We have been studying explanation writing in english. We read some examples and then wrote our own explanation piece in pairs. Here are our finished pieces...
We are very proud to have had five of our pupils represent Bushypark NS in the All Ireland Chess finals in Limerick recently. The team members were John Fearnhead, Tom Kelly, Iannis Praxmarer, George Fearnhead and the sub was Oliver Kelly. The team did really well and came joint 5th! Well done guys!!
Ist Class room 6 learned all about the lifecycle of a butterfly. We watched the butterflies grow from caterpillars to beautiful butterflies in our classroom. We witnessed the stages from eggs to caterpillar to pupa (chrysalis) to butterflies.
Mr. Cunningham and Ms. Lane's 2nd Class Sports Day: Thursday May 30th. We had a great day doing the sack race, the egg & spoon race, the three-legged race and wheelbarrow race.
Ms McAllister's class were 'down in the jungle' - learning about the rainforest, looking at all the animals, designing our own masks and singing our jungle song throughout the week.
We are very proud to have two members of the winning Knocknacarra Under 13 Soccer team in our school!
The Captain Stephen Curran (5th Class) and Vice Captain Callum Neill (6th Class) proudly brought their cup to school today. The boys' team won the Under 13 Galway Soccer League on Monday.
The team made it through the whole season unbeaten and scored the maximum points!! Well done guys!
As part of our Active School Week, we were delighted to have a visit today from three great hurlers! Eamon Brannigan, Daragh Sweeney and Andrew Dunne are part of the Rahoon Hurling Club and past pupils of Bushypark NS, who recently won the Under 21 County Championship. They brought their cup to the school and proudly showed it to some of our classes!
On Monday May 27th, children from 2nd to 6th class participated in Galway City Sports in Dangan. Everyone ran their races so well and we won some gold, silver and bronze medals. We're all very proud of you in Bushypark! Well done!
Junior Infants have been using their green fingers! We discovered that with soil, air, water & sunlight our cress seeds grew tall. Great investigating everyone! Maith sibh!
The two 1st classes went on a nature trail to Dangan on Wednesday 22nd of May. We all had our own workbook, we followed the directions on our workbook to complete the activities. The weather was great and we all helped one another.
Second class First Holy Communion, Saturday May 18th. We wore our lovely dresses and suits into school on Monday. Didn't we look great?
Ms. Lane's second class: we made red and green playdough by following a procedure from our Science books. We worked in pairs and as a group to make the playdough.
2nd class: predicting and measuring capacity. We predicted how many jugfuls or cupfuls would fill various containers and then measured to see if we were right.
We painted our own pointillism pictures after looking at the work of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, the men who developed the technique in 1886.
We decided to take the parachute outside today for P.E. We had lots of fun. We made crazy waves, ran under the parachute, made a mushroom with the parachute, made a tent with the parachute and played a new version of cat and mouse with the parachute. Here are some pictures of us with the parachute:
Mrs. Regan's senior infants class painted some really nice spring pictures. We painted backgrounds and then stuck on some pictures. We had great fun.
Mrs. Regan's senior infants class all made clocks with hands that can move. We drew our own designs on them. We think they are cool.
Mrs. Regan's senior class read the story of the gingerbread man. Afterwards, they made gingerbread men. They rolled out the dough, baked them and then decorated them
Every year our 6th classes decide to donate some of the money they recieve from the Confirmation to a worthwhile cause. This year's chosen charity was Down Syndrome Ireland and specifically to a group called Little Owls. Little Owls is a play group for young children organised by Down Syndrome Ireland, where parents can avail of support. Helena Moran visited our school with her beautiful daughter Aisling to collect the cheque. We are very proud of our two 6th classes as they raised €605 between them.
We read the story of The Little Humpback bridge in our class reader. We also learned about the history of bridges throughout the world. We decided to design and build our own bridges. It took a lot of discussions and co-operation to come up with th
In Mr. Finlay's 6th class we have been writing odes. Odes are poems which praise or worship a person or thing. Why not have a listen to some of them here.
First up is Eoin K with his Ode to Technology
Next is Emma L with her Ode to Music
Then we have Eoin F with his Ode to the Sportsground, the home of Connacht Rugby
Finally, Shane F reads out his Ode to Gum, which is of course banned in our school.