Blasket have really enjoyed our time in the woodwork room. We started by using sandpaper to smooth some ‘off cuts’ of wood. We then placed the wood into the vice and ‘twisted’. We used a hammer to join four pieces of wood to make a frame. Teacher reinforced the corners with a glue gun.
After our Autumn woodland walk, we sorted through the leaves we’d gathered and selected our favourites. We used PVA glue to stick the leaves together and then stapled them to our frames.
We think they look really good.
As part of our ‘Autumn’ project, we visited a woodland and observed leaves change colour and die. As we approach ‘All Soul’s Day’, we chatted about how some time, plants, pets and people die.
Some students brought in memory cards and photos of people close to them who have died – grandparents and great grandparents.
We went to town and bought oasis and flowers.
In class we really enjoyed arranging the flowers to make beautiful flower posies – each student will bring theirs home and place on an important family grave.
We then made a visit to a grave yard and left flowers on teacher’s important family grave.
Blasket travelled to the forest to gather Autumn leaves. We enjoyed a lovely woodland walk and noticed lots of colours, fungi, spiders, leaves, trees, water and cones. On the way back we popped into visit some very scary people. We noticed large waves at the sea and loved the wind blowing. We had a fun Autumn day out – we will use the leaves we gathered to make a decoration with the frames we made at woodwork.
“Oh my” what a wonderful experience we had today. We travelled to Armagh to participate in an engaging and humorous interactive, non-verbal show by fidget feet.
It was a show that mixed exciting aerial circus, dance, live music, soft colourful lighting, and soothing sensory sounds.
We were welcomed and shown the ‘performance space’, we took part in a craft activity and used feathers to make our own masks.
Once seated on comfy bean bags we were enthralled and mesmerised by the wonderful show. We had an opportunity to interact with the space and characters at the end of the show.
A wonderful trip.
Please check out the youtube clip.
Blasket applied to the Tree Council for a free ‘Oak sapling’. Today was a lovely sunny day and we planted our Oak tree in the school biodiversity garden. Hopefully over the years it will grow strong and tall.
This week Blasket finished off our wonderful apple project by making an apple tart. We started by peeling the apples, we all helped to core the apples using a tool we bought on our Ikea trip.
Next everyone worked carefully to chop the apples into small pieces using knives.
We added lots of sugar and rolled out the pastry – it was hard work.
We worked together to: roll the pastry on top of the tart base, paint on an egg wash, pinch the sides of the tart and finally put it into the oven.
Everyone helped out with the wash up and clean up.
We returned to the H.E. room after lunch and were delighted with our cooked tart.
In the senior hall we sat together and enjoyed eating our tart – some enjoyed it more then others.
Welcome to Blasket!
Our teacher is Mrs Majella Harris.