We will setup different play stations for painting, playing with Gloop, playing with sand and lots of messy fun!
The kids will move through the different stations giving them the opportunity to try everything.
The children will prepare pitta bread pizzas for their snack time.
We are going to visit to the park, where the children will work on their “It’s a wonderful world” song and theme.
Play Group Group
Preparing to say goodbye to some of the children and helping them with the transition from play group to pre-school. We will be having a party, lots of fun and games!
The children are winding down and getting ready for the summer and the Ozanam Summer Project. We will be having lots of fun and games!
During their daily routine the children have lots of set activities such as; Hall Time for developing gross motor skills and Circle Time for language development through stories and songs. It also allows for the children to learn about how to take turns and a little formal learning like learning the days of the week.
Koala Afterschool Group
The children are firstly and most importantly given the opportunity to play. Play is an essential part of being a child, it allows children to work through any problems they may be experiencing, cement any current learning and develop their social skills.
The children have taken the seedlings that they planted earlier in the season, to look after themselves at home.
Dolphin Pre-School Group
The Dolphin class will be having lots of fun and games and face painting. As the free pre-school group will be finishing up on Thursday 25th June, it’s party time for all to celebrate the time they have spent in class with us.
Dolphin Afterschool Group
The children are very excited about their summer holidays from school. They really enjoy going to our computer room to play with the computers and playing Movie Star Planet. They are great at singing and dancing and love having a sing song in class.
- Music Extravaganza on Tuesday.
- Swimming on Friday.
Speech and Language: “This, That, These and Those”
Children will be learning to answer when their name is called from a roll book, (e.g. “Anseo” = Here or Present).
Children take turns each day to set the table for snack time. This really helps them with self-esteem and confidence.
“How do I love thee” Poem by Barret Browning.
Story Time “The Hobbit”
Koala Pre-school Group
Through play, the children make sense of the world around them, through play based curriculum. They also make friends, take turns and learn to manage conflict.
Koala After-school Group
We have a range of activities, Arts and Crafts,Cooking, Sports and Computers. The activities vary every week.
Dolphin Pre-school Group
The children are getting ready to go to school in September. We have lots of messy activities especially gluing and playing the animal sound game. The children really enjoy going to the hall to play games which help them understand the concept of sharing and taking part in teams.
Dolphin After-school Group
The children enjoy all kinds of arts and crafts. They draw everyday and show lots of creativity and imagination.
Tuesday – Music Extravaganza
Thursday – Adopt a Street Project in association with Dublin City Council
As part of a college project one of our students on placement invited parents in to the centre to explain the benefits of messy play.
Among the benefits, messy play is great for developing creativity and imagination.
Our student worked with the parents and children to show examples of how to use everyday items in the home like flour, cooking oil and salt to create messy play sessions.
Parents were given a booklet with ideas and instructions around messy play. It was a great opportunity for parents and children to come together and learn something new.
MONDAY 1st JUNE
Bank Holiday, the centre is closed today.
TUESDAY 2nd JUNE
MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA – Teachers & Children having lots of fun!
THURSDAY 4th JUNE
The Afterschool Club kids will be on their Street picking up litter in association with DCC & the Adopt a Street project.
The Koala Preschool Group are talking about the Summer and all that it brings – especially the fun things like going to the beach.
Here they have created a fantastic art piece from floor to ceiling!
Our Dolphin After School Class cleaned up Grenville Street as part of the Adopt a Street Campaign. We used all the equipment given to us by the Council. We helped each other, great team work!
It felt great to help keep our community tidy.