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.

Our School Garden!

Date posted: 16th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Science |

Over the past few days, because the weather has been nice, we decided to plant our potatoes for the Summer!  The children in 2nd and 3rd Class took to the garden, tools at the ready, to plant the seed potatoes!

The onions were planted a few weeks ago and are getting bigger!

Let’s hope we have lots of nice vegetables for our soup in September!

Date posted: 16th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Science |

The Human Heart

Date posted: 11th May 2012 | Category Blog, Science, Senior Classroom |

In science the senior classes have been looking at the human heart. We learned the names of different parts of the heart and then labelled a diagram of the heart. We also did experiments to see how many times our heart beats in one minute at rest and after doing exercise. We counted our pulse to figure this out! Here are our diagrams and experiment results!

Date posted: 11th May 2012 | Category Blog, Science, Senior Classroom |

Amazing work this April in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 4th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

 

April has been a short month however the Junior Classroom have covered a lot of new and exciting topics!

To begin with they have been busy learning about “Frogs”. In Assembly with Mr. Boland, the children sang a song with percussion to the whole school about “Twenty Froggies”. They all did a great job so well done to all! 

In Science, the children have been learning about the lifecycle of a frog as well as some interesting facts about frogs. Did you know that a frog can jump 20 times its own body length? Take a look at their “Itsy Bitsy Frog Booklets” on display in the classroom!

In Art, the children made frogs out of toilet roll holders!

 

As well as this, the children learned how to take a line for a walk!! Take a look at some of the pathways the children created with their line.

 

In Gaeilge, the children have been learning the phrase “Is féidir liom…” to support work covered to date on actions and hobbies. They each got to draw one thing that they can do. Take a look at their lovely drawings!

 

Finally in Music, the children learned the words of the song “How much is that doggie in the window?” They each had to draw a dog which they think might have been in the window for this song!

In History, the school have been busy learning about the Titanic which sank 100 years ago. The library has organised an art competition on the theme of the Titanic. Take a look at our entries from the Junior Room

First Class Entries

  

 

Senior Infants Entries

Junior Infants Entries

Well done to all the children on their excellent entries!! Let’s hope we have a winner!!

Date posted: 4th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

March in 4th, 5th and 6th Class

Date posted: 16th April 2012 | Category Blog, History, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

It was a busy few weeks leading up to Easter. The senior room have learned all about the sinking of the Titanic in history and English.

In science we’ve learned about some of the different birds of prey in Ireland and written up our findings.

For Mother’s Day we made heart shaped baskets and put a little treat inside. Hope all the mums enjoyed them!

Date posted: 16th April 2012 | Category Blog, History, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Spring has Sprung in the Junior Room this March!

Date posted: 29th March 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

The Junior Room have been working very hard this March with their student teacher, Ms Dunphy. Take a look at all their lovely work below!

Springtime on the Farm!

St Patrick’s Day Art with rainbows and shamrocks!

The Story of St. Patrick

Colourful Clocks!

In SESE, the children have been learning about “Animals and their Young”. Their display shows many Spring animals and their young.

The best part of learning about Spring for the children has been having an incubator with six hen’s eggs in the classroom.  We’re all hoping we may have a chick or two before Easter!!

 

 The children also made their own nests out of crepe paper with baby chicks inside.

Finally the children went on a Spring Nature Trail in the Discovery Park. We saw bluebells, buttercups, geese, deer, ducks and so much more!

Thank you to Ms Dunphy for all her hard work during Teaching Practice. We wish her every success and happiness in her future teaching career!

 

Date posted: 29th March 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |