We have been learning all about Irish legends in history these past few weeks. The most recent story we learned about was 'The Salmon of Knowledge'. As part of drama this week teacher asked us to create different freeze frames from the story. We had fun using props and working together. Teacher and the rest of the class had to guess our characters and which scene we were creative a still of! We had a lot of fun!
We have been busy getting creative in rang a trí since returning to school. We have been doing the theme Mé Féin in Irish and for art we created our own personal figurines using felt, scissors and markers. We also created our own personal 'Identity Grids' that represent our hobbies and what makes us special and unique. We talked about positive attributes in SPHE and traced our arms and cut them out to make a class flower decorated with our own positive qualities!
Last Friday, September 20th, Garda Alan and Garda Christina came to visit both fifth classes to discuss water safety with us. They gave us some very good advice on how to stay safe around water. We appreciate them taking time out to come and talk to us.
We had a great talk with our community Gardaí about Water Safety in 5th Class . Thank you Garda Alan and Garda Christina.
We harvested our vegetables last week and made yummy soup.Thank you Karen,Gail and Dolores for all your help.
The boys and girls in Rang 6 were making the most of the Indian summer last week and some of us went swimming in the sea. Luckily, Garda Christina Galvin and Garda Alan Regan came in to school to give us some tips on staying safe in the water. We'd like to say a big thanks to them for the informative talk.
We were very lucky in room 13 that Eileen, Gloria and Caroline from the Parents Association came in to make soup with us. We picked vegetables from our school garden and then used them to make delicious autumnal soup. We enjoyed our soup with some croutons and scones. Here are some pictures of us busy at work and enjoying our soup. Thanks to Eileen, Gloria and Caroline for taking the time to make soup with us.
This week we were fortunate enough to have a visit from the NUIG Cell Explorers team!
We became real scientists when we donned our lab coats and took part in some really cool activities! We extracted DNA from bananas using some very cool equipment and then we built our very own double helix.
It was a fantastic workshop and it's safe to say that the future of science in Galway looks very bright indeed!
A special word of thanks Muriel & the Cell Explorers team for this fantastic workshop!
Take a look at some of the photos from the day!
The pupils of 6th Class proved to be budding scientists during the Fantastic DNA Workshop held in our class yesterday. We learned about cells and the structure of DNA. We had great fun performing an experiment to extract DNA from a banana. We wore lab coats and used tubes and pipettes to conduct the experiment. We also worked in groups to build a DNA molecule. We wish to thank Muriel and her team from the Biology Dept. in NUIG for this fun and interesting workshop.
Our 6th classes recently took advantage of the lovely weather and went on a History Trail! We went to Dangan where we visited both Menlo Castle & The Tea House Folly.
We learned about the history of each and then we used our new-found knowledge to complete our 'Trail Sheets'
Take a look at some of our photos from the day!
We had great fun harvesting our garden and making vegetable soup with Gráinne and Eileen from our Parents Association in Mr McDonagh's 5th class. Thank you :)
On Friday we did a soil investigation. We found worms, stones, roots, moss, twigs and leaves in the soil. We used magnifying glasses to get a closer look. We released the worms into the soil outside afterwards.
Last week Ms. Regan's third class were very busy. On Tuesday they made lovely brown bread. Then on Wednesday some of the mum's came in and we made soup. We used vegetables from the garden - we planted them in spring. The soup and bread were really delicious
We had a lovely start to our school year in room 17. We made soup with the vegtables we planted last year. We harvested the vegtables and then peeled them to be chopped.The parents association kindly provided pots and utensils and helped us chop the vegatables and cook the soup. The finished product was delicious! Take a look at our pictures...
Here's some recent artwork that we have done. We created a flower using our hands to show that, like petals, 'we are each unique and beautiful, but together we are a masterpiece.' We also made autumn trees. We used cotton buds to create our leaves. We dabbed them into orange, red and yellow paint and onto our page.
We made delicious soup in school today. With the help of some parents we picked vegetables from the garden that we had sown last year. We added them to the vegetables we brought in from home to make our soup. We really enjoyed making it and it was really tasty.
We are very lucky to have gotten the chance to make soup in class this morning. We brought in some vegetables and equipment from home. We went outside and picked the vegetables we grew in the school garden last year. We then washed and peeled all the vegetables and got help to chop them up. Three lovely parents came in to help us make the soup. It was really delicious!! We even had brown bread and croutons, yum!
Today we had a lot of fun making delicious soup at school! We picked lots of different vegetables from the school garden that we sowed last year in second class. We picked onions, carrots, parsnips, turnips and potatoes . We also brought in a vegetable from home to add to the soup pot. We peeled our vegetables onto a chopping board and cleaned up afterwards! We waited patiently for the soup to cook in the staffroom and enjoyed it for lunch! It was delicious! Thanks to Gloria, Eileen and Caroline for helping us also!