On Friday we had our end of year assembly. We had a lovely graduation ceremony in the hall where the children said prayers, reflections and sang songs. We also distributed the City Sports awards.
We wish the 6th Class pupils all the best for the future.
We got very lucky with the weather today for our Active School Day. The two 6th classes joined together for some great fun activities on the pitch. Thanks to Mr.Healy and his class for the great set up!
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!
Today, Ms.Lane's 6th class took part in a Seashore Safari on Grattan Beach with Rory from Galway Atlantaquaria. We found many creatures living in the rock pools such as different types of crabs, fish, limpets and snails. Our feet got fairly wet but it was a great day out and we really enjoyed it.
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.
Ms.Lane’s 6th class completed projects about the ancient, new and natural wonders of the world. Have a look at the great projects we did! We learned a lot from these projects and enjoyed doing them.
Huge congratulations to Ms.Lane’s 6th class who completed their first ever marathon on Friday. After 8 weeks of following the Marathon Kids Ireland programme and learning all about the benefits of physical exercise, they were thrilled to complete it. They received some lovely snoods, t-shirts and a medal for their achievement. Well done to all involved, we are very proud of you!!
We would like to say a massive ‘Thank you’ to Patrick & Keith from Pedal Monsters who have been teaching us all about safe cycling for the past few weeks. We learned so much from them, such as how to check our bikes and helmets are safe, road positioning for left and right hand turns and how to cycle around a roundabout. We now feel more confident in how to cycle safely on the road.
Last week for Science week we started an experiment called ‘What lives on us’. We put two slices of bread into clear ziplock bags. One of them was put in with washed hands while the other was put in with unwashed hands. We left the bags for a week to see what would happen. As you can see from the pictures, lots of mold grew on the bread with the unwashed hands showing just how much bacteria is on our hands and how important it is to wash them regularly. We also checked on Judyta's experiment from last week where she left two beans in a jar, in a dark place, with wet cotton pads. We can clearly see they have sprouted and grown a lot in a week.
This morning we participated in a coding workshop with Corrib Coding. We had a live tutorial on zoom where we were guided by Kris in how to code a game. It was great fun. Have a look at some pictures and videos of the games we created below 💻😃
To mark the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week 2021, we participated in Odd Socks Day. Odd Socks Day celebrates how different we all are and promotes being kind to each other. The theme for Anti-Bullying Week this year is ‘One Kind Word’. Today we discussed how we should also be kind to ourselves as well as to others which is so important.
Have a look at some pictures and videos of the great science experiments done in 6th class today. There were experiments about materials and change, myself (human life), friction, forces and magnetism. We had great fun taking part in a science quiz ‘Pick your Brain’ with Phil Smyth. We also took part in two workshops this week: ‘Mastering Memory’ with Ginny Smith and ‘The role of STEM in caring for Asian elephants at Dublin Zoo’. We look forward to participating in a seashore safari as part of the Explorers Education Programme with Galway Atlantaquaria next year.
This week Ms.Lane's 6th class started a programme called Marathon Kids Ireland 2021. This is an 8-week programme, where the class will perform four running sessions each week inching them closer to completing their first marathon, as well as learning about the benefits of physical activity. We are looking forward to running our first ever marathon! Here are some pictures from our first week.
On Friday, we followed a procedural writing recipe in our English books to make these delicious pancakes. We brought in our own toppings and really enjoyed the process 🥞🥞🥞
Last week we took advantage of the good weather and went on a nature walk to Dangan. We completed a history trail and filled in worksheets answering questions on the River Corrib, Menlo Castle and the Tea House Folly. It was very enjoyable!
Delighted to share some more amazing creative work from the 3rd to 6th classes to mark Creative Schools Week. Such inspiring creations - well done everyone, so impressive!
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!
Congratulations to Anne Marie Egan and Dillon Kitt (both 6th Class) who recently won prizes in the Galway Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Essay Writing Competition. Anne Marie came 1st in Galway and 3rd in Connaught, and Dillon came 3rd in Galway and 2nd in Connaught! Well done guys - great achievement.
Here are Anne Marie and Dillon pictured receiving their prizes from Frances Egan (President of the Galway PTAA) and Sean Duffy (Secretary of the Galway PTAA), also pictured with one of our 6th Class teachers - Ms Hynes.