The children in Junior Infants have really been enjoying their Aistear playtime every Wednesday and Thursday! Aistear is curriculum framework for early childhood which provides enjoyable and challenging learning experiences to help the children develop as competent and confident learners.
Our current Aistear theme is The Post Office, and the children have been having a great time learning about how letters and parcels are posted, sorted and delivered all around the world! We began learning all about the postal system when we received some Christmas decorations from schools in Germany and Spain, who we had contacted through an e-twinning project. The children loved looking at the different stamps and packages, and so we made our very own class Post Office! Over the past two weeks, the class have been enjoying writing postcards, invitations, cards and and letters, filling out application forms for TV licences and passports, packaging and labeling their own parcels, and role playing in the Post Office. They have also been working hard at sorting letters and parcels, making deliveries around the class, and even making their own model post offices from Lego!