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 had a brilliant day on Friday visiting Dublin zoo. The weather was fabulous for us :)
Big thank you to our many wonderful helpers!
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...
Ms Devlin/Ms. Grogan's 2nd class observed and recorded rainfall over 2 weeks (using their handmade rain gauge) as part of their Primary Science Awards.
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!
Absolutely amazing news today; we received word today that we have achieved the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and maths Plaque of STEM Excellence for 2015-2016!
It is our first plaque for our newly amalgamated school!
Everyone worked so hard this year! We did wonderful experiments and had a fantastic Science Day for everyone!
Huge well done to everyone in 2nd class who hosted our Science Day.
A very special thank you and congratulations to Ms. Devlin, Ms. Brady, Ms. Grogan and Mrs. Loftus who put together our Science book!
Well again to all our budding scientists from Junior Infants to 6th class!
Robins lay blue eggs. When they are babies they are speckled. When they are adults they are not. By Naoise.
A robin has a red brest. The robin lays 3- 9 eggs. By Cara.
The Egg Experiment
We were learning all about the Digestive System. We discussed all the different parts and their functions. We focused a lot on the mouth and the teeth. The egg shell acts very similarly to the tooth so we undertook some fair testing. We compared eggs in water, in coca cola and in vingear. The egg in water acted as a control to compare the other eggs to. We left the eggs for 24 hours. The egg in water did not change. The egg in the vinegar dissolves the shell, similar to having lots of acidic in our diet. The egg shell in coca cola changed colour to a very dark brown. This shows the effect of drinking fizzy drinks, teas and coffees. We also cleaned this egg with a toothbrush; highlighting the importance of cleaning our teeth everyday.
Things have been very busy in 4th class. Well done to the boys from both classes who went to the GAA blitz in Loughlinstown. They won 2 out of 3 of their matches and did our school proud! Best of luck to the girls who are participating next week.
This month we are learning all about Australia and The Aborigines. Both classes are working on some beautiful dot paintings inspired by The Aborigines. We have made replicas of the Sydney Opera House too. We are also learning how to do Report Writing and we are enjoying researching all about Australian culture as part of this.
In science, Ms. Connolly's class have been busy planting and are looking forward to seeing their plants bloom in February. Ms Clarke's class are learning about the digestive system and healthy eating with the help of some experiments.
Finally both classes have been learning the song Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music - click the link to watch a clip from the movie.
We looked at the topic of The Normans in History and we presented amazing projects to our teacher. She was so impressed that she could not decide which one was the best. Ms Kelly next door kindly agreed to help her choose the winning projects and as a result lots of us ended up with little prizes to highlight our hard work.
We are also working hard on our Tin Whistle. We managed to learn three new songs for the Christmas Carol Service. We intend to keep up our hard work with Music.
Hopefully we will carry out many more fun activities in class in the coming weeks and months and we will keep everybody posted on our School Website.
Hi and welcome to Ms Grace’s 5th class.
We work very hard in English, Gaeilge and Maths each day, we also like to carry out experiments in Science. We usually work in small groups to carry out our experiments. At the start of the school year we looked at the topic of Living Things. We planted daffodils in different shape containers, so daffodil planting also involved a small bit of Maths as we looked closely at the shapes of the containers that we used. Our daffodil bulbs have recently begun to grow outside our classroom window which is super news.
We enjoyed making Lava Lamps when we looked at the topic of Materials in Science. It was great to see the Lava Lamps erupting each time we popped an effervescent tablet into the water, oil and food colouring solution. Next time, we must ALL remember to wear our gloves during any experiment that involves food colouring!!!