We were so lucky to be able to go to Tayto Park this year on our school tour. We were super excited to visit this park and enjoy all the different rides with our unlimited wrist band. We played in playground and went on some really fast rides. We had such a good day and there were a lot of tired children and teachers on the journey home!
Both Ms. McDermott's and Ms. Fletcher's Second classes completed a country study on Spain over the last couple of weeks.
Their first task was to complete some research on the country at home. They then gathered together in school in their respective groups and collated all the information to put together some wonderful projects. Below you can see the children proudly presenting their projects:
On the Friday before the mid-term break, the children had a 'fiesta' to celebrate all their hard work. Here they had the opportunity to present their projects as well as tasting some Spanish cuisine - Tortilla and chorizo. We had a special visit from Andrea who is Ralph and Louis’ Spanish au pair. She cooked the delicious tortilla, spoke to each group about their projects and answered their questions.
We also tried out hand at some Flamenco dancing!
Everyone in second class is delighted to be back in school. We are all set for lots of learning and fun. We are particularly looking forward to our First Holy Communion and will be spending lots of time preparing for the big day! Stay tuned to our blog for lots of updates!
For our school tour this year we visit K-bowl in Naas. We had great fun here and there was great competition between the classes. We then went onto Kildare Maze. We all had a super day! Have a look at some of the stand out moment in the pictures below:
With the good weather starting to make an appearance, we decided to do some planting. And, what better to plant than something we can eat. So, we planted garden peas and learns lots about compost, pots and gardening in general.
For the month of September, the children of second class have been super busy, particularly during our maths time. We have really enjoyed participating in maths stations which is a fun way of learning all about addition and subtraction. As part of our stations, we got the opportunity to take part in 'doubles hopscotch.' It was a great hit among all the children.
Our author study for January and February was Michael Morpurgo. None of us had never heard of him before but we grew to love his books. He had been a soldier and a farmer when he was younger and this is reflected in his books. He wrote lots of stories about farms and war that we loved reading.
Second Class learned about volcanoes. We made clay models in art. We made them erupt using bread soda, vinegar and red food colouring. The result was really cool!
Bhí rang a dó ag foghlaim faoi bheith ag déanamh brioscaí. D'foghlamar faoi na cómhábhair, scríobhamar amach an modh and chanamar an t-amhrán. Ansin, chuamar go dtí an chistin agus rinneamar brioscaí blasta. Éist Linn anseo agus féach ar na bpictiúrí thíos.
We learned about St. Brigid and celebrated her feast day on February 1st. Ms. Casey read St. Brigid's Cloak to us and we sang We Sing a Song to Brigid. We used this as inspiration for our artwork and stuck it on our classroom door.
Tuesday February 17th was Shrove or Pancake Tuesday. We learned what ingredients are used to make the batter and helped to weigh, measure, mix, pour, flip and decorate with yummy toppings. They were delicious!
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