We are enjoying learning this school year. Active School week was fantastic fun we tried out lots of different activities! We had activities scheduled each day. A hoop challenge, a skipathon, yoga & mindfulness, running and a penalty shootout were in this year’s line-up. Active style homework was also assigned. We used the online platforms Seesaw , Zoom , Google Slides , and Book Creator for collaborative learning and presentation of creative writing and projects. We are taking part in the STEAM engineering-in-a-Box programme via Zoom. The lessons are delivered by two engineers from Teleflex, Katy and Cathal. Every week they presented us with stimulating lessons and set challenges and tasks for us to solve. We have learned how to build paper bridges and bird houses. We also have Geography fieldtrips through the Green Schools Outdoor Learning Initiative.
The children in Sixth class are very busy this term. They used the online platforms Zoom and Seesaw for plenty of collaborative learning. They have videos, projects, stories , Art and lots more on Cloonakilla N.S. seesaw account. Happy Easter everyone!
Sixth Class Art !
Our Self Portraits!
Our Halloween Pumpkins
Our Local History Trip
On Wednesday 21st October the 2 Sixth classes embarked on a local history trail to Meehambee. It was a 2.6km walk to our destination. Lots of fresh air and exercise! On the way we completed a Science trail noting all the signs of Autumn around us. When we reached the dolmen we acted like historians looking for clues from the past. Did you know Meehambee dolmen was built 5520 years ago? The Neolithic people used the dolmen as a burial chamber. Drum Heritage group have lovely information boards explaining more about the history and nature in the area. It is well worth a visit. We had a fantastic day out.
Photos of our trip to the Meehambee Megalithic Dolmen.