Science

Science is taught as part of SESE (Social, Environmental and Scientific Education) and is integrated with geography and history. We enjoy doing experiments with the children and sometimes we participate in science workshops such as the “Discover Science” programme in the Discovery Park in Castlecomer.

Projects 2017!!!!

Date posted: 26th March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Science, Subjects |

During the months of January and February, the children in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class were very busy completing projects on various topics.  They put a huge amount of work and research into these and included the following things as specified in the brief: contents page, introduction, bibliography and conclusion.  When they were completed, they had to stand up in front of the class and present their work to the other children and answer lots of questions.  They did a wonderful job and learned lots of new facts!

The 4th Class boys completed their projects on Dublin Zoo, Africa and The Vikings!

The boys in 3rd Class completed their projects on Italy, Greek Gods and Goddesses, The Bronze Age, Rugby and Manchester United.

The girls in 3rd Class completed their projects on Ballet, The Guitar, Dogs, Dolphins, Horses and Shoes Throughout the Years!

The children in 2nd Class completed their projects on a poster and they did a great job too!  Their topics included Owls, Silage, Chickens, Zebras, Malamute Dogs, The T-Rex, Snow and Toys Throughout the Years!

Well done to all the children on their hard work and efforts!  Each child received a certificate and Easter treat as a special reward!

 

Date posted: 26th March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Science, Subjects |

Fantastic February Fun!

Date posted: 1st March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |


Although February is the shortest month of the year, the Junior Classroom managed to get lots of work done in all subject areas! St. Brigid’s Day started off the month for us and the children listened to stories about St. Brigid and also coloured in their own St. Brigid’s Cross.

In SESE, the children have been working on the theme of water and in response to all they have learned, the children made their own Water Scene on  paper plates!

The children explored the topic of “Feelings” in SPHE. They used a technique called “Taking a Line for a Walk” to design their own hearts and show how they feel inside using a colour key code. There’s a lot of yellow on their hearts which tells us they are happy children!!

In Art, the children participated in the Annual Texaco Competition. Below are photographs of their entries. Didn’t they do a wonderful job!

February would not be February without Valentine’s Day! The children listened to the story of St.Valentine in History and then made their own Valentine Character and Card for their loved ones!

During the month, the children took part in the Operation Transformation Initiative “10@10” whereby they actively engaged in a physical activity for 10 minutes at 10 o’ clock on a Friday morning. This was greatly enjoyed by all and the children look forward to continuing this workout in the coming months!!

Finally in Maths, the children have been working very hard on the topic of Money. They have been working out what coins they would need to buy items in our classroom shop display. They also enjoyed doing coin rubbings as an art activity in Maths!

Well done on a great month’s work! 🙂

Date posted: 1st March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

2017 Here We Come!!

Date posted: 14th February 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have started the New Year off on a great note! In History, the children made their own Class Resolutions and drew pictures to illustrate them!!

The children also completed a worksheet on their hopes for 2017. Many of the children hope to try eat new foods and also try new things this year!

Following the Christmas break, the children explored their senses in Science and completed a worksheet depicting their senses at Christmas!

In Art, the children made their own penguins out of toilet roll inserts. Did you know that there is a penguin called the Macaroni Penguin! He has a crazy hairstyle so you may recognise him in our photograph below!!

The children have been learning about the uses of Water as well as places where water is found. We learned a poem called “Water” and the children drew lovely pictures to illustrate the poem.

In support of Literacy, the children visited the local library for a storytelling session and also got the opportunity to pick some new books for our classroom library.

The children took part in an Art competition for the local pantomime “Jack and the Beanstalk” Didn’t they do a great job designing a poster for the fairytale!!

Finally in Maths, the children made a 2017 calendar for our classroom which they designed and coloured themselves!!

Well done to all the children in the Junior Classroom for a great month’s work!! 🙂

Date posted: 14th February 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

New Year and plenty of cheer in the Senior Room!

Date posted: 6th February 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

We have been very busy during the month of January, we’ve enjoyed having Mr Chadwick as well as Ms Power teaching us. Take a look and see all the different things we’ve completed so far this year.

To begin with we reviewed 2016 and wrote up our New Years Resolutions for 2017.

In Gaeilge our topic was ‘An Aimsir.’ We looked at different weather based pictures and wrote up what was happening in each.

In Art we created our silhouettes, can you guess who’s who?!!

We also created our own sports jersey.

In Geography we have enjoyed learning lots about Greece including their climate, food, plants and culture.

Our topic in Science was Boglands of Ireland. We looked at all the diverse plants and animals found there. Did you know Ireland contains 50% of Western Europe’s Boglands?

Finally in English and History we have been learning all about The Irish Famine in the 1840s. We read the novel Under the Hawthorn Tree which was set in famine times. We also found out lots about this topic in History and completed a class project based on the topic.

Date posted: 6th February 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Happy Christmas from the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 4th January 2017 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |


The past couple of weeks has been busy once again! During November, the Junior Classroom attended a Science Workshop in the Library on the theme of flight. The children really enjoyed the presentation and made their own very colourful kites too!

During the month, First Class were very busy assembling some board games and learning how to follow diagrams & instructions!


They also worked imaginatively to create some Leaf People! They even gave their leaf character a name!           

In SPHE, the children listened to the story of “The Rainbow Fish” and in response designed their own rainbow fish by making prints using celery sticks!

The children also participated in a DogsTrust workshop where they learned how to behave around dogs as well as how to look after dogs.


Heather from Dogs Trust left some pictures for the children to colour. Didn’t they do a great job!

They also enjoyed listening to stories created by pupils in 6th Class.

In SESE, the children enjoyed participating in a workshop on printmaking by Heritage Expert, Orla Bates. They printed various species of birds using ink and lino prints!

                    

We displayed our printed birds on the Class Christmas Tree!

In preparation for Christmas, the children donned their Santa Hats and visited the Discovery Park to meet Santa and Mrs Claus as well as sing some festive carols!

This year the school was invited to participate in designing & painting colourful soldiers for Yulefest, Kilkenny. The Junior Classroom painted a girl soldier which was on display in the Design Centre during the festival.

In preparation for Christmas, the children made their own Colourful Christmas Clay Magnets!

The children practised their paper cutting & paper folding skills while making their own 3D Christmas Candles and Christmas Bells!



The children also posted their letters to Santa!

Finally, in Religion, the children learned all the names for Jesus in the Bible and displayed them on the Christmas Tree!

Well done to all the children for all their hard work in the lead up to Christmas. Have a wonderful Christmas break and we’ll see you all in the 2017!!

 

 

 

 

Date posted: 4th January 2017 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |