We look forward to more tours next year!
To the that the class were in high spirits heading off to Newgrange Farm on Tuesday morning would be something of an understatement! We got settled on the bus and after endless rounds of Baby Shark being sung, we arrived at the farm. We started off playing in tunnels and in the sand area with all of the diggers. We fed goats, lambs and the chickens. We saw lots of different types of hens and turkeys. We fed the geese and went on the tractor trailer ride. Thankfully we survived the haybale maze without tears or injuries - which is miraculous! We got to hold 2 day old chicks and some kittens. The picnic area was lovely for a middle of the day rest and most importantly, there was no rain until we got back on the bus for home. At this point, around 10 of the children promptly fell asleep!
We look forward to more tours next year!
All the classes went litter picking in and around the school grounds this week. We each took a separate area and it was surprising the amount that we managed to collect in a short space of time! It is important to keep the place litter free now that we have earned our sixth green flag.
For the last few weeks, the children have been learning all about Spain in school. We learned the names of important cities, learned about different festivals and even tasted some Spanish food. We completed our beautiful projects and we hope you enjoy seeing them.
Iseult and her mum made a lovely madeira cake for us all to try and we tasted Spanish tortilla, oranges from Valencia, olives and Spanish tomatoes.
We are really lucky to be able to do GAA twice a week both with Tony and Chris. Teacher took pictures today as Chris brought along loads of pretend snowballs made from cotton wool and we were able to have a snowball fight. It was really great fun!
We have been learning about light in science this week. We have a few new words, transparent, translucent and opaque. We worked together in our pods with torches, trying to see if we could see the light through different materials. We had crepe paper, pieces of wood, newspaper, clear plastic and fabric.
On the 22nd of October, we had our dress up day in school and our Witches Walk. We were so well behaved on our walk and loads of people stopped to say hello or beeped their horns when we went past. It really cheered people up to see us out and about. Our teacher was very proud of us!
We are now in first class and settling in very well to our longer day. We have a new teacher, Ms Kenny although Ms Treanor still comes on visits sometimes to see us!
We have been enjoying the beautiful weather so far this September. We have PE outside twice a week and also GAA on Fridays with Chris. We are such a well behaved class on yard that our teacher had to take a few photos of us playing nicely in the sun to share here.
We had the best day in school EVER!!! The sun was shining and we spent the entire day outside. In the morning we had races - potato and spoon, speed walking, hopping, jumping, running, skipping and so many more. After break we went back outside and played some games - GAA, orienteering, hurdles and relay races. Then we had a well deserved break. After big break we all received a medal. Then we got the best surprise ...... an ice cream van at school!!! Our 99's were delicious way to end a fantastic day!
There was great excitement this week when the boys and girls used tangrams for the very first time. We enjoyed making shape pictures with the tangrams. Then teacher gave us the challenge of trying to make a square using all seven pieces. We will have to wait until another day to find a winner to the challenge. All the boys and girls concentrated so well during tangram time!
We all enjoyed listening to the story of Cinderella. We made our very own books on Cinderella - we were the authors and illustrators of the story. We also listened to and danced to the music of Cinderella.
We also had a very fun drama lesson, when Cinderella's step mother came to visit and we asked her lots of questions!!!