Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Years 3 & 4

Hi everyone!

In 3rd and 4th of primary we have begun talking about Christmas. I have been telling the children about how I celebrate Christmas in Ireland with my family and about some of our traditions. We have had lots of fun comparing the similarities and differences between our celebrations. The children are especially interested in the Christmas food and how we decorate our houses!

Hola a tothom!

A 3r i 4t de primària hem començat a parlar del Nadal. He estat explicant als nanos com jo celebro aquesta festa a Irlanda amb la meva família, així com algunes de les nostres tradicions. Ho hem passat molt rebé comparant les semblances i diferències entre les nostres maneres de celebrar el Nadal. Els nens han estat especialment interessats en el menjar típic d'aquestes dates i en com decorem les nostres cases!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Years 3 & 4: Halloween

Hi everyone!
Last week we talked about Halloween in the English classes. We explained the origins of Halloween, its traditions and how it is celebrated today. In Ireland, people love to dress up for Halloween and to go to parties. We looked at pictures of typical Halloween things such as children dressed up in costumes, pumpkins, and bonfires. And after the presentation the children got to read and colour some fun Halloween worksheets!

Hola a tothom!
La setmana pasada vam parlar de Halloween a les classes d'anglès. Vam explicar els orígens d'aquesta festa, les seves tradicions i com se celebra avui dia. A Irlanda, a la gent li agrada disfressar-se per a l'ocasió i anar a festes. Vam mirar imatges típiques de Halloween, com canalla disfressada, carabasses, fogueres, etc. I, després de la presentació, els nens van llegir i pintar algunes fitxes de Halloween molt divertides!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Years 5 & 6: Halloween

Halloween came and went and we had fun!!

We learnt about how Halloween is celebrated in Ireland and where the tradition comes from. We found out that apples are associated with this celebration, so we brought some to school and brainstormed on what we could do with them.

We decided we wanted to play games and decorate the apples, so we worked on apple races instructions before going out to the playground to experience the thrill of a traditional Halloween game first hand!!