Junior Infants have had great fun over the past few weeks. We have watched our caterpillars grown and turn into a cocoon and then we saw them turn into butterflies during class!
Bushypark NS was one of only six schools selected to participate in a pilot Contact Rugby Programme for Primary Schools. As part of this programme, our school received 6 training session on the basics of Contact Rugby which were provided by the excellent Conor Galvin of Connacht Rugby. Last Thursday the six schools had an opportunity to display all they learned with a blitz that was held in Tuam RFC. We fielded three teams from our school on what was a glorious day. Well done to all involved!
Our Junior and Senior Infants (89 of them) went on a school tour to Turoe Pet Farm yesterday. We had a fabulous day - feeding the animals, playing and BOUNCING!!!!!!
On Wednesday the 17th of June we went on our school tour to the Burren Nature Sanctuary. We went on a nature walk. Frisky the goat came with us. We saw fairy houses in the fairy wood. We had our lunch in a Tipi! We saw beautiful flowers and butterflies. We got to hold guinea pigs. We played outdoors in the playground and indoors we played a great 'Pollen collecting game.'
We had a great day in Lough Key Forest Park last Friday. We had great fun in the playground, we really enjoyed the Boda Borg experience and we then walked into the forest to view one of the largest trees we have ever seen and a fairy bridge.
We held our Sports Day on Thursday June 11th on our new astro-turf pitch. We did lots of fun activities such as wheelbarrow races, pencil roll races, obstcale races, potato and spoon races, sack races, javelin throw, 3-legged races, sprints and balancing beanbags. A great day was had by all.
Here is a little sample of some of our recent art work in room 13. We did some 3-D modelling with the theme of Mexico in mind, we depicted scenes of summer, creating dioramas and scenes in mixed media. We also were inspired by Kandinsky's work "Several Circles" and created our own Outer Space constellations. Enjoy!
4th Class made Sock Heads in science and wrote about the procedure. We are waiting for their hair to grow!
An Mheitheal Rothar came to Bushypark today. 5th & 6th classes had the expertise of 3 bike mechanics to give their bicycles a health check. Thanks a mill An Mheitheal Rothar!
Today we baked buns in Senior Infants . We were hoping to have some for grandparents' day but we had to check to make sure they tasted ok! They were delicious.
On Tuesday (th June we had great fun at our infants sports day. Thanks to Mr. Kilgannon and sixth class for organising it.it.
6th class displayed their lifetime memories and personal qualities in their 'identity boxes'. We really enjoyed learning even more about each other.
Last Friday 5th June, we held our annual Multicultural Day. It was a great success, with 35 different countries represented. The day was a great spectacle of Music, Food, Art and general Culture! We are very proud and grateful for all the help and work that went into making the day such a success. Thanks to the teachers, children & parents who put in so much effort.