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Senior Infants go to Space with Aistear

posted 13 Feb 2015, 14:54 by Jan Kiernan   [ updated 13 Feb 2015, 14:55 ]
Over the last few weeks senior infants have been learning all about space. We learned about the planets in the solar system, Neil Armstrong who was the first man on the moon, as well as reading lots of space themed story books and factual books. We got to watch some YouTube videos of how astronauts brush their teeth in space, wash their hands in space and what they eat on board the International Space station. We learned a song about the 8 planets in the solar system too.
In our Aistear stations we built our own jetpacks, rockets and flying saucers. We got to explore a lunar landscape in the sandpit. In our roleplay area our ground controllers successfully oversaw many astronuats on their missions to Mars and the moon as well as other planets. We made playdough planets, rockets and control centres and we even made our own playdough, and decorated our own aliens. We loved playing and learning all about space in so many different ways.
Thank to all of the children and parents who sent in props, books, toy and even customised space helmets and boots that all helped make our space topic run so well.

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