Our Easter Egg Hunt

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Today we made Easter bunnies and went on an Easter Egg Hunt to fill them with eggs.

Happy Easter everyone!

Our Feathered Friends

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Birds are a very hot topic at the moment in 2nd Class!!!!!

We have been observing them for the past couple of week and learning more and more about these fascinating creatures by the day.

As our classroom overlooks a lovely garden we have been busy spotting all sorts of interesting birds that come to visit. Some even stay to take a nibble at the school bird feeders 🙂 We have posters on the walls to help us recognise them and a chart to keep track of the types of birds that are back from migration.

Birds have very distinctive features so there are many ways of identifying them including their size, colour, shape bill, feat, wings and song.

Working in groups went on a walk with Clare trying to identify different types of birds around our school.

We have a lovely wall display of feathered friends that we created during an art class. Here are a few of them….

And for the highlight of the year so far….. This week we made our very own bird feeders with Clare!!!!!!

We were able to take home to feed all of the wonderful birds that visit our gardens 🙂

The Journey of a letter

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2nd class spent a week discovering more about the world of their local post office. Take a look at what we got up too….

We each wrote a letter to someone in the class, as it was just after half term we told our friend about some of the fun and interesting things that we did. We put the letters into an envelope and addressed it to :

Second Class,

Kill o’ the Grange

Deansgrange,

Co. Dublin

Ireland.

We then went to our local post box and posted the letters. We learnt about the journey the letters went on before they came back to Second Class.

We really enjoyed reading the letters that our friends wrote to us. Here are some of the letters.

We walked to the post box and posted our letters.

Here are all the steps our letters took before they came back to us.

The very next day we got our letters back!

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For art we examined some Irish Stamps and then made our own stamp collection.

In drama we set up a little post office in the classroom and in small groups we acted out some different situations that might happen at the post office.

Finally, in creative writing we imagined a letter that we would just love to receive. We had a really enjoyable and creative lesson writing those exact letters to ourselves.  Our imaginations went on all sorts of journeys….

Engineers week – Our trip to Imaginosity

ENGINEERS WEEK

During Engineers Week we took time to appreciate all that engineers do to make our world a better place. Can you think of something that you like using or seeing that was made or improved by an engineer?

Engineers use science and maths to solve problems and improve the world around us.

This year we learnt a very advanced scientific word…. PNEUMATICS!
Pneumatics is energy created from trapped air. It is very important for powering things from air brakes in trucks and busses to bouncy castles!

When we went to Imaginosity we made “Box Monsters” to help us understand how air trapped inside something can have a lot of force and power. Take a look at the ‘Second Class Engineers’ in action!

We also had some time to explore the museum…