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!

 

Running in Rang a Dó

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For September and October we are working in the Athletics strand in our P.E lessons. We watched videos of other children running and talked about what they were doing well and how they could improve. For example, we should look forward when we run. We assessed our own running skills in partners this week. Great running everyone!!!

 

Rang a Dó

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Ms. Donohoe’s Rang a Dó played a board game to get to know each other this afternoon. They talked about their favourite animals, people they like to spend time with, their favourite desserts, what they would like to be when they grow up etc.

6th Class Tour

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6th Class went on their end of year school tour to Jumplanes in Galway today.

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!

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.

 

FAI 5-a-side Tournament

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Well done to all the boys from 4th and 6th class who participated in the FAI 5-a-side tournament at the Showgrounds recently. The boys competed very well in all their games and can be very proud of their performance. Well done boys!

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!


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