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Senior Infants Aistear

Welcome to Senior Infants 2019/2020 Aistear Blog.

Aistear January 2020

For January our theme in Aistear is the Weather Station.

The vocabulary your child will be learning will include:

Forecast, west, east, north, south, drizzle, rain, sleet, snow, hailstones, sun, sun showers, heat wave, cold snap, freezing,  lightening, fog, thunder, showers, windy, dry, icy, black ice,

The boys are having great fun taking turns being weather reporters each day! There seem to be a lot of cold, rainy days though.

If you have any story books about the weather, old newspaper weather reports etc. at home please send them in so the boys can have a look. We’ll send them back home when we’re finished.

Keep an eye out here as we will be uploading photos and work samples as the month goes on! Keep up the great work at home!

Aistear December 2019

Our theme for December is Santa’s Workshop.

The boys are having great fun working in Santa’s Workshop in the Socio Dramatic Group. We are pretending to be Santa’s Elves checking list, building and wrapping presents and making sure everything is ready for Christmas Eve.

In the Construction Group we are building Santa’s Grotto. In the Creative Group we are designing toys, making Christmas lists and are doing cutting and sticking exercises.

We are learning lots of new vocabulary including: Toys, sleigh, Santa, reindeer, list, sack, tools, workshop, gift tag, presents, spanner, elves, Christmas eve. Encourage your son to use this vocabulary when chatting to him about the theme!

Keep checking in on our blog as we’ll be posting photos of the boys playing as soon as we can.

Aistear November 2019

For November our theme in Aistear is The Restaurant.

The vocabulary your child will be learning will include:

crockery, cutlery, hob, toaster, kettle, fridge, teapot, table, apple, chips, grapes, banana, chocolate, ice-cream, sandwich,      bread,

burger, drink, milk, eggs, breakfast, lunch, dinner, starter, main course, desert.

The children will be engaging in many different activities regarding The Restaurant. The role play group will be setting tables, taking orders and serving food to their customers. Other stations in Aistear will include designing menus, creating their favourite dinner, playing with the small world restaurant, building a restaurant, etc.

If you have any story books about the restaurant, chefs outfits, old menus, etc. at home please send them in so the boys can have a look. We’ll send them back home when we’re finished.

Keep an eye out here as we will be uploading photos and work samples as the month goes on! Keep up the great work at home!

Our Theme for Aistear in October is The Hospital

In the Socio Dramatic Group we are pretending to be doctors, nurses, receptionists and patients. We will be taking patients details and making appointments.

The boys are learning lots of new vocabulary including: Outpatient, injection, needle, x ray, cast, broken, drip, medication, doctor, nurse, porter, wheelchair, A&E, appointment, blood, check-up, fever, heartbeat, stitches, thermometer, body parts.

If you have any useful stories, hospital related toys or costumes at home we would be grateful if you could send them in.

We will of course ensure they are returned safely at the end of the month!