Aistear the Vets learning through play

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The boys and girls in Junior Infants are busy working and learning as much as they can about the vets these days! We have a fully functional vets surgery in the classroom and we get to play in groups everyday there! Everyone gets to take turns at being a vet, a receptionist , a pet owner or a vet’s nurse! We love to play and we are learning so much!!

    The Vets Surgery RolePlay area

Amazing what books you find in the waiting room!!

 

Treating an unfortunate puppy!

Making fast wheels for hamsters !!

 

 

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Senior Infants visited the well pet hospital.

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Miss Murphy and her 24 aspiring vets had the pleasure of visiting the well pet hospital.

A huge thank you to Darren, Susi and all their team who gave us such a huge warm welcome.

So here we are waiting to go in.

The reception area at the well pet hosital.

We listened to the receptionist take all the important details of pet and the injuries.

They even have a junior vet clinic. We had great fun in this area.

Some of us sat in the cat waiting area. They keep the cats and dogs in different areas…just incase!

Here is Darren, in the Dog Waiting area with a patient and their owner. We hope this dog is better soon. He was so well behaved.

We got to listen to Chewy’s heartbeat. It sounded “kinda weird” according to this young “vet”!

Chewy was in the dog’s consulation room. The cats have their own consultation room.

There were no cats in the surgery when we arrived so we used a toy one.

We saw the pre theatre/treatment room. In this room, the pets are prepared for theatre or procedures are carried out. They even had a bath for the pets!

Darrren showed us some of the equipment that he uses.

Next it was off to the operating theatre.

We got to see the X-ray machine and try on the lead gloves! They were just a bit heavy.

 

we meet 3 dogs who had to stay over night in the vets. They were very happy to see us.

This is the cat ward. They have different doors on their crates than the dogs.

Do you know why? We do!

 

Thank you to all at the well pet hospital who gave the children a wonderful experience at the pet hospital today. It is something they will remember for ever.

 

 

Junior Infants Visit the GPO Sligo

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Junior Infants Maths Trail

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Junior Infants went for their first ever Maths trail last Friday!

It was so much fun! We found numbers and colours, shapes and all kinds of maths things!!

We visited the school garden on the way stopping to smell the herbs from the garden!

We looked out for signs of autumn too!  We saw leaves falling and the tress bare. We love Maths and Autumn

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The Farmer Visits Junior Infants

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Organic Farmer Clive Bright visited with junior infants last week! He told all about living on his farm with his wife and children, we heard all about how farmers get up really early and go to bed really early too !!

He told us about his cows and pigs and chickens and sheep! All the children were fascinated!!

He told us that the milk in our cereals comes from the farm as well as the meat and veggies for our dinner!!

We asked him lots of interesting questions!!

Farmer Bright visited as part of our Aistear Programme this term! Our theme is the restaurant and so we had a look at where all the food in the restaurant comes from!!

A very big thank you to Clive for visiting us and giving the children an invaluable insight to farm life!!

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JUNIOR INFANTS TOUR

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Junior Infants School Tour

We went to the Model Arts Centre for our school tour this year!! And wow what a tour!!!

We went on the LONGEST walk ever… To the Model…. And then….

We had a printing workshop with artist Chelsea and a tour of the Jack Yeats Broadside Collection with Sinead! And a playtime with the wooden art installation!!

There was a big surprise at the end when Laura and Alex cooked us a BBQ and we played with chalk outside!

Finally the icecream van arrived and we all had icecream!!!

what a great tour!!!

thank you to all in the Model for what turned out to be a really amazing day!!


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Messy Play Day Junior Infants

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Ms Towey’s junior infants loved messy play day this week

Great fun working with the lovely parents who came into help!

Thank you to all the teachers, parents  and Mrs Monaghan for your hard work

 

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Anne the Postwoman visits Junior Infants

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Great excitement today when Postwoman Anne Conheady came to visit us in the Mercy Primary. Anne visited all the junior infants and told us all about her very busy day! She is up delivering lots of letters and parcels to all kinds of people very early in the morning, while we are still asleep in our beds!!

This months theme in Integrated Playtime (Aistear)is The Post Office… We are learning loads of new words and lots of new skills through play! We hope to visit the post office very soon… Watch out mummies and daddies you might be getting a letter soon!!

Many thanks to Anne for taking time out of what is clearly a very busy day just for us! We really appreciate your efforts Anne and the children thoroughly enjoyed your visit!! An Post must be really proud to have you on their team!!

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Integrated Play Junior Infants

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This term for our integrated learning through play (Aistear) we were lucky enough to have a visit from a real PARAMEDIC!!! 

It was a very exciting day … We got to try out oxygen masks, neck braces and even tiny little lights!!

We learned all about staying on the phone if you need to ring 999 and we saw how none of the things Kevin has in his (very big) bag could ever hurt you!

Many thanks to Kevin Monaghan for his time and great patience … The children loved your visit !

Guess what we are going to be when we grow up??

 


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