We were delighted to welcome Colm & Therese from The Galway Sick Kids Foundation to our school today. It was amazing to be able to present them with our donation of €703.50 collected by our wonderful 2nd & 6th class children. Colm & Therese spoke to us about the work they do and about where the money will be used. It’s great to support one of our local children’s charities!
Today we were delighted to have our Multicultural Day back after two years. It is a day where we celebrate all the different countries of the children in our school and their wonderful cultures and traditions. The children created amazing projects, wore traditional clothes and brought in some delicious food. A huge thank you to all the families who came in to help out. We all had a very enjoyable day!
6th class have been showing 2nd class how to use the Sphero's by coding them on the iPads. It has been great fun! Have a look at some pictures and videos below.
Over the last two weeks we have created projects on tourist attractions all around Ireland. There are so many wonderful places to visit in our country. We learned many interesting facts about all the places we researched and we hope to visit some of these great places over the summer with our families.
For Creative Schools Week 2021, we created a town. We made toilet and kitchen roll holders into buildings, used paper to make a road and a river and then brought in loads of different things we had at home to make our town come to life. We really enjoyed creating it.
Delighted to share a snapshot of the wonderfully creative activities going on throughout the school to mark Creative Schools Week. Such inspiring art and creativity shown here from Junior Infants to 2nd Class - amazing!
Well done everyone!
In Second class we are enjoying getting creative with some Music for Creative Schools week!
We took advantage of the lovely weather yesterday and went for a nature walk in Dangan. It was great to see the river, the castle and trees in the sunshine.
Bhí ceolchoirm le laghaidh seachtain na Gaeilge sa scoil inniu. I rang a dó sheinneamar 'Galway Shawl' agus 'Rattlin' Bog' ar an bhfeadóg stáin. Ansin, chanamar an amhrán 'Cuir do Lámh ar do Chos' agus rinneamar an 'Haka Ghaelach'. Faoi dheireadh rinceamar le 'Shoe the Donkey'. Bhaineamar an-taitneamh as.
We made pancakes at school today. We laid out the ingredients and equipment needed and followed a recipe. Sugar, lemon juice and chocolate were our toppings of choice. The pancakes were delicious!!
6th class & 2nd class joined forces here in Bushypark NS to have our first 'Digital Buddies' Workshop!
Each 2nd class pupil was assigned a buddy from 6th class who worked with them during the various different stations. The 6th class pupils shared their valuable knowledge and iPad skills with their buddies and were fantastic mentors for the 2nd class pupils. For this session we worked with:
'Lego WeDo 2.0'
'See - Saw'
All of the pupils really enjoyed the session. Have a look at the photos to see what we got up to!
We have learned how to play 'The Galway Shawl' on tin whistle. I'm sure you'll agree we're very talented!!
We have been learning all about China. We made some amazing projects on China, The Chinese New Year, Pandas, Tea, Chinese Dragons, Fortune Cookies, Chinese Paper Making, The Sable, Chinese Inventions and The Great Wall of China.
Today we performed our Christmas play in Ms. Lane's 2nd class. It was called 'A Christmas Toy Story'. We have put a lot of work into it over the past few weeks, learning our lines, learning songs and actions and getting our costumes ready. We put on an amazing performance today for our families and friends. We wish everyone a very Happy Christmas!
We have been learning about volcanoes and hibernation in 2nd class. We researched at home and presented our work to the class. Have a look at our AMAZING projects!
We have been trying out many Science experiments recently including : The balloon that can't be inflated, The floating ball, Dancing raisins, Launching a balloon rocket and Erupting volcanoes. Some of us even brought in our own experiments to try out. Have a look at our pictures and videos below.
This week we have been learning about patterns and doing lots of different activities. We even made patterns using ourselves. Can you guess what they are?