Monday, 10 June 2013

Visit from the Fire Brigade

The Fire Brigade came to visit us recently and told us all about the work they do and the equipment they use. We got a chance to hold the hose and see the inside of the fire truck, which was really cool!!

Making puppets

We made these beautiful puppets recently.

Visit from Tom Cuffe the birdman

Thank you so much Tom for visiting our class recently. Tom showed us some great origami birds and then told us lots and lots of interesting facts about birds.
We learned about the biggest bird in the world and the biggest in Ireland, the smallest birds, the birds with the longest wingspan, the birds with the biggest and smallest eggs, the birds who can fly the fastest, dive the fastest, tallest birds and lots more.
We were shown how to draw birds, how birds catch and eat mice, what might be in an owl's pellet and what different birds sound like.
We had a fantastic morning with Tom and we learned so much today.
We are all so interested in birds after Tom's talk today.
Thank you so much Tom!

School tour to Loughwell Farm - Friday, 7th June, 2013

We went to Loughwell Farm on Friday, with our friends from Mrs Mc Loughlin's class, Mrs Geraghty's class and Miss Broderick's class. We really had an amazing time, and the weather was wonderful also. We had great fun in the playbarn, climbing the super structure and going down the slide. In the barnyard we played with the giant lego blocks, skittles and didi cars. We also went on the Go Karts and played in the giant sand pit. We had great fun doing the obstacle course and our class was divided into two teams, and we had to race against each other. We were all good sports. We went on the zip wire and the swings and really enjoyed the mini golf. We got a spin on the pony and trap and we all enjoyed our spin around the farm on the barrel train (teacher too!!), which was driven by the farmer. As well as all of the above we got to feed the ducks and geese. We also got to see the pot bellied pigs, ponies, sheep, goats, ducks, chickens and geese. It was a jam-packed day, full of fun, fun, fun and more fun!!