Nov
29
Filed Under (4th Class) by cbritton4057 on 29-11-2017

Nov
20
Filed Under (1st Class, 5th Class, Science) by Niamh OSullivan on 20-11-2017

5th class were the teachers this week in Glór na Mara for Science Week 2017. They set up a variety of science experiments for their ‘buddies’ in 1st class. Take a look at what they got up to!

Nov
20
Filed Under (Classes, Science) by Niamh OSullivan on 20-11-2017
Nov
19
Filed Under (5th Class, Science) by Mr. Ó Cathasaigh on 19-11-2017

We were celebrating science week this week in the school, and so we decided to go all out.  You can’t say this isn’t rocket science – because *it is* rocket science!

We constructed our foam rockets on Thursday, and tried to answer the question, “What’s the best angle to launch our rockets at?”  However, when we reflected on our tests, we realised there were just two many ways our experiment could go wrong.  How could we measure the angle of launch accurately?  How could we be sure we pulled the elastic back to the same length?  There were just too many variables….

And so, the Launchamatron 3000 was born!

We took our results back to the classroom, did some averages to smooth out our results, and mapped our information onto a trend graph.  Turns out 45 degrees is the best launch angle!

Nov
15
Filed Under (Science, Senior Infants) by Niamh OSullivan on 15-11-2017
Nov
15
Filed Under (5th Class, Science) by Niamh OSullivan on 15-11-2017
Nov
09
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by cbritton4057 on 09-11-2017

We were invited to Quish’s Super Valu  to meet with Niamh, a dietician who works with Super Troopers.  She told us all about the new food pyramid and explained all about healthy foods to us.  Then, she brought us around the shop and offered us lots of tasty foods to try.  It was a great outing!

 

Nov
01
Filed Under (Classes) by Niamh OSullivan on 01-11-2017
Nov
01
Filed Under (5th Class, Art) by Niamh OSullivan on 01-11-2017

Nov
01
Filed Under (6th Class) by Niamh OSullivan on 01-11-2017
Mr Carroll’s and Ms McCarthy’s 6th classes recently went head to head in team debating. Pupils worked hard researching their topics and preparing their speeches before working on their delivery. Some of the motions used were ‘Mobile phones should be allowed in school’, ‘Young people dont care about the developing world’, ‘The past is irrelevant’ and ‘Violent video games cause violent behavior’. The pupils had great fun and delivered some very persuasive arguments.
Nov
01
Filed Under (Classes, English) by Niamh OSullivan on 01-11-2017

Nov
01
Filed Under (Classes) by Niamh OSullivan on 01-11-2017

Thank you all for contributing to this worthy cause. We collected over 100 boxes.