The children have been learning about spring recently. Today we went on a spring walk around the school to see what we could find. We saw daffodils, bugs, buds growing on trees and we even found some wild garlic. The sun was shining and we had a great time!
These two pupils completed a project about the dangers of plastic and the negative effects it has on marine life. They visited me in the office today and they presented their project. They told me all about what they had learned and the need to avoid using plastic bags.
Well done boys!
World Book Day was scheduled to take place on the 1st of March but due to the adverse weather conditions, it was rescheduled for the 7th of March. The pupils were asked to dress up as a character from a story. There was a lot of excitement in the morning as the boys gathered in the yard in costume.
Three or four children from each class were chosen to receive a prize for their effort. They received a book and a homework pass.
The senior classes were mixed up and divided into teams and they took part in a table quiz.
Today we celebrated World Book Day. The children dressed up as a character from their favourite book. They all looked amazing and everyone was so excited! Each boy brought in their favourite book to share with their classmates. Here are some photos of us reading together!
Last week, 4th Class were given the opportunity to visit Deerpark C.B.S. where they spent a day as a first year. After conducting some hair-raising science experiments, they had a ‘petit dejeuner’ (breakfast!), where they had to request their ‘chocolat chaud’ (hot chocolate) and croissants in French. Next came the highlight for most of the boys – woodwork! Each boy made a boat with his initials engraved in with a soldering iron. There was just time for a quick art lesson before the boys had a chance to visit Mount Everest, space and under the sea on a Virtual Reality headset. A very enjoyable day was had by all!
In their own words, 4th Class had an electric experience last week at the Lifetime Lab! The boys built lots of simple electrical circuits. They investigated conductors and insulators and also learned about the dangers of electricity. To put their knowledge into practice, they constructed a board game with a buzzer and a simple robot with a motor.
A delivery was made early this week with toys for Aistear and loads of Art materials. Thank you to the Parents Association who raised money for these fabulous new resources. The toys will be used in the Infant classes for Aistear, which is learning through play.
We are delighted the delivery was made before the snow arrived.