We explored caterpillars and the lifecycle of a Butterfly with the help of our story 'The very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. We used this as our theme for Aistear and SESE also.
Also with the lead up to Active School week we were completing the challenge 'Run around Ireland'. Each day we tried to run laps of the yard in order to reach different destinations in Ireland. This was a whole school challenge, which every class was taking part in!
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This month we looked at caterpillars! For our different Aistear stations we had: Construction, Small world, Art and Water.
Construction involved using the sticky bricks to maybe build a caterpillar or a butterfly or their chrysalis.
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For Small world we used lego and could build a caterpillars home or the butterflies home.The students were able to get creative and inventive with exploring the different things a caterpillar may need in his home...apparently pizza and an umbrella is a must!
Cuddle & Read
The water station was where we explored our maths topic of Capacity further and got to be more hands on! Using measuring jugs and different containers. The students could count how many cups or small containers of water to fill up the given jug.