Terrific Transport Projects in Third Class!

Terrific Transport Projects in Third Class!

Room 12 went to massive efforts at home with their parents to make transport vehicles out of recycled materials. They spent the month of January learning about different types of popular transport nowadays in Geography, and about transport methods in the past in History.

From tractors to ice cream vans, tandem bikes and UFO’s, battleships and cruise ships, hot air balloons and Tesco delivery vans, rockets and blimps – their projects were really amazing and their teacher is so proud!

Hedgehog Rescue Dublin Visit Room 11

Hedgehog Rescue Dublin Visit Room 11

On Wednesday the 16th of December Yvonne Mc Cann, founder of the Hedgehog Rescue Centre Dublin came in to pay all the boys and girls of room 11 a visit. She came in to tell us about all the great work she has been doing rescuing and treating sick hedgehogs until they are better and ready to be returned to the wild.

She discussed the importance of nature and conservation with us and brought in two very special guests to see us…. two hedgehogs. One named Peader Ó Suilleabháin and a little baby hedgehog Marcus.

Every child got a chance to pet the hedgehogs and to ask questions about them and Yvonne’s work. We had such a brilliant time. Below are some pictures of our experience.

Big thank you to all the parents that donated a euro for the rescue centre. Greatly appreciated 🙂

Hedgehogs visit 3rd class

Hedgehogs visit 3rd class

Yesterday we were so lucky to have Yvonne from Hedgehog Rescue Dublin come visit all of the third classes. She brought in two lovely hedgehogs called Marcus and Peadar. Peadar is 4 years old and is also known as ‘Peadar Súil Amháin’ because he lost his sight in one of his eyes after a car accident. Marcus is 14 weeks old. Sadly he was poisoned after eating slug pellets. However, he is back to full health from the care Yvonne has provided for him. Yvonne reminded us never to use slug pellets in our gardens because they are harmful to animals. Peadar got passed around to each and every one of us so that we could all pet him. We all really enjoyed this 🙂 Yvonne taught us lots of new and interesting facts about hedgehogs. If you didn’t already know, hedgehogs are not in fact spiky to touch at all! The Normans were the first people to bring hedgehogs to Ireland. Hedgehogs are slowly becoming extinct so we need to be mindful of them 🙂 It was a fantastic experience meeting real life hedgehogs.

Jingles comes to Room 12A :)

Jingles comes to Room 12A :)

On Tuesday we had a wonderful surprise from Jingles! We had been waiting patiently for Jingles to arrive into our class. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we first saw the gold and red glitter scattered on the floor. Jingles lay on the floor surrounded by white fluffy flour!! Underneath him was a message that instantly caught our attention! It read ‘ Be good for Ms. Bates. Happy Christmas’. Jingles also held a balloon in his hand which said ‘Merry Christmas’. Ella then gave Jingles a Christmas card she had wrote for him. Later that afternoon we went outside to do P.E. When we came back to the room, Jingles was sitting next to our Christmas tree with Ella’s card in his hands! We loved having Jingles visit us. We hope he was impressed with all of our hard work 🙂

Slimy Science in Room 12!

Slimy Science in Room 12!

As a reward for being really well behaved this week, Ms. Smyth did an extra experiment with us. It was so cool!

We made slime out of cornflour, water and food colouring. It felt really weird. When we picked it up it was like a liquid, and when we pushed down on it or tapped it, it was like a solid. Here are some photos of our experiment!

Creative Costumes this Halloween!

Creative Costumes this Halloween!

Here are some photos of our class playing maths games on the last day of term. We were all dressed up for Halloween! We look fabulous!