Our pumpkins

We harvested our pumpkins for Halloween.  We planted a variety called Crown Prince, they are blue pumpkins with a lovely orange inside.  They were “squishy, disgusting, juicy and smelly” on the inside.

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 harvesting

Our sunflowers were gigantic when we came back to school in September.  They inspired us to create our own works of art.   We looked at some of Andy Goldsworthy’s photographs, he uses objects from nature to create art.  We used leaves, seeds, cones, beans, flowers and apples.

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 …

From Farm to Fork

Second last day of term was a very special day for us.  In early March we chitted some potatoes, then just before St. Patrick’s Day we planted 12 of them in the garden.  Today was the exciting day we got to dig them up, and most importantly… eat them!  Our friends Sally and Nicky from 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 …