We have been learning lots about the human body, especially our digestive system. We took apart a model of the human body for a closer look to see where the parts of the digestive system are. We then reassembled it again. We also watched a video of a piece of foods journey through the digestive system. It was very interesting.
We have also been learning about soil and its components. We used magnifying glasses to examine our soil samples more closely. We found grass, roots, stems, leaves, insects, stones, part of a shell and seeds in our soil samples.
We were learning about Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and his amazing inventions and designs. So we planned and made our own. Have a look!!
We began by making our designs and then we collected our materials. Watch how we assembled our inventions.
Here we are displaying our finished designs.
Dara's dog Lexi came into visit us this week. We learned lots about taking care of our pets and how to keep them healthy and happy. We had great fun with Lexi.
We conducted experiments in science based on forces. Our experiments were called 'Design a Bridge', 'Heavier things are harder to move' and 'Lazy coin'. We learned different ways in which forces work and make things move. You can try these at home!
Bushypark NS is celebrating the fact that we have been awarded the January Cup as Connaught Provincial Champions for our achievements in the Mathletes Schools Challenge 2015.
We also have two students who are currently all Ireland Champions in the Mathletes Challenge:
Martina who is All Ireland 4th Class Champion
Maria who is All Ireland 6th Class Champion.
They are pictured below having received their certificates with Mr Cunningham, Mathletes Coordinator and Mr Carney, School Principal.
To all those competing in the Mathletes Challenge, keep up the good work. For others, it's not too late to join - contact Mr Cunningham in Room 3 for more information.
We have been so busy in junior infants learning about pets and vets. We have created a vet clinic role play corner and love helping our sick pets. We made some things like shelves, cages and even an x-ray machine.
Once all the hard work was done our clinic was ready and we can now play with it.
We have been learning the names of 2d shapes in Junior Infants. We decided to make pictures from our shapes today. They turned out really well. We made houses, cars, tractors, robots, flowers, faces and motorbikes. Take a look at our fabulous pictures:
Our school took part in this year's Credit Union Quiz which took place in the Clybaun Hotel on Sunday 1st February 2015. Three teams from our school participated:
Team 1: 4th Class pupils: Anne Marie, Rossa, Shane & Oliver.
Team 2: 5th Class pupils: George, Pádraic, Cathal K, Cathal M.
Team 3: 6th Class pupils: Tom, Jack, Oran, Liam
Well done to everyone who took part - you all did us proud!
Below is a picture of our 6th Class Team came 2nd in their competition. Congrats.