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22 Oct

STEM Flying ‘Ghosts’ We learned all about electricity this week – especially static electricity. We created our own static electricity by rubbing balloons on our hair and jumpers making them stick to the walls and windows. We made some of our ‘ghosts’ fly using the static from our balloons! Pumpkin Painting We had great fun painting pumpkins as a group – deciding on characters together, painting and drawing their faces! We will raffle off Olaf, the Ninja Turtle and Scarecrow tomorrow and kids can take them home for their Mid-Term! Pumpkin... 

29 Sep

We have had a great start to the new year in Ms. Kane’s class. We are happy to be back and were so excited to see our friends again! It’s been a busy month, filled with lots of new learning and some of our favourite, familiar activities! One of the most exciting things we’ve done is baking! Ms. Kelly has the best recipes and it wasn’t long before we were making lots of new treats! So far, we’ve made flapjacks, cookies and fairy cakes. Baking allows us to practise Maths skills like estimating and measuring in a practical way. We’ve also completed some procedural... 

12 Jun

Welcome to our submission for the Discover Primary Science and Maths award for 2020. This is our 15th year taking part in the Awards, although this school year has been a little different! Once again, we are applying for the Plaque of STEM Excellence. This award is given to schools that carry out extensive work in science, technology, engineering and maths, all of which are very important in St. Peter’s. This is the 6th year that we have had Junior and Senior Infants taking part in the award! It is great to see the young scientists have so much fun learning about science and maths. Each year... 

2 Apr

Fizzy Rainbow Easter ‘Egg-speriment’ (Credit: https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/baking-soda-and-vinegar-rainbow-easter-eggs/) Question: What happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar? Predict: What do you think will happen? You will need: Small plastic Easter eggs or real empty egg shells that have been washed outEmpty egg cartonBaking soda Vinegar or lemon juiceFood colouring (optional)Tray Investigation: Place the tray on the table and put the egg carton on the tray. If you don’t have a tray, you could put some newspaper or paper towels on the table. Put your...