Wednesday, 7 December 2016


We had a marvelous visit from Robin Barry, an environmental scientist today.
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We learned lots about habitats, ecosystems, the food chain, and especially about bees.
We were especially impressed at the very interesting samples of bees, honey, eggs, butterflies and bugs that Robin let us look at.
What an interesting talk!
We will try and look after our environment to the best of our abilities!

Learning about Poland, the Lebanon and Portugal

We had two wonderful speakers in to visit our class today to tell us all about their countries.
We had a mum who told us all about Poland, about the country itself and about festivals in Poland.
Marzena also taught us a few words in Polish.
She has spent a lot of time in the Lebanon and so was able to tell us about life in the Lebanon.
We were surprised to hear that it snows there!
Ana told us about some of the Christmas customs in Portugal.  She even baked us a bolo roi cake which they eat on January 6th in honour of the three kings who visited the baby Jesus in the crib.
It is so interesting to hear about life in other countries.
Thank you so much to Marzena and Ana for your great presentations today.

Using our 100s squares

We use our hundreds squares to help us with addition and subtraction.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Sewing puppets

We are sewing puppets.
We can't wait to decorate them and see how they turn out.

Engineering with MagSnaps

We love building 2D and 3D models with MagSnaps

Friday, 2 December 2016

Visit to the Christmas Market

We had a fantastic day today at the Galway Christmas Market.
Ms. McLoughlin's and Ms. Cunningham's classes walked by the railway line to Eyre Square along with Mr. Gleeson who organised everything for us, and Ms. Donnellan and Mr. Elwood.
We had "the best day ever!" at the market.
We completed a maths trail, visited the Christmas Market, visited Santa and had a ride on the carousel or the ferris wheel.
We even walked all the way back to school (over 14,000 steps today!)
A huge Thank You to Mr. Gleeson for such a wonderful day!
Click on the picture to see all our photos from our day at the market

Thursday, 1 December 2016

A frosty winter walk

There are lots of interesting things to see in nature in Winter.
We really enjoyed our walk on such a nice frosty morning.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Our visit to the Christmas Market on Friday

Please read, sign and return this note tomorrow.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Road Safety Lesson

We had a visit from the road safety authority (RSA). 
They helped us learn how to stay safe on our roads.
If we are walking we will stay on the paths, watch out for cars and bicycles and wear high viz vests if we can.
If we are on our bicycles or on scooters we will always wear a helmet, and also wear a safety high viz vest if we can.
When we are travelling in the car we will remember three things starting with a B:
Belt (we will wear our seat belts)
Booster (we will use a booster seat until we are 150cm tall and also 36kg in weight)..that's the law in the EU!
Back seat (We will ride in the back seat of the car while we are still not adult sized, because we could be hurt if the airbag came on in a crash).
Thank you for helping keep us safe on the roads.
We were each delighted to receive a safety licence!

Outdoor hurling

We had our hurling class with Mark outside today.
We are getting really good at all the drills.