Category Archives: Rose’s Blog

Making penguins from clay.

During the month of January we were learning all about penguins. As this was our theme for the month, our poems, stories, songs, creative writing, science and art were based on penguins. One part of this theme the children particularly got enthusiastic about was forming penguins out of clay and painting them after. Here we…
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Chinese New Year

We were learning about Chinese New Year in the subject Learn Together this week and we were delighted that Sunny, John’s Mum visited the class. Sunny gave us a very interesting presentation about the traditions associated with this celebration, showed us some of the foods such as rice balls and dumplings and we all had…
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Science experiments.

During science we carried some experiments investigating the density of solids, liquids and gases. During our ‘lava lamp’ experiment we mixed oil, water and food colouring to see which liquid was denser. We then created a gas by adding a fizzy tablet and we observed if the gas would rise. We continued experimenting with density…
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Geography and science walk.

We went out for a science and geography walk on the last day before half term. We knew it was our last day of autumn in school this year so we looked for lots of signs of autumn, such as conkers, berries and falling leaves. It was quite easy to spot the evergreen and deciduous…
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At the Pumpkin Shop.

We were having great fun last week with our Aistear theme of At the Pumpkin Shop. We practised the oral language we had learned to describe pumpkins, such as smooth, round, large, bumpy etc, as well as the appropriate phrases for buying items in a shop. The children had an opportunity to practise maths skills…
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Halloween in Aistear.

Our theme at the moment in Aistear, the early childhood play curriculum, is Halloween. In Aistear the class are divided into five groups and we do a different activity each day. In this theme our stations are construction, play dough, writing, cutting and sticking and role play. The children were great at using their imaginations,…
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