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18 Apr

Lorcan

 

Our boys in St. Peter’s have many interests. Lorcan (Ms. Hyland’s Class) has a particular love of animals. Recently he brought his beautiful dog Star to school. He is very proud of Star and brings her to lots of different dog shows. When Star goes to a show, Lorcan has to parade around the ring with her. It takes a lot of time and love to look after Star. We are very proud of Lorcan and thank him for teaching us so much about how to care for a show dog.

18 Apr

Hello, we are Ms. Brennan’s 2nd Class. This is our first time to do the Discover Primary Science and Maths Project. We are really excited. We completed part two of the project where we designed and made experiments from the Materials strand. We made Lava Lamps. We made a big one for the class and then we all made ones to bring home. We hope you like our project, we will have all of it on the blog very soon!

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In the meanwhile, have a look at a video we recorded in class! Just click this link – IMG_0691.

17 Apr

Sixth class are taking part in the Incredible Edibles project, organised by Agri Aware. You can find out more information about the project at http://agriaware.ie/incredibleedibles. Over the next two months, they will be completing a number of tasks related to growing fruit and vegetables.

Task one was to plant the five Incredible Edibles. Pearse and Tautvydas planted potato seeds in bags.

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Adam, Dillon and Chris planted carrot seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blaise, Jake and Luke planted lettuce seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lee, Ryan and Jamie planted turnip seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We also received strawberry plants in the post, which we’re going to plant together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We hope to see fruit and vegetables growing before the end of the year. Next job is to remember to water them!

12 Mar

We decided to ignore the snow and wind outside and make our corridor noticeboard come alive with Spring blooms and colour! We worked really hard to make it pretty. Ms. Flanagan helped us with the letters. We are proud of our work!

-Ms. Brennan’s class

 

Spring

12 Mar

A belated Happy Mothers’ Day to all the wonderful women who work in and support our school.

Special thanks to our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and godmothers who do so much for us everyday.

Ms. Brennan’s class baked some ‘I love Mam’ cookies, what do you think of them?

 

COOKIES UPLOAD

12 Mar

Congratulations to the following boys who were on the team that won our Engineering Week quiz – Dylan Hampenstall (Mr. Kinsella’s class), Jack Barsoum (Ms. Whyte’s class), Alan Duda (Ms. Byrne’s class), Adam Farrell and Sam Barsoum (Mr. Foley’s class)  and Cian Cleary (Ms. Brennan’s class).  Everyone really enjoyed themselves and had a great time answering questions about science, technology and engineering.

Engineering week quiz

7 Mar

4th class took part in a Gaelic tournament in Loughlinstown against lots of other schools in January. Even though we didn’t win the tournament we had great fun doing the ‘Leon shuffle’ and celebrating Luke McKeever’s super goal. Our goalie Alan also received great compliments from other coaches watching the games.

4th Class also made Valentines cards for their mothers, grannies, sisters etc. in February (not to mention a few girlfriends but we won’t mention anyone’s names!) We used a mixture of colours, textures and designs to create our masterpieces and Andy impressed us all with his pop-up heart designed cards.

– Written by the boys in Ms. Byrne’s class.

23 Feb

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We are hoping to learn a little more about Scratch in computer club this week. Ms. Sexton has already tried it out with her class and recently Ms. Brennan went to a course to learn some more about the programme. One of our favourite sites ‘Seomra Ranga‘ describes it as – ‘… a visual programming language that makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art and share these creations on the web. It is a fun and interesting way to introduce software development to pupils’. Scratch is free and was created in MIT in America.

Ms. Brennan showed us this video that is a tribute to Paddy’s new favourite dance craze – the harlem shake! We can’t wait to make our own videos just like this!

Learn more about this project

22 Feb

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We are all really excited about Engineer’s Week which is on from 25th February to the 3rd of March next week! You should visit the site here for more information – it has some great experiments and k’nex challenges to get you thinking about what life as an engineer is like. We’re all so excited to try out some of the challenges. Come back to our site soon to see some of the things we are going to get up and explore for Engineer’s Week 2013!

 

22 Feb

6th Class recently re-created some very famous American landmarks in Art class.

Have a look at what the boys have to say about their work – and click here to listen to them speaking about it!

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Dillon is holding the Statue of Liberty. It is in New York Harbour on Liberty Island and first opened in 1886. It was a gift from the French people to the United States. It is a model of the Roman goddess of Freedom who was called Libertas. She holds a torch and a tablet that has the American Declaration of Independence date on it (July 1776). The statue welcomed people as they came into America.

We made this model using paper and papier mache.

 

 

 

 

 

 

amAdam is holding a model of the Seattle Space Needle. It is a well-known landmark at the Seattle Centre. It was built in 1962 for the World Fair. It is 605 feet high and weighs 9,550 tons.  The tower also has 25 rods on its roof to prevent lightning damage. We made this using one of our favourite materials – k’nex!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM GCAdam is now holding a papier mache model of the Grand Canyon. It is a canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona. It is one of the wonders of the world!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atwo ladsdam and Dillon are now standing with the model of the Empire State building. It is a skyscraper in Manhattan, New York City. It gets it’s name from the nickname for New York,the Empire State. Is is one of the seven modern wonders of the modern world and is famous for being in lots of films.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We hope you enjoyed our whistle stop tour around the US landmarks. God bless the United States of America!