Senior Infants had a wonderful time exploring Autumn on Killiney Hill.
Click on the photos below to get a flavour of what we got up to. And make sure you look at Liz McMahon’s blog of the sessions on DLR Creativity in the Classroom | DLR Creativity in the Classroom (wordpress.com)
Out in the Forest, each group had a special grandmother tree. She left presents for us and even got some of her friends to leave us notes. We discovered hazelnuts from the wood mouse, apples from grandmother tree, acorns from the jay and the squirrel and a note from a hedgehog ready for hibernation.
There was tree climbing and lots making using natural resources and games and teas and stories and exploring and observing and questioning and using their senses to get to know the world around them.
In the classroom, when it was too windy to safely work under trees, they explored various ways to manipulate clay; pinching, poking, pulling, and rolling. The children tools such as wooden guides or spacer sticks with wooden rollers to create even slabs. They created lots of different textures using the natural materials from the woods. And then they used their imaginations to create fairy houses and haunted houses.