Aistear

December Aistear Topic 'Christmas'

Coming soon......



November Aistear Topic 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Throughout the topic the children demonstrated fantastic skills in so many areas. We are so lucky to have such a talented Junior Infant Class.

We in Junior Infants are:

-Designers
-Writers
-Mathematicians
-Engineers
-Scientists
-Artists
Throughout the month of November the children in J.I. entered a world of pure imagination!

The 'Mini Chocolate Factory'/ Mr. Willy Wonka

The children were busy using money to buy and sell some sweets
Children on the look out for 'Veruca Salt'
Our builders were working hard to construct a delivery van for the chocolate
Lots of interesting inventions were made in the 'Invention Centre'


Can you guess what the children are designing?

Working as part of a team!

Busy engineering our own rooms for the 'Chocolate Factory' 

Designers & Engineers

More busy designers & engineers!

We love to write!

Science experiment- we investigated how to change states of matter using chocolate.


Our October Aistear Topic was 'Autumn/ Halloween'

In Science the children made some very scary potions!! To carry out the experiment the children created  a chemical reaction when they mixed together a base (Bicarbonate of soda) with an acetic acid (vinegar). The product of the chemical reaction was carbon dioxide which left us with green bubbling witch's brew and red slimy dragon's blood. Take a look at some of our photos below! 
All set to carry out creepy experiments! 


Stirring up 'Witch brew'

Did someone say 'Dragon's blood??'

Iggety, Ziggety, Zaggety, Zoom........

Our Super Scientists!!











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More Photos from our Aistear Topic.......



Habitats by Junior Infants

Making habitats in creative corner!


Potion Making!!

Writing potions in the magic book!

Using our brilliant imaginations to produce a puppet show!

More potion making!

Busy working at the 'Investigation Station!'


What is Aistear?

Aistear is the early childhood curriculum framework for all children from birth to six years. The word Aistear is the Irish word for journey and was chosen because early childhood marks the beginning of children’s lifelong learning journeys.

Where can I find Aistear? Aistear is available in English and in Irish at www.ncca.ie/earlylearning. When you visit the website, click on the Aistear logo to go to the Framework. 

For more information about the Aistear framework please see link below


http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Parents/Early_Childhood/AFL.pdf


We will be introducing a new topic every month beginning in October. Our topic for October will be Autumn. The children are divided into 5 groups which we will change monthly. The children will rotate in groups daily between 5 stations at which activities will vary according to our topic: role-play, junk art, construction, small world play, sensory bin, creative corner, puppet show, sand and water.

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