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Here you can read all about the activities that keep us busy. To download a photo, click on the icon 'Open image in new window' in the upper right-hand corner beside the photo, then right click on the image and choose 'Save image as'. Go to the news archive in the right navigation for the 2015-2016 and the 2016-2017 school year activities.

October 2017
What a busy month October has been as we explored the themes of autumn, houses and homes and Halloween. We went on an autumn nature walk and looked for signs of autumn. Then we made apple crumble so that we could use some of the fruits of autumn. The apple crumble and ice cream was delicious! We learnt about trees and how we can name a tree by its fruit and leaves. We learnt about the importance of trees in the environment and how we can help save trees by recycling and reusing paper. We built our own forest habitats and explored how so many creatures depend on trees. Every day we drop everything and go outside and run our laps as we are an active school and exercise is so important.

When we were learning about houses and homes we looked at all the different types of houses in our village and we visited the Weavers Cottages to learn about houses long ago. Phil and Geraldine were great and made us feel so welcome. Phil told us lots of things about houses in the past in Ireland. In Aistear we built houses using different materials, we role played being in the home and we wrote about our houses. Halloween was great fun as we all got to dress up and walk to the castle. We are very grateful to Herbert and Esmonde’s parents for bringing us into the castle and letting us play in their front garden. It was also great fun going out to the school garden and picking our own pumpkins and carving them. On our last day before mid-term we played traditional Halloween games to help us learn about Halloween traditions.
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September 2017
September just flew by as we explored the theme Myself. We talked about past and present and brought in some items to show the class from our past. Then we completed projects about ourselves (past and present) and told My Story to the class. This was really good for developing oral language and confidence. As September is also known as a harvest month we went outside and harvested the vegetables and the apples from the school garden. We made lovely homemade soup from the vegetables and flapjacks for desert. We made sock puppets and used them in a puppet show in Irish to talk about ourselves- Mé Féin. We also made models of ourselves using marla and we are very proud of our masterpieces. Our senses are very important for keeping us safe and we had great fun exploring what it would be like without our senses. Using our handprints we made a belonging tree for our classroom and it reminds us how we all belong together and each one of us is a special person in our class.
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