We had a fantastic day out at the County Sports in Dangan on Tuesday. All our athletes were brilliant! Huge congrats to all involved. We had pupils participating in sprints, long distances and relays, with many getting to the finals. They should all be very proud of themselves!
Well done to Aoife Summerville (6th Class) who won gold in the u13 800m and to Orla Costello (3rd Class) who got silver u9 400m!
We made the most of the sunshine yesterday and used it to help us with our art. We brought in toy animals and traced their shadow from the sun and then finished a background.
Last week we became fashion designers and created some cool outfits.
Biodegradable Plant Pots in Room 13
Here in 5th class we were 'doing our bit' for the environment over the last few weeks. We decided to carry out a science experiment on the biodegradability of paper - with a slight twist! We made plant pots using only newspaper, our drinks bottles, a pencil, ruler and scissors. Firstly we had to measure 8 strips of paper - each measuring 10 cm in width. Then, using our drinks bottles as a mould, we wrapped them around one by one and folded the base at the bottom.
We then filled the pots about 2/3 of the way with compost before putting our 'Nastursium' seeds into it and covering them. Each of us took one home and planted it that evening - with 2 extra which we planted in the school garden.
We are now monitoring our plant pots to see how long it takes for the newspaper pot to decompose - we have made some predictions but we will have to wait and see if they are right!
First Class Room 5 have been having lots of fun.We had a sports day.Everyone tried their best and had great fun.
On Monday 4th class went on seashore safari with Brendan from the Atlantaquarium. We had a great time exploring life on our local seashore. We found lots of interesting species such as starfish, crabs, butterfly fish and mermaid purses. We then created masterpieces using items we find on the beach. Here are some pictures of our safari:
On Monday, May 14th, the pupils of 6th Class took part in a Seashore Safari on Grattan beach. We began with a species hunt where we found a variety of interesting sea creatures. These included butterfish and crabs and one group even managed to find a sea eel. We had great fun trying to catch the slippery butterfish and eel! This was followed by an art project using sea shore materials and a competition to see which group could create the tallest sand structure. We had a fantastic day and certainly learned a lot. Big thanks to Brendan from the Atlantaquaria for taking us on the safari.
On Wednesday the 2nd of May, Brendan from the Antlantaquarium invited us on a Seashore Safari in Salthill. We had the best day exploring the marine life on the beach. Brendan showed us Mermaid Purses which are the shell of a shark egg, helped us identify cockles and mussels and even found various types of crabs!
We had a sandcastle competition to see what type of sand is best for construction, we explored the rock pools and the sea for marine habitats and creatures, had races on the beach to warm up in the chilly weather conditions and we finished off by having our lunch on the beach. It was such a fantastic day out! Big thank you to Brendan from the aquarium from all of 6th class!
Interested in holidaying in Greece? Take a look at our information booklets to find out more about this beautiful country! (6th Class , Ms. Fox)
We were studying the poem "Daffodils" by William Wordsworth in 6th class and responded to the poetry in our art lesson. We created beautiful daffodils using various materials ranging from chalk pastels to paint, allowing each picture to be unique in its own special way.
We researched and made projects about the counties and tourist attractions around Ireland. We learned a lot about our country and how much it has to offer.
Hard luck to our school basketball team who were beaten by Scoil Iognáid in the Galway Primary School Basketball Semi-Final in Our Lady's Boys Club today. Our team showed great sportsmanship and team spirit in what was a very exciting match. We are very proud of them! Best of luck to Scoil Iognáid in the Galway Final.