It has been a busy month in Niamh’s 2nd class. We have had so much fun so far. In October we learned more about our local area. Our fantastic class created maps of Ashbourne and in groups we researched different facts about the Broadmeadow River on our iPads. We found out about the different animals that live on the Broadmeadow River such as the herron and the wagtail. In art we explored with colour mixing to create beautiful paintings of the river. Here are some of our fantastic paintings.

All about Autumn

We were also busy learning all about one of our favourite seasons. We discussed the changes that happen in autumn, and we learned about the different animals that hibernate, migrate and adapt through picture books, poems and videos. We painted beautiful autumn pictures and learned a poem called ‘Come Little Leaves’. Can you guess what animals are walking on the forest floor? Look below at our colourful autumnal art.

Our Nature Walk

We had lots of fun on our nature walk. We went to the outdoor classroom and the school garden. We looked for the different signs of autumn using a nature checklist. We had to find different coloured leaves, insects, birds and lots of other interesting things. We collected leaves, acorns and branches for our nature table in our classroom. As you can see below, we had so much fun on our nature walk. We even had a magnifying glass. Second class are excited and ready for more active and fun learning in November.