Wow - who would have thought that a child in 4th class could make such an amazing friendship bench and that he would be so kind to donate it to the school! It is fantastic and everyone loves sitting on it. Thank you so much!
THE PUSHKIN PROJECT
The children, having the benefit of Dr. Patrick Madden's fantastic workshop on observing various trees in the environment and noticing nature, then recreated some leaves in clay and some trees in paint - all under the gentle guidance and of Catherine who inspired them with colours and pictures of trees and lots and lots of leaves.
On Monday, 14th June, the children were treated to a very special visit from the environmental expert, Dr. Patrick Madden. Dr. Madden - Paddy, gave the children a workshop on all the various native trees in our school garden. He taught the children how to "notice nature" and how to recognise the various leaves of the lovely trees we have. The children then drew sketches of the Lime leaf with annotations. They then picked leaves from the Lime tree, the ash tree, the willow tree, the maple, the laurel, the elder and the silver birch. These were then pressed carefully between newspaper. The children wrote some poetry out in the open air sitting at our "amuigh faoin spéir" learning zone. They wrote Haiku and Acrostic poems inspired by what they had learned. Paddy's workshop was truly inspiring. One child said: "I never knew all the leaves were so different!".
The Project began with Ms Catherine Behan introducing the children to the theme of "The Spark of Silence". They learned a little about the Pushkin Trust and the Duchess of Abercorn. They then learned how to do some breathing exercises and how to meditate. Next they had some great fun blowing bubbles and observing all the different colours. They coloured in some beautiful framed pictures and a worksheet on our different senses. "In the silence comes wisdom".
Look at these beautiful representations of Rosary Beads that the children made - they really are lovely. They really enjoyed their "May is the month of Mary" workshop with Sr. Anna.
Planting Peas and Broad Beans
There was green fingers all around as we planted our peas in the garden and our broad beans in little pots. Lots more photos on the Green School page.
There was great excitement as we learnt all about magnetism. Check the great photos under the STEM page - Science.
Check out the Green school page for lots more photos of the children's Rainforest projects.
A lamb came to visit us today - a real sign of spring! Lots more photos under the Green school tab.
Antoni Gaudi - Sunrise Over Barcelona ☀️
Introduction to Division ➗
Science Week 🧑🔬
Our Picasso Witches! 🧙
Have an unbeLEAFable Autumn! 🍁
Making our Autumn Wreaths was so much fun!
Our History of Halloween Workshop 🎃
Our Ancient Rome Projects 🇮🇹
Maths Workshop with the Rediscovery Centre
Our Maths Trail for Maths Week 🤓
National Tree Day 🌳
We planted an ash tree for National Tree Day - a big thank you to Max for bringing it in from his garden! The children named the tree 'Quarantreena'! The sun made an appearance during our time in the garden, so we decided to stay out in the outdoor classroom and start reading our novel 'Under the Hawthorn Tree', which was very fitting!