Seomra Dearg – Somalia

This week has been very busy in Seomra Dearg. We had great fun at Intercultural Day and loved dressing up in our traditional clothes. There are lots of different cultures in our room, which made for a bright an colourful classroom.

Somalia

Somalia

Pakistan

Pakistan

Is as Éireann mé.

Is as Éireann mé.

For Intercultural Day, our class chose Somalia to learn about. We are lucky enough to have 3 children in our class whose parents come from Somalia, so we had lots to learn and talk about. We discovered that Somalia is located in the Horn of Africa and the capital city is Mogadishu. We learned about famous people who were born in Somalia, including the model Iman, the actor Barkhad Abdi and the Olympic athlete Mo Farrah.

Famous Somalis

Famous Somalis

We were lucky enough to have a visitor from Somalia into our class too to talk all about life in Somalia. We got to ask lots of questions that we had prepared about the weather, the clothes, the food and the animals that live there. Our guest was really helpful and answered all of our questions. At Intercultural day, some of us even got to taste some delicious food from Somalia, like sambusas and sabaayad (pancakes).  We also learned about different types of food from all around the world. This made us very hungry!!!

Somali Food

Somali Food

Food around the World

Food around the World

In English, we have been reading the story, Meerkat Mail. This story is all about Sunny the Meerkat trying to find a new place to live. He sends postcards back to his family telling them all about his adventures. This seemed like a really fun idea, so we decided to send postcards of our own. We sent them to some of our other favourite teachers in the school.

Postcards

Postcards

Postcards

Postcards

Postcards

Postcards

In Irish we have been talking about Mo Bhreithlá. We can sing “Lá Breithe Sona Duit” and also answer the question “Cén aois thú?“.

Tá me sé bliana d'aois.

Tá me sé bliana d’aois.

“Tá an ghrian ag taitneamh.” With the beautiful weather we are having, we were learning all about Summer time. We talked about the beach, our holidays and all the amazing things that happen in nature during summer. We also learned about the importance of keeping safe in the sun-wearing sun hats, suncream and sunglasses, keeping in the shade and drinking plenty of water. We hope that we can use all this good advice about staying safe in the sun when we go on our school tour to a farm next week!!!