We are excited to be back in school after the Christmas break and had a great month learning lots of new information.
Our play topics have been ‘Winter & The Arctic’ and ‘Weather.’ We learned lots of new and interesting information about both topics.
We made snowmen, snowflakes, reindeer and polar bears in Junk Art.
We created a small world in the Arctic complete with animals and a frozen lake.
We constructed an igloo from bricks and polydrons.
Our sand pit turned into a snow pit and we built snow castles with polar bears to protect it.
There was plenty of fun to be had at the water station too, we experimented with capacity and learned water can freeze in the cold winter.
We checked the weather each day. We used a thermometer to measure the temperature, a rain gauge to check how much rain fell and an anemometer to see the wind speed.
We also had fun presenting our own weather reports!
Linking to our play themes we made polar bears from cut up paper and winter snowmen with colouful hats and scarves. We also created stormy and wet scenes.
Senior Infants learned all about 3D shapes and we used cubes, cuboids and cylinders to make tall towers.
We also learned the number 1 in Junior Infants and all about the number 7 in Senior Infants. We made number pictures showing lots of ways to represent these numbers.
In SPHE we learned all about taste and found out there are 4 different types of taste – sweet, sour, salty and bitter. We had fun tasting all 4 and deciding which we liked!
Some tastes we liked and some we didn’t!