Thank you so much Tom for visiting our class today.
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.
Teacher found a nest in her garden. It had been blown from its tree by the wind.
She also found a little white egg nearby.
Tom Cuffe, the bird man will be visiting us on Wednesday. He will help us to identify the nest and the egg.
Emily found a frog in her garden.
Her dad Adrian carefully put the frog into the pets bowl and took him in some pond water to visit us in school. He was gorgeous.
We took the lid off to have a look and he jumped all round the class.
We were very surprised but we really enjoyed his visit to our class!
Meanwhile, elsewhere in our class:-
We are having great fun reading comics hand written and hand drawn by our own students,
We are looking after our worms and ants,
and we had girls from 1st class visit us to show us their caterpillar.
Thanks to all who make learning such a fun and hands-on experience for us all!