Keep Our World Clean!

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2nd Class sang songs today with a special message about keeping our environment clean. They used rhythm sticks and actions as they sang. They sang about litter and learned that dog poo can be dangerous and should always be safely cleaned up!

The Gardening Club

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Our after-school Gardening Club started on Monday. They used leaves, petals etc. to create this beautiful pattern!

 

Energy Workshop

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Lisa visited our classroom today to talk to us about energy. We formed an energy chain to show how energy moves from the sun to the wheat growing in the field, then the farmer harvests the wheat and it is made in to cornflakes in a factory. We eat the cornflakes to give us energy!

Afterwards we had a race to see which team could dress themselves well for the cold months ahead to keep heat energy inside their bodies!

 

Green-Schools Award Ceremony

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For the past two years, our school has been working on the theme of Energy in our Green-Schools Programme. Today, we were awarded a new Green Flag for our work on the programme. Two members of our Green-School committee, Layla Nibbs and Thomas Bell, collected the flag with Mrs. Stenson and Ms. Donohoe. Well Done everyone!

Energy Awareness Week

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This week was Energy Awareness Week in Mercy Primary! Energy is our theme of work towards our next Green-Schools Flag. We concluded the week today with a Low Energy Day. We used much less energy today than last Friday. Well done to everybody for their efforts!!

CENSUS 2016

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We have been interpreting data and collecting, recording and communicating data in Ms. Donohoe’s room.

A national census provides facts and figures that are needed by the government to study the social and economic conditions of a country. The next census of Ireland will be recorded this weekend. Information collected about every person in the country this Sunday night is used by the government to plan for the future. This is a great opportunity for us to see data recorded, collected, interpreted and communicated in a real life situation. After learning about the census process, we conducted a class census.

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Show Racism the Red Card!

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Ms. Donohoe’s 6th Class participated in a Show Racism the Red Card Workshop with Sligo Rovers player John Russell today.

Energy Awareness Week

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Last week was Energy Awareness Week in our school. The next Green-School Flag we are working towards requires us to make greater efforts to conserve energy at school and at home by turning off lights, closing doors, turning off taps, walking to school when we can etc. All classes participated in workshops with Martina Butler from the Heritage Council, school and home energy audits, ‘WOW’ Day, quizzes, poster competitions etc. By the end of the week, it was clear to everybody that we all CAN change our bad habits in to good habits! Well Done everybody and keep up the good work!

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A Sea Aquarium in the Classroom

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Ms. Donohoe’s 6th Class had an aquarium in their classroom for a few weeks recently. The aquarium contained seven species that live in Irish waters including a starfish, a hermit crab and a prawn. The children had to feed the species regularly and check the water temperature and oxygen filter daily. They researched each species in groups and presented their findings to the class. They also discussed the causes and effects of water pollution and designed awareness posters to display in school.

Ancient Egypt 🐪🐫☀️🔶

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In 3rd class we have been busy doing a project on Ancient Egypt recently. We have done a lot of individual and group research both in books and on the computers and now we are experts on the life of Tutankhamen, mummies, pyramids and all things Egyptian. We sorted through pictures of historical artefacts and worked in groups to study Ancient Egyptian methods of farming. Of course we have also been busy doing spectacular works of Art that are displayed in the third class corridor. We particularly loved writing our names in hieroglyphics!

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Bin It!

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Last week, the children from 3rd Class to 6th Class participated in a comical workshop and discussion about littering and the proper disposal of chewing gum.

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Green-School Committee

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The all new Green-School committee for 2015-2016 has been appointed and the members met for the first time today. They will especially work on recycling and energy monitoring duties in the coming months. They received special Green-Schools badges to wear on their uniforms everyday too!

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