The Rose and Willow classes have been so busy learning through play this month. Our theme has been 'Stories from The Past' and we've had so much fun learning about Fionn Mac Cumhaill and his many adventures like The Giant's Causeway and The Salmon of Knowledge.
Have a look below at some pictures of our classes exploring the stories through drama, art, playdough, sand, water and more! Talk with your child about what part of Aistear has been their favourite so far :)
Science Week was a hge hit this year as the Willow and Rose classes investigated static electricity!
We had lots of fun predicting, exploring and analysing our results and having fun conversations about how electricity helps us every day!
Have a look at the pictures of our fun investigations :)
Huge congratulations to Maida in the Rose Class and Mateusz in the Willow Class on being our students of the week this week!
They were super workers all week long and deserved this award. Well done!!
A new month meant a new Aistear theme for us in First Class which saw us explore everything autumn!
Whether it be recreating the story of Don't Hog The Hedge at the sand or roleplay station, making chestnuts out of playdough or using natural materials to create their very own hedges and nests, the children are having a great time learning through play.
Check out some pictures below of the wonderful adventures we're having learning about autumn time!
This week saw a real change in weather where the autumn seems to have truly arrived! We spent a lot of time learning about autumnal changes in the Rose Class and we decided to take that learning outdoors for a creative change!
We learned about the work of British artist Andy Goldsworthy who creates sculptures using natural materials such as stones, sticks, branches, leaves and water. We took his work as inspiration and created our own sculptures using those materials on our own school grounds!
As you can see from the pictures below, the Rose Class were very creative and showed great artistic skill! The range of ideas proved to be a wonderful talking point and the experience was definitely a highlight of our week!
This week, the Willow Class made the most of the fresh, autumnal weather and set off on a tree walk!
They headed to the forest school to check out the information boards and kept their eyes peeled for interesting discoveries they could make along the way!
This is a wonderful time of year to be out in nature so if you have time, a nature walk with your child over the week could provide some great learning opportunities and enjoyment!
We want to say a big huge well done to our wonderful students of the week! Well done Thomas and Lavin who set a great example this week! Keep up the wonderful work!
Aistear in the Rose and Willow Class
We have had lots of fun these last two weeks using play based learning to learn all about our theme: 'Who am I?'
We used small world figures to explore families. We used construction blocks and junk art to create houses and villages. We recreated the stories we have been reading in class using play dough and role play. We also worked with the teachers to create books on the iPads and to make our very own timelines.
Well done to everyone on your super teamwork and for staying on topic during our play sessions! 🧱🏠🧸🐷👨👩👦👪👩👩👦👨👩👧👧👨👧👧🏡🏘️
The excitement was palpable yesterday as we held the elections for our 4 school committees for 2020! We were so impressed with everyone's efforts over the week, making posters, campaigning for votes and speaking passionately about how the children want their school to be!
The results of the elections are below and we would like to say a big congratulations to all the elected members and a big well done to everyone who made posters and tried their best.
Rose Class Results:
Student Council: Dahab and Febi
Green School: Lavin and Erin
Forest School: Ciprian and Emma
Active School: Ahmed and Hajjah
Willow Class Results:
Student Council: Hanna and Julian
Green School: Jacob and Thomas
Forest School: Adrian and Enija
Active School: Max and Mateusz
Ronan and Hannah are teaching the Rose and Willow classes respectively this year and are so excited to share their wonderful experiences and expertise with you!