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Reading Stars Challenge

Reading Stars Challenge

Congratulations to Grace in Mr Gorman’s 4th class who is the first in the school to read 10 books in our Reading Challenge. Looks like her friends are not too far behind her!
Remember – anyone who reads 5 books gets a lucky dip. Anyone who reads 10 books gets a homework pass and is the … Continue reading Reading Stars Challenge

Just a little bit extraordinary

Just a little bit extraordinary

Ms Sullivan’s fourth class revisited Highlanes Art Gallery in Drogheda last week to see their own self portraits – Just a little bit Extraordinary – on show. Thanks to Highlanes for offering our school the fantastic opportunity of w…

Science Week- Design and Make a Lava Lamp

Science Week- Design and Make a Lava Lamp

Apparatus- Vegetable Oil, Water, Measuring Jug, Plastic bottle(s), food colouring, Alka Seltzer Tablets.
 
Background info and Experiment:
Chemical Energy is energy that is released during chemical reactions. Alka Seltzer tablets contain two chemicals (Citric Acid and Bread Soda) that react when they meet water. This produces Carbon Dioxide (CO2).  Oil is lighter than water so it sits … Continue reading Science Week- Design and Make a Lava Lamp

Paper Helicopters

Paper Helicopters

What we learned
The shape of the helicopter rotor blades make it spin when dropped from a height. Gravity pulls the helicopter down. The air resists the movement and pushes up each rotor separately, causing the helicopter to spin.
What we did
We made paper helicopters and watched them spin as they
were dropped.

 
 

Arts Week- Visiting Trumpet Player

Arts Week- Visiting Trumpet Player

Today is the first day of Arts Week and we were lucky enough to be joined by professional trumpeter and interpretive artist John Walsh. John has played with artists such as Tom Jones and U2 and has also recorded some of Ireland’s most well known tunes such as the intro to The Sunday Game. John … Continue reading Arts Week- Visiting Trumpet Player

Maths Week 2018

Maths Week 2018

We had great fun during Maths Week 2018. We took part in lots of activities. We tried Target Boards and puzzles every morning. We tried out lots of the activites on the Maths Week website. We enjoyed working out the problems.
We went out around the school on a maths trail during the week and on … Continue reading Maths Week 2018

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali – Surreal Art Techniques
We’ve been learning about Salvador Dali and some of the techniques he used to create surreal art.
Juxtaposition: Putting two different things side by side that don’t normally go together.  Transformation – Turning something familiar into something unusual.  Dislocation – Objects are placed where they shouldn’t be. Levitation – Making things float or fly … Continue reading Salvador Dali

Design a Rocket

Design a Rocket

Strand: Energy and Forces, Materials and Change
Apparatus: Berocca, Container, any tablet that dissolves and fizzes e.g. Alka-Seltzer, Vitamin C tablets, blu-tack, water, Vinegar.
Expected Results: When water is added to the tablet the gas carbon dioxide is released. The pressure of the carbon dioxide gas builds up inside the canister until it becomes so great that … Continue reading Design a Rocket

Electricity

Electricity

 
In pairs we worked out for ourselves how to make a light bulb work!
 

Can you balance?

Can you balance?

In order to balance when you are standing your centre of gravity should be over your feet. When you are standing and bend forwards your centre of gravity starts to move forward too. Normally, you’d compensate by sticking your bum out behind you. In this experiment you stand with your back and heels against a … Continue reading Can you balance?

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