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.
Today we discussed a very prevalent topic: germs and how they spread. We learned about Ignaz Semmelweis a hungarian scientist (born 1818) who discovered that germs could be spread through human touch and not just through the air as most scientists of his time believed. He was the first doctor to promote hand washing in hospitals and in doing so the spread of infection in the hospital he worked in dropped from 15% to 1%. We then did an experiment to see how germs spread through hand shaking. Take a look at our experiment.
Last week we celebrated Engineering Week 2020! We learned all about the various different types of engineering, from mechanical and biomedical to sound and aeronautical.
We also were lucky enough to have 3 guest speakers come into us to talk about their lines of work. On Thursday Sarah and Lizanne came in to talk to us about Biomedical Engineering. They set us a challenge whereby we had to make a table using newspaper, which was strong enough to hold a heavy book (easier said than done we can assure you!) On Friday Culann McCabe came in to tell us all about Sound Engineering. He showed us a really cool computer programme which he uses and some of us got to have a go at it!
We also took part in a few engineering challenges of our own - at the beginning of the week we created "Spaghetti towers" and "Spaghetti 3D Shapes" and on Friday afternoon, we put all our newfound skills and knowledge to the test in our "Newspaper Construction Challenge". For this 2 of our groups were asked to design and build a tall tower using only Newspaper and masking tape while the other 2 groups were asked to design and create a cage that 2 people could fit into! We learned a lot about the importance of planning & teamwork when it comes to engineering!! Take a look at some of the photos from the week!
This week was engineers week. We had Ronan Coffey, an engineer, come to speak to us about his work and all the important things engineers do. We also worked with 6th class to be engineers ourselves! We worked with the Lego We do and the spheros.
We had a great time learning about engineering in 5th class during Engineers Week with Lizanne and Sarah (Biomedical Engineers) and Culann (Electrical Engineer).
We built different types of bridges this week. We tested to see how strong they were by using small teddies, dolls and coins. We counted the objects to see how many objects made our bridge collapse. We really enjoyed pretending to be real engineers for the day.
We have had a busy week with Engineers Week in the school. The excitement started when we received our fish tank from Galway Aquarium. We learned about the importance of our oceans and how necessary it is for us to care for them. Our task for the month is to care for a number of sea creatures. We will have to feed them, monitor the temperature and filter as well as naming them!
We were also paid a visit by two Biomedical Engineers. They talked in depth about their work and the kids were in awe of what they do daily. They also set us a task- where we had to build a table using simply cardboard, newspaper and tape!
A huge thanks to Pauric, Lizanne & Sarah for a truly enjoyable day!
Sarah and Lizanne who are studying Biomedical Engineering in N.U.I.G visited 5th class today. They explained what they are studying to us and showed us knee and hip replacements. It was very interesting. They gave us a task to build a table at least six inches high that was capable of holding books using newspaper, cardboard and tape. We created some very impressive tables:
On Tuesday we had our 'Day of Action'. Each classes from 1st-6th displayed projects based on the theme Global Citizenship-Travel. We are all making one small change to help the environment and reduce global warming.. Caitríona Cunningham from An Táisce came in to see all our great work and we are now well on the way to getting our 9th green flag.
We had great fun making - and eating - pancakes today in third class
Today, we worked on our Pancóga lesson in Irish and followed through with pancake procedure work in English. Take a look and the photos below and you will see that we can make excellent pancake batter.
We cooked our pancakes but couldn't wait for the most exciting part - trying out as many toppings as possible on our delicious desserts! Finally, we were ready to enjoy the Runaway Pancake and Mr Wolf's Pancake stories.
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!!
We learned all about how to make pancakes like the ingredients and the equipment we needed. After we made the batter for the pancakes we sequenced the steps using pictures. The pancakes were delicious, yum yum.
We have been looking at and exploring 3d shapes in our classroom. We discussed how many faces, edges and vertices each 3d shape has. We created our own shapes (ranging from the simple cube to more complex shapes like pentagonal pyramids and octahedrons) using spaghetti and marshmallows. Take a look at our work...
Today we were learning all about Pancake/Shrove Tuesday at school. We are now thinking about what Lenten promises we will make tomorrow. We had a lot of fun learning how make pancake batter . Sinéad gave us her secret recipe and we took notes of the ingredients! Afterwards we wrote out our own recipe with a list of ingredients and the method. They were delicious - we wish it was Pancake Tuesday EVERYDAY!!!
Today we had a visit from Annette Mc Nelis to Ms Regan's class. Annette did a fabulous music workshop with us, where she explored an environmental message with the class, through music. We all had great fun.
This week in Digital Buddies, Room 10 joined up with Ms. McNicholas' 4th class!!
We had 4 stations:
1. Lego WeDo 2.0
2. Sphero Sprk+ (in drive mode)
4. Sphero Sprk+ (coding mode)
All the pupils really enjoyed the workshop and we hope that 4th class learned lots of new tips and tricks along the way!
Check out some of our photos!
Today, in third class. we made and decorated Valentines Day Cookies. They look and smell delicious
We made love bugs for Valentines Day using our painting, colouring and cutting skills!
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!!
Congratulations to our two teams who took part in The Credit Union Quiz on Sunday (2nd Feb) in the Salthill Hotel. They were great representatives of the school and thanks also to the parents for their support on the day. The teams were Dylan, Stephen, Emily and Ashling, and Luca, Aarushi, Anna and Anushka. Well done guys!