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Comhghairdeas – Congratulations

June 14th, 2018 · Comments Off on Comhghairdeas – Congratulations

A huge well done to all the children in the school. This is our 12th year in a row to win an award for Science and Maths Excellence from Science Foundation Ireland.

5th Class Science Fair will be held in the hall on Wednesday June 20th at 1.30. All welcome

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Tags: General · Green Schools · maths · Science · STEM Work · Technology

Our trip to the local community garden

June 7th, 2018 · Comments Off on Our trip to the local community garden

We visited Hubert who takes care of the local community garden. We looked at some amazing things him and the group are growing such as cucumbers, black tomatoes and even sweetcorn. We were very lucky to try the amazing cucumbers and lettuce . Hubert told us about the bees he keeps and why they are so important. We even got to hold some honey comb and try some of the honey straight from it. Did you know each section of a the honey comb is exactly the same size? Bees make amazing mathematicians! 

Inside the polytunnel

Tasting aniseed

Looking at sweetcorn

Tasting cucumbers

Holding honey comb

The amazing honeycomb with yummy honey

Cian , Ciaran & Éabha our keen beekeepers

Going to space or to the hives?!

Hubert taking out the first layer to show us the incredible work

Bee wax

Busy bees at work

Look closely and see the white dot?! That is the Queen Bee!!!

Tags: 2nd Class · STEM Work

5th Class growing

May 24th, 2018 · Comments Off on 5th Class growing

Our planting has been very successful so far this year. We have brought home sunflowers and have planted some around the school. Keep and eye out for them as the year goes on. 

As part of the Agriaware growing challenge and Green schools we hope to plant our crops in school. More information about this very soon 🙂

Tags: Green Schools · STEM Work

Minibeast hunt

May 2nd, 2018 · Comments Off on Minibeast hunt

We had great fun in 1st class hunting for minibeasts in the playground. We spotted lots of different insects in the grass, under the window sills, on the playground and in the soil. We saw snails, bumble bees, earthworms, woodlouse, spiders and ants. When we got back to class we picked a minibeasts and wrote down all we learned about them.

Tags: 1st Class · General · Science · STEM Work

Nature walk to Tymon Park with Éanna Ní Lamhna

April 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on Nature walk to Tymon Park with Éanna Ní Lamhna

Today we went on a walk to Tymon Park with Éanna Ní Lamhna. We learned how male ducks have green heads & females have brown heads. We looked at different flowers and learned why daisies are called so; days eye, because they open their petals in day time and close them at night. We saw a rare flower called cowslip and learned how dandelions were used to make medicine. We also looked for insects in leaves on certain trees. We did this by holding an umbrella upside down & shook the leaves into it to see what insects fell out. 

Tags: 2nd Class · STEM Work

Agri Aware i Rang a Cúig

April 26th, 2018 · Comments Off on Agri Aware i Rang a Cúig

5th Class are well on the way with the Agri Aware Incredible Edibles Challenge. We have planted potatoes. carrots, turnip, lettuce, strawberries and chives. We are worried about our strawberries but will keep you updated. 

 

Tags: 5th class · General · Green Schools · Science · STEM Work

Dogs trust visit

April 26th, 2018 · Comments Off on Dogs trust visit

Second class were delighted today with a visit from Audrey the educational officer from Dog’s Trust and Lucy her four legged companion. We learned all about the work Dogs Trust do , how much work goes into taking care of a dog and how we should approach a strange dog when out and about.

Tags: 2nd Class · STEM Work

Eggs in room 1!!

April 25th, 2018 · Comments Off on Eggs in room 1!!

Junior infants are really lucky! The chickens have started to lay eggs again. Junior infants have been chosen to bring them home and make something delicious with them!

Tags: Junior Infants · STEM Work

Soil Erosion Experiment

April 23rd, 2018 · Comments Off on Soil Erosion Experiment

In 4th class room 6 we have set up an experiment to see the effect that different situations have on soil. We have three plastic bottles which we cut open. We filled each with soil. One we left with just soil, the next we put bark, leaves and sticks on and the last one we planted flower plants in. We hung halves of other bottles underneath to measure how much water and soil flows off each. We have been watering each bottle with the same amount of water each day. Already we can see that the one with just soil is letting alot more water and soil through and the one that is planted is letting the least amount of water and soil through.

Tags: 4th class · STEM Work

Our peas and spinach plants have gone home!

April 23rd, 2018 · Comments Off on Our peas and spinach plants have gone home!

Our peas and spinach plants have been growing very well. They are now ready to go home where we will repot them and continue to look after them.

Tags: 4th class · STEM Work

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