On Wednesday last, we celebrated our Sports Day. We had such a wonderful day and really enjoyed ourselves. As we were divided up into teams, we really pulled together to cheer our teams on.
At the end of the day it was hard to say who won as we all participated so well. However, there always has to be a winner and the Black Team came out in front on this occasion!
Well done everyone!
We trialed and tested a variety of different paper airplane designs over the last week to see which one was fastest or flew the farthest length.
The names of the various templates were: The Classic Dart, The Arrow, The Raptor, The Condor and The Delta.
We discussed the different shapes they all had and what they might be good for.
Peadar's airplane "The Classic Dart" went the farthest and Elijah's airplane "The Delta" stayed up the longest when we tested them outside.
Our brains were put to the test on Wednesday, as we were given the task of planning and creating a catapult using minimal materials. We were given 10 lollipop sticks, 10 elastic bands and a spoon to make our catapults with little to no help.
The different plans and designs were magnificent. Check out the pictures to see all of our creations.
We even had a little competition in the end to shoot a cotton ball into a target bin using our catapults. We had so much fun all while learning about potential energy and kinetic energy!
Vincent Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" painting was our inspiration for our clay pieces this year.
We learned many clay techniques such as slab constructing and scoring and used a slip (mud consistency) to join parts together.
The pieces turned out so nice and we are very proud of them!
In Maths this week, we investigated the properties of 3D shapes.
We cut and folded nets of lots of different 3D shapes and constructed some 3D shapes using cocktail sticks and marshmallows.
We explored the various shapes and counted the faces, vertices and edges.
Have a look through the photos to spot the many different 3D shapes we managed to make.
The three "Stars of the Week" in April were Isis, Rían and Rose.
These three pupils have shown a great improvement in their handwriting, provided us with a wealth of knowledge about all things Science and have filled our classroom with joy and friendliness over the past while.
Well done everyone. Táim an-bródúil astu!
Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge ar súil i rith Márta.
Cainteoir na Seachtaine ab ea Robert mar rinne sé iarracht iontach Gaeilge a labhairt agus a foghlaim sa bhaile nuair a bhíomar ag obair i rith Éanair agus Feabhra. Maith Thú Robert.
Tamara received Star of the Week for a fanastic return to school after our period of learning at home.
Well done to you both. 👍
We sent Letters of Gratitude to all of the people in our lives we thought deserved a little bit of praise. Some of us wrote to our Mums and Dads, other to our Grannies and Grandads, some to teachers, nurses and doctors and mostly just to our friends. December is a month for giving so we wanted to give back to those who have helped us over the past few months.
The children were given a week to design and craft a raft, from recyclable materials, that would float.
As an extra challenge, the children used at home materials to test how much weight their rafts could hold.
So much work went into these for the past week, have a look at our creations down below.
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