This week, we have been learning all about the great artist, sculptor and architect, Michelangelo.
We learned about his life in Italy and some of the work he completed such as the Statue of David and the Pieta.
We also learned about how he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It took him over 4 years to complete it! To get an idea of what it might have been like for him, we stuck our pages under our desks and drew whilst lying on our backs... it wasn't very easy!!! Take a look at how we got on!
Today our class went on a seashore safari with Brendan from the Galway Alantaquaria. Before we left Brendan came and discussed the things we must do to be safe during our trip. We then got a bus to Grattan Beach. When we arrived we split into groups and went exploring in the water for various sea life that we might not have previously spotted. We saw lots of interesting things. After the exploration we had a sand castle competition and before we left we did a clean up on the beach. After lunch Brendan came to visit our class again and discussed how long it takes various materials to break down in the sea. We were shocked it took some things so long. Brendan encouraged us all to make a special effort to keep our beaches clean. Here are some pictures of our day:
Today we made some Easter buns using melted chocolate, cornflakes, mini, eggs, sprinkles and chicks. They were a delicious treat! Cáisc shona daoibh go léir!
Today we were helping out in the school garden to make our plot look nice for Easter. We removed all the weeds and picked some strawberry plants. Our plot is looking really good now. We'd like to say thanks to the parents who helped out!
We have been busy bunnies getting ready for Easter here in Room 7! We made our 'Easter Bunnies' using a variety of materials: toilet roll cylinders, paint, card, glue, scissors, googly eyes and of course cotton wool for the fluffy tails!
We have given them names so keep an eye out for them... you might manage to spot one hopping around on Easter Weekend!!
Wishing you all a very "Hoppy Easter"! Cáisc shona daoibh go léir :)
This month is National Spring Clean month. Our green schools committee organised to clean up of our school grounds. We collected any litter that was around our school and we are proud of how clean and tidy our grounds are. We hope to spread the message to the rest of the community to get involved in cleaning the local environment.
The children in 5th and 6th Class have been busy taking part in the Eason Spelling Bee Competition over the last few weeks. There are super spellers in all classes but there could only be one winner chosen to represent the school. After a very close final, Cian Horan (5th Class) emerged as the winner. He will go on to represent the school at the Galway Final of the Eason Spelling Bee on Tuesday, April 4th. We all wish him the very best!!