The three Fourth Classes had a brilliant day at the RDS on Tuesday 3rd March. We were the first groups from our school to attend the Science Blast event and had worked very hard in preparation for the day. Each class designed and carried out scientific investigations prior to the trip and presented the findings on the day to the judges and other pupils and teachers from around the country. Our projects were "Does Music Increase Productivity?" "Is Yawning Contagious?" and "Are You Right Brained or Left Brained?" We received wonderful feedback from the judges and even earned trophies for our efforts! We also really enjoyed speaking to other pupils about their projects and listening to guest speakers. It was a great day! Take a look at some of our photos!
The children in the Violets have settled back into school routine so well after the Christmas holidays. Over the past two weeks we have been doing a lot of revision in Maths and Geography and we have begun reading non-fiction books as part of guided reading, which everybody is enjoying. We have also been putting all of our knowledge of Gaeilge into practice to create abairtí íontacha. In Science we have been learning about the Eye and carrying out simple experiments to determine if two eyes are in fact better than one. Don has been back in teaching us guitar tunes and we have been creating monoprint mandalas in Art. It has been a busy fortnight!
For Art this week we were talking about mono-printing and so we decided to make our own wrapping paper with Christmas approaching. We used recycled toilet roll holders to create various shaped stamps. We then mixed the primary colours to create secondary colours and stamped onto plain brown wrapping paper. We finished our projects with a sprinkle of glitter. Take a look!
In Science we have been learning the difference between absorbent and waterproof materials. We have also learned about buoyancy and decided to test our skills by building rafts in our groups. We had great fun racing our rafts and discovering which raft design was most effective!
3rd Class Tour
Wednesday 19th June
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