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.
Big congratulations to our 6th Class debating team who won the Debating Final and took home the Sr De Lourdes Perpetual Cup on Wednesday. The team was proposing the motion "The USA Can Lead the World to a Safe Future" and defeated St Ita's NS, Loughrea. The team members were Shane McLoughlin, James McDonnell, Dillon Kitt, Alex Roe, Caoimhe Hogan and Temitade Adedeji. Congratulations also to Shane McLoughlin who won Best Overall Speaker!
Well done to all our 6th Class pupils for their hard work and research - it was a great help and support. Thanks and well done also to the teachers and Patricia O'Rourke who put in lots of hard work over the last couple of months to prepare the team for the debates - it was a real team effort!
Here are some photos from the day. To see the video of the debate, please check out the "Our School" tab.
On Thursday 28th April, our 6th Classes had a visit from three members of the Garda Síochana; Garda Alan Regan, Sergeant Mick Walsh and Garda Kevin Farrelly. They spoke to us about their work as Gardaí and also about behaviour and respect in general. It was very informative and we learned some interesting things - it was a great insight into the difficult work that the Gardaí have to do.
We also had a little bit of fun and got to see some of the Garda Training equipment in action, such as: training shields and real handcuffs! The Gardaí also used the "Speed Gun" to check our running speeds on the yard - some of our runners very nearly got speeding tickets!!
We would like to thank Garda Alan and his colleagues for taking the time to visit us.
We held our County Sports Trials in Dangan last Friday. Everyone ran so well on the day. We wish all those who got through the very best of luck on May 24th.
On Tuesday afternoon we had a whole school skipping show in the hall with Lee. Some of us got to demonstrate the new skipping skills that we learned. We have all made wonderful progress since Lee has started coming to the school. Thanks Lee!!
An Mheitheal Rothar came to Bushypark today. 5th & 6th classes had the expertise of 3 bike mechanics to give their bicycles a health check. Thanks a mill An Mheitheal Rothar!
Our 5th and 6th classes and after school choir really enjoyed singing with over 300 other primary school students last Saturday with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland.
Well done to the children in 6th class! Lots of information was shared in class as we researched and presented projects on 'Old Galway'.
6th Class made their own colour wheels during art. Starting using the three primary colours - red, yellow, and blue, - the colours were mixed resulting in the colour wheel of primary, secondary and tertiary colours.