Sixth class (Room 11) recently composed their own gymnastic routines and performed them in front of the class. The routines involved using a range of skills including forward and backward rolls, cartwheels and sideways rolls as well as incorporating actions such as controlled flight and take off.
Tara, Rosa and Kieran from S.A.P came to visit our classroom today. They showed us how to use the programme Scratch on our laptops. We worked in pairs and created animated programmes on the laptop. By the end of the workshop we had created some very impressive animations using various sound effects, movements, backgrounds and sprites. We look forward to using Scratch again in our classroom. We would like to thank Tara, Rosa and Kieran for such an enjoyable workshop.
Today we were introduced to the building blocks of programming by way of Scratch. Kieran, Rosa and Tara from SAP were kind enough to come in and show us how to create animations using the Scratch programming language. By working collaboratively and thinking creatively we generated impressive finished products which included sound, backgrounds and movement. We were extremely interested in Scratch and will definitely be practising our new skills. Thanks to the representatives from SAP for an enjoyable workshop.
We have been learning about spiders in Room 1. We know that they have eight legs and that they spin webs. We love the rhyme Incy Wincy Spider and also Little Miss Muffet. Last week we made spiders using clay, pipe cleaners and googly eyes. Today we painted our spiders and we will bring them home for Halloween tomorrow.......
We learned how to save energy and how to create energy (electricity) with Will from Sustainable Energy Ireland in Mr McDonagh's fourth class. It was great fun :)
When we came back to school, we made some brilliantly creative creatures with our collections!
We have been learning about the habitats of animals and plants in 3rd Class. On Thursday, October 15th, we packed our bags and headed on an adventure. We explored the beautiful grounds of NUIG. We had such a lovely day. We saw such a wide range of trees, leaves, berries and animals. We even discovered some hidden burrows! Take a look at what we found...
Junior Infants have been having lots of fun in school. We especially love doing P.E. and art. Today we made some scary Hallowe'en spiders!
We have been working very hard in our maths class and we are now learning our multiplication tables. They can be tricky but we know our cheerleader, boxer and rocket chants now! We play some games to test our partners. We also learned new 2-D shapes such as a quadrilateral, hexagon, octagon and even decagon last week and designed some creative tessellations. Here are some pictures of us practicing multiplication and challenging our friends in games of Connect 4!
On Tuesday the 13th of October, sixth class (Rm 11) took part in a workshop with Will from the SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland). The workshop involved exploring ways of saving energy in our school and at home, powering an LED light with potatoes and putting what we learned to the test in ‘Guzzler’s Energy Challenge’ game. The work shop was thoroughly enjoyable and if you’re looking for any energy saving tips, be sure to ask the boys and girls in room 11!
Congratulations to St. MIchael's u12 football team won the County League Final last Saturday Oct 10th with a win against Micheall Breathnachs. This followed a very successful league with wins over Spideal, Breathnachs, Leitir Moir, Killanin and Carraroe., There was a large representation of current pupils from Bushpark school on the panel:
Dillon Kitt, Daniel Bradley-Coyne, Dylan Joyce, Conal Gallagher, Darragh O'Malley, Ciaran Park, Dara Regan, Conor Moran, Harry Walsh, Max Campbell, Oliver Kelly, David Dolan, Shane McLoughlin, James Carroll, Odhran Taylor, Oisin Madden, Sean Heaney, Evan Thornton, Caomhan Mannion, Maithiu O'Toole, Cathal Monaghan, Danny Breen, Conor Cooke-Winters
Well Done Guys!!
Will from the SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) came into our class today to do this very interesting workshop. We all agreed that we need electricity in our everyday lives but after hearing about fossil fuels and how they damage the environment, we feel we have to make some changes to our energy consumption. We have come up with some simple measures to take in the classroom and in our homes. Our suggestions e.g. turning lights off when we leave the room, not leaving appliances on standby, only putting enough water in the kettle for the number of cups of tea we're making, earned us lots of points in the 'Guzzler's Energy Challenge' game. We also looked at renewable sources of energy and investigated how potatoes can generate energy. We learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed this workshop.
Today Will from S.E.A.I came to visit our classroom. He made us aware of ways in which we can reduce our energy consumption and look after the world we live in. We played an energy game on a gigantic floor mat to recap on everything we learned. Will then did two really good experiments with us the first one showed how a vitamin c tablet can cause an explosion and the second one showed us that not only are potatoes delicious to eat but they can also generate electricity. Here are some photographs of us during our electricity workshop:
We looked at the work of the American sculptor Claes Oldenburg this week. He is known for his large replicas of everyday objects. As Bia is our Gaeilge topic this month, we decided to create Bia sculptures from clay. We worked up quite an appetite while doing so.
We created some Autumn trees by using tinfoil to dab on a leaf effect with red, orange and yellow paint. We think they turned out great!!
We have been reading and learning about animals that lived in Ireland years ago but that are now extinct. We did some amazing projects on these animals. Some of us made posters with brilliant facts and images while others did great projects on Powerpoints or word documents which you can read below. We are very proud of our work!!