First class were doing some hands-on maths activities when they were learning how to measure.
3rd / 4th Class were very lucky to get to investigate light and how it splits into all the colours of the rainbow. They learnt about light, sound, dispersion and they even got to play with a peppergram which created a type of hologram.
4th class got to investigate the effect heat has on various metals.
The whole school got to meet and play with Ohbot the robot head at our Science fair. We got to play knock knock jokes with it.
3rd class were explaining to us how clouds are made. They showed us a cool experiment to demonstrate.
Sue showed us the science behind bubbles and even showed us how to make bouncy bubbles. It was amazing !!
5th Class had great fun making videos during “Buddies NOT bullies” week. We made a video to explain what bullying is to the younger classes in the school and we made another video about cyberbullying for the older classes.
Scratch & Google CS First
5th class have also been taking part in Google’s CS First program. They are very busy working at their own pace on their scratch projects.
Scratch fish project
Nearpod & Seesaw
5th class have their own class blog on Seesaw. We use it for homework and sometimes to record ourselves speaking Irish. Our teacher often posts Maths word problems that we can work on and answer for rewards like a piece of written homework off. During the “beast from the east” we also posted some photos of our snowmen.
Nearpod is an app that we use in class. It allows our teacher to create lessons and we can either do the lesson together in class or as a self paced lesson. We had a virtual reality trip of the Louvre when we were talking about France in our class. Its a really enjoyable way of learning.
Rang a 6 took part in the explorers education programme delivered by galway aquarium in conjunction with the marine institute.
The Explorers Education Programme™ aims to build on Ireland’s marine and maritime heritage by increasing awareness of the value, opportunities and social benefits of our ocean wealth and identity.
David McGrath and his PHD student Ciara came to visit our rang a 1 & rang a 2 classes to talk about the pollution of our waterways. They brought some insects that they collected from our local river and were able to tell us that our local river is quite clean as those insects would not survive if the river was polluted. We had great fun figuring out which insects were in our sample and using the chart to determine which insects they were.