This year we visited Ard na Sí Farm in Watergrasshill for our school tour. We loved every minute of it. We saw pigs, goats, horses, ducks, rabbits and lots of other animals. We also went for a ride on a donkey and cart. Everyone thought that the farm was quite smelly but we enjoyed ourselves regardless. Here are some photos of us searching for fairies in the fairy village. We definitely think we caught a glimpse of one or two.
We read a funny book in our class about two crazy inventors who made a robot. We decided that we could become inventors and make our own robots. Teacher gave us lots of materials to build robots with like lego, blocks, cubes, the marble run… And we experimented with these to make our inventions.
Some people even made two robots!
Things started to heat up when one of the boys made a robot that could move. It’s head could turn from side to side and it’s arms could move up and down. So then we all tried to make moving robots.
One of the girls decided to make a castle for her robot.
Then the robots even decided to talk to each other in robot voices.
We have decided that the next time we put on our inventor hats, we will make monsters. So exciting!!!
Another party in the Language Class. We love parties. The birthday girl’s mummy made a delicious chocolate cake for the boys and girls (and the teacher’s loved it too!! Thanks a million). We are all getting so big and grown up.
Exciting news! Dayl Cronin from the band Hometown has been teaching our kids how to dance Hip Hop. We love it. We learned lots of cool moves and we are putting together a dance routine to perform. At the end of class we got to show Dayl some of our dance moves too. He agreed that we are all really good dancers.
Siobhan very kindly brought us in some strawberry seeds to plant today. We learned that seeds need soil, water and light to grow. The strawberry seeds were tiny so we had to be very careful when sowing them in our pots. We remembered that the pumpkin seeds that we planted at Halloween were a lot bigger. We have put our seeds on the window sill and we will water them everyday and (fingers crossed!) they will start to grow soon.
We made it rain in our class! We loved doing this science experiment.
We put water in a glass with shaving foam on top to create a cloud. Then we used droppers with blue food colouring and put drops of blue on top of the shaving foam. Then we had to wait very patiently until the blue seeped through the ‘cloud and into the sky! Magic!
We are so lucky to have Patrick coming in to us to teach us African Drumming. We look forward to our drumming class every week. Sometimes we even get to have a bit of a dance while Patrick plays. Thank you so much Patrick.
We were learning all about our lungs in school. We discovered that they are in our chest. When we breathe in, they get bigger and when we breathe out, they get smaller, just like a balloon. We did some running and discovered that afterwards we breathe faster. Then we had some fun with balloons, blowing them up like our lungs and then letting the air out.
We got into a sticky, slimy mess with shaving foam. First we sprayed out the shaving foam. Then we squeezed in different colour paint. Then we used our hands to mix the paint and the shaving foam. There were lots of oooooss and ahhhhs at how it all felt. We decided it was sticky and slimy. It made a gorgeous marble effect. Then we pressed down our paper and left to dry. We hope our mammies and daddies loved our beautiful artwork.
As part of Travel Action Day, the Language Classes performed ‘The Walking Song’ on the stage for the whole school. We got a big clap from everyone and Ms. Ahern and Ms. O Connor were so proud of us. Well done everyone!