start of our new topic 'Autumn'. The children got off to a great start on our nature walk around the school grounds to collect all thing autumnal for our aistear play.
What better way to learn than to explore our own wonderful grounds. There are bird feeders, insect hotels and massive sunflower heads that show hundreds of sunflower seeds... a birds' paradise!
We had great fun collecting lots of natural bits for our classroom. Thank you to everyone who brought in beautiful leaves and conkers for our autumn collection.
In the Junk art area the children helped to make trees for the small world. Here they are painting the tree trunks.
Next they suck on some little autumnal coloured leaves.
We used the whole punch to make some nice mini leaves for the trees and also to pour into our small world so the mini people can rake them up again!
In the soil area the children went digging for the hidden conkers... the winner finds the most. They have to count them first!
In the water area... we get to learn about floating and sinking by making some boats from the conker husks.
Fire Safety Week
This week is fire safety week. We have been learning all about the fire station and how fire women and men keep us safe. We have learnt about fire engines and how how the fire people train and put out fires. Next week we will be practicing our own fire procedure in school. Above you can see our work in progress... our burning building for the role-play area.
The video below will give you a giggle but it has an important message for the children about what to do should their clothes ever catch fire...
STOP, DROP AND ROLL!!
Finally... we do occasionally have a bit of relaxing wind down time in room 5! We finished off our week with some pasta painting... using our Autumnal colours we have been learning since the start of school. Next week we will be making pasta patterned necklaces.