Engineer's Week Rang a 3 - thanks to Lorcan & also to Medtronic for teaching and showing us all about being an engineer. It was fantastic!
We carried out floating and sinking experiments using plasticine, a bowl of water, a banana, an orange, paper clips, unifix cubes and buttons. We tested out the items at different stages, made predictions as to whether the items would float or sink and recorded our results.
We had great fun doing experiments this week for Science Week. We did experiments such as 'where is your blind spot?', dancing raisins, balloon experiments such as launching a balloon rocket and the inflatable balloon where we made predictions about what would happen. We also had a lava lamp and saw how heat changed the wax and we floated a ping pong ball using a hairdryer. Some of us even tried them at home. Check out our pictures and videos below!
We made some fantastic projects on volcanoes and hibernation. We have learned so much from all the different projects. A lot of hard work was put into making them. Have a look at our work!
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.
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.
We did amazing projects on marine letter and the effect it has on marine life and the environment. We learned lots of interesting facts, like where marine litter comes from and looked at ways to stop it from getting worse. Our school action day took place today for the renewal of our green flag, where got to look at and ask questions about other classes projects. Our school motto is: 'Don't throw litter in the sea, it's bad for the fish and me.'
Today we were helping out in the school garden to make our plot look nice for Easter. We removed all the weeds and picked some strawberry plants. Our plot is looking really good now. We'd like to say thanks to the parents who helped out!
Today we went out into the sunshine to sow seeds. We each got our own pot and sowed baby carrots, runner beans and cress. We watered them and have them left in the sunlight to help them grow. We are looking forward to taking care of our pots and watching our seeds grow.
Today we had to say goodbye to our Aquarium! Joanne came to First Class to collect it from us. Joanne also brought lots of really interesting things for us to see. She brought Shark's Teeth, Whale's Teeth, Shark's Skin, Lobster Claws, Dolphin Skull, a Whale's Neck Bone, a Star Fish Shell, a Mermaid's Purse and lots of other exciting things.
We are very sad to see the aquarium go but we really enjoyed having here in First Class - we learned so much from it and we all did wonderful projects on it.
4th Class made Sock Heads in science and wrote about the procedure. We are waiting for their hair to grow!
4th Class Science: where does water go when a plant is watered? Discover how essential the functions of roots and stems are to plant growth!
We decided to treat ourselves to chocolate muffins. Watch carefully and you will see exactly how to make great chocolate cakes! You will see some of our story on the whiteboard.
We didn't keep everything for ourselves! We hope you liked the cards and wreaths we made for you.
We love to share with each other. Look, we brought treats for all our friends. Thank you parents for your help.
Thank you friends from Second Class for coming to sing to us. Happy Valentine's Day to all of you too.
In 3rd class we recently did some lovely baking/cooking with Ms McNicholas. We first made vegetable soup. It was very tasty - some people even asked for more!
We then baked a pineapple upside-down cake and some buns. There were none left by the time we were finished!! YUMMY!!
Junior and Senior Infants were very lucky to be picked to go to visit the Teddy Bear Hospital in NUIG today. We all brought our teddies to the hospital were we explained to the doctors what was wrong with our teddies. Some teddies had sore arms, legs, backs, heads and eyes. The doctors examined our teddies and wrote "pawscriptions" for us, we also brought our teddies for x rays and M.R.I's and then we brought our teddies to the Pharmacy to get some medicine. When our teddies were feeling better we went on the bouncing castles and some of us got our face painted.
This week we carried out some experiments with magnets. We tested lots of different things to see if they were magnetic and then we went on a magnet hunt around our classroom. Here are some pictures of us at work:
We have been learning all about autumn in our class. We went on a nature walk around our school to see some signs of autumn. We found some autumn leaves and saw the leaves falling off trees. We made some autumn leaves, apple prints and autumn trees and this week we will learn about the hedgehog. Have a look at our work and our walk:
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