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8 Mar

Fourth Class had a great time bringing in our favourite books and sharing our favourite images and scenes with each other in the classroom.

We also loved getting the chance to read to Senior Infants and listening to them read to us too!

The best part was getting to be in our cosy pajamas while we did all of it!

4 Mar

Fáilte ar ais chuig Frása na Seachtaine!

Mar cheiliúradh ar Lá Domhanda na Leabhar is é ár bhfrása an tseachtain seo ná…

Is é an leabhar is fearr liom le léamh ná __________!

Bain sult as a bheith ag léamh ar scoil agus sa bhaile gach lá más féidir leat!

26 Feb

Fáilte ar ais chuig Frása na Seachtaine!

Táimid fós ag foghlaim faoin éadaí.

Déan iarracht do chuid Gaeilge a chleachtadh gach lá ar scoil agus sa bhaile.

Anois, is é frása na seachtaine seo:

Tá dath glas ar mo chóta.

Tá dath dearg ar mo hata.

Tá dath gorm ar mo scairf.

25 Feb

We have been learning about the environment and climate change in 6th class and are busy working on our Science Blast submission.

As part of our research into climate change, we studied some shocking facts about the way it affects different countries. We have been learning about Malawi and the economy there. We watched some great Donal Skehan clips about a visit he took there and heard some interviews with locals regarding the changing climate over the past number of years.

We saw how drought affects crop yields and how heavy rain can also be responsible for destroying products. We also learned about how access to clean drinking water can affect people in developing countries. Access to clean water is not something we should take for granted.

We decided to carry out an investigation into water filtration and tried our best to filter water to make it cleaner ourselves. Here’s how we got on:

Materials:

  • Bucket of mud to add to water
  • Clear plastic cups
  • Coffee filters, plastic bags, tissues
  • Elastic bands

Method:

  1. Collect some mud/ muck from outside to add to clean water.
  2. Mix the mud into the water until it’s cloudy.
  3. Use 1 clear cup to test possible filters: cover the top of the cup with a choice of coffee filters/ tissue or plastic (or a combination of all) and use an elastic band to keep in place.
  4. Pour the water in the cup through the ‘filter’ into another clear sup.
  5. Assess the cloudiness of the water after passing through the filter; is it less cloudy? Do you have you to pass it through more than one time?
  6. Determine what material works best to filter water.

We were impressed by some of the teams ability to filter the mud out of the water – or so it seemed! We still knew that the water was contaminated and couldn’t be used by humans to drink or wash or cook.

It was apparent that filtering water using a home – made system was extremely time – consuming. We think that everyone should have access to clean drinking water, no matter where they live.

19 Feb

Fáilte ar ais chuig Frása na Seachtaine!

An mhí seo, beimid ag foghaim faoin ‘eadaí’!

Anois, is é frása na seachtaine seo:

Caithim m’éide scoile gach lá ar scoil.

12 Feb

Tá sé an – fhuar inniu, b’fhéidir go bhfeicfimid roinnt sneachta go luath!

Má thosaíonn sé ag cur sneachta, is feidir linn an frása seo a rá…

6 Feb

Seo an frása den tseachtain againn…

Tá mé fliuch go craiceann!

An bhfaca tú réamhaisnéis na haimsire an tseachtain seo?

29 Jan

Maith sibh go léir ag déanamh sár – iarracht le do chuid frásaí Gaeilge an tseachtain seo!

Is é frása na seachtaine inniu…

22 Jan

Táimid fós ag foghlaim faoin aimsir an tseachtain seo agus táimid chun díriú ar fhrásaí a bhaineann le an ghaoth.

Is é frása na seachtaine inniu…

Tá se gaofar!

An seachtain seo chugainn, ba bhreá linn cuid de do frásaí a fheiceáil ar taispeáint anseo.

Bheadh sé go hiontach dá bhféadfá cuid de na frásaí a scríobh síos agus iad a mhaisiú nó pictiúr a tharraingt chun a gciall a thaispeáint! Mar shampla…

20 Jan

We love to integrate technology into the classroom whenever we can. Children are so adept at using IT now they are practically teaching us! We make regular use of the school tablets to enhance our learning, particularly during Math stations.

We use the IWB daily in the class and children love to get a chance to play games in literacy and numeracy activities.
We teach basic programming throughout the school and love to get a chance to use the Beebots to teach early programming skills and more computer based coding with senior classes.