Learning about Japan

We had great fun in November learning about Japan.  We did some origami, created an exploding volcano and learned about the Japanese tea ceremony.  But the highlight without a doubt was a visit from Nana, a japanese student visiting Tramore.  She taught us about everyday life in Japan, did some origami with us, wrote our Read More …

Busy Red Hens

October was a busy month in aistear.  We read and acted out the story of the Little Red Hen.     We played with the farm set and created our own small world story. We learned about procedural writing.  We read the recipe for making bread, checked our ingredients and then baked bread in school, yum Read More …

Autumn aistear

We have been busy in aistear learning about autumn.  What do you feel, hear, see, taste and smell in autumn?  We crunched through the autumn leaves, we felt the cool air in the morning and tasted some of the lovely fruits and vegetables which we harvested in autumn.  We learned about animals getting ready for Read More …

Sandcastles and Splashing

We decided to pay one last trip to the beach before breaking up for the summer.  Buckets and spades in hand we headed off down the hill. Do you know how many steps are between Upper Branch Road and Lower Branch Road? We spent our time digging sandcastles, writing our names in stones and splashing Read More …

The Farm

For our school tour we went to Sallyfort farm in Stradbally.  We spent the week before learning all about life on a farm.  Here we are making papier mache farm animals, driving our tractor to cut silage and bringing the cows in for milking.   We also looked at how to keep safe on a Read More …

Sea Life in School

We have been learning all about the sea.  We paid a visit to our local friendly fishmonger, Hartley’s  Sea Foods and were shown mackeral, prawns, anchovies, swordfish and many more.  We also munched on loads of samphire.  Yum yum.      Back in school, we made our own fish market, made a pretend visit to Read More …

Sports Day on Tramore Beach

We are so lucky to have this amazing resource on our doorstep.  Many thanks to the parents for making it all possible and for supplying those delicious treats.      We had a few classic races, sprint, egg (golf ball) and spoon, pancake race, beanbag on head race.  Then we had a goal shoot-out, bowling, croquet, Read More …