St Brigid’s Day.
In January fifth class learned all about France. We carried out projects based on France gathering as much interesting material as we could from as many sources as we could think of. We had three weeks to complete the project. Our impressive projects were scored on a rubric out of 100. We really enjoyed the project and held a French Friday on the day of the presentations to taste typical French foods. Cathal’s project got first place, Sean was in second and we had Billy and Kaitlin joint third place. Au revoir!
Kevin Jordan, Sarah Geoghegan and Sean Noone
World Book Day
In March we had World Book Day. Fifth class made really cool comic strips with Mrs.Cronolly. We dressed up as our favourite character from a book. Later that day we did a book hunt with famous books and authors. We also ran a competition called “How well do you know your teachers?”. The teachers each brought in a book that they had read recently and the children using what they know about each teacher to choose which book they would be mostly likely to read! It was a difficult task but really fun. Now we know a lot more about our teachers. We all had a terrific day. Our class also dressed up as their favourite characters from the world of literature. We had lots of interesting characters including Gangsta Granny, Harry Potter, Mary Poppins ,An Assasin, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dorothy and Willy Wonka. We had lots of fun making our costumes and dressing up.
By Tara, Meabh, James and Cathal.
St. Patrick’s Day Art.
For our Discover Primary Science, we have been investigating slopes. We made slopes using cardboard and investigated how far a toy car would travel, depending on the height of the slope. We found out that the higher the slope is, the further it will travel. We loved making different height slopes and doing the experiment with our friends.
In English, we have been working hard on our writing genres. This term we were learning about Procedural writing which tells us how to do something. We wrote about ‘How to make Jam Sandwiches’ and ‘How to make Rice Crispie Buns’. It was lots of fun making both of those with our friends in our classroom.
In art, we learned about the artist Vincent Van Gogh. We then painted one of his most famous paintings ‘Sunflowers’
In SESE we have been learning about two different countries; South Africa and India. We created a display full of interesting facts and pictures about South Africa in our classroom. We also painted a beautiful African sunset scene with a picture of a Mammy and baby elephant in the background. We loved blending the red, orange and yellow paints together!
This month we have been working very hard to create projects about India. Everybody had different pieces of information and pictures on our projects. Each of us presented our project to our class and invited our friends to ask us questions about our work.
World Book Day 2018
This term, sixth class read the novel “A Dangerous Crossing” by Jane Mitchell, which is based on the experiences of real Syrian families.
The book is about Ghalib, a 13-year old boy who lives in Syria. He doesn’t want to leave his home, it has become too dangerous. His family has no choice but to leave everything behind and try for a new life elsewhere.
Mrs O’Rourke organised a book club and everybody got the opportunity to share their reactions to the book while enjoying a slice of pizza and some popcorn!
6th Class Electric Quiz Experiment
Recently 6th class have been learning about electricity and circuits. In groups, we made electric quizzes. Our quizzes included the following topics; Counties and their foods, Cars and their logos, Books and their authors, Books and their settings and Chocolate and their wrappers.
We created these projects with the following equipment;
shoe box, 1 battery, 1 battery holder, 1 b1ulb, a bulb holder, wires, 14 split pins, 2 crocodile clips insulating tape, scissors and glue.
- First, we composed a list of questions on an A4 sheet.
- We glued the list of mixed up questions and answers and on the top of the cardboard shoe box.
- We then attached a split pin to each question and answer.
- Next, we turned the cardboard box over and connected each question up to the right answer with a piece of wire, looping the wire round the paper split pin, making sure there was a connection.
- With some more wire, we joined the battery up to the bulb-holder.
- Then, we joined some more wire to the other side of the battery and the other side of the bulb holder.
- Finally, we attached crocodile clips to the end of each wire.
- Results: When you attach one of the crocodile clips to one of the split pins next to a question and the other to the correct answer, the circuit will be complete and so the bulb will light up.
By Conor Byrne, 6th class.
We learned about growing up and made timelines as part of SESE.
We learned all about different types of weather. We designed patterned umbrellas. We read the story Ms. Honey’s Hat and created a new hat for her. We created Jack’ O lanterns for Halloween using pastels and watercolour paint.
Senior Infants were very busy during Maths Week. We learned all about 2D and 3D shapes. We made 2D shape pictures, constructed buildings using 3D wooden blocks, made 2D shapes using lollipop sticks and played 2D shape bingo.
We had great fun preparing for Halloween. As part of Aistear, we designed Halloween costumes, wrote spells and made potions in the potions lab.
Senior Infants are currently busy working in the café. We are designing menus and making printed pictures using vegetables.
Run Around Europe
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Run Around Europe Challenge.
As a school we ran 31,290 laps!
The Run Around Europe Challenge started on the 25th of September and ended on the 30th of September. Every class ran laps on different sized courts each day of the week for one whole week.
This event got every class running and active. One lap for sixth class was 112m!
Miss Connaughton’s 6th Class reached Monaco with all their laps combined.
Ms Cunniffe’s 5th Class reached Ankara with all their laps combined.
Mr Kildbride’s 4th and 5th Class reached Valetta with all their laps combined.
Ms Gately’s 4th Class reached Paris with all their laps combined.
Ms Dowling’s 3rd Class reached Paris with all their laps combined.
Ms Finnegan’s 3rd Class reached Paris with all their laps combined.
Ms Campbell’s 2nd Class reached Luxemburg with all their laps combined.
Mr O’ Leochain’s 2nd Class reached Minsk with all their laps combined.
Both Senior Infants laps combined brought them close to London.
Ms O’Keeffe’s Junior Infants reached Stockholm with all their laps combined.
Ms Sexton’s Junior Infants reached Stockholm with all their laps combined.