We had fun giving instructions to the Bee Bots. We programmed them to travel in different directions and to move from one point to another on the town map.
Children in 3rd Class put on a Science Fair today! Students from early start to 6th class were invited to come along and take part in a number of experiments. We had a great day and learned a lot about science in the lead up to the fair. We hope everyone who came along enjoyed it too! Here are just a few photos from the big day.
We went down to the science room on Thursday and learned all about renewable and non-renewable resources. We spoke about ways to help stop global warming and how we can save energy at home. We also made circuits. We made an alarm go off and a fan spin!
Irish dancing classes will be starting back on Tuesday 5th September this year. Claire knows the boys and girls of St. Fergal's very well as she prepares them for our annual céilí. All abilities are catered for!
This year Claire is also offering an adult class, see below for details!
We had another fantastic summer camp this year. Take a look at some of the fun we had!! :)
All week there have been mini Gaelic matches going on at breaktimes. All teams had players from Junior Infants up to 3rd class. It was a great way to mix and learn skills from older classes.
The final was on today, Galway vs Monaghan.
It was a very exciting match!
Our supporters were ready
The players were in a parade before the match started.
It was a tight game with Monaghan coming out as the final winners.
The match was very delayed as it was a draw for so long. Apologies to all the Junior and Senior Infant parents who were waiting. We did expect the match and prize giving to be finished by 1.30. Like a typical All-Ireland final that was not the case!
Huge well done to all involved and to Joe, Ger, Ms Brady, Mr Moloney and Mr O Brien for organising the competition.
There were even Irish dancers there to entertain us at half time!
Well done to Monaghan who won and well done to Galway who were winning till the end.
We were very proud of our two players! They represented Junior Infants brilliantly!
Our two Junior Infant players!
Our school team did an amazing job on Wednesday June 7th in Charlesland for the Wicklow Sports and everyone who was chosen to represent our school as the best in their sport preformed really well.
Amazingly we had a lot of winners on the day showing we have some of the best sports people in Wicklow here in our school!!!
Congratulations to all our athletes - We are very proud of all of you!
List of Winners;
Luca Copolla in the 50m U10
Samanta Stepite in the 80m U11
Kara Molloy in the 100m U12
Jamie Lee Hanlin in the Long Throw U12
Jake Ebbs in the Long Throw
Kamil Mazur in the Long Jump U12
Danielle Doyle in the 50m U9
Timur Demirkol in the 50m U9
The two 4th classes had the best day ever in UCD. From the minute we got there we were on the go non stop. It was one of the hottest days of the year and we were so hot but we didn't care because we were having so much fun. We got to go zorbing and rock climbing. We played lacrosse, we did an obstacle course and so much more - check out our pics....
We had such an amazing day at UCD for our final week. We got a tour around all the sports grounds and buildings. We even saw the Olympic size swimming pool. It was so cool!
After that we learned all about rockets and then we got to make our own. It was so much fun.
We got to let them off outside and they were so impressive that we had an audience of college students watching us.
To top it all off we even got fed before going home. We are so sad its all over but we were the luckiest class in the school to get this opportunity.
Thanks so much to UCD!!
Ms Connolly's class went to Dalkey castle this week to learn all about Early Christian Ireland and the Vikings.
we had great fun learning how to make Viking money and how to protect the Castle using a bow and arrow.
um...a bit too small..Dont you think?
Today, for the fourth time we went to UCD. We had a lot of fun. We learned about energy.
Someone's looking sad!
Scientists in action!
Mixing hot water 💦 and cold water 💦
Red Stains on the table!Opps!
Scientifically Putting Colours in cups!
pose for the camera 🎥
In 4th class we have been learning all about Italy and Australia.
We know all about the Ancient Romans, Mt. Vesuvius and the foods of Italy. We even learned some Italian words.
We learned all about the weird and wonderful animals of Australia and the native aborigine people. We did some art work just like the aborigines do. It is called Dot Painting.
We decided that we were such experts on Italy and Australia that we should make some PowerPoints on the computer and present them to each other. The classes had great fun learning new skills on the computer and presenting our projects to each other - it was pretty nerve wracking standing up in front of a whole class like that but now we know how teacher feels every day!
Here are some pictures of our presentations, and our displays,,,
4th class went to UCD again today. We made robots and had a robot war. Unfortunately some of them fell over. We had lots of fun! We had a bumpy ride there and back!
The winners of the war in action!
Waiting for a robot to work....Boring isn't it?
Here is the ring for the robot wars.
Gather Round folks! Welcome to robot wars!
The 2nd Placers...Ohh we'll try again next time!
The winners are Victorious!
Here is a close up of one of the robots we made
The new fashion:Toothbrush shoes!
As part of the competition Ms Connolly's class had to investigate which material would be the best for making windmills - We used Paper and Card. We predicted what we thought would work best and then conducted our fair test to find out the results. Here are our pics...
Ms Connolly's 4th class have been very lucky. We were invited to the UCD science Department for a 6 week program.
Every Tuesday we hop on the bus to UCD to take part in some very exciting experiments.
The first week we got a tour of the whole building and did a cool whirlwind experiment using plastic bottles. Check out our pics...
This week we learned how to make slime. We experimented with different materials to see which makes the best slime. Here are our pics...
We hope you had a wonderful St Patrick's Day and weekend. Just to remind you the school is closed today, Monday 20th March.
It will reopen tomorrow Tuesday 21st at 8.50am
Claire Dowling ran a ceili for all the children in the school. She paired an older child with a younger child and they practiced their Irish dancing. The children really enjoyed themselves!
Junior Infants had a great time at the science fair today!
Well done to the three 3rd classes for a super event!
Today we visited the Science Room accompanied by visitor from the Heritage Council Grace Guard. We sowed many seeds including. "Morning glory,sweet pea, cress,carrots and much more! We also prepared some vegetables to sow in the raised beds in our yard so we will have lots of vegetables to harvest in Autumn Time!