News and work from Naíonáin Bheaga:
We have been having a great time since Halloween in Naíonáin Bheaga. Just before the Halloween Mid-term break, we dressed up as witches and wizards and created lots of potions! We used some skeleton skulls, spiders, spiders web and even conkers. We have been working really hard on our fine motor skills to get our hands and fingers ready for lots of writing in a few weeks time- we have been using letters and lacing and even pom poms and tweezers- it was great fun! While the weather was good, we also explored our bug hotel in the garden and took a look at the huge pumpkins which have been growing over the last few months.
We are really excited for our show. Pictures will be posted shortly of our fantastic costumes and performances!
Naíonáin Bheaga have been very busy for the past couple of weeks. We started AISTEAR and were working very hard as teachers, students, principals and secretaries. We also decided to build a new school- building some tall towers and very big classrooms for all of the children in Summercove. It was great fun. We also learned about lots of different leaves, and made these leaves using play-dough. We created some bushy tailed squirrels also- they love eating their acorns!
We also used the IPADS to revise our letter sounds which we have been learning in class. The children have learned S,A,T,I,P,N,C,K,E,H,R,M and D so far, and were very busy using the Letter Sounds and Hairy Letters apps.
The weather has also been great so we have been getting lots of use of the field. We have been busy practising our throwing and catching and also played some fun games like Duck Duck Goose. We are really looking forward to Halloween- we will post pictures of our costumes soon :)
Junior Infants have settled in extremely well since starting in Summercove. We have been very busy making new friends, learning how to line up and have listened to lots of stories too. This week we practised our cutting skills and were busy playing with food and building with our lego. We were very excited to start Irish dancing and had a great time with our teacher Eileen.