Our Autumn Leaf Display
Last week the children went on an Autumn walk. They looked for all the signs of Autumn, fallen leaves, horse chestnuts, acorns etc.
Fallen leaves were collected and the children created a hedgehog with a spiky back collage using the leaves.
Centipede in the leaves
When we had came back in from our nature walk we found little centipedes among the leaves. Hughie told the rest of his classmates to “be careful not to squash the creatures” and we put them safely into the compost.
During Aistear time the children created their own Autumn tree with fallen leaves using their hand print as a tree and fingerprints as leaves.
Third class did some creative work in the Arts this month. First we listened to and described music in various styles and genres, including familiar excerpts. We enjoyed listening to Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg. We discussed mood, rhythm, tempo and how we felt when listening. Then we responded through art (clay sculptures of trolls). We made some trolls from the story. After we made the trolls some of the class made vases and other decorative objects like egg- cups.
Later in the month we worked with Fabric and Fibre. We all designed our own pictures and put them together using glue.
This month we also went on a nature and history trail. We visited the Famine Graveyard and learned about the impact of the famine in Sligo. We found out about the workhouse, emigration and the life of poor children in famine times. We also learned about how children got educated in hedge schools. We looked for native wild flowers on our nature trail and learned their names. See our pictures here.
5th class enjoyed taking advantage of the warm weather today by going on a active nature walk to the I.T – stopping off for some exercise along the way. We had great fun trying out all the exercise machines.
3rd & 4th Class enjoyed a lovely nature walk this morning in Hazelwood.
Hover over the pics and double click to enlarge, to see how we got on.
Fourth class went on a very enjoyable nature walk .
We worked in groups of three .
We each got a checklist and a bag to collect leaves and berries .
We saw an oak tree ,acorns,and a horsechestnut tree.
We found woodlice hiding under a rock .
We are already looking forward to our Winter nature walk .