Junior Doctors in Room 2

Junior Doctors in Room 2

We have had a very busy month this November as the boys and girls in room 2 took on the role of doctors and nurses. The cold winter weather brought about lots of colds, headaches, tummy pains and even broken arms, but luckily we had some doctors to help the patients get better.

Below are some of the activities we all took part in throughout the month:

The boys and girls built a hospital with two storeys and a car park for all of the staff and visitors. They created a small world with doctors, surgeons, nurses and patients.

During sand play, the boys and girls were filling containers and tubes and making sure the patients were given the correct medicine. We also made our own X-rays of the hand, legs and the whole body.

The doctor often prescribes medicine to make patients better again so we made some healthy food and medicine using Play Doh. We all wanted to make ice cream to help soothe a sore throat!

We all like to get cards and flowers so we wrote Get Well Soon cards and decorated them with pretty flowers and gave them to the patients who weren’t feeling too well.

The doctor needs a first aid kit so we were busy cutting out all of the equipment needed to make patients better. We learned lots of new words like stethoscope, thermometer, prescriptions and many more.

The receptionist was busy taking appointments and showing patients to the waiting room in the Doctor Surgery. The doctors and nurses were examining patients, prescribing medicine and giving out prescriptions. We even used a real stethoscope to listen to for a heartbeat!! We all enjoyed that part!! The doctors took X-rays and bandaged up lots of broken arms!

The junior doctors were on call for the whole month of November so they will need a good rest next week!

Frighteningly Fun Activities in Room 2!

Frighteningly Fun Activities in Room 2!

The boys and girls in Room 2 had a fantastic Hallowe’en week!  Below are some of the frighteningly fun activities that they took part in throughout the week:

  • They set up a Fancy Dress Shop in the classroom where they bought, sold and hired out some costumes. They used coins and even credit cards to pay for their items! They had great fun trying on all of the costumes!
  • They built cauldrons and castles out of large building blocks and they searched for their sounds and words stuck onto scary spiders hiding in the sand!!
  • Wendy the Witch also paid a visit and she told they boys and girls all about Hallowe’en around the world! They enjoyed using little characters and the town houses to act out trick ‘r treating!

The three Junior Infant classes also took part in their first assembly before Hallowe’en. There were lots of ghosts, witches and skeletons singing for everyone in school. They all performed in an exceptionally brilliant way!! Well done Junior Infants!! 🙂

Doctors and Nurses On Call in Room 1!

Doctors and Nurses On Call in Room 1!

Ms. Cowley’s Junior Infants have thrust themselves into the medical world through the medium of play this week as they continue on their journey through the different topics in Aistear.

Throughout the week, the tables will be taking part in the various play stations, which include role-play, construction, small world, sand play, art and play dough. All the children have already been extending their vocabulary, learning so many new words such as x-ray, thermometer, stethoscope, injection, to name but a few!

The boys and girls in room 1 have never failed to show anything but the highest level of enthusiasm as they learn through play, developing their oral language in such a wonderfully creative and highly imaginative manner.

Miss Polly Had A Dolly

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.
So she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick.
The doctor came with his bag and his hat
And he knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat.
He looked at the dolly and he shook his head
And he said “Miss Polly, put her straight to bed!”
He wrote on a paper for some pills, pills, pills
“I’ll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill.”

She went to bed, 

And she slept all night, 

And she woke up in the morning, 

Feeling quite alright! 

Happy Hallowe’en!!

Happy Hallowe’en!!

Mean Old Witch

I’m a mean old witch with a hat!

And I ride on a broom with my cat!

And my shoes are pointed,

And my chin is too,

And you better watch out,

Cause I might Scare you!

I’m a mean old witch with a hat!

The boys and girls in room 2 have made some spoooktacular  witches this week. They were busy painting green faces and black hats before they drew on their own witch’s eyes and pointy noses. We read and acted out the poem “Mean Old Witch”. I heard lots of cackles eeeheheehe eeeheheehe 

We were busy with our “froggy fingers” colouring and cutting out pumpkins. Sometimes the scissors can be tricky to hold and to cut things out but we are getting much better!! 🙂 

Junior Infants will also be performing at their first assembly this week. They have learned a lovely song about an cailleach agus an púca ag ithe úll beag buí!! We can’t wait to sing all of our songs and poems!!

Look at how busy we’ve been in room 3!

Look at how busy we’ve been in room 3!

We’ve had a very busy few weeks in Ms. O’Sullivan’s Junior Infants classroom. The boys and girls have settled very well into their new school and we are delighted to welcome them to St. Paul’s.

We have been on a Nature Walk and we spotted so many signs of Autumn. Following on from that many children collected leaves, conkers, acorns,berries and cones while out for walks with their Mammy and Daddy and brought them in for our nature table. There is a real Autumnal feel to our classroom now. We are becoming experts on hedgehogs and squirrels. We know that a squirrel lives in a drey, a baby squirrel is called a kit and red squirrels have long tufts coming out of their ears. Hedgehogs curl up into a ball and stick their spikes out when they get frightened!

We’ve been having so much fun at our Aistear stations and we have learned so many new words that we use when we are playing. Our theme is Autumn so we are busy harvesting grain and vegetables, picking fruit and sweeping leaves, some birds are getting ready to migrate while other animals are preparing for hibernation.

We read a story ‘Elmar the Elephant’ which we really enjoyed and then we coloured patchwork animals inspired by this story. Everyone coloured so carefully and we tried really hard to stay inside the lines. We are very proud of our work which is dispalyed outside our classroom door.