Miss A. Murphy’s Senior Infants have had a very busy month settling back into school after the holidays. Our new half zips weren’t the only items we acquired - we also acquired hard hats and high-vis jackets!! Our Aistear topic for September was of course ‘The Building Site’. We are lucky enough to have our support teacher Mr Hayes in with us for Aistear and I think it's safe to say he has enjoyed the Building Site just as much as we have...although our hard hats were a little too small for him!!!
We have loved playing in the role-play area together, dressing up as builders and building lots of different buildings. We have learned how important it is to wear hard hats, high-vis jackets and steel cap boots when on site – the building site is no place for playing (although we had a ball playing in our role-play corner!) We learned about the different construction equipment and construction vehicles that are used on site.
In our sand tray, Teacher and Trish mixed corn flour and water with sand to make moulding sand. We were able to use diggers, dumpers and other construction vehicles to pretend we were on a building site! We even used shaving foam in the sand tray – we pretended this was cement and used lollipop sticks to spread the cement onto the blocks! It was great fun!
In our small world area we’ve been building towers, water parks, schools, houses and even supermarkets using wooden blocks, lego and other small world equipment. We even created our own small world builder using lollipop sticks, paper and crayons! Have a look at our builder!
At the start of the month we collected lots of recycling from our homes and used these boxes, bottle caps, containers etc. We used scissors, masking tape and glue to create our buildings and hold them together. One day we even made a helicopter pad to go on top of an important building. I think we’re becoming little architects as well as builders!
We’ve been practising our cutting skills this month too by matching different types of buildings to their names. We discovered that there are lots of different buildings around Wexford and not just houses that are lived in. We also used our cutting skills to help us cut out different shapes (circles, squares, triangles and rectangles) to glue into our scrap books to make houses. We have been learning the names of the parts of a house both in English and in Irish.
Not only are there different types of buildings there are also different types of homes. We realised that the children in our class live in detached houses, semi-detached houses, terraced houses, flats, apartments and bungalows. Look at our lovely sentences and pictures stating what kind of homes we live in!
We hope you have enjoyed reading about all the work we've been doing and looking at our pictures! Teacher said she is very proud of all our work so far and how fantastic we've been!
Talk to you again soon,
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