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The boys were lucky to have two trips to St. Anne’s Park in the past two weeks! We visited the urban farm, where they had great fun meeting all the animals - chickens, goats, pigs, rabbits and even a Shetland pony! All of the animals are rescue animals, and the farm is run by volunteers; a great place for the boys to see, despite the rainy weather!
We also had a fantastic trip to the St. Anne’s allotments, very kindly arranged by some of the parents who are on the allotment committee. They treated us to a great day of exploring and fun in the beautiful hidden gem that is the allotments! The boys even got to make a scarecrow of Donald Trump to scare any crows away! They saw the bee hotel and even got to help create a bug hotel! So many interesting things to see, inclduing the new eco-friendly garden! To top it off, the parents laid a spread of tasty snacks for the boys to enjoy in the sunshine! A great day out in the local area! It also tied in nicely with our recent topic of ‘Living things and their Habitats’!
The boys had a great day out in the city! We set off in the morning on the big bus which made its way through the city centre to arrive at our destination - Dublinia! The boys got a guided tour of the centre, where all the their knowledge of Medieval times and Vikings was put to the test! It was all brought to life and they even got to sit inside a replica of a Viking house, and have a giggle at how different the medieval toilet was compared to our modern day version! There were lots of interesting things to see, and the boys all did a great job of taking it all in, while also impressing the guides with their prior knowledge! Next, we headed to Phoenix Park for some lunch and a run around in the playground. A great day!
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Bhí an spraoi ag na buachaillí i rith na seachtaine. Bhí gach duine ag déanamh iarracht iontach Gaeilge a labhairt timpeall na scoile, agus bhí go leor ticéid le fáil ó na múinteoirí! Bhain na buachaillí taitneamh as gníomhaíochtaí éagsúla gach lá, mar shampla, Tóraíocht Taisce, cluichí clós, Tráth na gCeist agus drámaíocht. Chomh maith le sin, bhí na páistí sna tríthí gáire sa halla le cuairteoir greannmhar John Sharpson!
World Book Day!
There were lots of interesting characters to be seen in Ardilaun 3 this Thursday as we celebrated World Book Day! Each class in the school participated in DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Time at the same time in the morning, and the boys lost themselves in the worlds of their books for 15 minutes. They also watched some inspirational videos of some of their favourite authors giving story writing tips, and got to work on making some bookmarks! We had a range of characters turn up for school, including lots of boys in cosy pjs and some spooky looking skeletons to name but a few! Take a look at the great costumes! Well done to Alex, Ciarán, Cillian and Lucas who won prizes for their creative costumes, and to all the boys for taking part in World Book Day!
Planes, Trains, automobiles…and much more!
As part of our topic on Transport, the boys completed projects on an area of transport that interested them. They did a super job! We all really enjoyed listening to the boys’ presentations, and seeing their wonderful work which came in a variety of formats, from colourful posters to high-tech PowerPoint presentations to home-made models and drawings. We found out lots of interesting facts about transport, and even had some giggles with some very funny transport-related jokes! A huge amount of time and effort went into these projects, and the boys should all be very proud of their work! Take a look at the boys in action!
Jingle all the way!
It was starting to look a lot like Christmas in the days leading up to the hols! The boys were busy making Christmas cards and decorations, including these cute lollipop snowmen which we used to decorate our classroom Christmas tree! We also did a Secret Santa, and the boys and I were surprised at how many boys were able to keep it secret until the very end! Well done boys!
The boys showed that they are all bright sparks during Science Week! After successfully assembling electrical circuits and achieving the “lightbulb moment”, they explored different materials to see which ones were conductors of electricity. Great fun! They also enjoyed a visit from a real Scientist, where they had to put their heads together to come up with a cure for a bee sting!
Things were looking a little spooky in Ardilaun 3 this week, with all sorts of creatures turning up for school on Thursday! The boys made some disgusting-looking eyeballs; luckily made with yummy ingredients! We may have scared some of the locals as we walked to St. Anne’s park, where there were some strange-looking soccer players running about on the astro! Well done on all the brilliant costumes! It was extremely difficult to choose, but the prizes for best costumes went to Ruadhán, Alex D, Dara F, Craig and Archie! Super effort, well done guys! Have a great Halloween!