Our school was so lucky to have a Science Presentation by Paddy Madden, a Lecturer on Social Environmental and Science Education at Marino Institute of Education.
We loved listening to Paddy’s stories about the plants, animals and mini-beasts of Ireland. He showed us lots of interesting plants, bugs, shells, rocks, animals homes, insect hotels – so many many things! We could listen to Paddy forever!
Third Classes were so lucky!
Ciarán Murphy, an engineer with IBM came into the Third Classes to do the K’nex Challenge with the children!
Weren’t they so lucky?
Every class in the school enjoys using our School iPads.
We use them for research and for lessons.
Look at the Hairy Heads which we made!
We planted grass seeds in a sock. There was soil in the sock. We placed the sock in a plastic cup, watered the seeds and waited!
We did not have to wait long to see the hair grow.
Hairy Heads! Cute!!!
We love revising our Tables in the yard using Hopscotch.
Who knew Tables could be such fun?
There were wonderful Maths Display noticeboards in many areas of our school during Maths Week. They were bright and colourful with so many interesting mathematical facts on display. We learned so much from these noticeboards.
We like using Target Boards to revise different types of numbers which are written in many different ways.
During Maths Week we all enjoyed a Maths Table Quiz in our classrooms. We worked in small groups and had great fun working together on the answers to the questions which were shown on our Interactive White Boards.
During Maths Week we became very aware of evidence of Maths all around us.
We hadn’t really noticed before but when it was brought to our attention, we noticed Maths everywhere! We had lots of posters around the school illustrating Maths in our environment. We discovered Maths everywhere!!
Third and Fourth Classes really enjoyed doing a Maths Trail around the school and the school grounds.
Fifth and Sixth Classes also enjoyed a more challenging School Maths Trail.
Who knew Maths could be so much fun?
Fifth class demonstrate their ‘green fingers’ as each child plants their seedlings in individual pots. They will eagerly follow the growth journey of their own seedling – making sure that the seedlings get sufficient light and water.
It’s amazing all the scientific knowledge that can be discovered from a box of cocktail sticks and a bag of mini-marshmallows!!!!
Fifth class used their skills of experimenting, designing and making, investigating, observing and and analysing to conclude that the triangle is a strong shape which is used to support structures.
If a brace is put diagonally across a square, we create two triangles and a much stronger shape. The triangle is a very popular building shape because it is not easily distorted.
Spring is in the air! Time to get planting with our school friends!
Looking forward to seeing these flowers bloom shortly!
We visited the Natural History Museum this week for a workshop called Skullduggery. We took the 14 bus to D’Olier Street and walked to Merrion Square. When we got there, our guide Catherine welcomed us in and started her talk straight away. We looked at a human skull, a tiger skull and the skull of a pilot whale. We learned about carnivores, herbivores, insectivores and omnivores. Catherine showed us how tigers trap their prey using their jaws. It was quite scary. We got to hold the tooth of an elephant. It weighed over 1kg and an elephant would have between 4 and 6 of these teeth. It was a very interesting workshop and we all really enjoyed it.
Afterwards we ate our lunch in the park in Merrion Square and played in the playground. We returned to school tired but happy after a great day out.