Reading in the Sun

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Ms. Donohoe’s class enjoyed reading their library books under the shade of the garden trees this afternoon…..

Confirmation

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Well Done to all of our 6th Class pupils who have prepared so well for their Confirmation ceremony tomorrow morning. We hope you all have a lovely day.

Planting in 6th Class

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Ms. Donohoe’s 6th Class planted the runner beans and carrots they had planted as seeds in pots a few weeks ago in our new school polytunnel this morning.

 

Chess Tournament

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Ms. Donohoe’s 6th Class and Ms. Byrne’s 6th Class have been learning how to play chess this year. Chess can improve problem-solving skills in children. Today, they participated in a chess tournament with childen from other schools. Well Done to them all.

 

Seed Planting

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Ms. Donohoe’s 6th Class are currently learning about how plants grow and the different ways they reproduce. This week we learned about the structure of a seed and planted some seeds as part of the Sow and Grow nationwide campaign. We planted baby carrots, runner beans and cress.

 

Engineers Week

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This week, we had an online chat with two engineers who informed us of the work they do as engineers.
To conclude the week, we were given a group challenge. Civil Engineers design buildings and infrastructure. We had to build a structure using spaghetti or cocktail sticks and marshmallows that would stay standing during an earthquake. First, we brainstormed how we could make the structure strong. For example, one group decided to use multiple spaghetti strands at each stage of their construction. After construction, we made the ground shake underneath each building! Two of the structures proved to be stronger than the others and we discussed the reasons for this. Well Done Everybody!

Cumann na mBunscol Table Quiz

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Well done to the two Mercy Primary teams that participated in the annual Cumann na mBunscol table quiz this evening. They certainly did us proud! Well done Callum, Cameron, Failenn, Aine, Faye, Trinity, Elijah and Erin. Congrats to the winning teams- Knockminna NS (1st), Rosses point NS (2nd) and Calry NS (3rd)

Amigo Skills

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Well Done to girls and boys selected from 6th class to represent Our Lady of Mercy in the Amigo GAA Skills in Summerhill College.

Creating Simple Circuits

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Ms. Donohoe’s 6th Class were discussing electricity yesterday. We watched a video-clip and learned that electricity flows in currents when electrons move from negative to positive. Electricity needs to flow in a complete circuit before it can do “work”. After, we used some batteries and a wire to create a simple circuit of electricity that would make a bulb light.

Violin in 6th Class

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Ms. Donohoe’s 6th Class recently played their first violin concert when they played music for Ms. Fitzpatrick’s Senior Infants. The children have only been playing the instrument since September and can now play quite a few pieces! Maith Sibh!

Science Week 2016

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We had a unique opportunity to take part in an Online Chat with three scientists this morning. The three scientists have a special interest in light and we had prepared lots of questions to ask them! Why did you choose to study light? Are lazers dangerous? Why is black not a colour in the rainbow? Thank you to Ms. Byrne for her help in organising this.

The Annual Hallowe’en Disco!

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