The boys and girls of Rang a Cúig created dioramas to depict key scenes in the 1916 Easter Rising.
We had great fun performing in our Ceolchoirm do Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2016. Thanks to all who came to see us :) Mr McDonagh.
We had great fun performing in our Ceolchoirm do Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2016. Thank you to all who came to see us :) Mr McDonagh.
We have been doing a lot in interesting research into the events of the 1916 Rising to mark the Centenary this year. We divided into groups to do our research and we completed brilliant projects on The Irish Volunteers, The I.R.B (Irish Republican Brotherhood), The I.C.A (Irish Citizen Army), Cumann na mBan, Women of the Rebellion and Casualties of the rebellion. We found out lots of interesting facts and information and we really enjoyed learning all about the Rising.
Bhí ceolchoirm sa scoil inniu le haghaidh seachtain na Gaeilge. Chan rang a cúig dhá hamhráin, 'Difriúil' agus 'An bhfaca tú mo Sheamaisín?'. Ansin sheinn an rang 'Maggie in the Woods' ar an bhfeadóg stáin agus rinne siad Ionsaí na hInse freisin. Bhaineamar an-taitneamh as.
We made the most of the lovely weather today for P.E by using our fantastic astro-turf pitch to play mini soccer matches..
Today, Tuesday 15th March 2016, is Proclamation Day. This is the day when every school in the country is invited to hoist the National Flag and share the results of their "Proclamation for a New Generation", and all other creative projects relating to 1916 that the student body have developed. Using the 1916 Proclamation as a foundation, primary and post-primary schools were invited to write a new Proclamation for 2016, to reflect the values, ideals and aspirations of the generation of 2016.
We decided to combine the celebration of Proclamation Day with our Maidin Gaeilge and our annual Ceoilchoirm, when all of our classes perform songs/music, drama and dancing. As part of our celebrations, some of our 6th Class pupils read Our Proclamation for 2016 and our school band played while we all sang the National Anthem. Then six boys and girls from 6th Class carried the Flag to our flagpole and with a little help from Mr Carney, they proudly hoisted the flag.
In Room 6 we've been busy this term learning about the polar regions of the world, Antarctica and The Arctic. We learned about Tom Crean's three expeditions to the Antarctic in History. We learned about the long journeys animals make to and from the Arctic in Geography. We learned how animals are adapted to living in cold places in Science.
We learned about Mexico in History, Geography and Science. We learned about the Aztec people who live in Mexico and then about the Spanish that took over 500 years ago. We learned about the mountains, deserts, rain forests and beaches of Mexico. We read about the lives of children living in Mexico and about their customs, traditions and the food they eat.
We have been learning about Australia and the amazing animals that live there. We've learned lots about marsupials( pouched mammals) and read some great stories about wombats, possums and an amazing trip around Australia!
We had a very exciting visit to the Italian Department in NUIG yesterday as a reward for all the hard work we have put in during the Italian classes over the last six weeks. The activities took place in a lecture hall and we were very impressed by its layout. Firstly, we were introduced to the Professor and other staff of the Italian Department. We then took part in a quiz based on what we've covered in our Italian classes. Certificates were presented to all pupils who had taken part in the initiative and the winners of the quiz announced. Scores were very close but in the end Shane McLoughlin and Anne Marie Egan were declared the two winners from our school. Finally we were rewarded with a slice of pizza and a drink each. We had a fantastic day and wish to thank our Italian teachers and all in the Italian Department in NUIG for a fantastic experience!
Today in our P.E class we worked at different stations. We practised throwing and catching with basketballs, tennis balls and beanbags. We practised juggling and made the challenges more difficult each time.
The boys and girls in Fifth Class have been lucky enough to have 2 girls from the Italian Department in NUIG visiting us weekly for the last six weeks. They have taught us alot about Italy, Italian culture and also some useful phrases. We have learned how to introduce ourselves, count to twelve and name the colours and days of the week among other things. We particularly enjoyed learning the phrases for ordering pizza and gelato as these will come in especially handy for future visits to Italy! We will miss these Italian classes but luckily have a trip to the Italian Department in NUIG to look forward to. Grazie mille Giada e Neilide.
We have been learning about soil in fifth class. We have been learning about the different layers of soil, different types of soil and what plants need to grow in soil. We examined some soil samples from our gardens and found some grass, dead leaves, twigs, moss, roots, an insect and two snails in them.
Last week Ms Pamplin, Ms. Cooney and Mr. Mc Donagh's classes made some healthy food. First they made brown bread, then they made vegetable soup. Then they ate them together. They were delicious, and so easy to make.
This week we are looking at length and metric units in Maths. We decided to measure the Astroturf pitch and chose a trundle wheel as the most suitable instrument to use. We measured the length and width in metres. We then used these to calculate the perimeter and area of the pitch.
A big congratulations to our 6th Class Debating Team, who yesterday won the 2016 Shield Final - making it the 2nd year in a row that Bushypark NS have won - a great achievement!!
The team members were Orlaith deBairéad (Captain), Hannah Fahy and Evan O'Connor along with substitutes Alex McWeeney, Conor Moran and Michael Reilly.
The event took place yesterday (Tuesday 1st March) in the Aula Maxima in NUIG in front of a large crowd. Orlaith, Hannah and Evan took on the boys from Oranmore Boys National School in opposing the motion "Ireland should leave the EU". The team have all worked very hard since October, and so their victory is well deserved and we are very proud of them! Well done guys!
Here are some photos from the day along with a video of the winning arguments.