Archive for 'Science'

Comhghairdeas – Congratulations

A huge well done to all the children in the school. This is our 12th year in a row to win an award for Science and Maths Excellence from Science Foundation Ireland. 5th Class Science Fair will be held in the hall on Wednesday June 20th at 1.30. All wel…

Minibeast hunt

Minibeast hunt

Last week we went on a minibeast hunt.  See photos….      

Summer in 1st class

Over the past month we have been very busy in 1st class. We went on a summer walk, where we saw different signs of summer. We also had a drama workshop on the theme of animals in the jungle which we really enjoyed. We did experiments testing different …

Gardening – 2nd Class

Gardening – 2nd Class

On Friday June 1st Mrs.O’Rourke and Seamus took our class out to the school organic garden. We planted many seeds such as beans, beetroot and red onion. We learned how to evenly space out the seeds and how to care for our garden.

All About Sound!

All About Sound!

Recently we learned all about sound!
We carried out some investigations to see how sound travels through air and wood and designed and made ear muffs using tissue, bubble wrap or cotton wool! We even designed and made our own instruments. They turned out really well! Take a look!

We know that our hearing is very important … Continue reading All About Sound!

Minibeast hunt

We had great fun in 1st class hunting for minibeasts in the playground. We spotted lots of different insects in the grass, under the window sills, on the playground and in the soil. We saw snails, bumble bees, earthworms, woodlouse, spiders and ants. W…

Agri Aware i Rang a Cúig

5th Class are well on the way with the Agri Aware Incredible Edibles Challenge. We have planted potatoes. carrots, turnip, lettuce, strawberries and chives. We are worried about our strawberries but will keep you updated.   

Action Stations!

Action Stations!

Science in action!

Fourth Class have been learning about the respiration system over the last fortnight. Working in pairs, they investigated breathing rate and how it may be affected by relaxation and exercise. First, they measured their partner’s resting breathing rate. Then, they measured their breathing rate after a few minutes of meditation.

Finally, they measured each … Continue reading Action Stations!

Agri Aware in Junior Infants

Junior Infants started the Agri Aware programme today. It was great fun. We planted carrots, chives. spinach, strawberries, potatoes, lettuce  and turnips. It was really interesting to see the different seeds and to see how plants grow differently.

Aistear – Animal Theme

We started a new theme in aistear today. For our role play area we made a pet shop, it’s a special pet shop with monkeys and giraffes! We are acting out the Chicken Licken story for the small world area. We also can create stories around the farm…

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