Wednesday, 27 January 2016


So we're halfway through our swimming lessons this year and the girls are improving very quickly and loving every minute! Here's a picture of us post-swimming, ready for a lovely sunny walk back to school! Wonder could we win a prize for "Most Squints in a Picture"? 

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Our collaborative class dragon!

This week we began to prepare (ferociously) for celebrating Chinese New Year on February 8th! 

Together we created our own class dragon!! 

Each child painted a paper plate in the colours of the rainbow. Next they wrote their name in Chinese on another paper plate, cut it out and stuck it onto the painted plate. Following that they added semi circles around their plate to act as the dragon's scales.

Lastly, it was my turn to work and put it all together! Check out the pictures below! 

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Wicked Wednesdays

Wednesday's really are wicked for us as not only do we get to go swimming in the morning, we are lucky enough to have Padraig visit and teach us how to play the tin whistle!

These pictures are of the girls during their second lesson, performing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. To be able to play a song after two lessons is really impressive! Keep up the good work!! 

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Cool Conservationists!

This month we are exploring how to care for and conserve our environment. Today the children worked in groups to discuss ways we can look after our environment. They came up with loads of ideas, including: turning off the lights and tv to conserve electricity, closing doors to keep the heat in, recycling, turning off taps to conserve water, carpooling and many, many more! 

Once the recorder wrote down all the information, a presenter from each group read out their information to the rest of the class and to a very impressed teacher! 

Check out the girls mid discussion below! 

Preparing the presenter for her big moment!