This week we have been learning about patterns and doing lots of different activities. We even made patterns using ourselves. Can you guess what they are?
Back in October we partook in maths week throughout the school. We worked on maths problems through I.T, games and written work. We had lots of fun! Take a look...
We have enjoyed our Hallowe'en related activities . We would like to share some of our favourites with you.
We prepared our witches' coven.
We painted our sparkly ghosts.
We dressed up in our amazing costumes.
And of course we sampled some tasty treats.
A follow-up from our science - blindfolded taste testing!
Today we had great halloween fun. We played peanut races and dressed up in our costumes
Yesterday we made Halloween shortbread biscuits. We mixed butter, sugar and flour together to make the biscuits. We used Halloween shaped cutters to cut out our biscuits. They were delicious!!
We had great fun baking pumpkin shaped cookies using delicious ginger and cinnamon. We decorated them using orange icing and sprinkles. We can't wait to eat them!! Happy Halloween everyone!
This week we were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Galway, Cllr. Mike Cubbard to our school. He was met on arrival by the student council and then took part in a question and answer session with the pupils of 6th Class. We asked questions about the role of the Mayor, the work of the City Council and the ongoing issues in Galway City. He provided information on some of the plans for Galway 2020 and also revealed what he is dressing up as for Hallowe'en....Michael D. Higgins. Finally he proposed a motion that the pupils in 6th Class should not have homework that night. The motion was passed by a majority of 43 to 2. There was great excitement at this news! Many thanks to Cllr. Mike Cubbard for taking the time to visit.
Here in Bushypark we are delighted to have won the 2019 National Target Board challenge for the 2nd year in a row! We took part in the challenge each day and gradually worked our way up the leaderboard. It was quite nerve-wracking at times as we battled with a few other schools along the way, but we worked very hard and thankfully it all paid off.
During the week we also did lots of maths puzzles & took part in an outdoor maths trail.
Take a look at some of the highlights from the week!
Last week was a busy week in Room 11 as we took part in a number of activities for Maths Week. We did a maths trail, maths puzzles, worked on coding using the Caesar Cipher and competed against numerous schools across the country in the Maths Week Target Board Challenge on our iPads. Our hard work and determination paid off and on Friday we emerged as top of the leader board for the week. We were delighted and really enjoyed exploring maths in a different way last week.
We explored lots of things with our IPads last week. We set up stations in our class and used Blue Bots. Scratch, Lego We Do and our interactive panels. Here we are busy at work:
As part of Maths Week 2019, we tried out some maths puzzles and games on our interactive panels. Some puzzles were very easy but we are still trying to solve our four square challenge. Hopefully we will find a solution next week!
We did lots of lovely activities for Maths Week. Have a look at some of the things we did.
We had great fun during Maths Week in room 3. We participated in a Maths trail and used the environment around us to solve sums and create number sentences. We did some coding and practised our directions while using the blue bots.
This week was Climate Action Week. We are all making small changes to help the environment. On Wednesday we took part in a walking bus from Bushypark church to our school. The class with the largest number of people walking on Wednesday won the golden boot. This week room 6 won the golden boot. Well done to all who walked on Wednesday.
We have had lots of fun playing maths games this week. Children have been using tangrams to make animals, adding and rounding using die, showing greater than and less than using cards. We also enjoyed solving various puzzles using number cards and counters.
We learned about our Maths Eyes today.We are going to look for maths in our environment.We also had fun playing Maths games -multiplication in school.
We did our 'Keep Galway Litter Free' posters during 'Climate Action Week' in Mr McDonagh's 5th class.
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