What a week we've had here in Room 10 and we are delighted to announce that Bushypark NS are now the National Maths Week Target Board champions! We, along with the other senior classes, took part in the sometimes "mind boggling" task of carrying out various computations and equations in order to compete in the Target Board Challenge. Tensions were often high and we found ourselves in a real battle with another school on Thursday afternoon; however all the hard work paid off in the end! A lot of co-operation and teamwork was involved and each person's input was greatly needed!
We want to say a huge thank you to Mr. Cunningham for organising all of the Maths Week Activities!
Take a look at some of the highlights from Maths Week in Room 10!
We did some lovely activities this week for Maths Week. Here are some pictures of what we did. They were fun ways of learning Maths.
Thanks and well done to MacDara and Shay for their amazing volcano projects. They added vinegar, bread soda, washing-up liquid and red food colouring to make their volcanoes erupt. It was great fun watching them. Great work boys!!
Yesterday we did an investigation on a sample of soil to see what we would find. During our search we found bugs, moss, twigs, leaves and stones as well as other things. We then filled half a glass jar with soil and the other half with water and left it to settle for an hour. We recorded what had sank and what had floated to the top.
Green Schools Walk Ability
Today my class had a visit from Caitríona, the Green Schools person. She told us that we were going on a walk to the Bailey and Bushypark Church. She gave some of us jobs. Tommy and Isabelle were on timing, Cian and Aidan were tallying the vehicles and Sophie, Leah and I were measuring the distance with trundle wheels.
We started at the school gates wearing hi-vis vests and carrying pens and paper. By the time we got the Bailey we covered 580m and it took 8mins 42secs going up and 7mins 19seconds going down. We saw 74 cars, 5 lorries, 3 bikers and 1 digger.
Going down to the church from our school gate was 864m and took 11mins 49 seconds . We saw 52 vans, 17 lorries, 3 buses, 2 walkers, 2 bikers and 320 cars.
On our walk we saw lots of leaves, some of them were the sycamore, the hawthorn, oak, birch, ash and horse chestnut. We also found some holly, ivy, ash keys [ash tree seeds] and butterfly plants.
Some good things we saw along our walk ability trip were a zebra crossing outside our school, a school sign, a footpath and a speed limit sign. Some things we saw that were not too good were that the footpath didn’t continue all the way up to The Bailey, our school sign was slightly covered by a bush and the speeding sign was very small.
It was a really fun day and I’m sure everyone would love to do it again!
By Bridget Egan, 5th Class.
Here in 6th class we recently looked into the colour wheel - learning all about primary, secondary and tertiary colours.
We explored how we can create a huge variety of colours and tones by mixing the 3 Primary colours: Red, Blue and Yellow. We also looked at 'complimentary colours' - which are colours that are found at opposite sides of the colour wheel.
Take a look at our how we created our wonderful 'Colour Wheel Eyes' - it's amazing what can be achieved using only 3 colours!
Today we had a visit from Mary and Catherine from the RNLI. They told us all about this great voluntary organisation and spoke to us about staying safe in, and around water. We also learned about the flags and what they mean.
On Thursday, September 27th, members of the parents association were very kind and came into our classroom to help us make some delicious autumnal soup. First we gathered some vegetables from our school garden. When we returned to the classroom we washed, peeled and chopped all our vegetables. The ladies then brought our pots to the staff room where they cooked and blended the soup for us. When the soup was ready we got to enjoy it with tasty croutons in our classroom. It was delicious. We would like to thank all the parents that helped us out, we really appreciate them coming in to help us make soup.
We are settling into our new school and making lots of new friends . We have been learning all about the shoe shop and playing in the role play area, with the small world toys, at the creative station and with the construction toys.
We made delicious vegetable soup from harvesting our school garden this morning with the Parents' Association in Mr McDonagh's fifth class. Bhí an anraith an-bhlasta :)
This is our new Green Schools Committee. We are renewing our 9th green flag. The theme is Global Citizenship (Travel). Over the next few weeks we will be checking that we are all reducing waste and separating rubbish correctly. We will be checking that lights and switches are being turned off at breaks and we will be checking taps for any leaks.
Today for Science we explored our school grounds to find different materials such as stones, leaves, soil, twigs, grass and flowers. We checked their properties to see if they were hard, soft, rough, crumbly, bendy, shiny or round and filled in a chart to show our findings.
3rd class got the wonderful opportunity to make soup at school recently! We picked some organic vegetables that we sowed in the school garden last year as our ingredients. We washed and peeled the vegetables in our classroom and our helpers and teacher chopped them and helped us put them in a pot. We waited hungrily while the soup was cooked and we enjoyed a homemade bowl with some delicious bread afterwards! Yummy!! Special thanks to Christine, Sylvia, Michelle and Lorraine for all their help in the soup kitchen and to Kotaro for making us the delcious bread!
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