We have been learning about tens and unit and have used lots of fun methods to understand place value.
The boys and girls in Fifth Class made a fantastic job of their design a bridge projects. Having explored the different types of bridges - arch bridges, suspension bridges, single span bridges, multiple span bridges, footbridges etc., we decided to design our own bridges. We chose a bridge type and investigated which materials might be useful in the construction of a strong bridge. Our constructions were very impressive and we displayed them in our room yesterday for the pupils and teachers in the school. Everybody thought the bridges were superb and agreed that there are plenty of budding engineers in the class!
We had a visit from Canine Buddies yesterday. We learned all about being ready to have a dog, where to buy dogs from, how to care for them and the importance of vaccinations and cleaning up after our dogs. We especially enjoyed having Babe the greyhound and Homer and Marge in to visit us. Some of us didn't want them to leave!! We also got some lovely prizes and certificates.
This year we are hoping to receive our seventh Green School Flag in our school. The theme for this year is Energy and Globalization. In our class we have been learning about the renewable and non renewable energy sources, ways in which we can save electricity and the effects of climate change on our environment. We made brilliant projects on the theme on Energy and Globalization and Climate Change, here are some of us with our fabulous projects:
Our 5th& 6th Classes , together with our After-School Choir are all ready for our concert this Sunday January 31st @ 8pm with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. For almost two decades now the CBOI has been using the medium of music to bring together young people from all parts of Ireland, both North and South. We will be singing with a choir of over 600 other students from Galway schools in the Kingfisher Hall in NUIG. The concert has sold out. We're looking forward to the evening and hope the night will be enjoyed by all. You can practise our Dance moves by clicking on the following link:http://peaceproms.com/download/2016-actions/
Fifth Class used marbling inks to create prints on white card. Look at how we made our colourful designs.
We picked Mexico as our non-European country to study for the People and other Lands strand in Geography. Mexico is a beautiful country, full of rich history and fascinating culture. We looked at the geography, economy, history, people and culture of Mexico. It proved to be a very interesting choice and we learned a lot.
We are learning so much about China! We are doing group projects on different parts of the Chinese culture - their sports, food, writing, clothing, important buildings and New Year traditions! We also made Chinese lanterns and fans! (Room 8)
Junior Infants had such fun making rice krispie buns today. We first made a shopping list to make sure we got all our ingredients. We got all our utensils ready. Next we melted the chocolate in the microwave and poured it over our rice krispies. We all helped to mix the chocolate and rice krispies together using a wooden spoon. We put some mixture into our buncases and decorated with marshmallows. Yum!!!
Junior Infants love station learning for maths. Each group have a different activity and skill to practice for 7 minutes, then tidy up and move to the next station. This week the stations were sorting by shape and colour, 3D shape, matching pairs using n
As part of the National 1916 Centenary Programme, The Irish Defence Forces have implemented a "Flags to Schools" initiative where each Primary School in Ireland is presented with the National Flag and a copy of The Proclamation. Today (Friday 8th January 2016), we had a short ceremony for our official presentation. We were visited by three members of the Defence Forces - Lieutenant Ruairí Millane, Corporal Desmond Padden and Private Brendan Connaughton.
The Presentation Ceremony was attended by all classes. While two of our 6th Class pupils (Hannah & Conal) welcomed the members of the Defence Forces at the Front Gate of the School, our Traditional Music group treated us to a short session. Hannah & Conal then accompanied them to the school hall where they were welcomed by Mr Carney & Ms NicCumhaill.
Lieutenant Ruairí Millane then gave us an outline of the history of the Irish Flag and the correct protocol to be observed in relation to our National Flag. He also gave us some brief background information on the Proclamation.
Next, six of our 6th Class pupils (Roisín, Conor, Daniel, Alexander, Odhrán and Michael) each read a paragraph of the Proclamation. After this, two school representatives - David from Junior Infants and Órlaith from 6th Class - were presented with the Flag and the Proclamation.
Following a short Question & Answer session, the ceremony concluded with the singing of the National Anthem and another short session from our Trad Group.
We were very pleased to be a part of the 1916 Flags to Schools initiative and we look forward to hoisting the flag with the rest of the schools in Ireland on the 15th March which is National Proclamation Day.