All posts by Ms Fergusons Class

Redmond O’ Toole

Yesterday we had a very exciting visit from Redmond O’ Toole.  Redmond is a professional guitarist and has played with the Chieftains. He has played in some of the most famous concert halls all over the world. He plays the classical guitar so you might hear him playing some Bach and classical Spanish pieces. He is a teacher with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. His student Marina Kilmurray came with him too and it was cool because she is from Balbriggan! Redmond brought an 8 string guitar and played some wonderful pieces for us!

Leah said “It was fantastic I had never seen a guitar like that before”

Max said “His fingers moved so quick when he was playing”

Killian said “He was good at playing the music”

Adrian said “It was amazing”

Many thanks to Redmond for visiting and to Deborah Kelleher of the Royal Irish Academy of Music for helping to organise this visit!

Harry the Hedgehog Vet Update

Hi Ms Ferguson and all the boys and girls in St Mologa’s.

 

Thanks so much for being so  kind and helping the little hedgehog.

 

Hedgehogs hibernate for the winter, it is important that they way 600grams before they can hibernate. This little guy only weighs 480grams. He may need a little help to gain some weight so he is going to live with Yvonne from Hedgehog Rescue Dublin, who will give him lots of food and make sure he is strong and healthy, ready to sleep for the winter.

 

Thanks again for your help.

 

From Sonya, the nurse at Shenick Vets

(A big thank you to Sonya and her team for all their help and the updates!)

Harry the Hedgehog

Last week in school we noticed a little Hedgehog wandering around near our classroom. We became concerned because hedgehogs only come out at night as they are nocturnal creatures. We did some research online and found that they might come out during the day because they are sick, looking for somwhere to hibernate or looking for their mother and family.

On Friday afternoon, Ms Ferguson with the help of her class and Ms Hegarty got the Hedgehog into a box (ventilated box) and brought “Harry the Hedgehog” to Shenick Veterinary Clinic in Skerries where he was looked after by Sonya the Vet and her team. Sonya looked after Harry over the weekend, she ran tests, xrayed him and fed him lots.

This morning Sonya the Vet called Ms Ferguson to say he needed to gain more weight before hibernating so Harry will be staying with Yvonne in the Hedgehog Rescue Centre Dublin.

Keep an eye for more Harry the Hedgehog news!

 

Money

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We have been learning about money. Ms Ferguson  has given us a a task to find presents suitable for children . We must find out how much we need to spend on each child! Callum and Jamie found a present for a three year old for E 379.99- We think this is a little over budget!

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The Blackbirds nest

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We learnt about a nest in school yesterday. There was a cracked egg inside.We learned about the life cycle of birds.Ms Ferguson showed us pictures of birds and when they grow up. There was blackstuff in the nest that looked like shells. We reckoned it was a blackbird by the eggs. The bird was very clever by using mud to stick it together and used leaves as bedcover.Their eggs are a light aqua colour.The sticks were tucked in very well . It shows that blackbirds are very clever . But  sometimes they are very cruel to their speicies .The male bird doesn’t help build the nest at all ,the female does all the work.Sometimes the dad kicks the baby birds out of their nest . It can also take ages to crack open the egg. We watched a video where a egg hatched at x30 the speed. They also have a tooth to crack open the egg.It was great fun !!!! and NEVER go near or disturb a nest!!!!!!!Thank you BY Lucy Andrews

Hayley’s snake come to visit!

On Friday, Hayley’s Dad came in to visit our class and he brought their two pet snakes! It was brilliant, Hayley’s Dad told us lots of facts about the two snakes. Destiny is a Dumeril Boa and Cody is a corn snake. All week we have been learning about unusual pets and these were certainly unusual!

Thanks a lot to Hayley’s Dad for bringing them in, we had a brilliant afternoon…although Ms Ferguson looked very scared!snake 1 snake 2 snake 3 snake 4 snake 5 snake 6 snake 7