Thursday, December 12, 2013

Learning about the Basque Country

We had a wonderful lesson about the Basque country in Spain with Mikel.
He was so interesting, and he had lots of interesting slides to show us.
 We saw the red green and white flag.
 We saw the Basque country on a map.  It is shaped like a heart and is situated in the north of Spain and in the south of France.
 The country looks beautiful, with lots of gorgeous scenery.
 Mikel is from a town called Onati (he had to help us pronounce it).
 Mikel's town looks so pretty with all the pink roofs on the houses.
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We would love to try the dancing.  It looks so much fun! 
 Lots of sea food and delicious nibbles. Yummy!
We saw lots of unusual sports.  Most of us would like to try lifting stones or chopping wood the best.
Mikel likes handball.
Thanks so much Mikel.  Your lesson was so interesting.
We would all love to visit the Basque country!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Water Cycle

We had a wonderful session with Lara today.
She helped us learn all about the water cycle.
First of all we heard a story about raindrops and we had to pretend we were raindrops and say what was happening all around us.
We had a chance to draw our ideas and we used interesting materials which we had found in Lara's lucky dip to make our pictures really realistic.
After our lunch we helped Lara make a rainbow by cutting out coloured raindrops and sticking them to the rainbow.  We finished our session making lovely mono-prints with oil paint.
They look fabulous and each one is so different from all the rest.
Thank you so much Lara for all your work with us today.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Walk to the Christmas markets

We walked into town along the railway line. We had to fill in a questionnaire about what things we saw. It was so much fun. We walked around the train and bus station then walked into the Christmas markets. We posted our letters to Santa in the special post box. Then we played for a while in the playground.  We walked around the stalls and the baker gave us a free coconut bun, he was very kind.
Then it was off to the carousel. We loved it. It was so fast and we had an extra long spin. We were so well behaved and had such fun!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Learning about Poland

Today we had a wonderful talk about Poland from Zbigniew and Malgorzata.
We learned lots of things about Poland.
It sounds like a nice country to live in.
We were thrilled when we all got to try some Polish chocolate and Polish juice.
They were delicious.
We have a new student in our class.  She is from Poland too.
We have called her miś (which means Teddy Bear in Polish).
We learned how to say "Hello" "Goodbye" and "Thank you" in Polish.
We will work hard to try and remember these new words.
We found Poland on the map.  It is much much bigger than Ireland.
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We saw the crest of Poland.  It is an Eagle with a crown.  This eagle is on Polish money too.

We liked looking at animals and birds of Poland
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and we especially liked hearing "Happy Birthday" being sung in Polish.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful talk today!

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