INCUBATION PROJECT – LIFE PROCESSES IN ACTION
Our incubation project is bringing out great curiosity in our pupils. This interactive way of learning about life processes in a hands on way will be much more beneficial and indeed memorable than text book work! Children will monitor the progress and development of the eggs and their contents and will be responsible for ensuring that conditions are maintained. We will keep you posted!
Ms. ní Shúilleabháin’s class had a brilliant day today at Arklow Bay Hotel where they learned more about emissions, climate change and air quality. They listened to speakers and engaged in some very interesting experiments! They enjoyed a lovely, hot lunch at the end! They brought an algae experiment back to school which will replicate the effect of 40 trees being planted in the classroom! We will keep you posted!
EGYPTOLOGY in rang 3/4
Yesterday, we welcomed Cathy Lee back and she brought Alan Poole (BAT man and general bat expert!!) and Sean with her to teach 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes all about bats! We decided to be bat positive after this talk!! It was most interesting and the children learned lots!
Centenary of Liam Mellows
The centenary of the death of Liam Mellows was marked with great solemnity on 8th December. We unveiled a beautiful stone carving and planted an oak tree in our field to mark the occasion. Local councillor Fionntáin Ó Súilleabháin spoke and Ms. Hearne, Ms. Carroll and Ms. ní Shúilleabháin played a beautiful instrumental (click the link below to view) while Ms. Russell read a reflection. The children visited the grave during the week and were facinated to learn that the grave bears the actual death mask of Liam Mellows.
History in our locality
Local history being explored by Mr. Breen’s class following their very intersting visit from local historian Pat Power!
Toys and Games in the past
1st and 2nd class are learning about toys and games from the past and having great fun! Who needs screens?!
Irish Heritage In Schools – a visit from Sarah Myers
We were delighted to welcome Irish Heritage in Schools expert Sarah Myers to talk to the children about Mythology. She told magical tales and the children explored her wonderfully theatrical masks! The children then got to decorate their own masks. They were all so engaged!
Thank you Sarah!
Well done everyone!
The Roman Invasion! 3rd/4th class
Such excitement here today as Ms. ní Shúilleabháin’s class brought Ancient Roman civilisation back to life!
I was treated to a feast for the eyes when I entered the classroom, such was the creativity and work that went into creating costumes. I was further impressed by their projects and how well the presented them to me! They will enjoy a feast of grapes, bread and cheese later. Well done to their extremely enthusiastic teacher also!!
European countries – research by 5th and 6th class
Yesterday, we met Stephen the stick insect and many children got to hold him! Stephen left some eggs with us and we look forward to breeding our own stick insects. What a fun way to examine life processes in such an interactive way!
Here is a picture of Stephen on Ms. Russell’s arm!