Look at how much we've grown! We've had a great first year in school and our fantastic Reading Buddies set up an outdoor challenge for us on Tuesday, June 20th. We had lots of fun looking and recording.
6th Class had a great day at Petersburg Adventure Centre on their school tour last Friday. The children took part in water activities such as canoeing, gorge walking and caving. They also enjoyed land activities such as abseiling and an obstacle course. A good time was had by all.
We designed and made periscopes in Room 11 recently. We placed two parallel mirrors into a cardboard cuboid. Light bounced between the mirrors to enable us to see around corners or see things that are too high for us. We have seen periscopes being used in submarines.
Many thanks to Jarlath from Connacht Rugby who came in to do some rugby skills and play some mini games with us.
Our 2nd and 6th Class pupils who made their First Holy Communion and their Confirmation have been kind enough to donate some of their Communion and Confirmation money to two different charities.
Our Confirmation pupils raised €855 for Pieta House! And our Communion pupils raised €579 for CLDP (Children's Language Development Preschool).
Well done to everyone who generously donated to these very worthwhile causes - you should all be very proud of yourselves!
Here are some photos of the pupils presenting their cheques.
We have had a very busy month in First class.We went on our school tour to The Burren Nature Sanctuary.We saw a fairy forest,held rabbits,learned about butterflies and bumblebees,saw fossils and played in a cool playground.
We were so lucky that Momo's mum Nana came into our class and showed us origami.It was great fun.
We went on a Teddy Bear's Picnic down to Dangan.
Last year Meera's mum, Tamaru, was so kind to share her expertise with us and helped us make beautiful ceramic pots. We kept them until the end of the year so we could plant some pretty flowers in them. We will take great care of them at home and can't wait to see them bloom! Thanks Tamaru, we love them!
A few weeks ago in 5th class, when we were learning about heat, we made our own ovens out of pizza boxes and shoe boxes. We had to wait for a sunny day for it to work and reach a high temperature so this week was perfect! We put chocolate in our "ovens" and left it outside in the sun. The sun reflected off the tin foil and through the cling film, hitting off the black card to trap and absorb the heat, resulting in a hot oven! Our chocolate melted in no time and we certainly enjoyed the results!!
We visited the Burren Nature Sanctuary for our school tour. We did lots of activities- we did a leave no trace walk, petted and fed the animals and played in the playground! We had lots of fun!
We had a great day on June 9th celebrating grandparents day! Our grannies and grandads came to school and we performed for them. The brilliant school band performed first and then we sang songs- 'The Galway Shawl' and 'Yellow Submarine'. We also performed an Irish dance! We then went to our classrooms for a Q and A and found out about our grandparents school days. The parents association kindly made tea and cakes for our visitors and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day!
6th Class would like to thank Garda Alan Regan and his colleagues Marcus, Andy and Kevin, for taking us on a trip to Mill Street Garda Station and to Galway Courthouse during Bike Week. Our cycle to Mill Street was followed by a tour of the Garda Station including surveillance rooms and the fingerprinting room. We then went to the Courthouse where we had a mock sitting of the Circuit Court before cycling back to school. The trip was very interesting.
Well done to the school basketball team who made it to the Galway Schools Basketball Final. The team met Buaile Beag in a very exciting final which was played in St. Mary's College. Well done to our team who played so well and well done to Buaile Beag, who emerged as the eventual winners.
6th Class tested out the school's new iPads this week. We played maths games and created art and music on a range of apps. The iPads are very easy to use and educational.
We had a great day out today, Wednesday the 14th of June. We got the bus to Turoe pet farm where we got to play indoors, feed the animals, play outdoors and go on the biggest bouncy slide you've ever seen! We met lots of fantastic animals along our nature walk. Have a look at all our happy faces!
Today, Kieran, Colm and Ms. Regan made Shepherds Pie. We used herbs from the school garden. The pie was delicious (although Kieran wasn't too sure about that)
Today, we used i-pads for the first time in 2nd class. We played games on apps like Mathsfight and Bee-Bot and created characters on Tellagami Edu. It was great fun!
Yesterday we went on our school tour to the Let's Go Camp in the Kingfisher at N.U.I.G. We took part in lots of different activities such as wrecking ball, wobbly ladder, climbing wall, roller racers, twister, inflatable slide, inflatable obstacle course, air mountain, disco dome and zorbing. It was a fun-filled day of action and we all had great fun.
Last Friday, 2nd June was our annual Multicultural Day. As usual, it was a wonderful day full of colour, dance, music and of course lots of delicious food from the many countries which make up our diverse and exciting school! Here are just some of the photos from the day.
It is the season of summer and watching the beautiful butterflies fluttering by inspired us to learn more about them. We read about their life cycle and we read'The Very Hungry Caterpillar,' by Eric Carle. We found a ladybird in the yard one day so we looked at their life cycle in our Small World book and read 'The Very Lazy Ladybird.' Look at our beautiful butterflies!
We took a step back into our childhood and took out the play dough in 5th class! We decided to take it up a level and make 2D creations on coloured card. They are images from our imagination. We spread a thin layer of playdough on the page and added different colours to create the image. Then we painted PVA glue on them to make them last longer.
The children in 5th class learned about Vincent Van Gogh. He was a very talented artist and his paintings and creations are very famous around the world. We studied his use of colour and his techniques that he tended to use. Take a look at our interpretations of the creations . We particularly liked Starry Night, Sunflowers, The Skeleton and The Bedroom.