We had a wonderful time on our school tour to Lullymore today. We had a picnic, saw lots of different farm animals, looked inside old-fashioned Irish cottages, went on a walk through the woods and the bog, visited a fairy town and a crannóg, made a wish at the wishing tree, went on a train ride, and had lots of fun at the indoor adventure centre and outdoor playground. We learned lots about history, geography, and science throughout the day and enjoyed every minute! We'd like to say a big thank you to Kevin at Lullymore for being a fantastic guide.
1st Class/2nd Class
We had a fantastic sports day last week, and were lucky to have beautiful sunny weather for it. We had lots of fun taking part in all the games and activities. A huge thank you to Ms Finnegan for all of her hard work!
As part of Active Week, our class participated in a training session delivered by the Irish Tug of War Association. We learned how to conduct a contest, how to stand and hold the rope, and that the most important part of the body to use in a tug of war competition is your legs (not your arms!). We'd like to say thanks to Cathy for teaching us and for giving us a tug of war rope for the school, and to Ms McArdle for organising the visit.
To kick off Active Week, we paired up with the senior end of the school to go on a walk around Rathgar. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed being out in the fresh air!
We recently learned about the concept of perspective in pictures, and especially how it affects the size of the objects we draw and paint. With this in mind we created a mixed-media artwork using oil pastels, pencils, paint and glitter. Pictures of birds on telegraph wires at sunset were used as our inspiration. We're very pleased with how they turned out!